Street Photography

0 Plays ·Posted 08/17/2023
Bruce Gilden is a street-photography icon. With summer in full swing and International Street Photography Day (otherwise known as Henry Cartier-Bresson’s birthday) looming on the horizon, what better time to feature a lively chat with the master himself, recorded at B&H’s 2023 Depth of Field Conference, just before the Magnum photographer’s keynote lecture. Gilden’s emotionally fraught depictions of real people up close are an
0 Views ·Posted 01/31/2023
Jonathan Jasberg introduces the seven most common photographic elements he uses in his work to create complex images, beyond standard layering. Jasberg also discusses his mental workflow for envisioning a scene. 0:00 - Introduction 2:57 - It’s About Capturing the Moment 8:26 - The Seven Photographic Elements 9:35 - Supporting Characters 16:18 - Frames 22:08 - Colors 26:41 - Reflections 28:19 - Symbols 30:40 - Echoes 33:49 - Shadows 38:16 - Behind the Images 52:27 - Final Thoughts 54:50 - Q&A
0 Views ·Posted 01/19/2023
Chrystofer “Dolo” Davis has become one of the predominant voices of change from Newark, NJ, using his camera to break barriers while uniting a community. We sit down with Davis to talk about the city he loves, the gear he’s passionate about, and the creative vision that motivates him to be involved with literally every aspect of the industry. 0:00 - Introduction 2:05 - Coming Full Circle: Student to Teacher 7:34 - The Difference Between Professional Jobs and Being a Teacher 13:36 - Showing What Newark, NJ, Has to Offer Through Photography/Art
0 Views ·Posted 11/01/2022
In this seminar, Dotan Saguy, street photographer and author of two photobooks, shares his recipe for getting great street photography images. He’ll explain how to look for the right opportunities, what the best camera settings are, and how to avoid the most common mistakes to help you improve your street photography skills. 0:00 - Introduction 3:06 – Saguy’s Perspective on Street Photography 7:40 – Saguy’s Recipe for Street Photography 19:20 - How to Look for Opportunities 22:33 – Fishing: How to Look 26:05 – Following: How to Look 30:40 –
0 Views ·Posted 11/11/2022
This is your introduction to drone photography and videography! As a beginner, it might seem daunting to know where to start, but Matt Zefi has you covered with tips on safety, taking different types of cinematic shots, composition, finding the best lighting, and more. Zefi uses the DJI Mavic 3, but many of his tips apply to myriad drones. 0:00 - Introduction 0:30 - Safety Regulations, Training, and Preparations 1:24 - Drone Basics (Photo and Video) 3:26 - Speed vs. Altitude 3:56 - Creativity 5:14 -
0 Views ·Posted 08/15/2022
Street photographer Harvey Stein has visited and revisited the same destinations throughout his career, photographing strangers all around the world. In this seminar, he shares his tried-and-true techniques for capturing street portraits, as well as the stories behind his images. 0:00 - Introduction 1:24 - Stein's Not-So-Secret Secrets 7:35 - Flight Photos 10:25 - New Mexico 23:00 - India 34:09 - Mexico 36:30 - More from Stein For even more fun, listen in as Stein discusses his newest book, Coney Island People: 50 Years, and offers valuable
0 Plays ·Posted 07/28/2022
With a camera in his hand, Harvey Stein owns the streets, having spent the past 50 years capturing quintessential moments and making sensitive portraits of the people he meets there. In this two-part episode, he shares details about his photographic process while also conveying the wisdom he’s acquired after publishing 10 books of photographs. We first caught up with Stein at the 2022 B&H OPTIC Conference in June, where he spoke about his newest book
0 Views ·Posted 07/21/2022
Street photographer Hugh Brownstone shares his tips for shooting black-and-white photos with your digital camera. Whether you're making portraits, cityscapes, or architectural photos, these techniques will help you get started! 0:00 - Introduction 0:18 - Use Technology 0:44 - How to Expose 1:28 - Capture in Color 1:48 - Think of the Edit 2:14 - Where to Be Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know in the Comments section, below. 
0 Views ·Posted 11/05/2021
Learn how to level up your street portrait photography with FUJIFILM creator Derek Fahsbender, who tells you how he makes his street portraiture more interesting, as well as how to talk to strangers and take their pictures, even if you're on the introverted side. What are your tips for approaching and photographing strangers? Share them with us in the Comments section.  
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/06/2021
Ricoh has rolled out a sparkling new version of its popular GR camera—the Ricoh GR IIIx—featuring a new 40mm (35mm equivalent) lens and a handful of new accessories. The GR flies under the radar of most photographers, but for those in the Ricoh cult, the GR has attained an almost legendary status as one of the world’s top compact point-and-shoot cameras. If you look at the images accompanying this article, you will see that the new GR IIIx
0 Plays ·Posted 09/02/2021
There is a vibrance, a joy, and a love for photography that one feels when speaking with Meryl Meisler. It’s also very cool that by day she was a high school art teacher in Brooklyn and, by night, dancing and photographing at legendary clubs like Studio 54. Anyway, that’s just how I see it. Of course, there’s a lot more to Meisler’s photography than just 1970s disco and 1980s Bushwick, and we talk about a wide range of subjects on this episode of the
0 Plays ·Posted 08/05/2021
The photos of David Rothenberg are some of the most exciting that we have seen in a while―condensed and entangled compositions of airplanes over urban housing and portraits of travelers, through plane windows, or bathed in a holy light at a train station. His work is provocative, playful, and compassionate and asks us to look at compositions and subjects carefully, addressing issues of isolation and hope. On this episode of the B&H
0 Plays ·Posted 07/29/2021
Photographer Sally Davies embodies a beautiful creative spirit, and I think that spirit also resides in the homes of the 72 New Yorkers she photographed, who are included in her wonderful portrait book, appropriately titled, New Yorkers. If this spirit does not exist and Davies is not in tune with it, how could she have captured such wonderful stories of people and their places and done it so efficiently, in some cases in just minutes? We
0 Views ·Posted 07/16/2021
It’s important to be respectful when approaching and photographing strangers. Documentary photographer and Sony Artisan Ira Block shares his portrait photography tips for capturing people in different cultures with courtesy and respect. What are your experiences when taking travel portraits? Tell us about them in the Comments section, below.
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 06/23/2021
In 2012 the obituaries for pocket-size point-and-shoot cameras outnumbered the number of announcements for their replacements. Five years earlier, Apple had unveiled the original iPhone, and though the image quality of the then-current iPhone 4 still wasn’t enough to plant a knockout punch to the point-and-shoot market, every generation of smartphones that followed further pounded away at what was left of it. And then Sony came along and introduced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. The Birth of a Classic—The Original Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 Design-