And Start Shooting!
You guys know I visit this beautiful city every year. People often say "Don't Brooklyn my Detroit", I can agree with that statement, but you can Chicago the shit out of my Detroit any day you want. I spent 3 days in the city, but only 1 day photographing.
It's hard to grow your social media presence as a street photographer... Mainly because the majority of people who enjoy looking at street photographs are, well, street photographers. However, there are a few ways to get your work seen, one is by tagging featured accounts in hopes that they share your work.
Today was an office day for me, meaning I sat on my computer and did a bunch of things that I've put on hold for months. One task, in particular, was to update my camera equipment on Kit, a site I use to allow you guys to keep up with my equipment. It took forever to make my "kit" current. It wasn't that I was adding my gear to it, but because I had so much to delete. Over the last 3 years, I've honestly bought and sold soooo much, it's honestly kind of sad. Anyway, I thought it would be cool to share with you guys every camera that I've ever owned, why I bought it and why I sold it (or kept it).
Street photography isn't the most popular genre in the photography spectrum. It has a relatively small fanbase, it takes a lot of bravado and as far as commissioned opportunities, well, there are very few. It's also one of the few forms of creativity that involves another person who isn't aware of their actual involvement... Meaning in order to perfect the craft you'll need to practice with those who are sometimes unwilling to participate... This makes it extremely hard to succeed.
Anyway, I told myself I didn't want to make my 2016 post an entire summary of my year, instead, I wanted to share my favorite photographs and elaborate with you why I favor them... So, without further ado.
I haven't seen anyone talk about VSCO X, which honestly, is quite surprising considering how big the platform is for photographers. It made me wonder if the invite only based program was a flop or if the invites are really for dedicated users only. Either way, I was intrigued and figured if I was invited I'd sign up, after all, I'm a big fan of the app.
When I first read about the possibility of Monochrome film being released for the Instax camera on thephoblographer.com I couldn't stop thinking about how cool it would be. What Fujifilm did with the color film was amazing, but having B&W was something that always gave Polaroid (Impossible Project) the edge when it came to instant photography. Well now it's finally here, and it's safe to say this little pack of film is probably the most excited I've ever been bout a product in years. Not just in photography, but just period. But is it any good?