We traveled through Japan for 3 weeks, the last week I was in Tokyo spending about 5-6 hours a day exploring the Street Photography hot spots of Tokyo. Tokyo and taking pictures here was definitely one of the highlights of my stay in Japan. Tokyo is a paradise for street photography – the residents do not seem to have a problem with being photographed or are too polite to show it. The 6 days in Tokyo took me to many parts of this exciting, bustling super metropolis – some of which I was thrilled with, others rather repelled or bored. My personal Street Photography experiences with Tokyo neighborhoods, ranked by rating:
Every photographer who is interested in street photography should look into the following events and festivals around the world. Street photography festivals provide the perfect opportunity to get inspired, to look into the new trends of this genre and to meet other street photographers and exchange ideas with them. These are my recommendations for you for the year 2018:
Ostkreuz station in Berlin Friedrichshain is one of my favorite places in Berlin when it comes to lovely compositions made from shadows and light in an urban environment. Opened 3 years ago, it is one of the newest and biggest train stations in Berlin. With 200,000 people using this station on their way to work, home or party you will never wait too long for interesting characters passing by.
Remember this last article of that guy about the Do´s and Don´t´s in Street Photography? Or this read in the blog of that photographer telling how to get famous ans rich with Street Photography?
Oh yeah, do you mean the one from yesterday, last week or the week before?
C´mon guys, it is getting repetititive. Please stop talking about Street Photography and let your images speak. 10 reasons why you should shut up now when it comes to Street Photography:
Do you need inspiration for the Street Photography year 2017? Here are 25 well-known and aspiring Street Photographers (not in a certain order) from around the world that will help you to improve your own style in photography:
Street Photography captures history at the very moment it happens. Candid, poignant and real. No heroic epic will ever feature a plumber, a newspaper boy or the homeless; pictures of Street Photographers often do. When the damp exhalation of a laundromat casts daily life with a soft-focus, the Street Photographer will see a plenitude of motives, that many others hastily pass by. To recognize these moments and to see what others cannot, that is the skill and the art of a Street Photographer.
Street Photography Events and Festivals exist to cherish this very special form of art. They provide the Artists with an environment to come together, work together, compete and hone their craft. Here are the hand-picked most important Street Photography events in 2017.
When it comes to taking images of strangers on the streets, many aspiring Street Photographers tend to be afraid of approaching people. This was also a huge problem for me and it still is, because one of the biggest fears of humans is being rejected by other people. It´s like asking a girl you like to go out with you. What if she says no? Well, but what happens if you don´t ever ask her?
Same when it comes to Street Photography. Why are you afraid of asking interesting strangers to make a portrait of them? If they say no – why do you care? You will very likely not see this person again. And if you see him or her again, maybe they changed your mind?
I am currently living in Shanghai, China. It is my first time to mainland China and unfortunately, Shanghai is not the „real“ China, because the people here are really different to rural areas. People are undergoing a lot of pressure in this biggest and most expensive city of China, so the people here are very stressed and sadly, often unfriendly.
But Street Photography in Shanghai is not a problem at all – if you want to take photos of people without asking them – just go for it – chinese people tend to take pictures of foreigners unasked all the time, so it´s normal here.
Here are a few examples of the images I took so far in Shanghai:
You would love to invest more time for your greatest passion in life, photography – but your camera gets dustier day by day? Stop! I can prove that you´re wrong if you really love photography – here´s why: