Welcome back to the Street Photography Magazine podcast. It’s really good to be back I apologize for publishing this two days late. Normally republish every other Thursday, but due to a freakish winter storm in the Carolinas I got stuck in Miami (if there is such a thing) for two extra days after the Miami Street Photography Festival.
Miami Street Photography Festival
I just returned form the Miami Street Photography Festival a couple days late thanks to a freakish winter storm in the Carolinas Speaking of the Miami Festival it was amazing. This was my first big photography festival and it was almost overwhelming. I met some amazing photographers saw some equally amazing work in just learned a ton. I can’t wait to go back. I’m in the process of writing a post about my experience which will be published in our blog.
If you have an opportunity to go to one of the major festivals throughout the year I can’t recommend it enough. This coming summer the team who created the Miami Festival will be the second annual MSPF Milan in Milan Italy.
There are a number of excellent festivals held throughout the year. So we plan to publish a comprehensive list on our website for your reference. If you’re holding a festival or just know about one please send the information to me at Bob@streetphotographymagazine.com. We’l be sure to include it in the list.
December Issue of Street Photography Magazine is live
This episode is being published on Saturday, December 15, which means it is publication day for Street Photography Magazine. By the time you hear this, the December 2018 issue of the magazine will be available.
Don’t miss our interview with our featured photographer Nancy Lehrer. We really ended the year right of the conversation with Nancy. I learned a lot from her personally particularly something she told me about a technique she uses to spot a good photograph before lifting the camera to her eye. Nancy says she constantly takes inventory of what she by constantly asking herself “what am I seeing?” I won’t get into the details here because you can hear the whole story in the article.
Special Magazine Issue – URBAN dotArt Winners
We also published a special bonus issue featuring the winners from the URBAN Dot-Art photo awards held in Trieste, Italy each year. You can find it in the Past Issues page on our website or in our iOS and Android apps right next to the December issue. The photos from that festival keep getting better and better.
SPM December Photo Contest – Night Street Photography
And a quick reminder about our first ever photo contest that ends on December 21. The winner of the contest will win a one-year Pro subscription to Portfoliobox. The theme of the contest is night street photography. To enter all you have to do is upload a photo to either Instagram or Facebook and tag it with #spmnight.
Portfoloiobox December Portfolio Month Offer 25% Off
As we said in our last podcast, December is portfolio month at Street Photography Magazine. Our purpose is to help you create your own great street photography portfolio.
To help us with that we are happy to be sponsored by the people at Portfoliobox who created a very flexible and easy-to-use online portfolio service specifically for photographers and other artists.
As you may know I’m a web developer by trade, so I’m really impressed with what they’ve the quality and attention to detail of their service.
The system features a minimalist design that enables you to create a unique layout just for you which so doesn’t look cookie-cutter. And that even includes a blog which I feel is very important to not only help generate traffic but to tell your own unique story. And best of all it’s very affordable.
To help us celebrate portfolio month Portfoliobox is offering our listeners 25% off a one-year Pro subscription. Just use the link in the show notes for this episode or click on the ad that you may see on the website. The offer expires on December 31.
The nice thing about it is you can try it for free if you like it keep it safe 25% on your first year and that’s it.
Our Guest – Miguel Ortiz
Our guest this week is Miguel Ortiz. He is a very high level blockchain expert working for IBM. I’m not even to try to go into the details of blockchain, but it’s the technology behind crypto currencies like banana.
Miguel is an avid street photographer who had an opportunity to study under Valerie Jardin during one of her Paris workshop. Because of his expertise he travels a lot and while away he loves to spend his free time doing street photography.
Miguel used the Portfoliobox platform to make a really compelling online portfolio that he discusses during our conversation.
So please have a listen to my conversation with Miguel Ortiz and be sure to check out his work.
Where to find Miguel
A selection of Miguel’s Photos
Selected Street Photos