Smile, You’re on Leica Camera

Damien Pot uploaded this awesome photo of his Leica M9 and flash  to my Facebook fan page. How would you react if someone took a photo of you with this rig? ;)

Shooting Street Photography With a Leica M9 and Flash in Los Angeles at Night [First Impressions]

With my Leica M9 set up with my Canon Speedlite 430EX, I experimented street photography with a flash for the first time in Los Angeles (3rd Street Promenade). Despite what people say, I didn’t get punched in the face or my camera broken (although I did get shoved once hard in the back). Overall, it… Read more about Shooting Street Photography With a Leica M9 and Flash in Los Angeles at Night [First Impressions]

You Thought Street Photography Was Scary: War Photographers on the Shots That Nearly Killed Them

War photographers have a crucial job to society that is not only important but extremely dangerous. Without war photographers, we would not see the true realities of war and the countless number of lives that it affects. History has even proven that a single photo has the power to even end a war. Read more… Read more about You Thought Street Photography Was Scary: War Photographers on the Shots That Nearly Killed Them

Inspirational Street Photography Wallpapers by Elliott Erwitt

Need some inspiration when it comes to your street photography? Check out these beautiful black and white street photography wallpapers by Elliott Erwitt. Click on the images to see the full-resolution images, and keep reading to see more of his iconic images.

Bruce Gilden: Asshole or Genius?

On the day of the Leica Magnum Paris event, I had the huge pleasure of meeting Bruce Gilden. After the official product announcements of the Leica M9-P and the 21mm f/3.5 Elmarit lens, I headed upstairs for some small appetizers and some wine. After chatting it up with some fellow photographers and bloggers from the… Read more about Bruce Gilden: Asshole or Genius?

Paris Day 4: Leica Magnum Paris Convention and New Leica M9-P and 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M lens Announcement

Today was one hell of a day. It was the official Leica Magnum Paris event, and I was able to attend as a VIP attendee. I was able to meet Naseem (Political blogger), Magnus Froderberg (Photography magazine chief editor on Sweden), Cristina Garcia Rodero (Magnum Photographer), William Yan (Street Style Photographer), Thorsten (Overgaard.dk), Brett (Leica… Read more about Paris Day 4: Leica Magnum Paris Convention and New Leica M9-P and 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M lens Announcement

Paris Day 1: Street Photography with a Leica M9 and Flash with Charlie Kirk and Damien Rayuela

I just arrived safely in Paris and spent an entire doing street photography with my Leica M9 and 35mm f/1.4 Summilux with Charlie Kirk and my host Damien Rayuela. We had a ton of fun, and Charlie even taught me how to shoot street photography with his off-shoe flash, and I got some pretty interesting… Read more about Paris Day 1: Street Photography with a Leica M9 and Flash with Charlie Kirk and Damien Rayuela

Why Inspiration is for Amateurs

When it comes to street photography, it can often be very difficult to stay motivated and keep shooting on the streets. I told my problem to my younger sister, who recently got me a wonderful book titled “Spark: How Creativity Works” which illustrates the creative lives of influential artists ranging from novelists to musicians. One… Read more about Why Inspiration is for Amateurs

6 Tips How to Shoot Street Photographs of People’s Shoes (that don’t stink)

Thomas Leuthard, who is one of my close friends and fellow street photography workshop teachers, suggested a theme to me a while back that revolved around shooting street photography of people’s feet. At first I was a bit skeptical, but after looking at his images I was quite impressed. As street photographers, we can often… Read more about 6 Tips How to Shoot Street Photographs of People’s Shoes (that don’t stink)

Name that Street Photograph, No. 1

It is always important to know photographs by great street photographers to improve your eye and your technique. So let’s see if you know the image above. Leave your guess by leaving a comment below and tell us who the photographer is, and the story behind the image. Let’s see what you guys got!

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Available at B&H Right Now, Act Quick! [Edit: SOLD OUT!]

Hey guys just wanted to let you know that the Fujifilm FinePix X100 is available RIGHT NOW at B&H Photo! Act quick before it’s sold out! Check out some of our great Fujifilm FinePix X100 reviews below: Can the Fujifilm FinePix X100 be a Primary Street Photographer’s Camera? The Poor Man’s Leica: Fujifilm FinePix X100… Read more about Fujifilm FinePix X100 Available at B&H Right Now, Act Quick! [Edit: SOLD OUT!]

Featured Street Photographer: Paolo Patrizi, on the Streets of Ginza with a Toy Camera and Cosmopolitan Japanese Women

Eric: For this week, I am honored to announce this street photography feature by Wayne Ford, an internationally renowned media neutral and art designer. His work has received international acclaim and has been featured in books, exhibitions, and magazines including D&AD, Type Directors Club, Art Directors Club, Society of Publications Designers, Print, Graphis and Creative Review. You can read more of his… Read more about Featured Street Photographer: Paolo Patrizi, on the Streets of Ginza with a Toy Camera and Cosmopolitan Japanese Women