For this week, I am featuring Bryan Formhals, the editor of the street photography magazine la pura vida. The man has done a ton for the street photography community in whole, and is also a moderator at the hugely popular Hardcore Street Photography Flickr group. His passion for street photography is highly apparent not only… Read more about Interview with Bryan Formhals, editor of Street Photography Magazine la pura vida
Photo Credit When it comes to street photography, it is essential to capture candid moments of everyday life. This is what sets the genre of “street photography” differently from all the other types of photography out there. Although there are many talented photographers out there who specialize in capturing posed street portraits, I would classify… Read more about 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ask For Permission When Shooting Street Photography
Words cannot express the pain and suffering that the Japanese people are currently experiencing. With recent numbers stating that the number of dead and missing is above 25,000— it is one of the worst calamities in Japanese history. There are already many street photographers on the web who are taking their part such as the Flickr group… Read more about Street Photography Fundraiser for Japan
Chicago is an amazing city with tons of hustle and bustle in the streets. When it comes to showing the soul of the city, Jason Martini is definitely one of the most talented street photographers out there. He is able to capture the people of Chicago in their natural and gritty environment doing what they… Read more about Featured Street Photographer: Jason Martini from Chicago, Illinois
Recently I asked the community on my Facebook fan page what blog post they wanted me to write about. Douglas Bain asked me a question about the advantages/disadvantages of using manual or autofocus for street photography which is a fantastic question. I have debated about this with myself when it comes to street photography. Using primarily a… Read more about Is Manual Focus or Autofocus Better for Street Photography?
The past weekend I visited Detroit, Michigan. After recently watching the Chrysler Eminem Superbowl Commercial – Imported from Detroit, I have built a fascination for the city. On one hand, it is a gorgeous and urban city with tons of history. On the other hand, the economy of Detroit is in terrible shape and it… Read more about Photo Essay: The Beautiful Decay of Detroit, Michigan
Want to snag a hot Fujifilm FinePix X100 as soon as you can? Well unfortunately according to Engadget, these bad boys won’t be shipping until late March/early April in the US due to production shortages (they sold too many pre-orders). Looks like we have to wait and twiddle our thumbs until it comes out. In… Read more about Fujifilm FinePix X100 Release Delayed Until Late March/Early April
(All photographs copyrighted by Alex Majoli / Magnum Photos) Recently on the web I came upon a quite article about Alex Majoli, a Magnum photographer who shot award-winning images in the the Congo for two weeks and Iraq for two months using a point and shoot camera. Typically point and shoot cameras get a bad… Read more about 5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Point and Shoot for Street Photography
Recently I asked on Facebook and Twitter for your best street photographs on Flickr. I reviewed the entries carefully, and chose the 30 most inspirational street photographs that showed either exhibited the decisive moment, the beauty of everyday life, or powerful imagery. Congratulations to everybody that made the final cut! Read more to see the… Read more about The 30 Most Inspirational Street Photographs on Flickr
Over at Steve Huff’s blog, street photographer Pieter Franken gave his first impressions about the Fujifilm FinePix X100. He is originally from Holland and currently lives in Tokyo (where he was able to get the camera). Although he already has the Leica M8 and the Leica M9, he comments that it is a great companion… Read more about The Poor Man’s Leica: Fujifilm FinePix X100 Sample Photos, Unboxing, and Review
Eric’s Note: Michael Martin is an incredible street photographer from Manhattan, New York who captures touching images from the people around him. The strength of his images not only are shown through his consistency, but also through the colorful portraits he captures as well. You can truly feel the energy of the city that he… Read more about Featured Street photographer: Michael Martin from Manhattan, New York
Recently I was browsing the Leica Rumor blog and saw these renders for a Leica concept camera (not affiliated with Leica). So what do you think about the images and the concept–are they hot or not? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!
Recently my friend and fellow artist Jacob Patterson asked me on Twitter what I thought the difference was between street portraits and street photography. It was a fascinating question, as there are many debates and inconsistencies on the web about the differences between the two. In this article I will outline my thoughts on the… Read more about Street Portraits vs Street Photography: What’s the Difference?
Recently I came upon this Vimeo video on Invisible Photographer Asia. The storytelling in this black and white street photography slideshow is incredible, and the music really makes it memorable. Check out the video and make sure to check out Invisible Photographer Asia for more great street photographers from Asia! Who is the most inspirational… Read more about “Something beautiful” – Black and White Street Photography in London by Ore Huiying
Having recently written an article on how to shoot street photography at night, I asked #streettogs on Twitter to share with me their best street photographs. I received many inspirational images that show the rawness and beauty which is nighttime street photography. Congratulations to all who made the final cut!
Eric’s Note: I first stumbled upon Josh’s images per-chance on Flickr. Having shot tons of street photography in Korea myself, I was especially drawn to his images. Through his images, Josh is able to show a candid and insightful look into life in Seoul. He has a wonderful skill of freezing certain moments in time,… Read more about Featured Street Photographer: Josh White from Seoul, Korea