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
(Above photo by Daan Loeff) 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 my… Read more about The Best of March: 15 Inspirational Street Photographs From the Community
Eric’s Note: I am happy to feature the work of Stéphane Daniel, a street photographer based in Montreal. Check out his background in street photography and his images below! Stéphane: During my childhood in France I first learned photography from my father, who showed me how to make a right exposure on his Ricoh. To be… Read more about Featured Street Photographer: Stéphane Daniel from Montreal
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)
Note: Photos used with permission from Martin Parr As of late, Martin Parr is one of my idols in street photography. I love his never-ending passion for street/documentary photography (Alec Soth recently called him the “Jay-Z” of documentary photography)- and the thought-provoking images that his photos tell. For this article I will share 10 things… Read more about 10 Things Martin Parr Can Teach You About Street Photography
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
Some behind the scenes footage from my student exhibition at the UC Riverside Extension Course I taught this quarter (I showed some of my photos as well!) Many of the students had never shot street photography before, and I was very proud of the images they were able to create during the quarter! Thanks to… Read more about UC Riverside Extension Introduction To Street Photography Student Exhibition
*4-2-12 Update: We have randomly chose a winner, and it was Julien Rath! His winning comment was below. Stay tuned for the next free giveaway! :) — The good folks at Custom SLR (one of my site sponsors) has generously provided a Custom SLR Glidestrap + C-Loop ($64.95 value) for a give-away on the blog! You can have… Read more about FREE Giveaway! Win a Custom SLR Glidestrap + C-Loop!
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!
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
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
Thanks to Martin-Neep who found this hour-long interview with street photography master Henri Cartier-Bresson. If you have time later today, grab a nice cup of hot cocoa- kick back- and enjoy! Share some insights you find interesting by leaving a comment below!
For those of you who may not know, this quarter I taught my first online street photography course with UC Riverside Extension titled, “All the World’s a Stage: Introduction to Street Photography“. Many of the students who enrolled in the class had no experience with street photography before, yet have done incredibly well in the… Read more about UC Riverside Extension Street Photography Exhibition Friday, 3/23
Eric’s Note: I am very pleased to share the work of Fabrizio Q on the blog this week. I met Fabrizio while I was in London, and saw his “160 Yen” series – a project he worked on while living in Tokyo. It is a strong project full of the idiosyncrasies of Japanese life– all jammed inside… Read more about Street Photography Essay: “160 Yen” by Fabrizio Quagliuso
(“Nails” from my City of Angels series) Editing in street photography is one of the most important aspects to know. When I refer to “editing“, I am referring to the act of choosing your best images, rather than “post-processing”. However nowadays when most photographers refer to “editing” their work, you can almost determine with 99%… Read more about 15 Tips How to Choose Your Best Photos
In this Google+ Hangout video, Magnum Photographer Martin Parr talks to Aaron Schuman, photographer and curator about his own personal work, capturing the uniqueness of boring objects, how to take non-cliched photos, and his general insight about photography. You must check this video out, probably the best 18 minutes you will spend all day! :)… Read more about Insights from Street Photographer Martin Parr on Google+ Hangout
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.
Eric Kim interview in Hong Kong from F8 Photography Ltd. While I was teaching my street photography workshop with Gary Tyson from F8 Photography in Hong Kong, I had the huge pleasure of being interviewed as well. In this video I talk a bit of my reflections on the workshop, as well as general questions… Read more about Video Interview with Gary Tyson from F8 Photography in Hong Kong
Buy books, not gear. If you want a quality-education in street photography, I recommend either buying, borrowing, or browsing though some of the books below. Books that are bolded are some of my personal favorites. Magnum Contact Sheets Magnum: Degrees Magnum: Stories Mark Cohen: Grim Street Street Photography Now Bruce Davidson: Subway Bruce Davidson: East… Read more about 75+ Inspirational Street Photography Books You Gotta Own
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
My good friend Mijonju from Tokyo recently got his hands on the new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 in Tokyo and made this little mini-review on it. Hope you find it entertaining and helpful! Make sure to subscribe to him on YouTube and follow him on Twitter. More info: X mount to M mount adapter http://www.petapixel.com/2012/02/09/fujifilm-showing-off-leica-m-mount-adapte… All… Read more about Mini Review of the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 by Mijonju
Eric’s Note: For this feature, I am pleased to feature the work of Tomasz Lazar to the blog. Having seen tons of street photographs, I don’t see photographs that often move me. However looking at the work of Tomasz takes me to another world– one full of energy, excitement, and darkness. Quite possibly one of… Read more about Street Photography Essay: “Theater of Life” by Tomasz Lazar
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
Over the last few months, the amount of haters and online trolls I have attracted has increased exponentially. They are everywhere—on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Blogs, Online forums, and the worst—YouTube (I swear, half the things people say there…). To be quite honest, I used to take a lot of these hateful things to heart—and it… Read more about How To Deal With Haters On The Internet
Recently when I was in Kuala Lumpur, I had the great pleasure of meeting Robin Wong, a passionate local street photographer. He was also lucky enough to get a test-unit of the new Olympus OM-D EM-5 directly from Olympus, and tested it extensively the past few days. As mentioned in my last post, you don’t… Read more about Review of the Olympus OM-D EM-5 For Street Photography
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
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”
We are all gear-heads at heart. We love hearing about the newest and greatest camera out there, and we love seeing comparisons with different lenses, at different apertures, and the sharpness and “characteristics” of each lens. I think it is fine to think and discuss about gear in photography, but when discussed about in excess–… Read more about 10 Tips on How to Cure Yourself of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)
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
Eric’s Note: I am very pleased to feature the project, “Bell Pond” by Stephen DiRado, a photographer and a professor at the Photography Visual & Performing Arts Department at Clark University. His current project is called, “Summer Spent” — a photography film about shooting with his 8×10 camera on a clothing optional beach, conversations with subjects and a lot… Read more about Photo Essay: “Bell Pond” by Stephen DiRado
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.
Just had a chance to play around with the new Fujifilm X-Pro1 here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Looks like a very solid camera, with a few quirks (like every other camera out there). It might be a great option for those of you who have DSLR’s and want something more compact and discrete when shooting… Read more about Fujifilm X-Pro1 First Impression Hands-on Review
Hey streettogs- I am excited to share this GoPro Tour of the Leica Store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Some of my photographs are on display, in preparation for my workshop here this weekend. If you are in town, stop by and check out the store and the street photography books, and say hi to Shannel… Read more about Tour of the Leica Store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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