(Above Image Copyrighted by Musee Albert Kahn) Albert Khan was a french banker and one of the richest men in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. He set out on an ambitious project to document the people of the world, for the people of the world. He ended up with a collection of roughly 72,000 color autochromes… Read more about The Unknown Innovator Of Colour Photography?
The Most Touching Story I Heard in a Long Time: Mattias Leppaniemi Taking a Photograph of a 88-year Old Swedish Woman
I was shooting with my good friend Mattias Leppaniemi, and he is currently working on a project on the elderly in Stockholm. He took a nice photo of this 88-year old Swedish lady, and had a really sweet story to tell. She told him that him taking a photo of her really made her day… Read more about The Most Touching Story I Heard in a Long Time: Mattias Leppaniemi Taking a Photograph of a 88-year Old Swedish Woman
Eric’s Note: I met street photographer Justin Wilkes when I was in Sydney – and had followed him on Twitter for a while. I had a closer look at some of his work, and was quite impressed by the diversity of his work and the pure energy and rawness of them. Check out some of his… Read more about The Organized Chaos of Life: Street photography by Justin Wilkes in Sydney
(Above image by Charlie Atkinson) Eric’s Note: I am excited to announce that moving forward, every Tuesday will be “Charlie Atkinson Tuesdays”. Charlie will help the community by write inspirational articles every Tuesday. Please give him a round of applause as this is his first post! Charlie: On Eric’s last night staying with me in… Read more about 3 Quick And Easy Tips To Keep You Motivated Shooting Street Photography
(Copyright: Alex Webb / Magnum Photos) So for this week, the assignment is “Silhouettes”. This was chosen by the winner of last weeks challenge Steven Xue. Upload your best 1 silhouettes shot captured between now and this Friday to Eric’s Facebook fan page.
(Copyright: David Hurn/Magnum Photos/Magnum Photos) I recently finished reading a book “On Being A Photographer” which is an amazing instructional book for aspiring photographers. The book was written by Bill Jay, in collaboration with Magnum photographer David Hurn. The book covers many different things, such as how to select a subject, how to work on… Read more about 10 Things Magnum Photographer David Hurn Can Teach You About Street Photography
Hi guys, I hope everyone is having a good weekend, after talking to Eric we decided that the photo above by Steven Xue has won the first week, huge congratulations to him! We both really liked the runners up images bellow as well! I think these are really good examples of cliches as there often captured and uploaded… Read more about Street Photography Weekly Assignment #1: Cliches Winners
Just got a mint (used) Leica MP from Bellamy in the mail and have been using it the last 3 weeks. I was using my Leica M6 for the last several months, but the M6 I had gave me some funky issues (my shutter would get stuck at around 22 shots – and it broke… Read more about Review of the Leica MP vs Leica M6: What’s the Difference?
“Arrivals and Departures”: A Journey Across The Trans-Siberian Railroad by Jacob Aue Sobol, Magnum Photographer
Jacob Aue Sobol, Magnum Photographer embarked on a journey from Moscow to Bejing using the new Leica M Monochrom camera with the new 50mm f2 summicron. The images he captured show really raw emotion, and makes the viewer think about the story behind the images. The Leica blog is currently having an on going series… Read more about “Arrivals and Departures”: A Journey Across The Trans-Siberian Railroad by Jacob Aue Sobol, Magnum Photographer
An introduction to using Hasselblad Medium Format Cameras by Jeroen Helmink, Dutch street photographer. Check out Jeroen’s work on his website or on Flickr! Also if you are interested in getting a Hasselblad, email Jeroen at email@example.com Got any questions about Hasselblads or shooting medium-format film? Leave a comment below!
We still have a few spots left for my Advanced Street Photography Workshop in Hong Kong, June 23-24th with Gary Tyson from F8 Photography. The course will be focused on finding your unique street photography voice and style, embark on a project for the weekend, and publish a book out of it by the end via… Read more about Advanced Street Photography Workshop in Hong Kong with Gary Tyson – Few Spots Left!
NYC-based street photographer Markus Hartel just put out a new trailer to his upcoming documentary. Make sure to watch the video above!
