Street Photography

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Documenting a culture can be a daunting process, especially when it involves a history of conquest and colonialism. Synthesizing such a complex and traumatic past in a contemporary narrative is a formidable task, requiring extensive research and dedicated planning. This is the backstory to today’s podcast. Above photograph © Juan Brenner For the seventh chapter in our monthly series, Picturing World Cultures, we speak with Guatemalan photographer Juan Brenner about his recent projects in the country’s Western Highlands. Our chat begins with
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Lotta teaches you how to tell a story when shooting portraits, whether in the studio or out on the street! 0:00 - Intro 0:18 - Shooting in Studio vs. on the Street 1:05 - How to Plan for the Unplanned 2:27 - Enhance Your Street Portraits 3:03 - Advantages of Street Photography
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In Part 5 of The Art of Photography series, Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis discuss the art of street photography. Lane and Varis discuss the images from their Neighborhoods of New York project, deconstructing each shot in constructive fashion. 0:00 - Introduction 1:58 - Neighborhoods of New York: Lane’s Images 27:51 - Neighborhoods of New York: Multiple Exposure Images 34:02 - Neighborhoods of New York: Varis’s Images 40:20 – The Best Lenses 45:37 - Recap 48:00 - Settings 53:28 - Editing 58:18 - Final thoughts What street photography tips do you
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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
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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
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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
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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 –
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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 -
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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
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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
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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. 
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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.  
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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
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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
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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