If you’re new to street photography, start here: 100 Lessons From the Masters of Street Photography How to Shoot Street Photography Street Photography by Eric Kim STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION: Your Personal Steet Photography Workshop Always With You. FUNDAMENTALS OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY NEO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Street Photography Lenses Street Photography Settings […]
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If you want a quick introduction how to shoot better composition in street photography, check out this video. I distill 3 main street photography composition techniques: Leading lines Depth/Layers Triangles You can also watch my longer more in-depth composition presentation below: For an in-depth look, download my free e-book: “The Street Photography Composition Manual.” Street […]
Dear streettogs, here are the slides that I used during my “Street Photography 101” presentation on Day 1 of the Adobe Live-Streaming Workshop. In this presentation I talk about how to conquer your fears in street photography, practical tips, and show some of the contact sheets behind my favorite photos. You can also download the […]
Dear friends, My new edition of “Street Photography 101” (Version II, 91MB Direct Download) is available for download as a PDF. I wrote the book last year, but finally updated it with better design, images, and layout. This is a great primer if you’re new to street photography, or if you want to re-learn the […]
Dear streettogs, I just finished teaching my “Introduction to Street Photography Composition” workshop here in NYC, and I put together a brand new set of slides from scratch: Street Photography Composition 101. Study composition after-the-fact “Any geometrical analysis…can be done only after the photograph has been taken, developed, and printed. Then it can be used […]
I just gave a free street photography webinar, and here are some of the slides that I shared on practical tips, assignments, and “traits of great street photographers”. The video recording of the event will be available in a week or so, will also make sure to share. In the meanwhile, enjoy this presentation! You […]
I was stunned to hear that photographer Caio Proença recently translated my free e-book: “Street Photography 101: An Introduction to Street Photography” into Portuguese (free download here)! Caio writes a bit about why he decided to translate it:
Update: I re-edited this book with new images and design / April, 2016 Hey streettogs, I am excited to announce that I’ve finally published my free e-book: “Street Photography 101“. If you’re new to street photography, want to learn the fundamentals, or refresh your existing knowledge– check it out. As always, this book is “open source” […]
INTERESTED IN DISCOVERING ISTANBUL AND DOCUMENTING IT WITH UNFORGETTABLE PHOTOS? Ask yourself the following questions: Have you been cooped up behind the desk for too long? Has it been too long since you had a nice vacation? Do you love photography and travel? Do you want to walk the streets in a foreign land and […]
(Above Image Copyrighted By Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos) Charlie Atkinson: So for this weeks post I thought I would share my favorite quotes from some of my favorite photographers as well as a few others that can be applied to photography as well! They are also not in any particular order, this post is by me as […]
Have you ever wanted to shoot street photography in the colorful streets of Tokyo? Imagine the tall skyscrapers, the dazzling lights, as well as the intense activity of people on the streets. For those of who have never visited, it is quite unlike any place you have ever been to—and one of the best places […]
INTERESTED IN STREET PHOTOGRAPHY BUT SCARED OR DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN? Street Photography 101 is a unique interactive workshop for anyone interested in street photography or looking to improve their current skills. Los Angeles based street photographer Eric Kim will be leading a dynamic one-day workshop in Brighton where you will get to learn: […]
Hey everybody! After having the time of my life teaching my Street Photography 101 workshop in Beirut, Lebanon with Thomas Leuthard, I thought that I’d spread the love to those of you who couldn’t make it! In alignment with my ideas on open source photography, I will be providing all of my slides as well […]
In lieu of the popularity of my last post about the “100 Things I Have Learned about Photography,” I decided to make a new list that pertains to street photography specifically. Also if you don’t know, I am currently writing a book titled: “Street Photography 101,” and the excerpts are being posted here. This new […]
Hey guys, Hope you guys had a great weekend and are ready for the rest of the week! Anyways recently, I had the great pleasure to write a guest blog post for a photography site called “7×5.” I wrote a somewhat easy-to-read post written very colloquially how a beginner can get started with street photography. […]
Serendipity. One of the most beautiful things about street photography. Stumbling upon something totally unexpected, but so intrinsically unique and beautiful it cannot be put into words. All of your sensations tingling, giving all of your sensory features a feast from a thing or a place that you have never known existed. Serendipity. A reward […]
Before you go out and shoot, you must decide where to go out and shoot. I usually go to an area with lots of people walking around. Museums, parks, or any downtown area work very well. The more people you have in a certain area, the more likely your chance of finding interesting subjects to […]
Something that is imperative to street photography is to get close. Street photography is not only about documenting life, but being an active participant. Therefore in order to capture the true essence of a scene, use a wide-angle lens and get really close to your participants to capture the scene and the mood of a […]
Another huge obstacle you will face as a street photographer (and a general photographer) is that at times you are not going to feel a lack of inspiration to go out and take photos and let your camera collect dust on your shelf. Although it can be healthy to put down your camera at times […]
Dear friend, I propose this new school of thought called “NEO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY”— “NEO” meaning “new.”
Dear friend, Why do you make photos… to make pretty photos to get a lot of likes on the gram, or to find more personal fulfillment, and meaning in your life?
What do you do if someone gets pissed off with you taking a picture of them?
Due to overwhelming demand for the NYC workshops (both sold out), Cindy and I have decided to add an ENCORE CONQUER YOUR FEARS WORKSHOP (October 14-15, Saturday/Sunday, 2017) to give you the opportunity to take your street photography to the next level.
Dear friend, Photography and life is fleeting.
Ok, if you are reading this, you might want to make money from photography, and possibly workshops. But… don’t just think of it from your perspective. Why would someone else want to attend your workshop?
We live in a phenomenal time for photography. Photography is essentially free, universal and open to all, and can empower anybody with a phone.
Ok, more thoughts on how to get people to sign up for your workshop… specifically, how to advertise and market yourself.
To be honest, 90% of the hardest part of photography workshops is actually getting people to sign up.
Why teach workshops?
Practical advice: let your market find you, don’t find your market.