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Curious Frame online magazine feature
06th April 2017 - 0 comments


Check out a great, new online magazine called Curious Frame founded by New York photographer Leanne Staples and Joshua Evans. Curious Frame is an online magazine dedicated to showcasing contemporary photography that is unique, conveys ideas, stimulates thought and encourages interpretation. Photography from emerging and established artists that goes beyond the single image by allowing us to immerse ourselves in a body of work to explore the photographer's vision.

I was honoured to be asked to feature in the first issue of Curious Frame, and so I did a little photo essay, talking about my ongoing 'Light Chaser' project that I pretty much started as soon as I got into street photography 9 years ago-ish!
Top British Street Photographers in 2015
30th November 2015 - 0 comments
Top British Street Photographers in 2015

Thank you to the Interactive Design Institute for naming me one of the Top British Street Photographers in 2015. Each nominated photographer on their list were asked to give their top tips for trying to take the perfect street photography picture, so I contributed a little advice to anyone starting out or new to street :)

My Photography & Camera Technology | Light
10th November 2015 - 0 comments
Throughout my whole life I have had an interest in photography. I am the youngest and only girl in my family (I have three older brothers!); my youngest of my elder brothers teases me that there are no baby photos of him, yet tons of baby photos of me! I guess my parents decided that they wanted to document their one and only girl in photography. My dad owned a Polaroid Instant camera and my mum a Kodak film camera. I remember being taught how to load film and take photos from an early age.



I remember holiday snap shots and trips to the Margate and other seaside days out and excitedly handing over the roll of film to the pharmacy and the anticipation of getting the photos back a few days later.

As I got older I still enjoyed photography and started using those disposable film cameras or borrowing a compact digital camera to use, but it was just something I did on special occasions like birthdays, holidays, a music concert, etc. During this time my passion was music and I had various jobs and projects that meant I didn’t realise my passion for photography until summer 2009.





A friend of mine, Andreas Wheeler was already a photographer and I expressed an interest in learning to master the basics of a DSLR camera, from having used those small cameras for snapshot photos on automatic settings. Andreas loaned me a spare Sigma SD14 and a couple lenses and we would meet on weekends and go for photo walks around London as he taught me about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. I remember the Sigma being big, heavy and clunky, but the quality of images was decent. I remember walking for hours and hours, taking photos of everything that caught my eye on our walks. I guess at that stage of learning, I had no real idea what direction my photography would take. I was so hooked on taking photos that I was going out with the camera 3-4 times a week! Any opportunity I could get after work mid week and on weekends.





After about 3 months with the sigma, going out day and night, taking photos of anything and everything, architecture, scenery, objects, experimenting with slow shutter speed shots and different styles of photography. Looking back I can see my images definitely started to clearly focus more and more on people. I was already a ‘people watcher’ but the camera probably magnified this! Candid portraits and moments that I thought captured something interesting. Of course at the time of taking photos of random strangers in the street, I had not even heard of the term ‘street photography’. It was only after posting one particular photo on Flickr, that someone commented that the image reminded him of Henri Cartier-Bresson, and at the time I was thinking ‘who?’! So Googled the name, saw the photos Cartier-Bresson took and it was like I had just uncovered a gold mine of eye candy!! I think that was the day everything changed and I knew this was the genre I wanted to get into and learn more about.





Fast-forward about 6 months, I had since mastered my basic camera settings and had discovered street photography. The Sigma had done its job initially, but I guess I had outgrown it. For my street photography walks now, I knew I wanted a camera much smaller, lighter and faster to capture moments quicker and more discreetly, so I got myself a Canon Powershot G11, which at the time was great and helped me get many shots I am proud off.





About a year later, I decided that I needed something a bit more powerful and with better megapixels and opted for a Canon 60D DSLR with an EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens and a 50mm prime lens. Whilst it was a more modern DSLR than the Sigma and the image quality was great, it had its little flaws like being slow to auto focus in low light and a few other little niggles that didn’t make it the most enjoyable camera for street photography.





Around this time, I also just started to experiment with my new iPhone and liked the fact it was a lot more portable and I felt a lot more invisible to get even closer to my subjects. I knew that smaller bodied cameras that had the power and the qualities of that of a DSLR and lenses and was the way forward.

By around 2011, the ‘mirror-less’ camera new technology was available. I thought to myself I don’t want to have to keep changing cameras too frequently, so I made a list of all the features I wanted my next camera to have and from experience the flaws I wanted to avoid before I decided on my next camera purchase. At the time, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 ticked all the boxes and was like a godsend to me especially with 20mm, 25mm & 45mm Olympus M.Zuiko prime lenses that I have for it. So much so I still use it for most of my street photography, but also for any commissioned work or projects.





In 2013 I decided to go even smaller and acquired a Sony RX100 as a back up camera, which fits into the palm of my hand and easily slips into my pocket when I want to go for a wander with something lighter and even more portable.

