Ask Eric Kim #2: “How To Discover Interesting Scenes in Your Familiar (thus Boring) Home City?”

Hey streettogs, to continue with my “Ask Eric Kim” series (any questions you had about street photography, business, marketing, social media, etc.) I put a question out on Facebook regarding what questions you had (so I could try my best to help out and offer some ideas): Kai Kienzle asked the following: “How [do you] discover interesting scenes in your familiar… Read more about Ask Eric Kim #2: “How To Discover Interesting Scenes in Your Familiar (thus Boring) Home City?”

Join Matt Stuart for Leica Akademie Street Photography Workshops in LA and San Francisco in January 2015!

Hey guys, I am really excited to share that Matt Stuart (from In-Public) is coming to the states and teaching two workshops with Leica Akademie (in Los Angeles and San Francisco)! The workshop is only $599 and limited to 12 participants, and this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on! Matt is… Read more about Join Matt Stuart for Leica Akademie Street Photography Workshops in LA and San Francisco in January 2015!

Streettogs Academy No. 7

Everyone seems antsy and excited for the next assignment. So I’ll be quick and not do my usual introduction this time and head straight to it! Here is what Streettogs Academy 6 editor’s choice, Sam Traschel picked for us:

Video Lecture: How to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography

In an effort to be more helpful, I am going to start putting together more video lectures and features for YouTube. In this presentation, I give some practical advice how to overcome your fears of shooting street photography– including the philosophy, approach, and tips. Articles on Conquering Your Fear Check out my Free Ebook: “31… Read more about Video Lecture: How to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography

Ask Eric Kim #1: How to Overcome the “Funk” of the Winter Months in Street Photography?

@mikebeecham on Twitter asked me, “How do you manage the funk of the winter months?” I think this is a great question, because it is hard to stay motivated during the winter months. I share some of my thoughts, an introduction to this new series, and suggestions in this first episode of “Ask Eric Kim”.… Read more about Ask Eric Kim #1: How to Overcome the “Funk” of the Winter Months in Street Photography?

Video Interview with Joe Aguirre in San Francisco (Volume #2)

Recently I had time to meet up with my good friend Joe Aguirre in SF. He was able to show me his new place, projects he is working on, and we talk about some of my personal “mid-life” street photography questions towards the end. You can see my past video interview with Joe here.

A Landscape of Pyramids (Or To Be A Street Photographer) by Hakim Boulouiz

(Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post and photographs are by Switzerland based street photographer Hakim Boulouiz. Enjoy!) Hakim: One of the first lessons in photography has to do with the famous quote from photographer and ecologist, Ansel Adams, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”This magic formula applies to all facets of photography without exception.… Read more about A Landscape of Pyramids (Or To Be A Street Photographer) by Hakim Boulouiz

How to Overcome the “Tyranny of Choice” in Street Photography

I have a problem. It is definitely a “first world problem”. I currently have too many cameras in my house. This is what is sitting on my shelf at the moment (all the cameras I own): Leica MP Hasselblad 501c Fujifilm x100T Ricoh GR Contax T3 Too many damn cameras.

Registration Open: Downtown LA & Portland Street Photography Workshops in 2015 (and more!)

Hey streettogs, I am excited to share that registration is officially open for my upcoming Downtown LA Introduction to Street Photography Workshop (Jan 2-4th) and my Portland Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop (Jan 9-11th). Make sure you sign up quickly before the early-bird discount expires! If you want to conquer your fears of shooting street photography,… Read more about Registration Open: Downtown LA & Portland Street Photography Workshops in 2015 (and more!)

Street Photography Holiday Book Wishlist 2014

Hohoho, Merry (upcoming) holidays streettogs. If you weren’t sure what to ask for the holidays this year, I have compiled this list of street photography books to ask Santa (or your friends, family, significant other) for. Read more to see my full list of recommended books below!

17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography

As this article is very long, I recommend reading this by saving it to Pocket or Instapaper. All photos in this article are copyrighted by Henri Cartier Bresson / Magnum Photos.  I recently picked up a copy of “The Mind’s Eye” – which is a great compilation of thoughts and philosophies Henri Cartier-Bresson wrote. Aperture published this great… Read more about 17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography

Dubai 2014 Round-up Videos

Hey streettogs, I just got back from an epic 5-week trip in Stockholm, London, and Dubai– and now finally have some time to decompress and recover from my travels. Below is a round-up of some of the videos I shot in Dubai, lots more stuff to come! :) 1. How to Load a Hasselblad in… Read more about Dubai 2014 Round-up Videos