If you’ve ever gone out to try your hand at street photography you probably experienced your fair share of anxiety once you were out there. Taking photos of strangers, even on crowded city streets, takes practice and time, time that’s mostly spent getting over the natural fear of taking people’s photos without their permission. But the fact that it requires practice and time doesn’t mean that a few good tips won’t speed the process along significantly. Read more…
Google just launched a new eBookstore containing over 3 million titles (the web’s largest collection of ebooks). What’s neat is that there’s a large number of free — albeit old — photography-related books that enthusiasts might find interesting or educational. Just do a “free only” search with keywords such as “photography” or “camera“.
(via 1001 Noisy Cameras)
Update: This giveaway is now over. The winners were randomly selected and posted here.
Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving (for those of you in the US). Today’s black friday, and we’ve decide to do a giveaway with some neat prizes! Here they are:
1 x Trade Secret Card pack
Trade Secret Cards feature photographs by top professional photographs on the front side, and a description and diagram of how the photograph was taken on the back side.
One winner will receive both the Chase Jarvis and Strobist card sets with cases, worth $45.90. It will be shipped to you free of charge regardless of where you live in the world.
3 x The Essential Guide to Portrait Photography
This is the ebook that was just released by Digital Photography School. The main 78 pages teach you all the secrets of portraiture, while the remaining bonus 17 pages feature interviews with great portrait photographers. The book costs $19.95, but is currently discounted to $14.95 if you order before December 1st, 2009.
Easy as Pumpkin Pie
This giveaway will have 4 different winners selected randomly using random.org. All you have to do to enter this contest is to answer the following question:
What are you most thankful for?
There are two super easy ways to send your answer to us. Feel free to use both methods for two entries in the contest!
- Post your answer as a comment on this PetaPixel.com post
- Tweet your response on Twitter, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppblackfri
As long as the link appears anywhere in the tweet, our elves will find it and you will be entered in this giveaway.
The deadline for this giveaway is in two days, on Sunday, November 29th, 2009. We’ll be announcing the 4 winners in a post on Sunday evening.
Good luck, and happy black friday!