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Kit Sadgrove
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7 Aug 2012
Want to take great photos out on the streets? 'Street Photography: The Complete Guide' is the first 'How-To' book on street photography, and is packed with tips and strategies for capturing amazing photos. Whether you use an iPhone or a DSLR, this book will help you take brilliant off-the-cuff pictures. Author Kit Sadgrove reveals the best places to find good photos, and the right vantage points at each. He explains what kind of people make the best subjects, how to take really crisp pictures, and how to take photos without being observed. Sadgrove demonstrates that a world-beating street photo is always just around the corner, and proves this with over 50 candid colour photos of people taken in fast food restaurants, buses, trains and on the street. This highly motivating guide will answer all your questions.

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  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Blackford Books (7 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909334006
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909334007
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 20.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 401,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ABOUT KIT

Kit Sadgrove is a serial entrepreneur, business author and spare time photographer.

He runs a distance learning business, at www.inst.org. This makes him happy because it lets him spend time working with words. He'd rather be doing that than cleaning the house or putting up shelves.

The company's courses focus on self-employment and careers, which means Sadgrove can spend time thinking how people could work for themselves. Too many people work in low paid jobs, or have a bad boss. Life is short, and being self employed can be no less risky than being an employee. But Kit knows that self employment doesn't suit lots of people, and he is also interested in the world of business generally.


ISO 9001

For a business to run smoothly, there should be a written procedure for every major process. It makes life less stressful for the employee. And if an employee leaves, the knowledge will stay in the business. If you don;t believe that, wait until a key employee leaves and takes their records with them.

ISO 9001 is best known for its written procedures, and that's how Kit got into writing 'ISO 9001: The Complete Guide'. He's a fan of ISO 9001, or at least the principles behind it, because it requires a business to understand its processes. Sadly, ISO 9001 is often implemented under duress.


RISK MANAGEMENT

Most risk management is common sense. If it gets too sophisticated, it's probably off course. But it's easy to miss some important areas of risk, and focus on those categories you're familiar with. So if you come, say, from health and safety, you may find you spend time on that topic. You may be less familiar with fraud, finance or procurement.

And that's why The Complete Guide to Risk Management is a useful book. Because it's been through two editions, and lots of people have made helpful suggestions, it's gold mine of information. No other book covers so many areas of risk.


STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

If you have a smart phone, you're carrying a camera everywhere you go. And if you travel through the streets of any city, you come across an extraordinary range of people.

You only have to sit in a coffee shop for twenty minutes for a parade of weird and wonderful characters to pass before your eyes.

And the iPhone and the Android phones are just great at capturing that exuberance.

If you're nervous or unsure about how to start street photography, try Sadgrove's book: Street Photography: The Complete Guide. It's packed with practical information.

Although Sadgrove has always taken photos, the iPhone brought him to explore street photography in a more serious way. Now he can't walk down the street without his phone in hand.

He likes to accompany his girlfriend around the shops, camera in hand. As a result he has a lot of pictures of women trying on shoes. One day this will get him into trouble.



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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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This is the third book I have purchased that has been printed by amazon themselves. The content is average however most of it can be found by a google search. The quality of the paper and the print quality is an absolute disgrace, the pages look as if they have been printed at home with a cheap colour laser printer whose toner was running out, the images themselves are mostly pixilated. When amazon prints books they really do know how to cut corners. Definitely not worth the asking price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel 14 April 2014
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I have read very many photography books and without a shadow of a doubt this is the worst. Shocking that this author thinks he has something to contribute. Terrible text, dreadful advice, dubious ethics and some very poor quality photographs. A cheap shot that he puts a shocking image on the front cover. The author should stick to his day job. Do not waste your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad 1 Sep 2014
Format:Paperback
I bought the Kindle edition of this book and I must say it is a waste of money. The author really says nothing new, and, what is worse, nothing that you cannot probably read for free on any street photography web or blog. To offer just a couple of examples, you will learn more about street photography from Thomas Leuthard's free boooks (downloadable from his web) or from Eric Kim's blog than spending any money on this book.

The author illustrates his points with pictures taken by him. Well, although those photos are nothing special, that should not mean that Mr Sadgrove is not entitled to offer his knowledge about this style of photography. After all, one can master all the theory but be bad or average when it comes to practice. But, the problem is that Mr Sadgrove offers just a mixture of commonplaces and questionable ethics.

The commonplaces consist on what I said above, there is nothing in this book you can't find googling "street photography". The questionable ethics concern the treatment Mr Sadgrove gives to his subjects. I like street photography, I try to shoot some myself and I like reading about it. One of things most street photographers seem to agree with is that you must treat your subjects with respect. Above all if you are, as Mr Sadgrove, into candid street photography. That is, taking portraits of strangers without their knowing. As you can see, we are on thin ice when it comes to the ethics of this practice. It is true that, in most countries, it is possible to take photos of anything that is on the street, including people. But, on the other hand, you must be conscious that you are intruding people's life and using their image without their consent. Therefore, I think that you must try and make your photo respectful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars On the Street 19 April 2014
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This is a great book. It's not littered with fantastic photos but it gives you this little and important things to think about........how others might view you as a street photographer. The author gives some valuable advice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative 17 Dec 2012
By Paolo
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Great book runs through the basics and very simple and easy to read. The book gives you a few different ideas
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Bob
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I bought this book on the Kindle, which I would not normally do for photography books, however I found this was actually a good idea. The reproduction of the photographs is fine and whilst the book is quite short it does bring the authors enthusiasm to life for the subject. I feel this is an important aspect of any book which you are reading on a subject which you are considering either taking up as a hobby or just want to know more about. I have yet to read other books on street photography but this book certainly wouldn't put me off doing so and I feel is worth the money you pay for a Kindle edition. Worth a read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Auwful 14 Dec 2012
By Canonac
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This is without doubt the worst book on street photography I've had the misfortune to buy. The images are so-so, the print quality terrible and the film peeled of the cover within a day. Rather than put it on my bookshelf I threw it in the bin. Minus 5 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Street Photography 2 July 2014
By axeman
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Interesting and informative publication. Nothing I already know and practise here but all the same it's presenters in a no nonsense, non-technical style.
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