Award-winning street photographer Michail Moshcolios is best known for his ability to capture moments, emotions, and human nature in a way that some describe as “poetic”, “brilliant”, and “technically perfect”. Time and again, his shots reveal an intuition that allows him to take what is ordinary and turn it into something inspiring and beautiful. His personal inspiration? H.C.B., Robert Frank, Gary Winogrand, and other greats of the American “school of street photography”. One thing is for sure, there is much to be learned from Michail’s shooting techniques. Fortunately, Michail has decided to share his expertise with two books, both free to download on his website.
What’s in a Picture is a handy guide that will help you learn to select and critique pictures in black and white street art photography. While Michail admits that real works of art combine form, content and composition in a way that is almost magical, unable to be explained by hard, fast rules, he still has plenty of practical tips for selecting photos based on composition, moment, settings and focus. You will also learn about critiquing photos based on emotional impact, technical quality and a photographer’s intent.
Black and White Street Art Photography contains a wealth of valuable information for anyone who wants to improve their street photography skills. The highlights of the book include detailed information about how to observe and compose photos. Part two of the book discusses getting close and forgetting the rules to capture spontaneous images. Lastly, Michail discusses how to create your own personal style. Both of Michail’s books are real gems for anyone interested in black and white street photography.