Category: Photography

Becoming a Human Tripod

An often forgotten topic in the photography schools and courses is the physical (I would say, physiological) side of the game. True, a Leica Noctilux and a Leica M can deliver exceptionally sharp images, but if your hands tremble or your body wobbles, no gear, no matter the cost,¬† can save your shot from being…

By Andrea Monti January 9, 2017 Off

The Watchman (Street-Photography Shortcuts)

As every thing under the sun, Street-Photography too has its own shortcuts: freaky street-portraits are one of those. It’s easy to have your pictures noticed when your subject is a 60-years old Brit-Punk, an implausible-color dressed man or whatever alike: these subjects do the work on your behalf and it is very hard to obtain…

By Andrea Monti January 21, 2016 Off

@ Mediterranean Beach Games 2015 – Wrestling, Italy vs France (And a primer on sport photography – Part 5)

Part 1 – Intro, Before the event, getting your media pass Part 2 – Before the event, having your media pass working for you Part 3 – During the event, get ready for the show Part 4 – During the event, how to choose which event attend to 3 – Shooting the game As I…

By Andrea Monti October 9, 2015 Off

Money Doesn’t Smell

The main photo depicts a Syrian kid surrending to a photographer, whose camera she thought was a weapon, while the side pictures are automatically displayed by the advertising engine of the online newspaper. There is a contrast between the brutal reality where the kid lives and the luxury aura implied by the two fashion shot…

By Andrea Monti April 2, 2015 Off

Italy, Street-Photography and The Law – A Real Case

Last July, members of the Polizia municipale of Rome seized the camera of a British-Brazilian street-photographer, Simon Griffee, while he was documenting the way they dealt with an immigrant. As Simon’s lawyer I’ve filed an appeal and a week ago the Court of Rome revoked the seizure. The battle is not over, yet, but hopefully…

By Andrea Monti October 3, 2014 Off

The Google Experiment

The usual note: I don’t write about gear. But this time I want to do an experiment inspired by the consequences of having the post about Street Photography and Italian Law bounced by Adam Marelli and Luminous-Landscape. Since these two websites channeled my post around the world, the access to (other parts too of) my…

By Andrea Monti February 1, 2014 Off

Italy, Landscape Photography and the Law

Welcome back to the “Law, Order and Photography in Italy” series. The second episode (the first being about Street-Photography) deals with Landscape Photography and, again, provides practical advise for the photographer who travels through Italy shooting its nature. Summary Landscape Photography, at first sight, looks like a piece of cake. No need to hip shoot,…

By Andrea Monti January 23, 2014 Off

The Nightmare

I never realized how important is to shoot unnoticed – and respect people – during public performances until I went to a tango exhibition, last night. This guy has been a pain in the neck: he shoot by paying almost no attention to the public, his remotely-operated flashing at his ease – no matter if…

By Andrea Monti August 23, 2013 Off