In 2009, street photographer Blake Andrews famously wrote a blog post stating that “99.98% of street photographs are crap” in response to Nick Turpin on street photography. You can read more on the subject here. This got me wondering, what exactly differentiates a good street photograph from a bad one? People say that art is… Read more about Street Photography: What differentiates a good photo from a bad one?
Recently I have started a Flickr group titled “Aspiring Street Photographers.” Here are the 5 most inspirational photos that I chose (although there are a lot of other great images in the pool). Check them out and hopefully they inspire you to continue taking great street photographs as well! Want to be included in next… Read more about The 5 Most Inspiring Street Photographs of the Week
Recently I asked on my Facebook fan page I asked the members of the community what tips they had for aspiring street photographers. They gave some quite insightful/fun answers that I would love to share with you.
Note: I love making lists, as I feel that they are fun ways to learn and gain more insight about street photography. Please do not be offended by this list, as they are some of my own personal opinions about street photography. However I feel that these “rules” are broad enough to apply to most… Read more about 25 Ways How to be a Bad Street Photographer
Note: Every Wednesday, I feature street photographers with great skill and soul. For this week, I decided to feature street photographer Piotr Golebiowski! I met Piotr by an insightful comment he left on my blog regarding using his Olympus EP-1 for street photography. I took a look at his work and was blown away! Check… Read more about Featured Street Photographer of the Week: Piotr Gołębiowski
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See the Phoenix High Photo Class Website here: http://phoenixhighphotoclass.wordpress.com/ Hey guys, Some of you may not know, but I am teaching a digital photography class to a high-school class of 25. The school is located in Los Angeles (near Venice) and is called “Phoenix High.” The majority of the students are from lower socio-economic status neighborhoods… Read more about Want to help under-privileged high school students learn photography? Donate your old point & shoot camera today!
I have always looked at many great street photographs and have always wondered what the story was behind them. Interesting enough, I also get many questions about what was going on in my head when I shot certain photos of mine. Therefore I thought it might be a good thing to show you my 5… Read more about My 5 Best Street Photographs of All-Time (and the story behind them)
About two weeks ago, I was playing basketball and when I went up for the rebound, I landed on someone’s foot and fell my entire weight roll onto my left ankle. Then I proceeded to hear the cracks (like cracking your knuckles, except times five) and then the final pop at the end. It was… Read more about 3 Ways How Being Injured Helped me Become a Better Street Photographer
Note: Remember that great poem that my student Edward Lim wrote about my photo, “Midnight Dining“? Well he is at it again and this poem that he wrote is on one of my favorite photos, “The Conductor.” Show him some love and leave a comment below! Eyes blind in concentration, Hands perched in the air,… Read more about “The Conductor” – Poem
Note: Every Wednesday, I try to feature street photographers with great skill and soul. For this week, I decided to feature street photographer Jimmy Dovholt! The brother has a great eye and is representing the streets of Stockholm, Sweden. I remember stumbling upon his blog one day, and being totally blown away by his great… Read more about Featured Street Photographer of the Week: Jimmy Dovholt
Note: One of the incredibly talented Sunday school students I have at my church named Edward Lim saw my “Midnight Dining” image and was inspired to write a poem. Not only am I humbled that he decided to write a poem based on my image, but I am also impressed by his fluency in the… Read more about “Midnight Dining” – Poem
Tom Kaszuba is a very talented street/architecture/landscape/HDR photographer based in Norwich, Connecticut. He is a photographer that I look up to highly, as he was one of the first people who gave me a ton of support and love when I was starting off my street photography. We originally met at the Black & White Vision… Read more about “Mime at St. Pancras” at Tom Kaszuba’s Crib
As of late, film has been having quite a comeback. Many photographers enjoy the “look” of grainy analog film, and many people even say that they enjoy the experience of shooting with film as well. In an article published by Wired, Charlie Sorrel states: “Kodak’s US marketing manager of professional film, Scott pro film Scott… Read more about Which is better? Film vs Digital for Street Photography
Note: I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to feature some truly extraordinary photographers that I have met on the internet. For the first featured photographer, I decided to feature Neal Bingham, who is also one of the Admins for the “Aspiring Street Photographers” Flickr group that I founded a few months… Read more about Featured Street Photographer: Neal Bingham
Hey guys, I thought about writing this blog post after receiving many questions regarding street photography. I saw it as a great opportunity to help clear up some misconceptions about street photography, as well as answer questions from many aspiring street photographers from around the world! If you have any other general questions, feel free… Read more about The 5 Most Common Questions about Street Photography (and the answers)
Apologies for talking a bit quiet, as well as the squeaking (it goes away after the 25 second mark)– but thank you again for the love and support in helping me achieve my dream of going to Lebanon to teach my street photography workshop! In this video I give a quick shout-out to everybody who… Read more about Thank you for the Love and Support — I’m going to Lebanon!
One of the questions that I often get from aspiring street photographers is, “How do I not look like a ‘creep’ when shooting in public?” I believe that this is one of the main factors which bars many photographers from getting their feet wet with street photography. In many societies, taking photos of strangers on… Read more about 3 Tips How NOT to Look Like a “Creep” when Shooting in the Streets