The BabyBird Guide to Urban Photography: Techniques, Equipment, and Wisdom
Your city adventures await as you explore with camera in one hand, and The BabyBird Guide to Urban Photography in the other, a fun and practical introduction to anyone interested in stepping up their photography skills. Read it in under 30 minutes! Additional research links are provided throughout, if you want to explore any topics further.
Learn how to become a photographer, with skills specialized in Urban Photography, capturing iconic landmarks, as well as candids of people doing ordinary things, like an expert.
The BabyBird Guide to Urban Photography will provide information specific to taking photographs in urban environments, with principles that apply to both large and small cities. Tips include camera features important to cityscape shots, understanding the elements of street photography, and must-have equipment for walking across city streets safely.
The book begins with a look at camera basics, including the key qualities to considering when purchasing a camera for urban photography. The author outlines unique ideas for photographing the iconic landmarks in cities, where thousands of images exist, and provide ideas on how to create something special. From there, learn tips on taking candids on the street and how to avoid trouble when caught in the act. The journey ends with valuable pointers on being an urban photographer, ensuring there are no unpleasant surprises for your adventures!
About the Author
A New England native, Walsh holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. Following military service (Captain, USAF) he attended the Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Science in Santa Barbara, California. In 1976 he received a Master of Arts in Photography from Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont.
For thirty years he was Professor of Photography teaching at West Texas A&M University and, primarily, Amarillo College. There he taught Beginning and Advanced black and white photography, Beginning and Advanced color, Landscape Photography, Studio Illustration and Lighting.
His interests lie in the world around us, its beauty, variety and history, photography being the means by which he investigates and interprets that world. Walsh believes photography was “born perfect” for this task, requiring no intrusive actions by its practitioners to “improve” it. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and all the contiguous United States, with camera in hand. See his best works on his portfolio.