Eric’s Note: I was cruising Flickr and I came upon these wonderful images by Alison McCauley that she submitted to the Street Photography Now project. I was particularly interested in her fresh and diverse group of images, and I hope you will as well! Make sure to read more to see her thoughts about the… Read more about My Experience of the Street Photography Now Project by Alison McCauley
Eric’s Note: This post is by Bellamy Hunt (aka Japan Camera Hunter) who has a weekly column on camera gear, lenses, film, and other topics every Tuesday on my blog. The question that everyone asks me when they have decided to buy a camera is usually “which camera should I buy, oh wise one?“ (Well,… Read more about Is Your Glass Half Empty? What You Should Be Thinking When Buying a Lens
Download Thomas Leuthard’s (85mm) NEW Street Photography Book: “Collecting Souls: What Street Photography Means to Me” For FREE!
I am excited to announce that Thomas Leuthard (85mm) has just released his second book on street photography titled: “Collecting Souls: What Street Photography Means to Me“. This book is much more advanced than his previous book, and contains more of his personal thoughts and ideas when it comes to street photography. It includes more… Read more about Download Thomas Leuthard’s (85mm) NEW Street Photography Book: “Collecting Souls: What Street Photography Means to Me” For FREE!
Day 2: Downtown Los Angeles Intermediate Street Photography Workshop Recap (Finding Your Own Street Photography Style)
The last day of the Downtown Los Angeles Intermediate Street Photography Workshop really touched my heart. Being able to facilitate a community of equally passionate and open-minded street photographers really made me realize how wonderful life has been to me. A year ago, I had a faint idea of starting a street photography blog to… Read more about Day 2: Downtown Los Angeles Intermediate Street Photography Workshop Recap (Finding Your Own Street Photography Style)
Hey streettogs, the Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles is looking for 32 street photographers for a fascinating project. They will select an undisclosed location, and you will be given 10 days to shoot during October 1st-10th. Those chosen will then have their best 3 images shown in their gallery during the LA Downtown Artwalk… Read more about Call for Photographers: Think Tank Gallery Looking for for 32 Street Photographers in Los Angeles!
Day 1: Downtown Los Angeles Intermediate Street Photography Workshop Recap (Finding Your Own Street Photography Style)
Hey streettogs, I’m excited to say that the first day of my Downtown Los Angeles Intermediate Street Photography went extremely well! It was the first time I taught the Intermediate workshop, and quite frankly was worried how it would go. I made the Intermediate Workshop from scratch (completely new material from the Introductory Workshop) and… Read more about Day 1: Downtown Los Angeles Intermediate Street Photography Workshop Recap (Finding Your Own Street Photography Style)
Hey streettogs, I recently put together this list of my favorite 50+ street photographers on Google+ (also based on your recommendations!). Although I got mad love for my folks on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and now 500px— Google+ is definitely a great place to stumble upon beautiful photos and interact. The people at the Google+ team… Read more about The Top 50+ Street Photographers on Google+
Some of the talented street photographers over at Seconds2Real, a co-operative of thirteen passionate Austrian and German street photographers are going to be hosting an exhibition titled: “Fascination Street”, their first exhibition of contemporary Street Photography. The Berlin show opens October 15th, 2011 and runs for two weeks. They will also be showing more than 100… Read more about Seconds2Real Street Photography Exhibition in Berlin – October 15th
My father inspired my passion for cameras and photography when I was a child. This led to me becoming a full time wedding and portrait photographer to pay the bills. However in my spare time I have been shooting street photography on and off for over 10 years, mainly since I switched from film to… Read more about “Humor on the Streets” by Gary Perlmutter
“Pipe it in” by Jason Martini I am excited to announce that I will be teaching an Introductory Street Photography Workshop in Chicago 9/17-9/18 with talented street photographer Jason Martini. This workshop will be great for anybody interested in street photography or wanting to improve their current skills. Here are some of the topics we… Read more about Chicago Street Photography Workshop with Eric Kim and Jason Martini
Robert Larson, Haiti For this feature I interviewed Robert Larson about his experiences shooting in Haiti. He went there to document what was going on after the earthquake, and has had an on-going project about Haiti. The words and images that Robert shared is extremely emotional and powerful, and really shed light on the situation… Read more about “Waiting for Haiti” by Robert Larson
The 10 Most Important Things You Should Be Looking For When Buying a Classic Camera (Or How Not to Get Ripped Off)
Pictured above: Canon 7 Black w/50mm f1.2 screw mount. Shot by Bellamy Hunt Eric’s Note: For this blog post I am excited to present this article written by Bellamy Hunt (aka Japancamerahunter). Not only is he a skilled street photographer, but he is a professional camera hunter. If you are looking for a vintage… Read more about The 10 Most Important Things You Should Be Looking For When Buying a Classic Camera (Or How Not to Get Ripped Off)
Don’t forget to pre-order the new re-print of “The Decisive Moment” by Henri Cartier-Bresson! I have been doing quite a bit of research into Henri Cartier-Bresson, the godfather of street photography. Although my current approach in street photography is more like Bruce Gilden and less of Henri Cartier-Bresson, HCB influenced much of my earlier work… Read more about 10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography
Upcoming Street Photography Workshops in Los Angeles (8/27-8/28) and San Francisco (9/10-9/11) with Eric Kim
My incredibly beautiful and talented girlfriend (and manager) Cindy Nguyen put together this great footage of all the “behind-the-scenes” footage of my previous workshops in the UK, Switzerland, and Los Angeles. Props to her for putting together such a well-made video with cool music to accompany it as well! As a reminder, here is my… Read more about Upcoming Street Photography Workshops in Los Angeles (8/27-8/28) and San Francisco (9/10-9/11) with Eric Kim
Recently the Leica Blog just published an interview that I did with David Kim, a Korean-American street photographer currently living in Korea. He shoots film on a Leica M6, and many of his images capture Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “Decisive Moment” aesthetic. It was a fantastic interview, with many insightful thoughts from David himself about how he… Read more about Interview with David Kim about the “Society of the Individual” on the Leica Blog
