Pushing Belgian Photography Forward: Interview with BSPF 2016 Head, Daniel Oshi (and BSPF contest reminders)

Editor’s Note: Today we have Daniel Oshi of The Brussels Street Photography Festival. It promises to be a great Photography event highlighting the beautiful city of Brussels and a special insight to Belgian Photography. I talk shop with Daniel and he invites us to join in their contest (more info at the bottom of the… Read more about Pushing Belgian Photography Forward: Interview with BSPF 2016 Head, Daniel Oshi (and BSPF contest reminders)

10 Dinge die wir von Garry Winogrand über Street-Fotografie lernen können

A.g.: In the spirit of Open Source here on Eric’s Blog, this is a German translation of 10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography. There’s also a German translation of 10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography both made by Lukas Beinstein.

Reminder: Last Day to Submit for Streetfoto SF Competition

The last day for submission to the contests is on April 20 (Today) at 23:59pm US Pacific Time. Streetfoto San Francisco 2016  extended their due date to all of their competitions to accommodate more entries! I suggest you go ahead and do some last minute submissions and click the link for more info.

Streettogs Academy No. 19

Youngjae wants us to photograph the invisible. For this month’s assignment, it’s going to be wind! (Details of joining and more info after the jump!)

Streetfoto: Putting Street Photography and San Francisco in the Photo Festival Scene

(Photos used in this interview is used with permission from Streetfoto and the respected copyright of the owners. Streetfoto Poster image by Jack Simon) San Francisco is probably one of the most under rated US cities when it comes to street photography. Home to a lot of hard workers and street shooters, the city will… Read more about Streetfoto: Putting Street Photography and San Francisco in the Photo Festival Scene

Observations Vol. 1 No. 1 by the Observe Collective Out Now

(Cover Photo by Oguz Ozkan) We’ve always love the hard work that Observe Collective puts out. They understand that photography is not just shooting but also showing your work. Presenting your observations if you will. Which is why we’re happy to know that the Observe collective Magazine aptly named, Observations recently went up online. This issue isn’t a… Read more about Observations Vol. 1 No. 1 by the Observe Collective Out Now

Streettogs Academy No. 17 “Self Awareness” Results and Analysis

Here we go! This latest one was very nice from my point of view because I got to know a little bit of each of the member just by their photographs alone. It was interesting mix of humor, drama, and a life with photography.  Without further ado, here are the choices for this assignment:

Streettogs Academy 14: “Rhythm” Results and Analysis

(Cover photo by Assignment 14 Community’s Choice, Michele Berlingeri) This has got to be one of the assignments that got the most number of beautiful pictures so far! The number of interpretations given to our theme is very diverse. Let’s start our analysis with our Community’s Choice:

Italian Street Photography at the Forefront: An Interview with SPontanea collective (Italian Translation Available)

  SPonatanea is a very active and organized street photography collective based out of Italy. In the interview, I talked to them about their formation, activities, and upcoming projects. This interview also has a full italian translation at the bottom! Check it out. (All photos are the respective ownership of the SPOontanea collective members.) A.g.:… Read more about Italian Street Photography at the Forefront: An Interview with SPontanea collective (Italian Translation Available)

Streettogs Academy Assignment No. 14

Cheers to another assignment wrapped and here’s a new one to keep everyone in Streettogs Academy moving, shooting, and perhaps for this assignment, following the beat!

Street Photography Quick Links: July 2015

Street Photography Quick Links is a compilation of Links, Projects, News, Videos, Events, or anything that is related to street photography or photography in particular that I have personally consumed. Perhaps these might interest you or make you think. If you want to send some links my way, details will be at the post below.

The Street Photography 2015 Contest: Get Your Work Published In A Book Curated by Colin Westerbeck (UPDATE: Deadline Extended to Aug. 25)

UPDATE: Deadline extended until AUGUST 25, 2015!  You’ve read that right! Colin Westerbeck, acclaimed curator and author of the book, Bystander: A brief history of Street Photography together with Acuity press and PDN are looking for your best work to be part of a book that will showcase the current practice of street photography. It will be… Read more about The Street Photography 2015 Contest: Get Your Work Published In A Book Curated by Colin Westerbeck (UPDATE: Deadline Extended to Aug. 25)

Streettogs Academy No. 12

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

Irish Photography on Center Stage! Irish Street Photography Exhibition 15th-22nd of August

All roads lead to Dublin as the Irish Street Photography Group together with the group admin Des Bryne brings together the Irish Street Photography Exhibition. 47 Street Photographers, 47 Photographs from Established Street Photographers to Emerging New Talent from Ireland and beyond, this is the first “Irish Street Photography Exhibition” from the ISPG (Irish Street Photography Group)

Introducing Streettogs Academy

We always push for people to keep on practicing and developing your skills and your eye. We also believe in having a passionate group of people helping each other to become good with this passion of ours. With that in mind, we are launching a new initiative here on the blog: Streettogs Academy.

