For business and commercial inquiries, please email my manager Neil Ta at email@example.com
If you have a general question, please refer to the FAQ below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are frequently asked questions:
Questions about Equipment
- You can see all my equipment recommendations here.
I am thinking about buying a new camera, what camera or lens combination do you recommend?
For digital cameras, I highly recommend the Ricoh GR II. It fits in your pocket, has no shutter lag, and a beautiful 28mm f/2.8 lens.
If you have a Leica and are looking for a lens, I recommend the Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron ASPH lens or if you want a wider lens the Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH lens. I don’t recommend fast lenses (the f/1.4 Summilux lenses) as they are generally much heavier and I encourage zone focusing when shooting in the streets.
If you are looking for the best bang-for-the-buck film camera, I recommend the Leica M6 with the Voightlander 35mm f/2.5 lens. I recommend getting all your film stuff from Bellamy Hunt (Japan Camera Hunter) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions about equipment, post it to the Streettogs Equipment Group on Facebook and you will get great feedback from the community.
What kind of film do you shoot with and recommend?
I also recommend you checking out the more affordable Arista 400 film for black and white (which I heard is re-branded Tri-X).
What kind of film scanner do you recommend?
I recommend the Epson V700 (that does 35mm, medium-format films, and large-format films). If you only plan on doing 35mm film, I recommend the Plustek OpticFilm 7600I SE Film Scanner (which has the best 35mm scanning quality).
What camera/lens do you currently shoot with?
What bag do you recommend for street photography?
I recommend the ThinkTank Retrospective 5 for your everyday bag for street photography.
Questions about Workshops
I am a student and cannot afford your workshop. Are there any student-discounts or scholarships available?
Yes I offer student discounts and scholarships for my workshops. If you want more information, send my manager Neil a message using the form below.
Questions about Street Photography
I’m a newbie to street photography and need some direction in terms of getting started. What do you recommend?
Make sure to check out my “Start Here” page which I compiled everything you will need to start off in street photography!
I would to get feedback/critique on my images, what do you think of my work?
To get feedback/critique on your images, post your image to the Streettogs Critique Group on Facebook. The rules are that for every 1 photograph you post, you have to give at least a 3-4 sentence critique to 3 others images in group (that posted before you).
I have a question about street photography in general, could you help me out?
If you have any questions about street photography, make sure to ask it on the Streettogs General Discussion Group on Facebook!
My question isn’t mentioned above, how can I ask it to you?
If you have something else you would like to ask me or mention, leave me a message on Instagram @erickimphoto
If you want to contact me regarding a workshop, sponsorship, or any other business matters, please contact my manager Neil Ta at email@example.com