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Interview with Vientamese Street photographer Minh Pham

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Interview with Street Photographer Aaron Berger

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Clicking vs Seeing in Street Photography

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Hawaii Street Photography – Photographer’s Block
The Laws of Averages

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President Donald Trump Street Photography Workshop

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Hawaii Street Photography – Street Photography on the Beach Part II

Hawaii Street Photography – Street Photography on the Beach Part I

 

10 Street Photography Memes

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What If Your Favorite Street Photos Were Staged…

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Interview with Bangladesh Street Photographer Muhammad Imam Hasan

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30 Things to Do Before I Turn 30

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How Does Photography Help You

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Interview with Photographer Suzanne Stein

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Interview with Street Photographer Daniel Huete

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5 Ways to Avoid Confrontation in Street Photography

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Click Less Yet Get More

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Interview with Street Photographer Jill Maguire

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Street Photography Olympics

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Interview with Hawaii Street Photographer Lance Agena

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Building the Perfect Street photographer

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Lessons “Shinsuke Nakamura” Can Teach Us About Photography

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9 Things Every Street Photographer Must Do

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Interview with Thai Street Photographer Poupay Jutharat

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5 Street Photography Cliche’s to Avoid Shooting

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How to Find Your Style in Photography

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Why I don’t title my photos

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Hawaii Street Photography – The Future of Street Photography in Hawaii

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Interview with New York Street Photographer Paul Kessel

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5 street photography myths we need to stop believing

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Interview with London Street Photographer Sam Rodgers

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10 Female Street Photographers To Follow

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Contact Sheet Volume II: RED

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How to Handle Criticism on your Photography

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Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots – Frank Clark

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Color or Black and White for Street Photography

 

Contact Sheet Volume 1: “Legs”

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The photo above “Legs” will be published in the World Street Photography 4 book this year. Come check out how I was able to capture this image, how I worked the scene, and why I chose this particular photo among the 22 other attempts.

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Color or Black and White for Street Photography

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What I learned from the Jesse Marlow and Aaron Berger Leica workshop

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Street Photography in San Francisco w/Peter Zhang

 What I learned From Bruce Gilden

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Hawaii Street Photography (EP: 1) Trial and Error

10 Reasons Why I love Shooting Street Photography

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Watch “The mystery box | JJ Abrams” on YouTube

10 Skills (not gear) You Need To Make Good Photographs

I want to share with you all about the physical and also mental tools you need to make a good photograph.

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How To Travel On A Budget…

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Many of us think that traveling requires a lot of money, different countries may cost more than others…the time of year on when you travel will factor in on the cost too. If you stay at a motel, 5 star hotel, or my personal favorite with a host via Airbnb. All of this factors into your overall travel budget. Here’s some tips from my most recent experience…

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Lessons Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Can Teach You About Photography

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I enjoyed writing a post on “Lessons Stone Cold Steve Austin Can Teach You About Photography”, that I’m going to continue this wrestling and photography blog series.

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Why I Will Never Go Back To A Canon or Sony

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My first DSLR camera was a Canon 50D (2010). The camera produced great images, a lot of cool features, it was also built as a brick.

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Lessons Stone Cold Steve Austin Can Teach You About Photography

I’m a big pro wrestling fan (WWE), ever since I could remember. My older brothers grew up watching wrestling dating back to HulkaMania era, to the Attitude Era, into the Ruthless Aggression Era, and now.

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Hawaii Street Photography

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When most people think of street photography they think you must shoot in areas where there’s chaos of people, rich in history, or plentiful of colors.

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What makes great street photography?

I attended a great workshop from street photographer Jack Simon last year at StreetFoto San Francisco Festival. It was a great experience and I believe my photos have improved because of it. Check out a quick 2 minute interview from Jack Simon.

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Street Photography Tips (before heading out onto the streets)

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Hello aspiring street photographer. I’ve noticed there are so many blogs with tips on street photography while you’re already out shooting. Instead, let me share my experiences, (bias) opinion, and advice before you even hit up the streets.

