One-Minute Masterclass Advice from Steve McCurry: Shoot from a High Vantage Point

The folks from Phaidon are continuing their “One-Minute Masterclass” series with Steve McCurry. This new episode features his secret in getting interesting photos from unique vantage points (like a high vantage point). He describes how surprised he was in terms of how accommodating people can be in letting you enter their house or patio to… Read more about One-Minute Masterclass Advice from Steve McCurry: Shoot from a High Vantage Point

Interview with Alex JD Smith for YOU ARE HERE Street Photography Exhibition

The YOU ARE HERE street photography exhibition is an experiment in which 30+ street photographers from LA were given 10 days to shoot in one square block in the Downtown LA Fashion District. The opening night featured 3 of the best shots of each street photographer, and Jordan Dunn won the best-of-show award and a Leica VLUX-30 camera, which was… Read more about Interview with Alex JD Smith for YOU ARE HERE Street Photography Exhibition

Help Fundraise for “Everybody Street” a Street Photography Documentary by Cheryl Dunn

Cheryl Dunn, a filmmaker and photographer in New York City, recently put together a 16-minute short film on street photography. She is now thinking about expanding that documentary into a feature-length film. The film will include street photographers: Bruce Davidson Joel Meyerowitz Mary Ellen Mark Max Kozloff Ricky Powell Martha Cooper Jamal Shabazz Bruce Gilden… Read more about Help Fundraise for “Everybody Street” a Street Photography Documentary by Cheryl Dunn

Street Reverb x Xperia Studio “Reality Remade” Street Photography Competition

The cool folks over at Street Reverb Magazine are teaming up with Xperia Studio in a joint “Reality Remade” street photography competition. There are lots of great prizes including a £2200 grand prize, including free Xperia phones. In order to enter, you will need to put together a project proposal interpreting the theme “Reality Remade”… Read more about Street Reverb x Xperia Studio “Reality Remade” Street Photography Competition

Experience the Workshop of a Lifetime: Street Photography 101 Workshop in Tokyo with Eric Kim, Charlie Kirk, Bellamy Hunt, and Alfie Goodrich

Have you ever wanted to shoot street photography in the colorful streets of Tokyo? Imagine the tall skyscrapers, the dazzling lights, as well as the intense activity of people on the streets. For those of who have never visited, it is quite unlike any place you have ever been to—and one of the best places… Read more about Experience the Workshop of a Lifetime: Street Photography 101 Workshop in Tokyo with Eric Kim, Charlie Kirk, Bellamy Hunt, and Alfie Goodrich

Downtown Los Angeles Introduction to Street Photography Workshop Day 2 Recap

After a fun-packed two days in Downtown LA, I am pretty pooped. However I had such a wonderful time teaching the workshop and helping my fellow street photographers build more courage when shooting in the streets and also helping them capture more compelling images. On the second day, we focused on editing and post-processing our… Read more about Downtown Los Angeles Introduction to Street Photography Workshop Day 2 Recap

Downtown Los Angeles Introduction to Street Photography Workshop Day 1 Recap

(Some of the LA street photography workshop participants catching some dinner in Downtown LA after the Day 1 of the Workshop!) Today I had a blast teaching the first day of my Downtown Los Angeles Introduction to Street Photography Workshop at the Think Tank Gallery. Considering that the photographs from the YOU ARE HERE street… Read more about Downtown Los Angeles Introduction to Street Photography Workshop Day 1 Recap

YOU ARE HERE Street Photography Exhibition Opening TONIGHT in Downtown LA at 7:00PM

I am pleased to announce the opening of the YOU ARE HERE Street Photography Exhibition tonight at the Think Tank Gallery in Downtown LA sponsored by Leica. The concept was that 30 photographers weregiven 10 days to shoot one square block in the Fashion district in Downtown LA. Despite the restriction, all the photographers were… Read more about YOU ARE HERE Street Photography Exhibition Opening TONIGHT in Downtown LA at 7:00PM

Photojournalism Behind the Scenes: Staged Conflict Photography

Italian photographer Ruben Salvadori recently put together a documentary recording the behind-the-scenes of conflict photography. Although not all conflict journalism is like this, it is still a very eye-opening documentary about the pressures that many conflict photographers face, and the influence they have on the people they photograph. Your thoughts? Share them below and please… Read more about Photojournalism Behind the Scenes: Staged Conflict Photography

Interview with Adam Marelli about His Journey to the Remote Island of Tanna

 (Photo above copyrighted by Adam Marelli) Adam Marelli is an artist, photographer, and builder based in New York City who travels the world with his trusty Leicas and captures breathtaking images of people and places that he visits. His travels include India, Central American, Europe, and Egypt and recently to the remote island of Tanna, where he documented the… Read more about Interview with Adam Marelli about His Journey to the Remote Island of Tanna

Studying the Masters: A Recap of my Intermediate Street Photography Workshop in San Diego

(With the gang at the San Diego Street Photography Workshop) The past Intermediate Street Photography Workshop in Downtown San Diego was a blast. We studied the work of the master street photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Helen Levitt, Vivian Maier, Bruce Gilden, Elliott Erwitt and many others. Not only that, but the atmosphere… Read more about Studying the Masters: A Recap of my Intermediate Street Photography Workshop in San Diego

The 8 Best “Smile” Street Photographs From My Weekly Assignment

(Above image by Valery Titievsky) The street photography assignment for this week was “Smile”. Thanks for everyone who submitted their best images! I chose the 8 images I liked the most. Stay tuned for the next week’s assignment, and make sure to stay updated via my Facebook fan page!

The 65+ Best Street Photographs from my Intro to Street Photography Workshop in Chicago with Jason Martini

(Image above by Jayme Sudeth) Chicago is definitely one of my new favorite places to shoot street photography. Not only is downtown Chicago ripe for street photography, but Chicago has some of the friendliest and down-to-earth people out there. I had the time of my life teaching my street photography workshop with Jason Martini, and you… Read more about The 65+ Best Street Photographs from my Intro to Street Photography Workshop in Chicago with Jason Martini

Street Photography without People: Capturing Humanity through Objects and Scenes by Simon Johnson

(Above image by Simon Johnson) People ask me all the time whether street photography needs to include people or not. I don’t believe it has to, as you can study the work of Lee Friedlander who did a fantastic series on letters and signs in America, as well of the work of Blake Andrews who… Read more about Street Photography without People: Capturing Humanity through Objects and Scenes by Simon Johnson

The 3 Best Submissions for my “Wide-Angle” Weekly Street Photography Assignment

Eric Metzler Thanks to everybody who submitted to last week’s street photography assignment which was: “Wide-Angle“. Many of you submitted great entries, and I have chosen the best 3 here to display! Aaron Offord  Gary Tyson  The theme this week will be “Smile“. Please take a new photo this week and upload it to my Facebook fan page by Thursday… Read more about The 3 Best Submissions for my “Wide-Angle” Weekly Street Photography Assignment

How to Interact With Your Subjects when Shooting Street Photography

Alfred Eisenstaedt once said, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter“. Upon reading this quote, it made me start thinking differently how I approach my street photography. When I started off, I would avoid eye contact at all costs, often shooting from the hip or being a little more sneaky. However nowadays, I actually prefer making… Read more about How to Interact With Your Subjects when Shooting Street Photography