Can you believe it’s November already? It seems like summer just started and now we’re heading back into winter…at least up here in the norther hemisphere.
First I’d like to give a plug to our Facebook group called the The Street Photography Community. It’s a small but mighty and very active group of highly motivated street photographers who are there to help each other in all areas of street photography. Check it out by visiting http://talkstreetphotography.com then click the Join button.
I’ll be doing a good bit of traveling in the next several weeks, some of which will affect our publishing schedule.
Cuba and Traveling Light
I’ll be going to Cuba next week which is really exciting. As a child of the Cold War, Cuba was always this mysterious place that was verboten for Americans. Now that we’re able to go there (with several oddball restrictions) it seems like photographers are flocking to the place. They say that it’s ideal place for street photographers full of friendly people, beautiful colors, and amazing light.
As with every trip I take, I’ve been stressing over what camera gear to bring. I have this debate with myself before every trip. Do I take an interchangeable lens body (In my case a Fuji XT-1) with several lenses. Or do I stick with my trusty Fuji X100F with a fixed 35mm equivalent lens? That way I have no decisions to make other than camera settings.
So I decided to go with the fixed lens option and take only the X100F. I’ve done this on every other trip over the past several years and have never regretted it. Plus I’m leaving my laptop at home and taking only an iPad to store and process my photos. I’ve been trying to refine my remote workflow over the past year or so and this will really put it to the test. Apple Photos for iOS has come a long way as an editing tool and its ability to integrate with 3rd party apps. In my opinion Photos in iOS 12 is a big improvement.
November SPM Issue publish date 1 week early
We always publish the magazine on the 15th of each month. However, because I’ll be away that day, without access to the Internet, we decided to publish the November issue on Thursday, November 8. I like to be available shortly after publication in case anyone has problems accessing the magazine.
Miami Street Photography Festival
This year I’m finally able to make it to the Miami Street Photography Festival which will be held from December 6 through the 10th at the History Miami Museum in downtown Miami. I’ll be speaking at the event about one of my favorite topics “Leaving your Photographic legacy in a Digital World.” I should know the time and date soon.
While I’m there I’ll be conducting a number of interviews for the magazine and podcast. I also want to use this as an opportunity to meet some of you guys in person. So if you plan to go please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be great to connect in person. And who knows, maybe we’ll have an informal get together.
Our Guest Nikita Stupin
Our guest this week is Nikita Stupin, a Russian photographer who lived for several years in Toronto, Canada and has recently moved to Portugal.
Nikita is heavily influenced by his father, also a photographer, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Whlle many of us are all over the place in terms of our personal style, But Nikita has created a very consistent style in his compositions and post processing that make his work very recognizable. Be sure to check out his photos and you’ll see for yourself.
I need to mention that Nikita had some Internet connection problems that affected the audio quality of the last half of the recording. We did our best to clean it up.
But don’t let that get in your way, and have a listen to my conversation with Nikita Stupin.