Coronavirus has had a huge effect on, not to mention been frightening, everyone, from “common folks” to huge companies like Sony. The fear of infection has left some of China’s cities looking like ghost towns. It’s hard to imagine a city of 24-million people like Shanghai empty as if it were a setup for a movie or a video game. But it is happening, and photographer Nicoco has managed to capture it. In her latest series titled 一个人城市 One Person City, she shows the sad and eerie atmosphere in Shanghai’s streets during the coronavirus outbreak.
One of the best exercises for street photography I ever adopted was to focus my internal monologue into a process of constantly describing what I am seeing. I have always been introspective about the way I work, when it comes to what influences my overarching approach, what draws my eye moment to moment, and what I look for while curating.
Last month, street photographer Math Roberts attended Notting Hill Carnival in order to take photos at one of the world’s largest street festivals. While he was shooting on the final day of the carnival, Math found himself in an unpleasant situation which quickly escalated. The man he was photographing assaulted him and smashed both the photographer and his camera.
Street photography is important, versatile, and in my opinion – one of the most challenging genres there is. But there are some problems with street photography that largely revolve around ethics. In his latest video, Jamie Windsor talks about these problems and discusses the situations when it’s best not to pick up your camera.
I guess most of us have seen graffiti incorporated in photography as a backdrop. But, Colombian artist Sepc has found another interesting way of combining photography and graffiti art. He creates murals that reveal their true colors only when you snap a photo of them and invert it. Sepc shares a bit about his process with DIYP, as well as a couple of photos of these “negative murals.”
The world’s largest fetish event, the Folsom Street Fair, is controversial in and of itself. But still, it has managed to spark controversy among the photography community. In 2014, the Ask First Campaign originated at the event, telling photographers to “ask first” before taking photos. Since the fair is held in a public space, many photographers believe that they have the right to take photos without asking for permission. And the question is – is this really true? Should you just shoot what you please, or should you ask first?
I consider “urban landscapes” as a sub-genre of street photography. But it is tricky — what differentiates a great “urban landscape” from just a snapshot of a building?
In this guide, I will try to offer some tips, and deconstruct how to shoot more emotional, memorable, and powerful urban landscapes:
If you frequent DIY Photography, the name Eric Kim should be familiar to you. An international street photographer and teacher, Kim knows a thing or two about capturing photos on the street, whether he’s using a small, analogue Leica or lugging around a DSLR.
Today, he’s decided to share a few of his street photography tips in a helpful little video.[Read More…]
More and more film stocks are dying off with each passing year. While this might be bad news for those who love analogue photography, myself included, it’s also becoming a great opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to carve their own niche in the world of film photography.
They’re not the only ones though. Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter has announced an entirely new film stock called JCH StreetPan, a 400 ASA black and white film designed specifically for street photography.[Read More…]