“Bad Weather” Street Photography Assignment Winner: Julian Furones from Spain

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

Download Your Free Issue of “The Street Collective Vol. 1”

The folks at PhotoWhoa has recently put together their first issue of “The Street Collective: Volume 1“.  Below is a description of the magazine from the editors there: We collected the insights of these photographers to help you. Photographers like World Press Photo award winning Laura Pannack, LPV magazine founder and street photographer advocate Bryan… Read more about Download Your Free Issue of “The Street Collective Vol. 1”

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #6: “Emotion” Winners

(Winning Photo: Michael Meinhardt) Eric: Congratulations to Michael Meinhardt for winning last week’s weekly assignment: “Emotion“. The reason I thought that this photo was the winning photograph was for several reasons. First of all, I feel that the emotion in Michael’s shot it is an emotion we can all relate with (envy, jealousy, and lust) related… Read more about Street Photography Weekly Assignment #6: “Emotion” Winners

Weekly Assignment #6: Emotion

Sorry for not having the weekly assignments up regularly, it will be back to usual every Tuesday! Please submit you images to Erics Facebook fan page here. So for this week the theme is “Emotion”, see how you can capture emotion on the street during everyday life! Make sure you submit your best image by Friday for… Read more about Weekly Assignment #6: Emotion

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #5: View Point Winners

(Above image by Nick Kenrick) Eric: Congratulations to Nick Kenrick for winning the Weekly Assignment #5 for “View Point”. Myself and Charlie loved the viewpoint that he captured from an unusually high vantage point, the simplicity of the leading lines, the complex curves, and the minimalism with that one man in the bottom. Runners-up include Antoine Brsslt,… Read more about Street Photography Weekly Assignment #5: View Point Winners

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #5: View Point

(Copyright: two cute dogs) So for this week, the assignment is “View Point”! This was chosen by the winner of last weeks challenge Anna Delany. Upload your best 1 view point shot captured between now and this Friday to Eric’s Facebook fan page. We will choose the best shots and feature them on the blog! Now GO GO GO!

Reality Through Abstract Visual Puzzles: An Interview With John Goldsmith, Vancouver-Based Street Photographer

(Above image by John Goldsmith) Eric’s Note: I recently had the pleasure of interviewing John Goldsmith, a street photographer based out of Vancouver. He is part of the strange.rs collective, and has also recently released a book, “Drop Out of Art School“. Goldsmith is one of the most prolific and valuable members in the street… Read more about Reality Through Abstract Visual Puzzles: An Interview With John Goldsmith, Vancouver-Based Street Photographer

Hybernation: Can Places Have a Soul Without People? A Project by Dutch Street / Documentary Photographer Jeroen Helmink

(Above Image Copyrighted By: Jeroen Helmink) Jeroen Helmink is a Dutch documentary / street photographer. After a corporate career of 15 years, his love for photography led him to a new way of living. It was only two years ago he decided to dedicate all of his time to photography and explore the streets as a full time… Read more about Hybernation: Can Places Have a Soul Without People? A Project by Dutch Street / Documentary Photographer Jeroen Helmink

Street Photography Weekly Assignment #2: Silhouettes

(Copyright: Alex Webb / Magnum Photos) So for this week, the assignment is “Silhouettes”. This was chosen by the winner of last weeks challenge Steven Xue. Upload your best 1 silhouettes shot captured between now and this Friday to Eric’s Facebook fan page.

David Gibson: “I’m Still Learning Through Teaching” By Ollie Gapper

In this post I’m honoured to have the privilege to present an interview with one of the original members of In-Public and practicing street photographer, David Gibson. David’s work is among the strongest I’ve seen from a practicing contemporary street photographer, and has inspired me to refine my eye even more, to try and make images… Read more about David Gibson: “I’m Still Learning Through Teaching” By Ollie Gapper

CritiqueMe #1: Nicolas Hermann

Eric’s Note: This is part of an on-going critique series called “CritiqueMe” by Ollie Gapper. Enjoy the feature below!  Ollie Gapper: Well I’d like to first off say thank you to everyone who took the time to enter for the first installment of CritiqueMe, I’ve had the great pleasure of looking at some truly fantastic work. I’d… Read more about CritiqueMe #1: Nicolas Hermann