Street Photography Berlin Sebastian Jacobitz

Understanding Aesthetic Pictures

In the previous article Talent vs Training I claimed that anybody can practice improving their ability to see interesting scenes and create aesthetic pictures. Recently I got a message complimenting that they liked my pictures, but unfortunately...

Directing Eyes With Leading Lines in Photography

In photography, there is some hidden attraction that leads us to interesting places in a photograph. We aren't really sure what it is that makes us stick to that picture, but sure it stands...

Embracing negative Space in Photography

Negative Space in Photography having a Positive Impact Some compositional elements are well known like the rule of thirds, while others are rarely talked about. Embracing negative space in Street Photography is a method to...

Improve the Background in Photography

As Street Photographers, a lot of our focus is dedicated to our subjects and everything in front of them. But what lies behind them deserves our attention as well. With a background that is...
Street Photography Berlin Sebastian Jacobitz

Figure To Ground in Photography

In the last article, I claimed that the staged pictures of Steve McCurry don't have any educational value because they are artificial and scripted. While the content themselves doesn't have much to learn about, there...
Street Photography Berlin Sebastian Jacobitz

Bringing Depth to your pictures – Layering

Photos are a two-dimensional reproduction of a three-dimensional reality. To maintain an interesting narrative it is essential to draw your viewer into the scene by creating different layers in photography. Having him stand far away...
5 Composition Tips

5 Easy Photography Composition Tips

I have emphasized the importance of the composition in photography before. Not only the content is important, but also how we display it. The most beautiful scene crumbles when it is shown in an...
Rule of Thirds

Apply the Rule of Thirds in your Photography

The rule of thirds is probably one of the best-known rules in photography or arts in general. For a very good reason - it makes a simple boring picture more interesting just by positioning...