If you were ever curious what it is like at my street photography workshops, here are some fun behind-the-scenes snapshots at my recent Amsterdam Introduction to Street Photography Workshop. You can see the student’s work on Facebook here. You can also see all of my upcoming street photography workshops here.
I am excited to share that starting today (Thursday 11/29-Friday 11/30) I will be doing a live-streaming street photography exhibition with the Samsung NX20. The concept is that every 2 hours I will be emailing (via the NX20) my best photos to a gallery space in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam every 2 hours alongside 4 other street photographers. Edit: footage of the video and shots will be available later!
If anyone is available in Amsterdam to check out the exhibition, see all the details on Facebook here.
Confused or want to learn more? See the video above or keep reading below!
Eric’s Note: Chun Tong Chung is a street photographer, part of the Mobile Photo Group, currently living and working in Berlin, but from Amsterdam. When I visited Amsterdam, the stars aligned and we were able to meet up (and I even crashed for a night at his pad!) He is able to capture beautiful fleeting moments of the everyday with his mobile device (iPhone 3GS) and focuses less on the technology, and more on the shooting. Check out the interview I was able to do with him above, and check out his images below.
(Above image: 1st Place Winner in the Workshop by Stephane H. Click to see all the photos from the workshop)
Had a very memorable time at the Amsterdam Introduction to Street Photography Workshop with Thomas Leuthard. We had a great group of participants who came from all around the place (Germany, Argentina, Italy, and more…) who really stepped outside their comfort zone to learn how to approach strangers while capturing ‘the decisive moment!’
You can see all the student photographs from the Amsterdam Workshop here.
(Above image: 2nd Prize Runner-up, Jonathan Van Wunnik. Click to see all photos from the workshop)
Chun: I was introduced to analog photography by some friends when I studied abroad for a year in Taiwan. I loved the analog medium immediately and shot as much as I could. Shooting film is still my passion but because it wasn’t really economical, I decided to shoot with what I had available instead, my phone. I discovered some online photo sharing community’s and started to post my pictures there. It wasn’t until then that I started to realize that mobile photography has some serious potential. There are so many apps that you can download and process your pictures with, the possibilities are endless. Of course I tried copying from different people and experimented as much as I could to achieve that distinct mobile photo look.
Note: Every week, I feature street photographers with great skill and soul. For this week, I decided to feature street photographer Derk Zijlker from Amsterdam. Derk has an uncanny ability to create images which juxtapose characters and their stages. If you look at his images, you can almost feel that you are there. Want to hear where he finds inspiration and how he shoots on the street? Read his exclusive interview below and be blown away.