Hey streettogs- I just wanted to keep you updated with all of my upcoming street photography workshops. See the list below if I am coming to a city below you! :) March 3/3-3/4: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Introductory – Info – to register email firstname.lastname@example.org 3/10-3/11: London, UK – Introductory – Info – Register now (to reserve your spot) – with Charlie Kirk April… Read more about Upcoming Street Photography Workshops in Kuala Lumpur (3/3-3/4), London (3/10-3/11), Melbourne (4/14-4/15), Sydney (4/21-4/22), and Stockholm (5/21-6/2)!
Street Photography GoPro POV Video in Downtown Nashville with a Leica M4 and Portra 400 by Patrick Casey
I stumbled upon a street photography POV video with a GoPro by Patrick Casey in Downtown Nashville. You can see that even though the streets aren’t very crowded, there are still lots of photo opportunities to be seen! He gets some solid shots in the video- and also shares them for everyone to see how… Read more about Street Photography GoPro POV Video in Downtown Nashville with a Leica M4 and Portra 400 by Patrick Casey
It now has been around 5 years that I have been shooting street photography- and I have learned an incredible amount through trial and failure. I made this recent list of things I have learned while shooting street photography– and some of my personal opinions. Remember, take everything in this list with a grain of… Read more about 102 Things I Have Learned About Street Photography
I had the huge pleasure of meeting up with Kaiman Wong from Digital Rev TV a few days ago- and filming this video! It was great to finally meet Kai in person (he’s really that hilarious!) as well as the video genius Lok and the lovely Alamby who helped coordinate everything. I was shooting with my… Read more about AnalogRev in Hong Kong with Kaiman Wong!
Foreword by Ollie Gapper: CritiqueMe is still alive and well, I just haven’t had time to produce a good, in-depth critique this week, it will be returning soon! Its been thrown at you pretty relentlessly over the past few months: the notion of shooting film and its merits over digital, but what should you know… Read more about 5 Useful Tips to Know When Shooting Film By Ollie Gapper
Things have been a bit hectic in Hong Kong and prepping for my workshop this weekend, but wanted to take a chance to feature the best street photographs posted to my Facebook fan page the last two weeks. On an unrelated note, I actually had the chance to meet Kaiman Wong and the rest of the… Read more about Feb Volume 2: 9 Inspirational Street Photographs From the Community
Eric’s Note: Streettogs Gallery is an on-going feature and intiative by Manila-based street photographer A.G. De Mesa. Check out more info here. A.G.: I always defined street photography as “Photographing people in a public place with or without permission”. That is how I go about shooting but when I encountered the work of William Eggleston, my definition shattered.… Read more about Streettogs Gallery Feature: “Lost Faces” by Mikhail Palinchak Jr.
For those who are looking for a stylish, sleek, and functional messenger bag for street photography – check out the new ONA Union Street Bag. ONA sent me a bag to review, and after thorough testing (took it all over India) here is my review/overall impressions of this bag. Keep reading more if you are… Read more about Bag Review: The Stylish ONA Union Street Camera Bag for Street Photography
Behind the Scenes: Street Photography Exhibition at the Downtown LA Art Walk at the Hatakeyama Gallery
Recently at the Downtown LA Art Walk, some of my fellow LA Streettogs and myself showed our work at the Hatakeyama Gallery. Lots of awesome people came out and supported and checked out some of the work by our group. In the video I use my GoPro video camera to take you behind-the-scenes of the… Read more about Behind the Scenes: Street Photography Exhibition at the Downtown LA Art Walk at the Hatakeyama Gallery
The “What Photographers Actually Do” meme has been spreading like wildfire as of late. Danny Santos just put together a one for street photographers which is pretty hilarious (and true to a certain extent). What would you add/change in the image above? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
I am pleased to share that my recent street photography workshop in Downtown LA was awesome! Not only were all the participants in the workshop willing to push themselves and find more meaning in their photography, but the group interaction and support was phenomenal. Huge thanks to Todd Hatakeyama from the Hatakeyama Gallery! Also huge… Read more about Downtown LA Intermediate Street Photography Workshop Snapshots
Update 2-27-12: Congratulations to John Barduhn for winning the giveaway! His tip was: “Always say “Thank You“. Stay tuned for our next giveaway soon ;) thinkTANK Photo has generously provided a Retrospective 20 Shoulder Messanger Bag ($167.75 value) for a give-away on the blog! You can have the chance to either win a version in Pinestone or… Read more about FREE Giveaway! Win a thinkTANK Retrospective 20 Camera Bag!
