1. Learn from the best: Streetsnappers‘ in-depth workshops
Blending into the environment, developing observation skills, and never missing the perfect opportunity: Street Photography is often considered light art, whereas it in fact requires hard work and the development of essential field techniques. That is where Streetsnappers comes in: Contrary to many other blogs, this one is more specific to the commercial side of street photography. Workshops, lectures, and clubs appeal to active readers on the outlook for fellow photographers: If you are planning on heading out there yourself, you should definitely pay Streetsnappers a visit beforehand.
2. The website accompanying the print magazine: The Inspired Eye
The Inspired Eye is a well-established magazine for all things photography. Former graphic designer Olivier Duong and longtime street photographer Don Springer founded The Inspired Eye to share their passion with fellow enthusiasts, both on- and offline. All the pictures included are carefully selected to provide only the most astounding images. A highly recommended blog for any (semi-) professional photographers out there! The website also offers subscription to a printed copy of the magazine.
3. Eric Kim: Critized, adored, spoken of
Eric Kim is undoubtedly one of the most discussed figures in the street photography community. While his work may be polarizing to some, he is without question a highly skilled photographer who puts out an amazing blog. His website contains intimate letters to fellow artists, loads of personal photographs, and is a great source for practical advice: From workshops and equipment recommendation to motivational guides and tips on how to overcome shyness – Eric Kim has it all covered. He also offers e-mail subscription.
4. Architecture and landscapes: New York as James Maher sees it
James Maher does not only have a keen eye, he also addresses controversial issues without sugarcoating. His blog is a versatile mixture of high quality photographs and articles (mostly historical, but some tend to be quite political as well). If you are interested in architecture, urban landscapes, and travelling, you should definitely check out Maher’s blog.
5. Both emotional and insightful: Streetbounty
Streetbounty was founded by Sebastian Jacobitz, a street photographer born and raised in Germany. He offers insightful tips, tricks, and tutorials, including a guide on how to establish your own photography blog and how to turn your long-lived passion into real money. As his signature style is rather gritty, melancholic and dark, Jacobitz‘ tips often rely on how to display contrasting emotions. Subscribers are also offered a free copy of Jacobitz‘ e-book entitled „Your Street Photography Entrance“, which contains a variety of recent blog articles and newer material.
- Sebastian Jacobitz on Facebook
- Sebastian Jacobitz on Flickr
- Sebastian Jacobitz on Instagram
- Sebastian Jacobitz on Twitter
6. Raw, but humorous: The world of Martin U. Waltz
Martin U. Waltz‘ analytical, yet very emotional view tends to iluminate the contrast between human shapes and the structure of a city. His blog reveals truly outstanding photographs that appear to be rugged and raw on the first impression, but are quite often spiced with underlying sarcasm and humour. Although Waltz almost exclusively posts articles and images – no reviews or guides are to be found -, his website can be of great help to any aspriring photographer.
- Martin U. Waltz on Facebook
- Martin U. Waltz on Flickr
- Martin U. Waltz on Instagram
- Martin U. Waltz on Tumblr
- Martin U. Waltz on Twitter
- Martin U. Waltz on Youtube
7. Diversity as a quality feature: Street Hunters
No recommendation list would be complete without Street Hunters – a blog run by a group of street photographers from the USA, the UK, and Greece. Street Hunters offers a variety of very different posts, covering both artistic and practical aspects. Various tutorials, how-tos, and guides enlighten both beginners and advanced photographers, whereas contests and polls encourage the reader’s participation. In-depth gear review, location tips, and an worldwide-shipping e-shop complete the astounding website.
- Streethunters on Facebook
- Streethunters on Flickr
- Streethunters on G+
- Streethunters on Twitter
- Streethunters on Youtube
8. Passion fabriqué en France: Valérie Jardin
There are a lot of high quality bloggers out there – but hardly anyone is as fascinating and passionate as Valérie Jardin. Her website is fully packed with a variety of intimate articles, humorous interviews, and practical how-tos. Jardin also offers a detailed insight to her personal gear (including her camera settings!) and encouring words to anyone going through a creative rut. Loads of podcasts, workshops, projects (both current and past), and a tremendous amount of stunning photographs complete this truly remarkable website.
- Valerie Jardin on Facebook
- Valerie Jardin on G+
- Valerie Jardin on Instagram
- Valerie Jardin on iTunes
- Valerie Jardin on Twitter
- Valerie Jardin on Youtube
9. Full coverage of all things photography: Street Photography Magazine
Similar to Streetsnappers, Street Photography Magazine tends to be rather commercially oriented. You won’t find any in-deapth guides nor how-tos here, instead, the blog features fellow artists and workshops, covers evaluation shows and photography events. The target group are mostly professional and semi-professional photographers; you can subscribe to a printed copy of the magazine as well.
- Additional Links:
- Street Photography Magazine on Facebook
- Street Photography Magazine on Flickr
- Street Photography Magazine on G+
- Street Photography Magazine on Twitter
10. Street Photography Cologne: A Germany-based blog
Street Photography Cologne is a popular blog that focuses on street photography and its movement in Cologne, Germany. They mostly cover events and exhibitions, but also provide insightful tips on how to compose colour or contrast. Interestingly enough, Street Photography Cologne encourages the usage of various gears, some of it rather unusual – no matter if you prefer using your smartphone, a point-and-shoot camera, or a dslr: Whatever makes you happy is fine! (Attention: This blog is solely written in German!)
John Free is not only very passionate about street photography, he also has a keen interest in social documentary. He shows a special preference towards society’s outcasts, making their lives and needs visible to the public in his pictures. If you are to book one of his workshops, chances are you will ran into a celebrity photographer: Lots of fellow artists – e. g., Linda Wisdom – have attended Free’s classes in the recent past. Although Free has not updated his blog entries recently, it is still a great source for all things street photography. His workshops, however, are always up-to-date.
12. The mastermind behind in-public: Nick Turpin
In-public is probably the most influential collective among street photographers. Nick Turbin is not only its founder, but an avid photographer who has devoted years to making street photography a serious form of art. The blog mostly focusses on Nick’s work, both current and past. Granted, you won’t find any reviews, guides or how-tos here – instead, you will be rewarded with Nick’s portfolio: A treasure chest filled with outstanding photography. Nick is not one to post on a regular basis – but what he lacks in quantity, he makes up in quality.
And last not but not least my favorite blog from Chris J Wilson from Cracow – insightful views and in-depth analysis of Street Photography as its best.