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What I learned From Shooting in Havana

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It Takes Time to Feel Comfortable

Prior to landing in Havana, Cuba, I heavily did my research on the city. Is it safe? Is there internet? Are the people nice? Tourist reviews? Crime rate? Things to do? Where to go? Asked friends who’ve traveled to Havana about their experiences.

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Why I Enjoy Shooting Street Photography

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Feel Like You’re in Control…

Mid-way through the first month of the new year, I reflected back on my street photography. The true joy of shooting the streets is being able to find or see what your eye notices and to capture the moment. There’s a feeling of ownership when you’re able to photograph a moment or a scene and call it your own.

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3 Lessons I learned from C.T. Fletcher

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I was lucky enough to watch a documentary on Netflix a few weeks ago (the kids hog the Netflix) on C.T. Fletcher,”My Magnificent Obsession”. Prior to this, I have never heard of C.T. Fletcher, I was just Netflix surfing and the main image and synopsis caught my attention. I really enjoyed an old documentary on weightlifting…”Pumping Iron” and thought of giving this film a try. The topic was on weightlifting, something I’m somewhat familiar in my old life (I hope to resurrect that old passion in 2017).

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What I learned shooting on Halloween

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For the first time, I spent the spookiest night of the year not dressed up in a costume but instead shooting others dressed for Halloween in Waikiki. I didn’t really know what to expect. I was just hoping to capture some surreal moments, nothing in particular. Something special to add to my collection. While I wasn’t able to capture anything spectacular, I walked away with more knowledge for next time. Here’s what I learned from shooting on Halloween night.

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What I learned during Jack Simon’s workshop

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A little over a week removed, I attended my first street photography workshop.

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Don’t Over Analyze

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“We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.”
― Anthony Hopkins

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Be Yourself…

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“Always be yourself…do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it” – Bruce Lee

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Enjoy the process

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” When you’re in the day-to-day grind, it just seems like it’s another step along the way. But I find joy in the actual process, the journey, the work. It’s not the end. It’s not the end event.” Cal Ripken, Jr.

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Photograph for Yourself

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“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

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Your Photos Like your Photography Will Get Better With Age…

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Today I want to write to you on how I think your street photos will be more appreciated as time moves forward. Sometimes I feel my photos are not significant in partly because it blends in with the ordinary of our modern society (for example above two human beings disconnected  and on their devices)

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Your Camera is just a tool…

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Dear Street Photographer,

Are you obsessed on purchasing the latest camera body or lenses? In fact, you can’t stop thinking about it until you make that purchase. Then, when you finally take that leap of fate by purchasing the camera/lenses and have it in the palm of your hands…you’re still not satisfied?

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Why I shoot Street photography

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My last blog I wrote about what I’ve learn from shooting street photography, but today I want to talk about why I personally shoot street photography.

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Why I prefer bnw…

Let me just cut to the chase, to make a good photo in color is very difficult. If the scene or location doesn’t have much color or contrast to begin with then it’s probably better off to shoot in black and white.

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Less is More

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I’m sure you’ve heard of this phrase…”Less is More”. In street photography less is MORE! Here’s Why.

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Your photos should say something about your personality

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I would like to start off by saying that I have a bi-polar personality. Growing up through grade school a lot of my friends and classmates knew me as a class clown, in fact that’s what I won my senior year in high school…The Class Clown. I loved attention as a child not because I had a lack of attention at home but because of the reactions I’ll get, I enjoyed making people laugh whether they’re laughing at me or with me it didn’t matter.

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Conquering Your Fear in Street Photography

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Try Street Portraits

If you fear of being rejected by someone on the street or feel uncomfortable taking photos of a stranger without permission, then I suggest you to start off by asking that stranger very kindly if you may make a portrait out of them and explain what it is that you are doing. Whether it was their wardrobe, how intimidating they appear, or their facial expressions that caught your eye it doesn’t hurt to ask someone if you can make a portrait out of them. This is a painless and easy way to create beautiful portraits of people you find interesting. Nine times out of ten they’ll say yes and ask what your objective is.

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Starting off in Street photography

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Bring Your Camera Everywhere

Here is my number one advice to aspiring street photographers. Always carry your camera with you, have it in your hands or dangling from your neck…

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