One of the questions that I am asked quite often is, “How did you get over your fear of shooting in public?” To answer that question, I got over it by simply going out and constantly shooting in public. However it definitely does take a lot of practice and effort to build up that courage… Read more about 5 Tips How To Overcome Your Fear of Shooting in Public
So if any of you guys are interested in street photography, the question might be on your mind: “Where do I start?” Well, for starters you need a camera. The most important step is actually going out and taking photos . If you are new to photography, all you might have is a point-and-shoot (a… Read more about How to Get Started with Street Photography Part I
Hey guys, Just wanted to share with you that my “Eiffel” picture was featured in the Demand Studios blog! Check out the post here.
After a long hard week of work, I thought that I’d do something that I have been meaning to do for nearly a year but never went through with it: spend an entire day in Hollywood, just roaming the streets and taking photos. I never know why I never was able to find the time… Read more about Hollywood Weekend Photo Outing
Another huge obstacle you will face as a street photographer (and a general photographer) is that at times you are not going to feel a lack of inspiration to go out and take photos and let your camera collect dust on your shelf. Although it can be healthy to put down your camera at times… Read more about No Excuses – Street Photography 101
You don’t have to go to the most exotic places to take great photos. Often when it comes to street photography, we think of the masters like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau who shot in the streets of Paris or hardcore street photographers such as Bruce Gilden in New York. However just because you do… Read more about The World is in Your Backyard
So these are some presets that I made in Adobe Lightroom 3 and frequently use when converting my images into color or black and white. Granted that I will still do some fine-tweaking to each image after applying these presets, they are a great starting point for the starting Lightroom 3 user. Also make sure… Read more about Free Color and B/W Lightroom 3 Presets!
So the other day when I stepped out of my office on 3rd street to go take some photos during my lunch break, I was spotted by a group of Christian missionaries handing out fake one-million dollar bills to passer-by’s. They had interesting caricatures of what I perceive to be famous celebrities in place of some… Read more about The One Million Dollar Question
From my friend Roseann Marquez’s Facebook account. Link to her twitter. Makes me think of one of my favorite quotes: “It is better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.” That is one of the few things that I have learned in life, which is that people are always so afraid of the negative… Read more about If You Want Greatness Stop Asking For Permission
For the last year or so, I have actually been working on a “Street Photography 101” book that I plan on publishing into an ebook. However, considering that I don’t know how long it will take before I have a finished product, I plan on posting several bits and pieces of it into this blog… Read more about Introduction to Street Photography
Make sure to also read my other more recent list, “102 Things I Have Learned About Street Photography“. Written: 10-14-09 Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn’t mean that they’re a good photographer. Always shoot in RAW. Always. Prime lenses help you learn to be a better photographer. Photo editing is an art in… Read more about 100 Things I Have Learned About Photography
So at the online advertising agency that I work (AKMG), the CEO there has a real great taste in art. He owns several Todd White pieces, who according to his website claims himself as the “critically acclaimed modern master and portrait painter for the 21st century.” This piece actually hangs in the bathroom, which is… Read more about Todd White “Paparazzi” Painting
Hey guys, so this is going to be my new blog in which I will post photos, essays, tips, and insights about street photography and more. Don’t worry– erickimphotography.com will still be alive and well. Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think of the new look and what suggestions you think… Read more about Hello world!