Eric’s Note: This feature is by Trevor Marczylo, a Winnipeg-based street photographer who has made the move to Korea! If anyone in Korea wants to meet up with him- drop him a line! Follow his blog as well. Trevor: I ‘ve gotten a ton of emails over the last few weeks regards to how I get that… Read more about How To File Out Your Own Negative Holder
I am excited that issue #2 of Radiate Magazine is out. Radiate is a street photography magazine edited by Stu Egan, and features work, interviews, and features from up-and-coming street photographers from all around the globe. Included in this issue are David Solomons brilliant and often unseen early BW, Steve Richmond‘s incredible Kimology series and Charlie… Read more about Radiate Magazine Issue #2 is Now Available!
Eric’s Note: If you are wondering what all those crazy things coming out of Ollie’s head are, check out his last blog post. Ollie Gapper: I was recently lucky enough to pick up a Canonet QL17 rangefinder off of eBay for a steal at £30 with postage, a camera I had been after for quite… Read more about The QL17 Love Affair and My Newly Adressed Obsession With Gear
(From Song Tan and Seoul, South Korea © Jack Hubbell 1981-1983) – Flickr Eric’s Note: Today I am glad to feature the work of Jack Hubbell (Cyclops-Optic) on the blog today. Charlie Kirk turned me onto his work, citing the unique way he saw the world. Jack: To have something in common with Eric Kim. What? Perhaps… Read more about The Ink Soaked Street Photographs of Jack Hubbell (aka Cyclops-Optic)
Long before director Stanley Kubrick directed influetial films such as Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining — he took incredible street photographs in New York City since he was 17. He worked until the 1950’s for Look Magazine before he decided to pursue filmmaking. Keep reading to check… Read more about Breathtaking Street Photography of New York City by Stanley Kubrick in the 1940’s
My good colleague and fellow street shooter Thomas Leuthard currently has a street photography contest running titled: “Street Self Portrait” running on Flickr. Some of the rules are below: These are some of the prizes for the contest as well! 1st prize – 3 years of Flickr Pro 2nd prize – 2 years of Flickr… Read more about Enter Thomas Leuthard’s “Street Self-Portrait” Photography Contest!
I am excited to announce that my good friend and Mexico City-based streettog Alex Coghe has recently published a free e-book on street photography. He goes over practical tips & techniques, philosophy, and general thoughts about street photography. It has a great wealth of information and inspiration – so make sure to check it out! You… Read more about Announcing Alex Coghe’s FREE E-book on Street Photography
Eric’s Note: I am excited to present these images by photographer Gil Cohen Magen for his upcoming book: “Hassidic Courts“. The images are a great insiders look to the lives of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel, and shot with a great street photography aesthetic. Check them out and let us know what you think! The award winning Israeli photographer Gil… Read more about An Inside Look Into the Life of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel by Gil Cohen Magen
I have recently been working on a project in Beverly Hills that explores the following themes: wealth, disparity, happiness, image, and gloom. In my last POV video in Downtown LA many of you asked me to edit in the shots, and I did! Note that not every shot is fantastic- but wanted to include the… Read more about Beverly Hills Street Photography POV Video with Leica M6 and GoPro
Below is the text pulled from my Yelp review of Steve’s Camera Service to fix my broken Leica M6. — So here is the story: About 3 months ago, I inherited a Leica M6 from a good friend of mine. I had only shot digital (with a Leica M9) and shooting film was a huge blast.… Read more about Review: Steve’s Camera Service in Los Angeles (getting my Leica M6 repaired)
Los Angeles Street Photography Workshop by Bellamy Hunt (Japancamerahunter) and Rinzi Ruiz 3/10-3/11
I am excited to announce that Bellamy Hunt (Japancamerahunter) and my protege Rinzi Ruiz will be teaching a street photography in Los Angeles March 10th-11th. The workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for beginners and intermediate photographers to learn more about the beautiful craft of street photography- including how to take photographs of strangers, composition,… Read more about Los Angeles Street Photography Workshop by Bellamy Hunt (Japancamerahunter) and Rinzi Ruiz 3/10-3/11
(Above photo by Robert Larson) I know it has been a while since I featured street photography from the community – but here is the last batch of great shots I have noticed on Facebook! If you would like to get one of your shots featured in the future, make sure to upload them to… Read more about Feb Volume 1: The 13 Best Street Photographs From the Community
