Why You Should Use Vintage Glass While Shooting Street

Why You Should Use Vintage Glass While Shooting Street

Since switching over to the mirrorless camera system one thing that I've been most impressed with is the various type of lenses I can adapt to each system. So far I've worked with just about every mount, my favorites being the Fujifilm X-Mount, the Sony E Mount and the M43 mount, which is what I'm currently using at the time of writing this article.

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How Street Photography Helped Me Become A Better Freelancer

How Street Photography Helped Me Become A Better Freelancer

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.

As of now, the few people who are still active in the street scene are those who are passionate about creating candid moments, those who enjoy communicating with people and those who enjoy the chase. To me, these are the core values that a street photographer must possess, but over the past year, I've also learned that these same traits can benefit you far beyond the streets.

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I'm Back!!! + Longest Q&A Ever!

Hey, everybody, I'm back to uploading via the YouTubes. Huge shoutout to everyone who submitted questions to make this possible. I've made a commitment to upload 3 times per week (Tues, Fri and Sun) so I plan to see you all over there. If you have yet to subscribe, then please do so! And for those who already have, well enjoy the video!


Don't Be Afraid To Fail In Front Of Other People

Don't Be Afraid To Fail In Front Of Other People

It's been 2 months since I've uploaded my last YouTube video. What held me back? A combination of self-doubt and lack of views. I was going in full throttle, almost a video a day. Taking my best content from my blog and trying to reformat it through video. I reached 50+ vlogs and I just didn't see much traction. The majority of my videos were getting 100-200 views and I just felt the amount of effort I was putting in wasn't being received by my audience.

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Showcasing RIVALS: @thesartorialist

Showcasing RIVALS: @thesartorialist

You all have no idea how hard it is to find a high-quality street image via Instagram. Before we get into this weeks image I want to remind you all that if you use the hashtag #ShowcasingRIVALS you'll have a chance to be featured every week here on the blog. 

This week's image comes from a very popular photographer and blogger, his name is Scott Schuman, but he goes by The Sartorialist

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What Story Do Your Images Tell?

What Story Do Your Images Tell?

A few months ago I was shooting an event here in Downtown Detroit. It was based on the Auto Show and the majority of the attendees were from the press. I caught up with a guy from my favorite magazine here in Detroit, Hour, and I approached him in a non-salesman way. We chatted it up for a bit, talked about the magazine, about Detroit and the future of print. At the end of the conversation, I circled back around and explained to him that print was important to me because as a photographer I think it's the best way to have your work viewed.  This was my way of saying, hey, I'm a photographer, I love your magazine, help me.

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Q&A Time + Give Away

Q&A Time + Give Away

Hey guys, remember my YouTube channel I was so active on a little while back? Well, I'm looking to get back into the swing of things and thought a Q&A would be the perfect video to upload for you all. You can ask questions like "where have you been?" or "whats in your bag" honestly... You can pretty much ask whatever you want. To make things interesting...

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