(Above image: 1st Place Winner in the Workshop by Stephane H. Click to see all the photos from the workshop) Had a very memorable time at the Amsterdam Introduction to Street Photography Workshop with Thomas Leuthard. We had a great group of participants who came from all around the place (Germany, Argentina, Italy, and more…)… Read more about The 24 Best Student Photos from Amsterdam Street Photography Workshop
Eric’s Note: I met Tiffany Jones when I was in London on the judging panel for the London Street Photography Competition. Not only is she a great judge and curator, but a great street photographer. Check out her project: “A Royal Picnic” below! Tiffany: A year has passed now since the Royal Wedding took place… Read more about “A Royal Picnic”: Documenting the Royal Wedding via Food Culture by Tiffany Jones in London
(Above Photo : Alfred Eisenstaedt) Eric’s Note: I am excited to announce that my good mate Charlie Atkinson will be helping out on the blog (remember the cheater on Digital Rev TV?). Anyways, he is now a reformed man and his heart is really into street photography! Considering that I’m always on the road and traveling… Read more about Street Photography Weekly Assignment #1: Cliches
Eric’s Note: This article is written by Misho Baranovic, Melbourne-based street photographer and one of the co-founding members of the Mobile Photo Group. Misho: It’s been over a year since I last posted my ten tips for shooting street photography with an iPhone. Over this time we have seen massive improvements in the quality of… Read more about 10 New Tips How to Master Shooting Street Photography With the iPhone
Made a fun video shooting street photography with the new iPad with my buddy Adam Rahim while in Sydney, Australia. The camera application I used in the video was ProCamera.
(Above image by Roger Boon) Recently on my Facebook Fan page, I the community the question: “How do you stay motivated after missing ‘The Decisive Moment’”?. I am sharing some of my favorite responses below! Deb Young How do you know it was a ‘decisive moment’ if you didn’t get it? It’s the journey, not the… Read more about 10 Tips How to Stay Motivated After Missing “The Decisive Moment”
Eric’s Note: I had the chance to interview Ying Tang, a street photographer photographer from Shanghai, China who currently works freelance in Cologne, Germany. She studied photography at both the New York Insitute of Photography and the School of Photography of C.C.S.F. and has her work featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, and… Read more about Shooting Street Photography In The East vs West: An Interview with Ying Tang From Shanghai/Cologne
Just had an amazing time at my Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Berlin! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out the best photographs taken from the workshop. Also below are some fun videos we made from the workshop! Make sure to check out my upcoming street photography workshops! Berlin Workshop Day… Read more about Behind-the-scenes of my Introduction to Street Photography Workshop in Berlin
Just uploaded the best street photographs from my Introduction to Street Photography Workshop participants in Berlin! See all of the photographs here on Facebook.
Eric’s Note: I am pleased to share the work of Luca Napoli, a street photographer based in Milan. In this post are some photographs from Luca’s projects: [Commuters], [Taranto Vecchia], [Living the Provinces], and [My Milan]. Keep reading to hear more about Luca’s projects, his history, and further insights! Luca: I was born in Taranto, South… Read more about Telling Stories from the “Everyday Milan” from Street Photographer Luca Napoli
(Pictured above: Leica M9-P Hermes Edition. Only $50,000) We are always told that money doesn’t make us happy. Although I like the saying, it isn’t entirely true. Scientific studies do show that money buys us happiness- but only to a certain extent. For example, if you literally make only $10 a month, of course you… Read more about 8 Ways How Money Can Buy You Happiness in Street Photography
I am currently in Berlin, and about to head out to Amsterdam tomorrow to teach a street photography workshop with Thomas Leuthard. A week afterwards, I will be teaching a 4-day street photography workshop for the Stockholm Photography Week with Fotografiska (the Swedish Photography Museum). I always try to travel light- and typically carry just… Read more about What’s In My Bag When I’m Traveling and Shooting Street Photography
Just made a quick video about my travels and the May 10th event in Berlin! Also make sure to check out the GoPro footage below of the event!
