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

3 Quick And Easy Tips To Keep You Motivated Shooting Street Photography

(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

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #2: Silhouettes

(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.

10 Things Magnum Photographer David Hurn Can Teach You About Street Photography

(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

“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

Introduction to Hasselblad Medium Format Cameras by Jeroen Helmink

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 jeroen.helmink@gmail.com Got any questions about Hasselblads or shooting medium-format film? Leave a comment below! 

“A Royal Picnic”: Documenting the Royal Wedding via Food Culture by Tiffany Jones in London

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

Shooting Street Photography In The East vs West: An Interview with Ying Tang From Shanghai/Cologne

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

Telling Stories from the “Everyday Milan” from Street Photographer Luca Napoli

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

What’s In My Bag When I’m Traveling and Shooting 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

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

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

Interview with Oliver Lang, Street Photographer & Co-founder of the Mobile Photo Group (MPG)

“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)