Umberto Verdoliva To talk about street photography you first need to explain what it is. I will start off by saying that there is more than one way to shoot street photography. It also depends on the the history and context in which you live. European and international street photography has a history and a… Read more about The Street is a Stage: Street Photography from Treviso, Italy by Umberto Verdoliva
I am excited to announce my first international street photography contest. Adam Elmakais is generously sponsoring the contest and is going to give away some sweet Lens Bracelets to the winners! The theme of this contest is going to be “The Decisive Moment” as a tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson, the definitive master of street photography.… Read more about “The Decisive Moment” Street Photography Contest: August 18-September 14th
Ibarionex Perello, from his “Shadows” essay For my Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Los Angeles, I assigned all my students to go out on the 2nd day and shoot a consecutive street photography essay. They chose themes such as shadows, hands, tattoos, shadows, and even tourists. If you would like more information about my… Read more about 6 Inspirational Street Photography Essays from my Los Angeles Workshop Participants
A while back Thomas Leuthard (85mm) put up a blog post on 500px titled “The Best Excuses On the Street.” He came up with a hilarious list of mostly bad (some good) excuses to use when people ask what you are doing. I was inspired by the list and thought I’d take a stab at… Read more about The Worst Street Photography Excuses
Charalampos Kydonakis (or known online as Dirty Harrry) is a street photographer who was born in Heraklion of Crete and raised in Rethymnon. Dirty Harry is indoubtly one of the greatest contemporary street photographers out there. Not only does he consistently create solid work, but he also creates innovative images getting close and at times… Read more about Capturing Human Theater With a Flash: An Interview with Charalampos Kydonakis (Dirty Harrry)
Recently my colleague and fellow streettog Kevin WY Lee put together a 15-minute documentary for Japanese street photographer Junku Nishimura. The film shows Junku shooting the streets of Singapore with his Leica, and you can even see fun clips of him pop-locking (he is also a DJ and breakdancer). It is quite insightful and well… Read more about Junku Nishimura: Japanese Street Photographer Shooting the Streets of Singapore
Roger Boon This week’s street photography assignment of the week was “Hands“. Thanks to everybody who sent in their submissions to my Facebook fan page. Stay tuned for next week’s assignment, and keep on reading to check out the rest of the inspirational images!
Beirut Street Photography is happy to announce the exciting Street Photography workshop we’re planning with London-based Street Photographer David Gibson from the international In-Public street photography collective.
The other day I was hanging out with Derriel Almario and we stumbled upon an old Borders bookstore that closed down and was converted into a $1 bookstore. When I saw it, I suddenly got giddy at the possibility that there may be some hidden photography book gems that we could find. Low and behold… Read more about Alfred Eisenstaedt on Getting Close in Street Photography
Article by Chun Tong Chung. Google Chun: I was introduced to analog photography by some friends when I studied abroad for a year in Taiwan. I loved the analog medium immediately and shot as much as I could. Shooting film is still my passion but because it wasn’t really economical, I decided to shoot with… Read more about iPhone Street Photography in Amsterdam by Chun Tong Chung
For this interview I am pleased to present Blake Andrews, one of the most talented street photographers out there and a member of In-Public. Not only is Blake an incredibly talented street photographer, but he is also a prolific blogger as well. In this interview I decided to switch things up a bit. First of… Read more about Exclusive Interview with Blake Andrews from In-Public
Finding your own style in street photography is one of the most difficult things to discover. Everyone is influenced by the great street photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand, but to differentiate yourself from them can be a life-time journey. Personally I have been having difficulty finding my own style, with my earlier… Read more about Why You Should Stay on the F*cking Bus
Although I wasn’t able to attend the London Street Photography Festival 2011, I heard it was a huge success. Hopefully I will be able to attend next year, and so will you! If you live in the UK or somewhere closeby, check out their fundraising auction and help support this great cause! All the info… Read more about Support the Art of Street Photography: Donate to the London Street Photography Festival for 2012
Phil McAllister This week’s street photography assignment was “Humor” and many of you submitted great submissions to my Facebook fan page. Thanks to everybody who took the time to post, and here are 20 of the best images that stood out to me. Keep reading to check out the rest of the images!
Yesterday I put up a video of me shooting flash street photography in Hollywood as a tool to help people understand how I get close to people and shoot them with a flash. My original intention of the video was to help others build their courage, rather than offend people. In the video above I… Read more about Response to My Hollywood and Flash Street Photography Video
During my Los Angeles Street Photography Workshop, Rinzi Ruiz followed me around and recorded me shooting street photography with my Canon 5D, 24mm f/2.8, YN 560 Flash, and CSLR C-loop and Glidestrap. I enjoyed the experience and this time aimed my flash aiming upwards from a low angle (while crouching down). As you can see… Read more about Shooting Street Photography With a Flash in Hollywood
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Shot by Rinzi Ruiz. Phenomenal light! For the first day of my introductory street photography workshop, I was very impressed to see all the great photos everyone took! We were able to edit/post-process each of the photos with one another using Lightroom 3 and Silver Efex Pro, and the results look great. Read more to… Read more about Student Photos: LA Workshop 2011
Day 2 of the LA Street Photography workshop was a huge success and I am so sad it is already over! We spent a good time during the day editing our images and post-processing them with Lightroom 3 and Silver Efex Pro, and everyone got some great images! I am still in the process of… Read more about LA Street Photography Workshop: Day 2 (Friendship, photography, and community)