Do you own a Fuji X100s? Are you thinking of purchasing one? If you answered yes to either question, you need to check out the Fuji X100s tutorial by Ibarionex Perello. In the video, Ibarionex talks about this dynamic camera, how it is different from other cameras and how you can adjust your technique to get the best possible capture with it. Low light capabilities, auto focus vs. manual, the benefits of a compact, quiet camera, even basic street techniques are just a few of the topics this
What makes a street photography project a success? That is a good question, and really, there's no concrete answers here folks, no hard, fast rules. Much depends on how you get started and what your goal is when you begin. That said, there are a few key elements every street photography project should include. Finding Inspiration Inspiration for a street photography project can come from just about anywhere. Your project might be about documenting a particular city or a specific place in a
If you've been practicing street photography for a while now, then you've probably had moments when capturing fresh, significant shots becomes more challenging. This is especially true if you always shoot in the same city, but it can happen even if you are a full time world traveler. You may have your favorite places to shoot, perhaps you've developed your own street photography style and suddenly, all of your photographs begin to look the same. You've hit a plateau. What is the solution to this
Each month, we have a special feature in Street Photography Magazine called "Street Shooters of the Month". Where do we find the photos that we publish each month in this article you ask? We hand select them from photos submitted by street photographers around the world, just like yourself. If you have an image you would like to see published in the magazine, you can submit it for review here on the website. If we select your photo to publish in the magazine, you'll receive a three-month
A couple weeks ago I told you about Mark Gilvey's excellent review of the Western Digital Passport Wireless drive. The introduction of this high-capacity easy to use drive makes storing and editing RAW files practical on a mobile device. Now Mark has taken it to the next level with a new post Mobile RAW Workflow that is an in-depth resource on the apps and hardware to process RAW on the road. If you're even thinking of editing RAW files on a mobile device, this article is a must read.
Here at Street Photography Magazine, part of our mission is to give photographers worldwide an opportunity to share and exhibit their work. By doing this we’ll all learn by observing how others create. This magazine is designed to showcase how street photographers think, what they see, how they create, how they work and how they post process. What does this all mean? It means that at SPM we give all street photographers, whether you are a professional or just starting out, the opportunity
If you are like me and come from a relatively small town, heading into a big city to capture street scenes can feel both tremendously exciting and somewhat intimidating. As we learned in our September issue of Street Photography Magazine, fear isn't always a bad thing. It simply means you've stepped out of your comfort zone, you are taking a risk, which means you will learn and gain experience. That said, there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself and reduce your nervousness when
I've been a fan of Zack Arias for several years. Not only is he a very talented photographer, he's also very entertaining writer and communicator. I saw this video when visiting Fernando Vacaflores' website and thought you would enjoy it. It really caught my attention after seeing Jesper Jensen's photo story about Marrakech in our September issue. Zack is a Fuji X shooter, which is who he made the video for. But don't let that stop you if you from watching the video. He's got some really
On the Kelley's Island Ferry these kids were having a riot shooting selfies. I uploaded this photo as a test for a project I'm working on about street photo blogging from the road. More on this soon.
I know what you are thinking right now, "What do you mean breaking the rules? A couple of weeks ago the blog was all about the golden ratio and the rule of thirds!" True. But all too often, people tend to take a principle, turn it into a rule and run with it until their approach becomes extremely unbalanced. Let us not forget what our editor Bob had to say about his learning experience with the golden ratio: On a personal note, when I first became aware of the Golden Rectangle I got hung up
Ben Johnson had some powerful words for all of you mobile street photographers out there in Issue 3 of Street Photography Magazine. We'd like to revisit them right here on the blog today. He said this, ...one photo can look quite average, while another photo of the same or similar scene or event can be quite different when taking a bit more notice and consideration of lighting, subject matter and composition. Lighting, subject matter and composition. These are the three keys to taking