Put Yourself Into the Picture: How You Can Help Grow the Hatakeyama Gallery Center for the Photographic Arts

Hey streettogs, I am excited to announce that my good friend Todd Hatakeyama (the owner of the Hatakeyama Gallery) is undergoing a plan of creating a dedicated classroom, to continue to nurture the local arts scene in Los Angeles! The Hatakeyama Gallery was used to featured numerous photography workshops, exhibitions, and is on the Downtown… Read more about Put Yourself Into the Picture: How You Can Help Grow the Hatakeyama Gallery Center for the Photographic Arts

EKSP Presents “Develop Your Unique Street Photography Project” Workshop with Charlie Kirk & Fabrizio Q. in London (4/21-4/22)

INTERESTED IN DEVELOPING AND EXECUTING YOUR UNIQUE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT? I’m really excited to announce the first of the EKSP Workshops taught exclusively by my close friend and colleague Charlie Kirk (two cute dogs) with special guest speaker Fabrizio Quagliuso (fabuchan).  Charlie has taught at two of my previous workshops and has received considerable praise… Read more about EKSP Presents “Develop Your Unique Street Photography Project” Workshop with Charlie Kirk & Fabrizio Q. in London (4/21-4/22)

Beer, Gear Porn, and Street Photography with Bellamy Hunt, Eddy Boom, and Darren Wong

Having fun with the boys in Koreatown in Los Angeles. Showing Bellamy Hunt (Japan Camera Hunter) a great time during his last night here! People featured in the video Bellamy Hunt http://twitter.com/jpncamerahunter Eddy Boom http://twitter.com/lazyedt Darren Wong http://twitter.com/sticboy Cameras mentioned in the video Ricoh GR1v Ricoh GR21 Leica M9-P Leica M6

Travel Update: My Adventures and Street Photography Workshops in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and London!

After a month-long trip in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and London – finally had some time to sit down and think about my travels, my friends, family, and what I want out of life. Traveling has been tough on me mentally, physically, and emotionally – but it has been through the support of the community… Read more about Travel Update: My Adventures and Street Photography Workshops in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and London!

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review + 18mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4 & 60mm f/2.4 Macro by Kai Wong from DigitalRev TV

A nice and fun review of the new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 from Kai Wong from DigitalRev TV. Check it out and subscribe to their awesome show today – or else Kai will hunt you down ;) Lenses reviewed: Fujifilm 18mm f/2 (~28mm full-frame equivalent) Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 (~50mm full-frame equivalent) Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 Macro (~100mm full-frame equivalent) Still… Read more about Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review + 18mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4 & 60mm f/2.4 Macro by Kai Wong from DigitalRev TV

Behind the Scenes: Street Photography Workshop in Kuala Lumpur with Leica Store Malaysia

I recently taught a street photography workshop in Kuala Lumpur at the Leica Store Malaysia and had a phenomenal time. Huge shout-outs to Shannel and rest of the Leica Store Malaysia crew for making it such a successful workshop! The above video include some snippets shot with my GoPro HD camera in the streets of… Read more about Behind the Scenes: Street Photography Workshop in Kuala Lumpur with Leica Store Malaysia

Henri Cartier-Bresson Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare 1932 vs Google Maps 2008

Darkon Coan, one of the readers of the blog, recently shared me an image of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s famous “Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare” shot in 1932 compared to what it looks like now in Google Maps shot in 2008. Fascinating to see how little has changed in that period of time! See it large here.  

Streettogs Gallery Feature: “Surreally” by Nico Chiapperini

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. AG: Photography is nothing without seeing. The light, colors, shadows, contrasts, patterns. Human life in general. And it is in seeing that a good photographer will be able to replicate what was seen in a photograph.… Read more about Streettogs Gallery Feature: “Surreally” by Nico Chiapperini

Behind-the-scenes Video of My London Street Photography Workshop with Charlie Kirk

I just finished my street photography workshop in London with Charlie Kirk (two cute dogs) and thought I’d make a quick GoPro video on the behind-the-scenes action! The footage shows us shooting in Brick Lane in London, with the students shooting on the streets (with a little bit of encouragement from myself and Charlie!). Below… Read more about Behind-the-scenes Video of My London Street Photography Workshop with Charlie Kirk

CritiqueMe: “Beautiful Silence” by Irwin Lewis and The Importance of Editing

Eric’s Note: CritiqueMe is an on-going street photography critique series by Ollie Gapper, a photography student and street photographer based in the UK.  Ollie Gapper: So this week I thought I’d try and do something different with the CritiqueMe series, where, instead of trying to offer a full critique to a photographers work, I wanted to shape… Read more about CritiqueMe: “Beautiful Silence” by Irwin Lewis and The Importance of Editing

Interview with Mark Carey from Indian Street Photography Collective “That’s Life”

Mark Carey, 48, is a London based, self taught documentary photographer. Trained as a carpenter, Mark made a dramatic career change in 2009 to become a full time reportage wedding photographer. During the spring and summer he shoots weddings in a photojournalistic style and during the winter heads off to India and South East Asia… Read more about Interview with Mark Carey from Indian Street Photography Collective “That’s Life”

The “Best Settings” and How to Use The Leica M9 for Street Photography

After traveling and having done many workshops on street photography, I have met many Leica M9/rangefinder users who have had difficulty configuring their camera for shooting on the streets. There are lots of misconceptions out there, which make things confusing for people. Therefore here is some advice I have for Leica m9 users (or Fuji… Read more about The “Best Settings” and How to Use The Leica M9 for Street Photography

Hong Kong Street Photography Workshop Snapshots with Gary Tyson

Here are some snapshots from my recent street photography workshop in Hong Kong with Gary Tyson from F8 Photography. See all the behind-the-scenes fun and goodness below! Also check out all of my upcoming workshops in London, Melbourne, Sydney, and Sweden by clicking here.

Streettogs Gallery Feature: “The Old of Hong Kong” by Gary Tyson

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.: Gary Tyson is a great commercial photographer and has been in different locations around the globe. He is also the co-insturctor in Eric’s previously concluded street photography workshop in Hong Kong so I was really… Read more about Streettogs Gallery Feature: “The Old of Hong Kong” by Gary Tyson