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:
I recently got a new book in the mail: “Dorothea Lange: Aperture Masters of Photography” (courtesy of Aperture) and was deeply inspired and moved by her work, life, and philosophy.
I have always known Dorothea Lange’s work documenting the Great Depression (and her famous “Migrant Mother” photograph), but didn’t know much about her life and philosophy. In this article I will share some of the lessons that Dorothea Lange has taught me about photography, and how you can apply that philosophy to your own work:
One thing I notice when I’m teaching street photography workshops is that a lot of photographers don’t like having their own photograph taken.
This is a huge problem.
If you want to build up your confidence in shooting street photography, I think you also need to be comfortable being on the other side of the camera.
Julius Motal (passionate street photographer) from The Phoblographer recently did a podcast interview with me on their new podcast series, ISO 400. We talked about how I joined my interests in sociology and photography (to grow my interest in street photography), the projects I am currently working on, as well as tips and advice for street photographers.
Enjoy the video interview above!
I just finished a week-long intensive street photography workshop in SF, and man– was it one great experience. The students all did an incredible job stepping outside of their comfort zones, improved their street photography, and built up an amazing sense of teamwork.
I am so proud of all of their improvement through the week, read more to see all of their before/after images! Also if you are interested in improving your body of work, learning more about composition, and building your confidence in in the streets, check out my upcoming street photography workshops.
“I am content with few, content with one, content with none at all.” – Seneca, Letters from a Stoic
I have a problem. I have really high expectations for myself. I want to become the best photographer I possibly can, the best teacher I possibly can, and also the best blogger that I possibly can.
I put a lot of pressure on myself.
I put pressure on myself to constantly be shooting, to constantly be improving my teaching, and to also constantly be writing.
But I often feel that having too high expectations for myself is counter-productive. I feel that putting so much pressure on myself has lead to fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Not only that, but the more pressure I put on myself— the worse I actually perform.
What is the antidote that worked for me? Having no expectations.
Hey streettogs, I just put together a video introduction to using Lightroom 5 for editing, post-processing, and workflow. In the video I share some fundamental hotkeys, tips, and suggestions. I hope you enjoy the video, and please let me know what other questions you have about using Lightroom 5 (or editing/post-processing in general) in the comments section!
“F” : Make full screen
Turn on the “Caps lock” key
“P” or “X” :
Go through all of the photos
“Filters off” -> “Flagged”
If you wanted to take your street photography to the next level and invest in your own growth and education, join me at one of my upcoming street photography workshops in 2015:
San Francisco - Week-long Intensive Street Photography Workshop - SOLD OUT!
Chicago - Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!
Toronto - Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!
New York City - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!
Seattle - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!
Paris - Week-Long Travel Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!
Amsterdam - Intermediate/Advanced Street Photography Workshop - OPEN! (NEW!)
Prague - Week-Long Travel Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!
Vienna - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!
Berlin -Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - OPEN!
London - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - Register Intent - NEW!
Istanbul - Week-Long Travel Street Photography Workshop - Register Intent
Stockholm - Introduction to Street Photography Workshop - Register Intent - NEW!
New Orleans - Week-Long Travel Street Photography Workshop - Register Intent
You can learn more about my street photography workshops here.