Read as a Google Doc or download the PDF. — Dear friend and fellow streettog, I went to sleep last night, and woke up this morning in beautiful Leeds, England, and suddenly this story came to mind. I would like to share you this story if you don’t mind. I forgot where I first heard […]
Hey streettogs, I just finished writing a little mini e-book titled: “The Social Media Blackbook for Photographers“. I have been thinking about distilling a lot of my thoughts on social media and photography– and I hope this can be a helpful resource to you. A lot of the thoughts in the book is just my personal […]
I recently read a book titled: “How Google Works” and came across the “10x principle” that Google apparently follows. The idea is quite simple, elegant, and powerful: to be successful in any field, do it 10x better than anybody else.
If it weren’t for my blog I wouldn’t be anybody. I have my blog and the street photography community to thank for my “success” in life. I’m lucky to be born in a age where one can easily build an online presence with a blog and social media. And of course, I have to greatly […]
At the moment of writing this, I have over 30,000+ Facebook fans, 13,000+ Twitter followers, 20,000+ Google+ followers, and 12,000+ YouTube subscribers. People have called me a bit of a “social media phenomenon” at times – and commend me for being so good at “marketing myself.” I am certainly not the social media guru but […]
(A photograph from my ongoing “Suits” project. London 2011) This is an essay I wrote addressing our obsession with “favorites” and “likes” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, 500px, Google+, photo blogs, and so on. If you have ever felt that you were photographing more for affirmation from others than yourself, give the essay a read. […]
Note: Recently New York Street Photographer James Maher got in contact with me asking for some points and tips regarding building his online social media presence. He noticed that I had a great community backing me up (you guys), and he was curious how I did it. I thought about it long and hard, and […]
After teaching my Street Photography 101 workshop in Beirut, Lebanon–I got interviewed by a magazine called NowLebanon. One of the questions that Naziha (the reporter) asked me was how in the world I raised $1100 for my plane ticket to fly to Beirut, Lebanon in only 3 days. My answer for her was (you) the […]