During his 20 years “shooting street,” Bill Birnbaum has been photographing strangers on the streets of North America, South America, Europe and New Zealand. In this book, he offers the reader the benefit of his extensive experience.
In “Getting Started in Street Photography,” you will learn…
•What kind of camera is best for shooting street?
•Choosing your lens – which is best for street photography?
•The most appropriate camera settings for shooting street
•How about a smart phone for street photography? – pluses and minuses
•Pre-focusing (or zone focusing) to gain speed
•Color vs. black and white – considerations in choosing
•How to overcome fear of photographing strangers by employing the technique of “farming” rather than “hunting.”
•Strolling around the streets – moving within a fast-paced crowd
•Remaining inconspicuous when photographing strangers – dos and don’ts
•Techniques for “shooting from the hip” – when walking, standing, sitting
•What to look for in your subject – composition and timing
•Shooting street with a companion – yes or no – pluses and minuses
•A shot in the dark – shooting at night – shooting indoors
•Shooting street when traveling – shooting events – other cultures
•Why you should shoot in horizontal, rather than vertical, format
•About ethics and the law – what you’ll especially want to avoid
•Avoiding each of the three ways in which a street shot can “fail”
“Getting Started in Street Photography” also offers…
•A list of 19 tips for shooting better street photographs
•63 of Bill Birnbaum’s street shots, each illustrating one or more key points
•Numerous links to related websites, blogs, photo forums, photo software and other information sources
Here’s 20 years worth of street photography know-how for the price of a single book. If you’re looking for how-to info on street photography, this is the book for you.
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About the Author
For over three decades, I’ve worked with senior management teams helping them develop a shared strategic vision for their organization and then turn that vision into a sound business strategy. For 20 years, I published and edited the Business Strategies Newsletter. I’ve authored a number of strategy books including “Strategic Thinking: A Four Piece Puzzle,” currently in its fifth printing. Also for 20 years, I taught strategy courses for the American Management Association including: •The Strategic Planning Course •Strategy Implementation (I developed this course for the AMA) •Thinking and Managing Strategically I also developed The Strategic Planning WorkshopTM, a hands-on program to prepare senior management teams to develop their strategic plan. I’ve conducted that program for hundreds of organizations and thousands of senior and mid-level managers. I’ve served on the board of directors for three high-growth corporations, all of which were acquired per the plan I help them develop. •ISR Corporation •Trans-met Engineering •Woodroof Laboratories I’m certified as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2007, I lived and worked as a business consultant in Abancay, Peru, helping entrepreneurs and university students stimulate economic development in this poor region of the Peruvian Andes. I lectured at both UNAMBA and UTEA Universities and wrote for Nuevo Management Journal. I speak, read and write Spanish, and have traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico and South America. Now semi-retired, I work with a few select clients from time to time. I continue to write on the subject of business strategy development and implementation and also offer critique of strategic plans and strategic planning processes.