Inspiration

Inspiration| Street photography

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When I was living in Athens I always had an urge to street photography. For me, it represents the most authentic style of photography. You capture a moment that happened only once and will never happen again. You cannot recreate it, you cannot ask for a repeat. You captured it, great; you didn’t, sorry but you had your chance. For that I admire so much those who have mastered the art. So far I’m not one of those. If I have a couple of “good” shots is due to luck. I know I could have a ton more, because I have many times regret for not taken a photo, but one needs guts to do so.

Anyways. Since I’m still in bed and spend countless hours of browsing through pinterest I thought it could be a good idea to share some inspiration with you.

All images are from Pinterest. I do not own any rights. If you happen you know the owner please let me know to give the credits.

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Black n’ white

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     As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m stuck in bed for a few days due to a medical condition. So I was wondering all this time. What can I do to be creative and productive? And then it hit me. I have a ton of images I shot during all these years I do photography, which I never published a) because I thought they suck b) because I was too lazy to edit and c) because I didn’t have a real editing program. So now that I cannot shot new images and have a lot of time -literally- and an Adobe Photography subscription -AT LAST!!!!- it’s time for me to go back, review all the photos one by one, choose the ones I feel I can do something with them, practice my editing skills and at the same time posting here, on instagram (@thearcadiangirl) and on pinterest (Stamina Scar) -btw, you should find in other social media and connect in more ways!-
     So my first few edited photos are these black and white. Who doesn’t love it after all? It’s like transfering to another time, like it’s giving this special feeling to the image. Plus it can make an image from okay interesting actually -and most of the time takes less time to edit. What can I do, I’m a pretty lazy person-.
     What do you think?

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Athens by evening

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A grimpse of Athens, but at a different area. Usually I photograph Plaka, which is my absolutely favorite neighborhood, but today I spent my afternoon in Eksarheia, a more boho and artistic part of downtown Athens.  Actually I had my coffee there with my bestie and then we started walking around and taking photos.
So, I thought it would be interesting to share with you some of the results. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my dslr with me, but my phone has a really good camera and the amazing thing is that I have the option to play with the aperture, the  shutter speed and the iso! How cool is that?
I hope you like the images. Can’t wait to read your comments.
And if you share the same passion for photography with me, don’t forget to let in the comments the link to your blog or everywhere you post your images, so I can check them out and share my opinion.

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Light and shadow.

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My ultimate tip when a street photograph is not as good as I wanted it to be is to turn it into black and white. Instantly the image looks so much more interesting. With this image, which I have for many weeks in my hard disk, I wasn’t really satisfied even after turning it into black and white. Although yesterday I read, in instagram (but I don’t remember the user who wrote it), that in street photography there is no bad light. So after that I somehow saw again this image and after looking at it for several minutes I ended up with the conclusion that I love it!! The shadows on the branches of the tree, the dark corner of the building with the sign, the sun light on the one side of the street. All of these reason make me love my image. Or maybe I love it because is my “baby”.

What do you think? Is it an image to love, hate or to just ignore? 

Can’t wait for your comments, they always make me a better photographer!

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Doors wide shut.

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I have told you a million (if not billion) times how much I enjoy walking around Athens city center and in particular Plaka, haven’t I? So, now it’s time for me to confess a dream of mine! I want crave to have a home, or studio, or both(!) in Plaka! I want to wake up and have my coffee with the view of Acropolis, and I want to live in this kind of vintage vibe this neighborhood of Athens has! I am deeply in love I am telling you! And if I can’t have a whole house, a rooftop with a small room would be totally fine. More that fine actually! But for now this is just a dream (crossing my fingers someday would come true)!

 

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