Although the Coronavirus is not currently in the headlines that doesn’t mean it’s gone away. On the contrary it’s still there and just as dangerous. Now that we’re collectively letting our guard down I fear that it will come roaring back. But I hope I’m wrong. Like you, I’m sick of hearing about it. The disease has taken it’s toll on family and friends, the economy and to a lesser extent our work as street photographers. It’s been a drag being locked up for the past few months and to be
Earlier this week we held an excellent live discussion on Zoom with street photographers Valérie Jardin, Lauren Welles and Jens Krauer about the state of street photography during the Coronavirus pandemic. As promised here's a replay of the discussion posted on our YouTube channel.
I know this might be last minute, but what else can you do on a Friday evening right now. The Washington DC street collective is holing a virtual Street Slam photo critique Friday May 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM EDT via Zoom. It's totally free and you are invited. It is BYOB of course. Members of the DC Street Photography Collective will critique and judge select street photography images that were submitted by the Focus on the Story photo community.This is an excellent opportunity to learn
Alex Amorós is at it again, this time with a beautiful project called "Stokey on Lockdown". Here's how he describes the project: " "'Stokey on Lockdown' is a photo project carried out on the streets of Stoke Newington, shot on my daily walks during the lockdown. The collection tells a story of what has happened during the global pandemic; with local businesses shutting shop and our key workers continuing to work hard for others. I wanted to show how the community has become less individualised
Although Debby Cole, a former business owner and corporate executive from Austin Texas, spent spent most of her adult life as a landscape photographer she never considered street photography until she attended (almost by accident) a workshop with Valerie Jardin in Paris. Debby says it changed her life. Since then Debby has traveled the world to connect with people and sharpen her skills. Even during the height of the pandemic, Debby ventures out almost daily to discover new things to
Were you planning on an amazing street photography filled summer complete with festivals, workshops and more, only to have your plans shattered by a global pandemic? (Bet you didn't see that coming!) If you were, you certainly aren't the only one. (i.e. this ambivert photographer) Or maybe, you weren't planning on doing any workshop at all, but suddenly you found yourself stuck at home with time on your hands and a stimulus check burnining a hole in your pocket. If you didn't already spend it
Coronavirus fears are keeping many of us off the streets...and for good reason. When the urge to make street photographs conflicts with your desire to stay alive, spend some quite time learning from your fellow street shooters in this month's issue.
Lensbaby recently released a new lens, the Velvet 28. Here's how Lensbaby describes her: Get your glow on with Lensbaby’s versatile new 28mm f/2.5 lens for photo and video! Built with landscape, adventure, travel and urban photography in mind, Velvet 28 turns every hour of shooting into the magic hour. Capture tack-sharp detail beneath a layer of spectacular, velvety glow, or make crisp images with little to no effect. Source: Lensbaby.com Here's a couple of images taken with the Velvet
Like you I’m learning how to become better at the this elusive art form we call street photography. No matter how much I know or have learned there’s always more. It’s like crossing the ocean. Once you reach the horizon, what do you see? Another horizon. So each time I interview a street photographer for the magazine, our podcast or just a regular conversation I alway try to come away with at least one lesson or insight that I can apply to my own work. I ask about things that I struggle with
Right now, it's more important than ever to have a creative outlet, which is why Lensbaby is supporting photographers like yourself with a special (quarantine-approved) contest. Lensbaby creates tools, including lenses, optics and accessories that make getting creative easy - even from home. And that's what their latest contest is all about. To participate, all you have to do is share what your current world is like through a Lensbaby lens, upload your image to Instagram along with the hashtag