Of course new technology is constantly evolving, and as you grow as a photographer, you will want to continually upgrade to newer cameras and features that meet your needs and demands. Whether in speed, ease of use, image quality and/or portability. The most recent new technology I’ve read about is the LIGHT L16, a NEW CAMERA TECHNOLOGY that integrates 16 lenses onto one slim, streamlined camera body that boasts DSLR quality. Imagine having a camera body, 3 fast prime lenses fit right into your pocket. With up to 52 megapixel resolution, this camera is going to be a game changer.





The Street Photographer Notebook
23rd October 2015 - 0 comments
I am featured in the latest issue 10 of The Street Photographer Notebook.

"The Street Photographer Notebook is the magazine for street photographers around the world. If you love street photography, you will love the magazine for street photographers created by street photographers. The magazine features the best and stunning contemporary street photographs from some of the finest names in street photography. As well as inspirational content every issue provides opportunities for street photographers around the world to have their work published and to benefit of international visibility and the attention of some worldwide famous brands of photography. The Street Photographer Notebook is already an inspiring reading for street photography lovers and enthusiasts."



I had a flick through the online copy sent to me and have to say, that I'm quite impressed with the quality of street photography images featured in this issue. Its quite a hefty publication to with 81 pages. Priced at 5 euros it's well worth it.

You may order this issue 10 and any of the previous 9 issues on the website of Alex Coghe, the publisher of this eBook (magazine) Click here.
Edge of Humanity Magazine - Essay feature
02nd August 2015 - 0 comments
Check out my feature in Edge of Humanity magazine - B&W Street Photography Essay.

Edge of Humanity online magazine selected 10 of their favourite pics to share from my portfolio. Here are some of their picks....







BBC Radio 4 - Digital Human 'People Watching'
04th May 2015 - 0 comments
I talk a little about street photography in this BBC 4 series 'Digital Human' 'Rear Window' about people watching whilst on a photo walk with the producers in Soho, London.

You can listen to the whole 30 min audio here:
Series 7, Episode 4 called 'Rear Window'





"Aleks Krotoski explores the basic human impulse of people watching. We are aware how we perform when we know we are being looked at online but hear little about those watching."
BBC Radio 4 street photography feature
21st April 2015 - 0 comments
Just back from a photo-walk / Q&A audio interview thingie with BBC Radio 4 writers, for a feature they're doing on 'people watching in the digital age'.

After meeting at cafe, we made our way towards Soho Square. It was a sunny day and so the Square was heaving with locals on their lunch breaks as we strolled amongst them snapping photos.

I don't know how much content they will use, but it was a lot of fun (and a bit weird) being asked lots of interesting questions by someone, another holding a furry microphone in my face, whilst 'covertly' trying to get some candid street shots!!

Details of the BBC Radio 4 feature to follow in a few weeks.







121clicks.com Interview
16th October 2014 - 0 comments
I participated in an interview with the guys from photography resource blog website 121clicks.com this week. Check out it out here: http://121clicks.com/showcases/linda-wisdom-inspiring-contemporary-street-photographer-from-london

Rinse IO featured photographer: Stories behind photography
10th June 2014 - 0 comments
I am a featured photographer on the Rinse IO website : Stories behind photography series. My short story called Londonium about street photography and London. Check it out!



"If you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists."
A little interview I did with Street Photography London Collective ...
10th June 2014 - 0 comments
Check out a little interview I did with the Street Photography London blog this week...



Can you identify for us the main reason you shoot street work?

As mentioned, I have a interest in people, but I am also quite an empathetic person and can read others pretty quickly. I started in the portraiture style of street, but soon progressed into being more creative with multiple elements such as with light play, geometry, POVs, urban scenes, etc into my photos.....
Emerging Photographers interview...
01st October 2013 - 0 comments
Check out a short interview I did with PDNOnline.com A big thanks to David Carol!

Emerging Photographers

Inspired Eye Digital Magazine Interview + Photos
03rd August 2013 - 0 comments
Check out my interview and photos in the latest issue of Inspired Eye Digital Magazine. A great publication full of street photography, features, interviews and great value for money.

Click here to view Lite version or to purchase full magazine

Vieworld magazine feature
23rd July 2013 - 0 comments
Check out Vieworld magazine #4 online for a small piece on my work as well as interviews and images from other international street photographers.

Click here to read Vieworld Magazine online

Or view embeded magazine on this page below:
Featured Photographer - Street View Photography website
17th July 2013 - 0 comments
Check out my latest Featured Photographer Interview on Street View Photography's website.

On The Edge - Interview
16th May 2013 - 0 comments
An interview with On The Edge street photography blog


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Check out my interview by Alex Coghe
06th August 2012 - 0 comments
Here's an interview I did recently with Alex Coghe. Read it on this blog page here:
http://www.alexcoghe.com/interview-with-linda-wisdom/#


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