“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept” – Henri Cartier Bresson In the modern age of photography, everyone seems to have an unhealthy obsession with how sharp lenses are, how much bokeh they produce, and how “3d” they can make their images appear. Ignore these statements. Anyone who talks at excessive length about any of these topics are… Read more about Why Sharpness is a Bourgeoise Concept in Street Photography
Eric’s Note: Streettogs Gallery is an on-going feature and intiative by Manila-based street photographer A.G. De Mesa. Check out more info here. A.G.: Street Photography is rarely about someone we know very well. The subjects are usually those who are unknown to us and more often than not, we will never encounter again. The only… Read more about Streettogs Gallery Feature: “The Extras” by George L. Smyth
Already missing the warm weather and awesome chicken rice in Singapore! Huge thanks to Adam Rahim for letting me stay at his place (and being my manager), Leonard Goh, Gracia Yap, and Sunil Kaul from Leica for hosting my workshop – as well as Invisible Photographer Asia for letting us use their gallery space. Let… Read more about Snapshots from my Singapore Street Photography Workshop and “Proximity” Exhibition
Going to Korea was a trip to be remembered for me. Not only did I have the chance to teach my first street photography workshop (in my mother country) but also taught it in both English and Korean! Huge thanks goes to Josh White, Dani Kim, Jasmine Aum, Olivia Lee, Jinhwan Roh, Summer and the… Read more about Snapshots from my Korea Street Photography Workshop and “The City of Angels” Exhibition
I recently read a critique on Severin Koller’s blog regarding the ethics of street photography and shooting street photography close, with a wide-angle, and a flash (similar to Bruce Gilden). He brings up issues that I think that all street photographers should consider when they think about why they shoot street photography and whether there… Read more about What’s Important in Street Photography: Style, Technique, Or Something Else?
“Conquering Your Fear of Shooting on the Streets” Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Kuala Lumpur (3/3-3/4)
INTERESTED IN STREET PHOTOGRAPHY BUT SCARED OR DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN? Have you ever walked on the streets and saw a moment that you wanted to capture, but you were too scared to take the photograph? Do you want to learn the best settings to use on your camera to capture the decisive moment… Read more about “Conquering Your Fear of Shooting on the Streets” Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Kuala Lumpur (3/3-3/4)
What About Henri Cartier-Bresson? The Lightness Of Life. An Interview with Street Photographer Knut Skjærven
At The Beach (1) Shot in Normandy, France in 2006. What goes through Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work is a certain lightness of life. It has to do with the subjects he picks, the way he handles them, and also with the print expression that he seems to insists on. Decisive moments and precise compositions, sure, but the lightness of… Read more about What About Henri Cartier-Bresson? The Lightness Of Life. An Interview with Street Photographer Knut Skjærven
I am very excited to be part of the Street Photography Now Community’s Instruction #10. Check out the link below to participate! http://www.flickr.com/groups/spnc-year2-instruction10/ More info about SPNP: This is the tenth Instruction for the Year 2 of the Street Photography Now Project, written to inspire fresh ways of looking at and documenting the world we… Read more about SPNC – Year 2 – Instruction # 10: “Illuminate people. Use flash or other light sources.”
Ollie: Let me start this with an apology. I haven’t had time this week to produce a nice in-depth interview or to find something or someone to write massively about, (the reason is stated below) so as much as I dislike talking and promoting my own work, this week I haven’t really got a choice.… Read more about Ollie Gapper: Making the Best of a Rough Situation and Your Opinions on the CritiqueMe Series
Eric’s Note: This guest blog post is by Alex Coghe, a passionate street photographer from Mexico City. I had the great pleasure of meeting Alex in Los Angeles for the ThinkTank Gallery “YOU ARE HERE” street photography event sponsored by Leica. See this post why he loves street photography, and see how it echoes with… Read more about “Why I Love Street Photography” by Alex Coghe
Eric’s Note: I am pleased to announce the great concept of the “Streettogs Gallery” — a concept by A.g. De Mesa, a passionate street photographer from Manila in the Philippines. Hopefully his idea can help bring more great photo series, documentary series, and photo essays! So what is this about? A.g.: Stemming from Eric’s piece on… Read more about Introducing the Streettogs Gallery – Open for Submissions!
Just out shooting the streets of the fashion district in Downtown LA with my film Leica M6 and recorded with a GoPro HD Hero 960 mounted on top of my hotshoe. LA Streettogs (featured in the video) Joel Sheiner: http://www.flickr.com/photos/65951850@N08/ Dana Barsuhn: http://www.danabarsuhn.com/ Rinzi Ruiz: http://www.rinziruizphotography.com/