I have always found that magazines are a pain-free way of earning a living, learning, acquiring a veneer of knowledge and relaxing.
With the prices of mainstream Photo magazines hitting the upper limit of acceptability I have had to let this pleasure slip away, for good.
This means that I have to overcome my dislike of reading on a screen if I am to get my fix of information from others.
Take this for example, which I discovered on an amazing site called www.photowhoa.com which seems to emanate from Bana India.
There you can find several hundred FREE interviews on line along with a couple of dozen FREE handbooks to download.
All the photos on this post came from Photowhoa and these last two are from a blog interview with Satoki Nagata who has taken the street-photography genre to new levels. His technique is to use an off camera flash mounted on a tripod, a slow shutter speed to record the snow, sleet or rain and I suspect a bit of careful photo montage.
If I thought I could even begin to approach taking pictures like this I STILL wouldn't venture out on the streets after dark, in the snow and loaded with gear.
I have downloaded a free book on Street Photography ... a 62 pager with plenty of examples and supporting text and, so far no annoying pop-ups or advertisements. I may even print it out ... in fact I shall do so right now for reference during my next camera playtime mood.
Thanks for being here.