Today we’re trialling a brand new mini featurette where we give you a quick run-down of what’s been going on with streethunters.net over the last week. We’ve snappily titled it, ‘This Week on Streethunters.net’! Why have we decided to try out this new feature? Because we understand that a lot of you lead very busy lives and aren’t always able to check the website or our social media feeds regularly for new Street Hunters blog posts, so we’re giving you another option – a one stop shop blog post where you can find all the week’s news and goings on with Streethunters.net right in one place.
We kicked off the week on Monday by taking a peek inside Tobias Eriksson’s camera bag. Tobias shoots a mix of film and digital street photography, and the camera bag he sent us this week was packed with no less than 3 film cameras and accessories. If you’re an analogue film street photographer, make sure you check it out! And remember, What’s in Your Camera Bag Street Hunter is one of our most popular long-running features, but it requires you our readers to keep on submitting to make it work. So don’t delay, submit today!
Monday also saw us announce the start of our Monthly Theme contest for September and ask you to start sending in your photos. This month’s theme is ‘The Colour Pink’, so if you’ve got a street photo that fits the bill make sure you send it to us before the 25th September 2017. Our winning contestant each month receives a tonne of exposure through the streethunters.net website and social media channels, so it’s well worth taking part.
Throwback Tuesday & Facebook Group Cover Photo
Our Throwback Tuesday post saw us delving into the wealth of material in the Street Hunters vault to unearth a real gem – Andrew Sweigart’s Under the Influence piece on the seminal woman street photographer Helen Levitt which is well worth a read. Tuesday also brought one of my favourite weekly tasks for Streethunters.net – combing through the Streethunters.net Facebook Group to choose the new group cover photo. This week’s pick was a superb flash street photo by Metin Ekin which absolutely rocks. This is now the second time one of Metin’s photos has been selected as the group cover photo, so very well done Metin! It’s great fun going through all the brilliant street photos submitted to the group every day, so a big thank you to everyone who joins in!
This week we also brought the August Monthly Theme Contest to an end. We announced our 30 nominees for ‘The Colour Yellow’ contest (selected from a whopping 150 submissions) and each of us as editors chose our favourite street photo from the nominees and explained why. Be sure to check out our stellar selection of submissions for a real feast of yellow.
Our feature post this week was Spyros Papaspyropoulos’ debrief of his incredible experiences during his week-long stay in the UK which included visits to both Cambridge and London as part of the 3rd Annual Street Hunters Meeting. Whether you were lucky enough to attend the event and workshops or not, you’re bound to enjoy reading all about Spyros’ anecdotes and antics in the UK, and make sure you stay tuned for the launch of the London Street Hunt Video in several week’s time.
As always, we used the weekend to update the Streethunters.net Flickr Group. This group showcases a meticulously curated selection of some of the finest street photos anywhere on the web and lots of time, energy and love is devoted to maintaining it each week. We’re very proud of the standard of the photos here, and we hope you enjoy admiring them just as we do!
We rounded off this week by revealing the final winner of ‘The Colour Yellow’ theme, which was this cracking street photo by Jasmin Gendron. You can expect to see Jasmin’s photo as the cover photo on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages for the next month, and stay tuned for Jasmin’s exclusive streethunters.net interview and slideshow presentation on our YouTube channel. Congratulations Jasmin!
That’s all for our weekly roundup of the week this time everyone, remember you can keep right up to date with all our goings on by following us on our social media channels and by subscribing for email alerts to new blog posts. Enjoy your street photography, and stay sharp and keep shooting!