X-Pro 2 eyecup and diopter dial

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This post contains affiliate links. I am a glass wearer. When shooting, I never use sunglasses. I am farsighted so everything close I can see. But I have a really big cylinder in my glasses. But I always shoot street photography without glasses. I press the camera in my eye socket, and the viewfinder is… Continue reading X-Pro 2 eyecup and diopter dial

14 Street Photography secrets that get you started

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Here are 14 Street Photography secrets that get you started. 1 | Start local You would be surprised how many street photographers go far away and never photograph around their neighbourhoods. Walk the streets, and you’d be amazed at how many usable images you make. You know where to go and what to shoot. You… Continue reading 14 Street Photography secrets that get you started

Street photography courage in 5 steps

Standing on the armrest of the couch. Tim was photographing the next image for his instagram account. 18 Oktober 2018, Alkmaar, The Netherlands As we street photographers roam the streets, observing and recording the fleeting moments that we encounter. Those Daily Observations go into photo books or as fine-prints on the wall as Street Photography grows as a profession and a medium.

Doing Street photography well takes courage. Step 1: prepare yourself. It takes courage to photograph on the street. When you are insecure about yourself, it can be tough to step out and shoot on the street although you can use your camera as a shield. You still have to be present. How to prepare yourself?… Continue reading Street photography courage in 5 steps

The Urban Photo Race Amsterdam 2017

Daily Observations Urban Photo Race 2017 Amsterdam 6 Themes 4 locations, Per theme 3 pictures.

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How to gain confidence in daily life when shooting street photography

Daily Observations, Eric Kim, During an Eric Kim workshop we had to get 10 no's and shoot a person until they noticed me.

Street photography is hard. And by doing it, you gain confidence. It is so easy to just walk the streets and photograph the sidewalk or that street light, the beautiful door. By that is not street photography. Street photography is a combination of candid moments and documenting the human condition. Telling stories about daily life.… Continue reading How to gain confidence in daily life when shooting street photography

Why shoot Street Photography

Daily Observations, Eric Kim, During an Eric Kim workshop we had to get 10 no's and shoot a person until they noticed me.

Why shoot Street Photography? 1| Because it is free Just grab your camera and go. Nothing is withholding you to go after a day of free-roaming the streets. And experience life. Shoot some beautiful portraits. Meet new people, Interact with the street. 2| Wear good shoes The latest advice from magnum photographers on Lensculture is… Continue reading Why shoot Street Photography

The first photograph

Daily Observations, Eric Kim, During an Eric Kim workshop we had to get 10 no's and shoot a person until they noticed me.

In this post, I have written about clearing your mind when you start your street photography day. Sit down and have a coffee, Close down your smartphone, look around, chat with someone next to you. And start your walk. The first photograph is always an exciting one. Who will you meet today, What will you… Continue reading The first photograph

Remember Berlin?

Daily Observations, Eric Kim, During an Eric Kim workshop we had to get 10 no's and shoot a person until they noticed me.

Remember Berlin? In the weekend of 10 November 2017, I took the ICE from Amsterdam to Berlin to attend the ‘Conquer your fear workshop by Eric Kim’. If you do not know Eric Kim and you shoot Street Photography, you should read his blog. From the first day, Eric welcomed me with such energy and… Continue reading Remember Berlin?

Street photography | An introduction

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14-08-2017, Norcera Umbra, Umbria, Italy. 
On the day before ferragosto one of the main holidays of italy i walked through Norcera Umbra where there was a little market. Everyone was free the next day so it would be quite busy. But this man had only eyes for his smartphone and not for the stuff on his table.

What is street photography? In its essence street photography is the unique vision of your experiences and encounters while walking the streets of the world. Through the frame of the photo camera, you show your vision of the world. The candid moments and stories you see developing in front of your eyes captured in a… Continue reading Street photography | An introduction

Show up and do the work

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A famous saying is that you can be whatever you want. And to some degree that is true. To be whatever you want has to do with connection, education and knowledge and work. Many hours of hard work. And sacrifice. The 10-000-hour rule We all heard of the 10.000-hour rule. Which says that when you… Continue reading Show up and do the work