Note: Recently New York Street Photographer James Maher got in contact with me asking for some points and tips regarding building his online social media presence. He noticed that I had a great community backing me up (you guys), and he was curious how I did it. I thought about it long and hard, and… Read more about 5 Tips How Photographers Can Build Their Online Social Media Presence
During my time in Beirut, Lebanon– I was fortunate enough to meet some of the nicest and most fascinating people in the world. Not only were the people extremely cordial here, but they actually liked getting their photos taken (compare this to Los Angeles and New York). Regardless of the fact that I was a… Read more about Photo Essay: The People of Beirut Lebanon
Street photography is one of the biggest passions in my life. I spend a large amount of time either shooting on the streets, blogging about street photography, tweeting about street photography, and talking/thinking about street photography. But why do I love it so much and why does it bring me a lot of happiness? The… Read more about Why Street Photography Brings Me True Happiness
Hey everybody! After having the time of my life teaching my Street Photography 101 workshop in Beirut, Lebanon with Thomas Leuthard, I thought that I’d spread the love to those of you who couldn’t make it! In alignment with my ideas on open source photography, I will be providing all of my slides as well… Read more about Street Photography 101 Workshop Powerpoint and Outline
When I was in Beirut, Lebanon–the city was full of fascinating old cars. They came in so many different varieties, colors, as well in various places. They caught my eye, and I thought they would make a gorgeous photo-essay. I tried to shoot all of these cars with roughly the same framing, all using my… Read more about [Photo Essay] Colorful Cars from Beirut, Lebanon
Found this beautiful picture of a Rolleiflex on the internet today. Thought I’d share it with you guys (drool). You can read more about this amazing camera here on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolleiflex.
(11-17-10, waiting for my flight at 6:25AM at the Beirut, Lebanon Airport) My last week in Beirut, Lebanon has truly been a very humbling experience. I left leaving Los Angeles to teach my street photography workshop in Beirut, Lebanon with my friends/family telling me to “be careful” in Lebanon as it was still “politically unstable”… Read more about My Love Story With Beirut, Lebanon [recap]
After teaching my Street Photography 101 workshop in Beirut, Lebanon–I got interviewed by a magazine called NowLebanon. One of the questions that Naziha (the reporter) asked me was how in the world I raised $1100 for my plane ticket to fly to Beirut, Lebanon in only 3 days. My answer for her was (you) the… Read more about How I Fundraised $1100 in 3 Days for my Beirut, Lebanon Trip
Despite what the media and general public says, Beirut, Lebanon is not full of terrorists and no– you will not get shot here. First coming to Beirut, I didn’t know quite what to expect. Everybody told me to be careful and that it was a dangerous place. However after being here for about 4 days,… Read more about 3 Reasons Why You Have to Travel to Beirut, Lebanon Before You Die
Update: Photos available here on Facebook. — Hey guys, Just wanted to update you on my travel in Beirut, Lebanon. After 5 hours waiting at LAX, 11 hours on a flight from LAX to London, a 5 hour layover in London, and a 7 hour plane trip from London to Beirut, I have finally landed… Read more about Just landed in Beirut, Lebanon!
Note: Every Wednesday, I feature street photographers with great skill and soul. For this week, I decided to feature talented street photographer Jonathan Murray. I first met Jonathan Murray on Twitter, and witnessed his great images and thoughts on his blog. Not only that, but he generously donated 11 brand-new Canon Powershots to the photography class that… Read more about Featured Street Photographer of the Week: Jonathan Murray
Hey guys, I am excited to tell you guys I am heading to Beirut, Lebanon tomorrow! Through all of your generous donations and sponsorships, I am able to make this trip. My heart goes out to everybody in this community who has not only gave me so much, but has helped me support my journey… Read more about Heading to Beirut, Lebanon to teach my street photography workshop!
Let’s admit it–if you are a street photographer and not driving a BMW or Mercedes-Benz, you probably want the Leica M9. Trust me, I want it really badly too–it has been on my mind for quite a while. But honestly, can we justify purchasing a $6,900 camera just because the camera we have doesn’t pay… Read more about Do you have Leica M9 envy? Then read this.
The best thing I have found on the internet for a while: Part 1 Part 2
Note: I got this email from aspiring street photographer named Tasos. It was quite inspirational and eye-opening. I thought I would share it with you guys! The other day I was out, and as usual I had the camera with me. I took a photo of 2 gentlemen. It was a great learning experience. I… Read more about An Inspirational Lesson Learned About Street Photography
“Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don’t forget to smile.” – Matt Stuart
Some may argue that posed portraits of people on the streets is not “street photography” per-se. However regardless of all these definitions, I still feel that there is merit in taking portraits of people you might encounter on the street who have fascinating stories to share. There have been many occasions in which I have… Read more about How to Take Street Portraits (without being awkward)
“I’m known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get.” -Bruce Gilden Also if you haven’t seen it, check out WYNC Street Shot’s Video of Bruce Gilden Shooting on the Streets.
Note: Every Wednesday, I feature street photographers with great skill and soul. For this week, I decided to feature amazing Parisian street photographer Yanidel. I first witness Yanidel’s work when I googled “Paris Street Photography,” and his site came up on top. I’m glad it did. He roams the streets of Paris with his Leica… Read more about Featured Street Photographer of the Week: Yanidel
Introduction: I had dream, well two. The first dream that I had was creating a scholarship foundation named after my beloved mother, Sukhee Chung. The second was spreading my love of photography, especially to students from lower socio-economic backgrounds who didn’t have access to it. It then struck me like a lighting bolt. Why not… Read more about Announcing the Sukhee Chung Photography Foundation
“People are so wonderful that a photographer has only to wait for that breathless moment to capture what he wants on film” – Weegee
Today I was on Twitter and saw two tweets about this video, one from Jonathan Murray and one from RooshPhotog. It is a wonderful video which shows you Craig Semetko, a street photographer in action. He has been featured in countless exhibitions, and has even had his work side-by-side to street photography master Henri Cartier-Bresson.… Read more about A Video Interview with Street Photographer Craig Semetko
“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” – Robert Doisneau
Every street photographer needs to take more photos. Street photographers (and many other types of photographers) don’t go out and shoot photos nearly as often as we should. In an ideal world, we should be outside every day, trying to capture the beauty of everyday life. Whenever photographers say, “I don’t have enough time” or… Read more about 3 Tips How to Quit Making Excuses and Shoot More Street Photography