Posts Tagged ‘streetphotography’

Project One: One Hour, One Camera, One Setting, One Dollar Per Person

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While on a half vacation, half business trip to the Philippines, photographer Dennis Sapong decided to spend one free hour at the local public market and do some street portrait photography. That hour-long session turned into Project One: a set of photos, each of which was taken with one setting, edited using one preset, and cost him one dollar. Read more…

One of Those Shots… September 13, 2001

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I was divorced about a week, so it was perhaps understandable that I was already feeling a little shellshocked when I started another day of work as an advertising photographer at Filenes in Boston on September 11, 2001. Read more…

Photo Tip: Replacing Emotion with Logic When Viewing and Printing Your Photos

Photographer John Free‘s many years of experience as a professional in the industry have given him a deep reservoir of tips, tricks and advice from which to pull. In the past, we shared his inspirational no-BS video on shooting without tension and the importance of practice.

That video offered some all-around “how to get better” advice. But yesterday, he uploaded a new video in which he addresses a specific problem many photographers (himself included) face: getting too emotionally attached to your images. Read more…

Street Photog Visits North Korea to Shoot Everyday Life in the Mysterious Country

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We’ve had precious few chances to get a glimpse into the secretive country of North Korea. With the exception of a few AP photographers working out of the DPRK who have taken to Instagram to share their work, photos of the people of North Korea are rare. It’s not like your friends’ Flickr streams often fill up with photos from their recent North Korean vacation.

That’s exactly why Stockholm-based photographer Simon Röder wanted so badly to go there. And after some planning and a few obstacles, the street photographer was able to turn the trip into a reality, and come back with the photos to prove it. Read more…

Eric Kim Allowing High-Res Downloads of His Work for Free, Going ‘Open Source’

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Street photographer Eric Kim has always believed in the value of ‘open source.’ Usually a term reserved for software and code, open source is a development model that promotes free public access and redistribution rights for a product.

Much of what Kim has put out into the world — be they videos or ebooks — he’s made available in the same way: use, alter and share as you’d like. And now, he’s adding his photos to the list of things the public has almost unlimited access to. Read more…

From Hoodlum to Street Photog, the Story of Jovan ‘Bonna’ Lamb

Jovan ‘Bonna’ Lamb was born and raised in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, an area marked by poverty and crime. As a teenager in the area, he’ll tell you that he was “a young hoodlum … becoming a thug” until something happened: he stumbled across a camera. Read more…

Veteran Street Photographer Offers Some No-BS Advice on How to Get Better

LA-based documentary and street photographer John Free has been practicing and teaching street photography for over 30 years. He’s taught workshops in LA, New York, Paris and London, and his work has appeared in Newsweek, Smithsonian, US News and World Report and more.

In other words, he has many years worth of experience to offer (which is probably why he teaches workshops), and in the short YouTube video above he makes a little bit of his knowledge available for free. Read more…

Philip Bloom on Shooting Film and Using Too Many Cameras

British filmmaker Philip Bloom was recently in Frankfurt working with digital agency Szyygy, and while he was there, he was selected as the subject of a filmmaking exercise he assigned the students of the 3-day private workshop he gave.

The assignment was to film a mini doc, and the four students picked Bloom as the subject, choosing to interview him about the street photography he shoots during his time off. Read more…

19th Century London Street Photography by John Thomson

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There’s some debate over who the “father” of street photography was. Although Frenchman Eugene Atget is often granted this title, his work was mainly architectural, putting people second.

But there’s another, lesser-known name that enters the picture (pardon the pun) as early as if not earlier than Atget: a Scotsman by the name of John Thomson. Read more…

Man on Bridge: The Dublin Street Photog Who Worked the Same Spot for 50 Years

The world of photography holds many untold stories of men and women who had a profound impact on the lives of the people on the other side of their lens. One such man was Dublin street photographer Arthur Fields, and an Irish production company wants to tell his story, with a little help from you. Read more…