Magnum photographer Jacob Au Sobol recently took an epic trip across the Trans-Siberian Railway, shooting Moscow, Ulan Batar, and Beijing using the new Leica M-Monochrom camera. Read my impressions about the new camera here. Read Jacob’s personal story of the epic journey here on the Leica blog.
I recently had the chance to shoot with the new Leica M-Monochrom camera at the Leica May 10th event in Berlin, and was quite impressed. The High-ISO is amazing but the camera is quite expensive. Curious if the camera is worth the hype? Keep reading to find out more – and see the amazing b/w… Read more about My First Impression Review of the New Leica M-Monochrom Camera for Street Photography
Eric’s Note: For this post, I am honored to feature the words and photographs of Jack Hubbell and his experiences in South Korea as a G.I. I thank Jack very much for sharing these personal stories that tell much about himself and the experiences of those in Korea. From what I have heard, the aim… Read more about Orient Express: A Poem and Street Photography on South Korea by Jack Hubbell (1981-1983)
Capturing the Tension in the Streets of Athens: The Illuminating Street Photographs of Christos Kapatos
Eric’s Note: I am pleased to share the work of Christos Kapatos, street photographer from Athens who utilizes strong color and sometimes a flash in his street photography. Christos: I have been into photography since 2011. I had never been involved earlier and that came purely out of luck as I just bought a camera… Read more about Capturing the Tension in the Streets of Athens: The Illuminating Street Photographs of Christos Kapatos
(Above image: “Carlton” by Misho Baranovic) When I was in Melbourne, I met up with street photographer and co-founder of the Mobile Photo Group (MPG), Misho Baranovic. For those of you who may not know Misho or the MPG, they essentially shoot street and documentary photography with mobile devices and share their work online through… Read more about Why Instagram Is The Future of Street Photography
Had a chance to interview Rinzi Ruiz, a phenomenal black & white street photographer based in Los Angeles (and one of the alumni of my LA street photography workshop!). I chat with him about his inspirations in street photography, how he finds the light, and advice he has for aspiring street photographers. We also geek… Read more about Interview with Rinzi Ruiz, Los Angeles Street Photographer and Painter of Light
(Above image by Mike Keevers) The street photography assignment for this week on my Facebook fan page was “Hands“. I always stress the importance of capturing hands in street photography – because so much of our non-verbal communication comes from our hands. In this post are some of my favorites that were uploaded from the Facebook… Read more about 11 Expressive Examples of Hands in Street Photography
Donate to “Friends of Anton”: Raising Funds For the 3 Children of Anton Hammerl, Photojournalist Killed in Libya Last Year
On April 5th, 2011 South African photographer Anton Hammerl went missing after coming under fire from Gaddafi loyalists near the oil port of Brega in Libya. The three journalists with him, Clare Gillis, James Foley and Manu Brabo were captured and detained for 44 days. For 44 days Anton’s family was told repeatedly by the… Read more about Donate to “Friends of Anton”: Raising Funds For the 3 Children of Anton Hammerl, Photojournalist Killed in Libya Last Year
Had a quick chat with my buddy Dana Barsuhn, a fellow street photographer from Los Angeles and former attendee of my Intermediate Los Angeles Street Photography Workshop. For those of you geeks who are curious, he shoots B/W Tri-X film on his Leica M4, with a 35mm Zeiss Lens. Also featured in the video is… Read more about Interview With Dana Barsuhn, Film Los Angeles Street Photographer With Leica M4
This video was recorded a while back by the Filipino Street Photographers group. Thanks again to Rinzi Ruiz and Jeff Mercader for interviewing me and all the love for my Filipino brothers and sisters back in the Philippines! Watch the video large here. I will also be hosting a street photography workshop in Manila, Jan 11-13th… Read more about Video Interview with Filipino Street Photographers (FSP)
“I believe that, more than ever before, photography is about a community and a culture, rather than the camera.” – Oliver Lang I had the chance to interview Oliver Lang, one of the founding members of the Mobile Photo Group. Oliver shoots street photography in the sun-drenched streets of Sydney with his iPhone, using the Pro… Read more about Interview with Oliver Lang, Street Photographer & Co-founder of the Mobile Photo Group (MPG)