Photo Essay: The Old City, by George Voulgaropoulos

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The Old City It is claimed that Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, with traces going back as far as around 7,000 years ago. It has seen much of the world history of the past millennia, it has seen Persians, the Greeks and Alexander the Great, Romans, Muslims, Mongols, Ottomans, Mamluks and the French. Inside the souq of Damascus, as soon as you enter into the old town from any of the entrances from the modern city, you dive into a maze of alleys. A labyrinth of small streets with arches, shops, restaurants hidden behind small …

Bruce Lee & The Tao Of Photography

IPA Craft & Tools, Photography, Street Photography 21 Comments

We are huge fans of Bruce Lee – the man, martial artist and philosopher. Undeniably one of Asia’s greatest icons, Bruce Lee invented his own brand of martial arts called Jeet Kune Do. In the Tao Of Jeet Kune Do or Way Of The Intercepting Fist, Bruce shared philosophy behind his martial arts that serves just as well for the photographer and the art of photography. Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle. Learn and practice the principles of photography, then break the rules to form your own method of photographing. Empty your mind, be formless. …

The Classic Street Photography Kit: Leica M2 Rangefinder + 35mm Lens

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To mark our first anniversary, we are hosting our first Street Photography Contest with a first prize comprising of what we believe is the classic street photography kit – a black Leica M2 rangefinder camera paired with a Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F/1.4 lens. Here’s a little more information on our first prize kit. LEICA M2 Rangefinder Camera One of the best ways to describe the Leica M2 is a street photography tank with a sniper’s viewfinder. Sure, today’s world is one of digital speed and automated convenience, but nothing quite beats the experience and feeling of photographing with an all metal, …

Photo Single: Braving the Night Rain, by Danny Santos II

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Title: Braving the Night Rain It was one of the heaviest rains I’ve ever shot in. While I was standing in the intersection, crossing paths with pedestrians hurrying to get to shelter, I noticed this lone figure from afar… right in the middle of Orchard Road. The silhouette was walking away from where I was, so with my tiny umbrella on one hand and camera on the other, I ran towards it to catch a better look. Suddenly I realized the figure was actually walking towards my direction! I hurriedly backed up until I got the framing I wanted. I …

IPA Street Photography Asia Contest 2011

IPA Exhibitions & Events, Invisible Propaganda, Street Photography

IPA STREET PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST Invisible Ph t grapher Asia celebrates their 1st anniversary in April 2011. To mark this anniversary milestone, we are hosting our first Street Photography Contest. This contest is a celebration, a challenge, and a search for the best street photography and photographers in Asia. The contest is open and free to photographers of any level, and in any country of residence. Each photographer may submit up to 3 entries in total. Submissions must be in the street photography genre and shot in Asia within the last 12 months. Contest submission period starts from 1st April and closes …

Photo Single: The Lion Dance, by Kelvin Ah Kian

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Title: The Lion Dance Chinese New Year Celebrations is still felt around my area and this kid was pretending to be playing a lion dance and instead of using a real lion dance costume, he improvised it by using a Box and some plastic. Photographer: Kelvin Ah Kian Website: Camera: Nikon D60 with Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5 – f/5.6