I’m on a train to Aix en Provence, to the south of France and wanted to share my experiences shooting street photography in Paris. If you read on the internet, apparently there are more strict regulations about image copyright and street photography in France. To my understanding, you can take a photograph of anybody in… Read more about Travel Update: My Experience Shooting Street Photography in Paris, Getting My Backpack Stolen, and Free Composition Ebook
If you’ve been enjoying these POV videos, I got more of them for you! This is of a recent street portrait session I did in Seattle with this beautiful woman we met in the streets during a workshop. I recorded a video of me directing her on my Samsung Galaxy S6, and also shot while… Read more about Seattle Street Portrait Photography POV with the Samsung Galaxy S6
Hey streettogs, thanks for your feedback. Just recorded a new GoPro POV street photography here in Paris with my Ricoh GR (and edited in the shots as some of you asked). Here are some of my favorite photos from the video: Other Paris GoPro Street Photography POV Videos Both videos are shot with my GoPro… Read more about Video: Paris Street Photography GoPro POV with Ricoh GR #3
Hey streettogs, just put out another new Paris GoPro Street Photography Video (been having a lot of fun making these). You can see the previous video I shot in Paris here. More Street Photography GoPro POV Videos: General Street Photography GoPro POV Videos on YouTube Street Portrait GoPro POV Videos on YouTube Istanbul Street Photography GoPro… Read more about Video: Paris Street Photography GoPro POV #2
Hey streettogs, I just put together a new street photography GoPro POV video here in Paris on my film Leica MP. Unfortunately can’t edit in shots (shooting film), but plan on doing more of these to show my working process, as well as the streets of Paris. More Street Photography GoPro POV Videos: General Street Photography… Read more about Video: Paris Street Photography GoPro POV with Leica MP
Almost 12 months ago, during Eric’s trip here in Manila, he pitched me an idea that he wants me to handle. He told me that I am good at looking at photographs and at the same time he needs a little help running this blog so he told me to start an assignment group. Here… Read more about Streettogs Academy No. 12
Inspired by Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” I interviewed bigheadtaco, a local Vancouver-based street photographer driving around. Take (his real name) gives great practical advice on Instagram, branding, street photography, life, and following your own voice and vision. Enjoy this interview, and make sure to follow him on his channels below: Follow bigheadtaco: YouTube Instagram… Read more about Interview with bigheadtaco on Instagram, Street Photography, and Life
Leica has just released one of their most ambitious cameras yet, the new Leica Q. Long story short: full-frame sensor, 28mm f/1.7 uninterchangeable lens, macro functionality, compact body (slightly smaller than Leica M), electronic viewfinder, and 35mm and 50mm crop modes, and $4,250. Personally I think the camera is an engineering marvel. Solid, well-built, thoughtfully… Read more about Review of the Leica Q for Street Photography
I am very proud of my students at my recent Seattle Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography Workshop. They all pushed themselves out of their comfort zone, approached strangers, got rejected, but also got accepted. They all did an amazing job building their confidence, learned how to better interact with strangers, and the coffee… Read more about Before/After: Seattle Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography Workshop 2015
(Cover Photo by Bruno Cunha) Complementary Colors is a tricky thing to pull off since you need to have that mental color wheel in your head and at the same time, making sure you have a strong point of interest in your composition. Weather also needs to be in your side to pull off those… Read more about Streettogs Academy No. 11 “Complementary Colors” Results and Analysis
Dear streettogs, I hope you enjoy a new free ebook: “Zen in the Art of Street Photography.” This is a compilation of all of my favorite articles on Zen, Taoism, Buddhism, gratitude, and other random philosophical musings. There isn’t a “correct” order to read this book. You can skip around the chapters, and read the… Read more about Free E-Book: Zen in the Art of Street Photography
Hey streettogs, pretty cool stuff: Magnum is selling signed 6×6” prints for only $100 at the Magnum Store! You can browse all of the photos here. Over 50 Magnum photographers have submitted images that fits the theme: “An Image That Changed Everything.” Not only that, but they shared their personal stories related to the images.… Read more about Don’t Miss Out: Signed Magnum 6×6 Prints for only $100!
I am excited to share this new presentation I just put together on the theory of composition in street photography, drawing from the wisdom of Henri Cartier-Bresson. You can see the entire presentation below: Slideshare Download PDF Learn more about composition >
Eric Kim Street Photography Newsletter #5: What I’m Packing For My Trip, Recommended Books, New Workshops!
Dear streettogs, I am excited to share that I just touched down here in Seattle! Absolutely beautiful weather (all of the other times I’ve visited were in January), and have already had some amazing espresso— and feeling pretty pumped up (the coffee here is seriously the best in the world).
Dear streettogs, I am excited to announce my new free book: “The Street Portrait Manual.” If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to build your confidence approaching strangers, how to direct your subjects, and not make photos that look “posed” — I think you will enjoy this one! Download: You can download this book for… Read more about Free Book: The Street Portrait Manual
I’m very excited to share this recent interview I did with Daniel Arnold. You might have heard about Daniel and his work through the controversy of him getting kicked off Instagram for showing nudity on Gawker, his Forbes feature on how he made $15,000 in one day selling 4×6 prints for $150, or his profile on… Read more about “Be True to Yourself; Great Things Will Come”: Interview with Daniel Arnold