Are you ready to use the internet to leave your legacy and tell your story with your images? Most of us want to do just that, but setting up a website, keeping up with social media and interacting with others online can seem overwhelming. With these concerns in mind, we put together our very first guidebook, "Leave Your Photographic Legacy in a Digital World." In it you will learn, in detail, how to: Know your audience and how to attract them Create your own website the right way
More than ever, we need visual storytellers, especially those with local perspectives, to decipher meaning from a volatile world. The Viewbook Visual Storytelling Grant supports photographers who explore the varied possibilities of visual storytelling and pursue creative ways of bringing their work to a wider public. The grant is part of a wider ‘Transformations’ program, in which Viewbook explores changes in photography in today’s digitally connected world. The goal is to support thoughtful
After a contentious Presidential race which brought about many firsts, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on Election Day. Magnum photographers, in the US and abroad, covered events on election night and the day after. From the mood on the streets to personal reflections, they captured authored perspectives on the world on November 9, 2016. Source: The Day Trump Won • Magnum Photos If you haven't taken a look at this Magnum Photos piece, click the link now and take a look. This is what I
A lot of you are familiar with Steve Huff. Well, he's got a great video we want to share with you called, "Street Photography to Me by Steve Huff." This video is all about different ways to go about street photography. While there is much debate about whether street photography must be candid (though we all know it doesn't matter), Steve talks about the benefits of human interaction as well as some great opportunities for candid shots. He takes you through some of his shots and describes how,
In case you haven't stumbled across it already, we wanted to point you in the direction of a spectacular street photography series by Toronto Photographer Robert Fisher. This eight part series (plus a prologue and epilogue) goes deep on what some might call street photography basics. It covers the definition of street photography as an examination of the human condition, what you should know about gear, decisive moments, candids, street portraits, editing, captions, and a few varying
People often ask me why I shoot and when it all started. For a very long time I found this to be one of the toughest questions to answer. With photography as a creative outlet it’s pretty difficult and near impossible to narrow down to one particular date or one particular event when it all came together. When you think about it we all, in one way or another, take photos from an early age, this holds even more truth today since all kids have access to their parent’s mobile phone if not their
I love to shoot people that [other] people turn a blind eye to when they walk down the street...I want to throw that in your face, because this is what's out there." - Ron Corbin Ron Corbin is working on his life's goal, which is to take photographs that hold meaning for other people. When you see his images I'm sure you'll agree that he is reaching that goal with each shot he takes. What makes Ron's work stand out in a growing sea of street photography? It's the glimpse of humanity that most
A photographer must always work with the greatest respect for his subject and in terms of his own point of view. – Henri Cartier-Bresson Last spring, Espen Eichhöfer, a well-known photographer based in Berlin, appealed a conviction that he was wrong to publicly display a photo of a woman crossing a street and display it in an open-air photography exhibition at C/O Berlin. After the woman sued for privacy violation based on a 1907 German law, both the district court and the Berlin
If you haven't heard about it yet, be sure to check out Valerie Jardin's new eBook, "Street Photography: First Steps and Beyond." Here's a snippet from the website about the book: This 76 page ebook is designed for beginner to advanced street photographers. It will help you get started in street photography as well as give you tips to step up your game and make stronger images. The book is divided into three parts: 1. Getting Started 2. Different ways to approach street photography 3.
Danish photographer, Daniel Hoffmann, visited New York City a few years ago where he became fascinated with life on the streets. He liked it so much that he visited the city again last year to make images for a a new street photography book (his second). And I must say the results are fantastic. As a visitor from another country Daniel looks at New York through a very different lengths. And the results show in his work. The street photography alone is well worth the time to read the book.
You may have read last week's post GMB Akash and the Power of Street Photography, in which GMB Akash shared some of his images and his thoughts on street and documentary photography. GMB Akash is an outstanding photographer and more importantly, visual storyteller. To see some of his powerful stories, visit the stories page on his website. We just found out he offers one-on-one workshops and wanted to share this golden opportunity with you. Check out this brief video in which one of his