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Street photography techniques: when someone says ‘NO!’

We’ve all been there. You’ve just taken possibly your best picture of the day and the subject says ‘No!’ – or ‘you can’t take my photo’. Fortunately, it happens very rarely but when it does, how should you react?

Well, let’s start with the legal standpoint. In almost all circumstances, provided your are on public land and not cause...

First rodeo

I visited my local fair and shot the rodeo for fun I have been contacted by some of the participants and they want to purchase my images and hope to see me at more rodeos in the future. Just wondering if any of you have photographed rodeos before and would this be a good step. Also is this the quality of work that people would want to purchase...

Strobes lighting recommendations

I Currently I want to buy Strobe Lighting,
I have a budget of $ 2500
I want something that I can use for some time.
And have some light modifiers and can be used in field without being connected to a wall,
Any recommendations?

Street Photographers' Club

Hi Everyone, I'd like to encourage you to join the Street Photographers' Club. Membership is completely free and there are some great benefits such as discount codes for workshops and entry into the UK Street Photographer of the Year competition. You can sign-up here:

Vegas Views, Backyard Light Painting & BTS Video

Here's a light painting behind the scenes of a luxury home I recently shot. This was a huge gorgeous home in Las Vegas. My client wanted a money shot that showed off the backyard, pool and its amazing strip views. What a difference in the before and after of the increased the value in the shot. Adding light to the scene helped to show off the...

Huatulco, Oaxaca

Here's a shot I took while traveling to one of the many incredibly beautiful bays in Huatulco, Oaxaca. I had the chance to prove that best thing to do is wake up really early in the morning to capture great images.

Greetings from Mexico!

New to site.

Hey all Scott here from Australia, just joined up tonight and been watching a few critique videos on youtube and have found them very informative.

I would love some critique on a recent image that I have taken, sorry about the watermark I am working from my laptop and it has the watermarked copies on it.

Fashion Photography - Introduction

I figured that this would be a good starter post for the group, and seems to be the logical question to ask: What drives you into getting into this particular genre? As one may have noticed, there seems to be an unsurmountable wall that drive newcomers away.

Yesterday I shot my last wedding

I've been a professional wedding photographer for around 11 years now. Wedding photography has allowed me to live an amazing life and has given me the free time to do other things (like create Fstoppers). Over the past few years I've been shooting less and less weddings.

Wedding photography doesn't excite me the same way that it used to...

Cloud City - Digital Matte Painting

Here is a matte painting I did called Clould City, I used different photography elements like buildings, architecture, clouds, mountains... to come up with this composition, photoshop was the main program used to create this image. C & C always appreciated.