Photography Cheat Sheet: For Someone New to Street Photography

If you’re new to street photography, then check out this list.

When you’re brand new to street photography, there’s a lot of toxicity out there that doesn’t really help to create better street photographers. A whole lot of it is around pleasing the Instagram algorithm or learning from the classic masters. The classic masters are a fantastic way to enrich your passion, but the truth is that times have changed. And so you need to adapt. In fact, there isn’t a whole lot out there that talks about the ethics of street photography. So we’ve created a cheat sheet for you in a straightforward guide.

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What Anyone Getting Into Photography Should Know About Lenses

For the photographer that knows nearly nothing about lenses, we’ve got you!

Do you know what a lens group actually does? Like, why is it necessary? There are tons of articles and videos out there about cameras and the introduction to them, but there isn’t a lot about lenses. Photographers probably don’t understand why specific lenses have a set number of aperture blades. Did you also know that more aperture blades don’t necessarily mean a better quality lens? And you probably won’t get better bokeh too? We asked experts at Canon, Sony, and Tamron to share their knowledge with us.

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Three Tips for Beginners on Using a Softbox for Photography

Using a softbox for photography really isn’t difficult. Here’s how a total noob can do it.

When photographers first start using lighting, they often work with softboxes. I’m not exactly sure why; umbrellas and octabanks are superior in every way. But softboxes are still the light modifiers that everyone just knows and starts with. They’re the old reliable. But when photographers start out with lighting, they often don’t know the first thing about how to shape it. So here’s what you need to keep in mind with a softbox (in a bite sized package.)

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Time Lapses with District 7 Media: The Creatives Behind the House of Cards Intro

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All images by Drew Geraci/Arthur Breese and District 7 Media. Used with permission.

If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix show House of Cards, then you’re already familiar with the show’s opening sequence. It is one of the few shows out there to exclusively use a timelapse. This timelapse was done by Andrew Geraci and District 7 media: who do a large number of creative video and timelapse work. We got a chance to talk to the team about working on that timelapse and about shooting in general.

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