Streettogs Academy No. 11

SA 11 dates

11th assignment of the Streettogs Academy! We are nearing our 12th assignment that might be just in times for the anniversary as well. Congratulations to Monika Jaskowska Bablok for getting the editor’s choice for the previous assignment! Let’s keep cracking on the next one. This one is going to be a bit of a challenge but should be a great change of pace especially for those shooting in black and white.

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Magnum Editing Masterclass in Toronto at Contact Photography Festival 2015

Photo © Larry Towell / Magnum Photos. MEXICO. Durango, 1994.

Photo © Larry Towell / Magnum Photos. MEXICO. Durango, 1994.

If you are in Toronto (or closeby) and want to take your photography to the next level, check out the upcoming Magnum Photos Editing Masterclass in Toronto as part of the Contact Photography Festival 2015. You will get the help of acclaimed Magnum photographers Michael Christopher Brown, Mark Power, and Larry Towell.

For photographers who are starting a project, mid-project, or if you’re stuck shooting and want to move your project forward.

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Photos You Should vs Must Take

Kyoto, 2014

Kyoto, 2014

I just finished reading an excellent book on art, creativity, and following your passion titled: “The Crossroads of Should and Must” by Elle Luna. The original idea was written on Medium here, and then blew up on the internet.

The premise of the idea is this: in life you are pulled between things you “should” do vs things you “must” do. But what brings real happiness? If you want to learn more, read on.

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Video Interview with Narrative in SF

I recently met up with Ryan Lum, one of the awesome guys at Narrative, a wearable camera startup. I joined them in their office last week, and talked about my beginnings in street photography and my blog, how it was getting fired (and running this blog full-time), how to shoot street photography (and not get punched in the face), and more. I hope you enjoy the video interview above (and pardon the immature masturbation jokes).

Take at Least 1 Shitty Photograph Everyday

Seoul, 2014

Seoul, 2014

I am currently reading “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron— an interesting book that links creativity, spirituality, and overcoming your artistic self-censor.

I know a lot of photographers who are perfectionists or have a lot of self-doubt. This causes them to not pursue their dreams of becoming a photographer. Not becoming a full-time photographer, but to be someone who makes photography a part of his or her everyday life, soul, and existence.

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