Brandon Stanton from Humans of New York shares some insightful tips on how to approach strangers on the street. If you’ve ever been nervous approaching strangers, this will be a great watch for you! If you want to learn more how to overcome your fear of shooting street photography, you can download my free e-book:… Read more about How to Approach Strangers on the Street: Brandon Stanton from Humans of New York Shares His Technique
Warning: Some of the photos in this video are NSFW Today I had the chance to interview a good friend of mine, Joe Aguirre — a street photographer based in San Francisco. I just found out that he is moving to LA soon, so we had a “farewell” interview at his apartment. He is one… Read more about Video Interview with Joe Aguirre in San Francisco
Michael Meinhardt has been running a great series of street photography interview podcasts on “The Shooting Street Show.” He recently interviewed Rinzi Ruiz, make sure to check them out below: Episode #5: Rinzi Ruiz Rinzi and I talk about overcoming subject fatigue, the famous Rinzi style and how it came about, preparing a photo trip,… Read more about “Shooting Street”: The Street Photography Talkshow
Self-Expression Comes From Within: Interview with Street Photographer, Artist, Musician, and Skater Tim Kerr
Tim Kerr is a street photographer, artist, musician, and skater from Austin, Texas. He is a prolific artist, and doesn’t put on restrictions on his creativity and forms of self-expression. Read about how he combines all his artistic forms in the interview below (and his fun stories taking a photography course with Garry Winogrand!
It doesn’t take too long to create a solid body of work. If you are diligent, you could do it in 2 years. Other bodies of work can take you 5-10 years. This sounds like a long time, but it isn’t. Time flies by extremely quickly. Do you remember being a college freshman, blinking your… Read more about Time Flies. On Creating a Body of Work
Earlier this year I met up with Hector Isaac, a street photographer originally from Cuba who moved and started shooting street photography in Miami, and now is based in LA. He is a part of the Strata collective. In the video Interview I talk with him about his start in street photography, about the Miami… Read more about Video Interview with Hector Isaac from the Strata Collective
Capturing the Emotional Connection to People, Places, and Objects: Interview with Christophe Agou from In-Public
Christophe Agou is a street photographer from France, currently based in New York. He is a part of In-Public, and his published works include “Life Below: The New York Subway” and his newest book: “LES FAITS SECONDAIRES” ( SECONDARY FACTS).
I recently finished teaching my Istanbul Week-Long Travel Street Photography Workshop with Charlie Kirk. We started off the workshop with a portfolio review, and we focused on each student’s individual needs. I am very impressed with all of the improvements from the students in working really hard during the week, and making a tight edit… Read more about Before/After: Istanbul Week-Long Travel Street Photography Workshop Student Photos 2014
I recently finished reading “The Snowball“, a biography on the life of Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time. One inspirational thing I got from the book was how Buffett always played by his “inner scorecard” — staying true to himself and his own standards. Seeking to please himself, and not… Read more about On Shooting For Your “Inner Scorecard”
My good friend and talented photographer Gary Tyson from F8 Photography in Hong Kong has recently put together a very helpful video on how to convert Fujifilm X-T1 RAW files into black & white with Lightroom 5.4 and Silver Efex Pro 2. If you are unfamiliar with post-processing your street photography into black & white,… Read more about How to Post-Process Your Street Photography into Black & White in Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2
All photographs copyrighted by Vivian Maier / Maloof Collection A street photographer whose work and life I hugely admire is that of Vivian Maier. For those of you who haven’t heard her story, she worked and lived as a nanny her entire adult life– and shot street photography on the side for herself. She created… Read more about 5 Lessons Vivian Maier Has Taught Me About Street Photography
Interview with Jesse Marlow from In-Public on His New Street Photography Book: “Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them”
Jesse Marlow is a street photographer based in Melbourne, and a member of In-Public. He recently published his book: “Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them.” The images were shot over a 9 year period on the streets of Australia and Europe and features 50 color photographs. I interview him on his start in street photography, the… Read more about Interview with Jesse Marlow from In-Public on His New Street Photography Book: “Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them”
I just finished my NYC Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop this past weekend, and was so impressed to see the progress all the students have made. The focus of the workshop was finding your own style and voice– and it was centered on working on a mini-project. Check out all the students’ before/after work below! If… Read more about Before/After: NYC Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop 2014
I am excited to share this week’s winner for the “Bad Weather” street photography assignment is Julian Furones from Spain. I love the sense of humor in the shot, the striped tie juxtaposed against the curved stripes on the ground, and the slightly out-of-focus figures of the people in the background with umbrellas. It is a shot… Read more about “Bad Weather” Street Photography Assignment Winner: Julian Furones from Spain
I recently had a chance to catch up and grab a coffee with Justin Vogel and Matt Stuart while I was in NYC. I did a quick video interview with Justin about his feelings on moderating the HCSP group on Flickr, what he thinks makes a memorable image, shooting color film, and his other thoughts… Read more about Street Photography Interview with Justin Vogel from HCSP & Burn My Eye in NYC
All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Richard Kalvar / Magnum Photos Richard Kalvar is one of the contemporary masters in street photograph, and also a member of Magnum. I have always loved his quirky and observant street photographs, and am quite pleased how active he is– especially on Facebook and the Magnum Blog.… Read more about 18 Lessons Richard Kalvar Has Taught Me About Street Photography
This article by Josh White, a street photographer based out of Korea. This article originally appeared on Josh’s blog here. DEFINITION Gear Acquisition Syndrome (abbreviated to GAS) is a term used to describe an urge to acquire and accumulate lots of gear. TREATMENT None GAS hasn’t received any major medical attention. GAS is not a clinical condition. It can be the result… Read more about F$%K GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)
In this video I share a basic street photography technique: finding an interesting background and waiting for an interesting subject to come in and create a juxtaposition. Filmed on my GoPro Hero 3 with the Fujifilm X-T1 in Dubai, during my street photography workshop at Gulf Photo Plus 2014.
I recently hit the streets of NYC with Jerry Pena, a color film street photographer based in upstate New York. Watch him talk about his inspirations in street photography and footage of him shooting on the streets above. You can also see my other feature with him on the blog here.
All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Jeff Mermelstein. I love the street photography of Jeff Mermelstein. Hailing from New York City, he is one of the most prolific street photographers and photojournalists out there. Besides his personal street photography work, he has done major assignment work for Life Magazine, The New Yorker, and… Read more about 6 Lessons Jeff Mermelstein Has Taught Me About Street Photography
After a long hiatus, I am excited to announce I am starting the weekly street photography assignments again! This week’s street photography assignment is: “Bad Weather.” Upload your best (1) street photograph directly to my Facebook fan page wall by Saturday midnight and I will announce the best image via Facebook by this Monday morning.… Read more about Weekly Street Photography Assignment: “Bad Weather”
Igor Rudenko is a street photographer who captures poetic and timeless monochromatic images from Kiev, Ukraine. This interview is by Mehdi Bouqua, a street photographer from Downtown LA.
This post is by Dan K, a writer, camera collector, and photographer from Hong Kong. Dan: Today I have the pleasure of summarising Eric Kim’s contribution to street photography. At a loss for ideas, I threw the question open to my social media followers. Big mistake! All I got was flames and no tips at… Read more about 10 Things I Have Learned About Street Photography From Eric Kim