All photographs in this article are copyrighted by their respective photographers. For today’s compositional lesson I want to talk about perspective. Google defines “perspective” as the following: The art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each… Read more about Street Photography Composition Lesson #7: Perspective
Eric’s Note: This article is written by Mehdi Bouqua, a street photographer based in LA. He shares his experiences shooting with an iPhone– and the importance of documenting life. Mehdi shares more of his thoughts and images below: Mehdi: Today’s society is definitely over equipped/ flooded with many different types and genres of technological gadgets… Read more about Capturing Proof and Evidence on the Streets of LA: Mehdi Bouqua on Shooting with an iPhone
All photos included in this article are copyrighted by their respective photographers. For today’s street photography lesson, I want to talk about framing. Framing itself is a pretty basic compositional technique, something I am sure we all learned when we first started. But let us delve deeper into framing. Let us see examples from the… Read more about Street Photography Composition Lesson #6: Framing
At the moment of writing this, I have over 30,000+ Facebook fans, 13,000+ Twitter followers, 20,000+ Google+ followers, and 12,000+ YouTube subscribers. People have called me a bit of a “social media phenomenon” at times – and commend me for being so good at “marketing myself.” I am certainly not the social media guru but… Read more about On Social Media and Street Photography
All of the photos in this article are copyrighted by their respective photographers. For today’s composition lesson I want to focus on a compositional technique that is more utilized by intermediate/advanced photographers. It is the idea of depth. What exactly is “depth” anyways? Well, the Merrian-Webster dictionary provides this definition (which we generally think of… Read more about Street Photography Composition Lesson #5: Depth
Eric’s Note: This is a full transcript of an interview I did with Jack Simon, a talented street photographer and practicing psychiatrist (over 45 years). I interviewed him at his home, and got to know more about his philosophies and ways of working in the streets. Jack is also member of international candid collective Burn… Read more about Making a Fiction in the Mind of the Viewer: Interview with Jack Simon
Eric’s Note: This guest article is written by A.G DeMesa— a street photographer based in Manila. A.G.: What is street photography for me? Surely it isn’t the mundane. Nothing gets more mundane than a 16 year old’s meal taken over Instagram. It’s not about capturing history or the little human acts because you will just… Read more about Why I Killed Street Photography
Some of the photos included in this post are from my on-going “Colors” project. I am an ardent believer in the idea of “subtractive knowledge” and “via negative” meaning that we learn most from learning what not to do. For example, when I played tennis the maxims I was taught by my amazing coach Greg… Read more about 5 Things I Don’t Do in Street Photography
Jacob Aue Sobol, Magnum Photographer and one of my favorite black and white photographers, shares his work and insights in this presentation at the Nordic Light ICP. If you are looking for inspiration this weekend, make sure to kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy this video [1 hour 33 minutes long]. You… Read more about Intimate Stories and Raw Images: Jacob Aue Sobol Lecture at Nordic Light ICP
All photos in this article are copyrighted by their respective photographers. For today’s street photography composition lesson– I would like to discuss leading lines. Leading lines are one of the most basic photography compositional techniques– I am sure you have all heard of it before. But it is a technique that we often don’t listen… Read more about Street Photography Composition Lesson #4: Leading Lines
The team of “In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter” is releasing the film Nov 16th in NYC and releasing a download/DVD at the end of the month. Stay updated with all of the news on Twitter. Trailer Saul Leiter Interview Below is also another video of the 88-year old Saul Leiter talking… Read more about Saul Leiter’s “In No Great Hurry” Film Releasing Nov 16th in NYC!
I think one of the best ways to become better in street photography is to look at a lot of great street photography books. Books by the masters. Books by Magnum Photographers. From the point of this writing, I have been shooting street photography for 7 years. However it wasn’t until around 3 years ago… Read more about On The Importance of Street Photography Books
Eric’s Note: I am excited to share this interview as a collaboration between Todd Gross (Quarlo) and Mark Powell (locaburg). I first discovered Mark Powell’s work through Todd Gross- who has been a big fan. I thought it might be a great idea to have Todd interview Mark – as he knew his work far… Read more about Capturing Moments of Complete Disorientation: Interview with Mark Powell by Todd Gross
For today’s street photography composition lesson, we will discuss a compositional rule that is simple enough: the diagonal. Credit goes to Adam Marelli for teaching me about this important design element which can help street photographers all around the globe. Diagonals are one of the strongest and most fundamental compositional elements– something that we all… Read more about Street Photography Composition Lesson #3: Diagonals
Eric’s Note: I am excited to share this interview which was conducted by Brian Eden, a street photographer in New York City. He interviewed Joshua Yospyn, a freelance photographer from Washington D.C. about his “American Sequitur” project. Find out more about how Joshua got started and see some more of his photos in the interview below!
All photos in this article are copyrighted by their respective photographers. To continue my street photography composition lessons, I want to now move onto the topic of “figure-to-ground”. What I learned from Adam Marelli is that one of the most important things in a photo is if it “reads” well. Meaning– if you look at… Read more about Street Photography Composition Lesson #2: Figure-to-ground
Hey guys, as a reminder– there are only 2 weeks left to submit to the Miami Street Photography Festival Contest 2013! This will be a great opportunity for you to get more exposure for your work! The winner of the contest will be exhibited and win a new Leica X2. For those of you who… Read more about Only 2 Weeks Left to Submit to the Miami Street Photography Festival Contest 2013!
Eric’s Note: I first noticed the work of Peter Kool on Flickr (and in another interview with Leica Liker) and loved his jolly, whimsical, and fun street photographs. He has a superb eye for details and timing. Peter was born 1953 in the Netherlands, and moved to Belgium in 1973 to get married. He started… Read more about Variety is the Spice of Life: Interview with Peter Kool
All photos in this article copyrighted by their respective photographers. One of the things I don’t talk much about is composition on my blog when it comes to street photography. To be quite honest, I am not as interested in composition of photographers when it comes to their philosophies when it comes to photography. However… Read more about Street Photography Composition Lesson #1: Triangles
I recently had the pleasure of shooting on the streets of San Francisco with Jack Simon, a well-known street photographer in the community for this month’s fiestamovement mission. I followed Jack around the streets of San Francisco, seeing how he worked the streets, his philosophies on street photography, while listening to his tips and learned a… Read more about On the Streets of San Francisco with Jack Simon
My talented (and beautiful) girlfriend Cindy is going to Umea, Sweden for a conference which gives me a excuse to visit Europe! Therefore I am excited to share that I am teaching my popular “Introduction to Street Photography Workshop” in Stockholm (in association with CUP Stockholm) and London this December. I know it is a… Read more about Announcing Street Photography Workshops in Stockholm and London (and Online Workshops!)