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Street Photography From a Camera’s Point of View in Beverly Hills

Street photographer Eric Kim created this video showing what it’s like to photograph passers-by on the sidewalks of Beverly Hills, CA. He attached a GoPro camera to his Leica M6 (loaded with Kodak Portra 400 film) to record his adventure, and then edited in the final photographs after getting the film developed. Kim ruffled a lot of feathers with some of his old behind-the-scenes videos due to his in-your-face style, but has since toned it down quite a bit — not using a large handheld flash certainly helps on that front.

P.S. Wouldn’t it be awesome if more photographers started doing these camera POV videos to show how they work?


 
  • Ben L Jones1998

    it has been blocked in the uk dew to the music :(

  • Michael

    I don’t like the idea of doing POV while shooting especially when you shooting landscapes it would boring as hell, lol.  Besides I think it would distract from taking serious moments capture for street photography but then again its up to each individual style and character.

  • Michael

    At least I am glad Eric is less annoying without the hand held flashing everyone.

  • http://twitter.com/richardford Richard Ford

    Problem is that he ain’t a photographer and he doesn’t shoot anything even slightly resembling what street photography is.  :-S

  • http://twitter.com/theonejoeblount Joe Blount

    I did this during the initial Occupy Portland, OR march with a ContourHD. I think it came out ok. It’s more just documenting the event than “Street Photography” though. http://youtu.be/ONjIM9QGWYw

  • 8fps

    Agree with Richard Ford. Eric Kim has no talent. 

  • http://erickimphotography.com/blog Eric Kim

    Will be re-uploading a version without music so people overseas can watch it! :)

  • http://www.monoworld.org/ Michael

     Ouch!

  • Rcoill

    Come on guys, being jealous is puerile. Sure this guy got a lot of attention and it’s pretty annoying but at least he’s pretty good pushing personal work he likes and making fun from his photography. Work on yours, enjoy yourself and leave him alone !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736075568 Cj Lucero

    I love the content and info that Eric puts out on his blog but holy shizzzzz….do not watch this video after a night of drinking… Holy Spins!!! Great work though.

  • John R

     This is a disgraceful comment.  The only thing that defines street photography that is is ‘on the street’.  To say that this man isn’t (ain’t) a photographer is patently false.  He has pulled at least six photographs from that mornings shoot.  By anyone’s standards that’s a good hit rate.

  • http://twitter.com/matthiasrascher Matthias Rascher

    Same in Germany.

  • Vincent

    A good hit rate? If you’re happy with six photos from a day’s shooting you seriously need to raise your expectations. I’m happy with six good shots in a month. Eric might be an enigmatic and charismatic guy, but he’s not a photographer who should teach or instruct. And this vid proves how little he knows or understands about photography, especially street photography. And to his fans, criticising him has nothing to do with jealousy or envy. Nothing. The critics are simply more discerning, have better knowledge and taste. Simple.

  • John R

    ” And this vid proves how little he knows or understands about photography” 

    There isn’t a definition of ‘street photography’.  It’s whatever you or anyone else wants it to be.  I am not judging the video, his approach or style, merely to say that he rapidly pulled in some very useable shots. Clearly he can operate a camera. 

    Not liking his style is one thing but to say ” he ain’t a photographer” is unwarranted.   From my first camera about 50 years ago with an SLR 12 years after that,  my 1st published item six months later, I’ve seen a great deal of photography.  The only thing that the world sees is the final photograph, not how you got there, not your equipment and not your personality.  It’s the results that count.

  • http://twitter.com/Aarography Aaro Keipi

    Thank you! Apparently there’s something about all these “real” photographers that makes them act like dicks whenever they see something that doesn’t live up to their high and infallible standards. Even if it’s not jealousy, it is tasteless.

  • Anonymous

    I actually enjoyed watching this one (not like his last one with the flash), well done!

    As for those peeps saying his not a “photographer”, I laugh at ye old ducks!

  • http://blog.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    ruffled a lot of features?

  • http://twitter.com/postigo Bruno Postigo

    I don’t like his style at all. He lacks the finesse that great street photographers have

  • Killermotion

    yeah? and who cares what you think anyway?

  • Killermotion

    I made 6 figures last year shooting photography, and I say this guy is pretty good and just having fun. Your a douche bag.

  • Killermotion

    Who cares what Bruno thinks? Anyone? Nope. 
    You should focus on criticizing your own work. I looked at your page. 

  • http://www.brunopostigo.com Bruno Postigo

     You clearly do. At least enough to reply to me.

    I saw your replies to other people, you’re a pretty good troll! Keep it up!

  • Dr.Judgement

    Bruno Postigo’s page looks like a bad catalog. Glass houses bitch.