After having Mark Seymour on our podcast a couple of times, we knew we had to have him as a featured photographer. Mark is an outstanding street photography teacher and there is no way you won’t learn something from him. In one podcast, Mark taught listeners how to replace boring images of people’s backs with decisive moment shots that feature people’s faces and feelings. In another, he covered what he calls “The Three Fs,” an easy way to remember different approaches to street photography and get a memorable photo with a background that really works.
In this interview, we delved deeper into Mark’s personal work, how he got into street photgraphy, and how he approaches the genre, especially when traveling. How do you get good street photos when traveling with a non photographer? How do you make your subjects feel comfortable so you can get a quality (and maybe even totally candid) street portrait? What’s it like to take a workshop with Mark? We covered all of these topics and more. And even while discussing his personal work, Mark had some amazing tips to share that will no doubt improve your street photography.
Get to know and learn from Mark Seymour, seasoned street photographer and mentor, by watching our video interview with him.