It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for another summary of the past week’s happening in the Streethunters.net world on our street photography blog and social media channels with ‘This Week on Streethunters.net’. If you’re new to this featurette, you can browse back through old weekly run-downs on the This Week archive pages of the website. But for now, read on to find out what we’ve been up to over the last week!
We Need Your Camera Bags!
Normally we like to start the week by sharing the contents of your street photography camera bags with our popular regular feature ‘What’s in your camera bag?’. That wasn’t possible this week because we have totally run out of camera bags! The cupboard is bare and our stocks are empty. The only way we can keep this feature running is if you all send us a photo of your bags. For the last 3 years well over a hundred street photographers have shared the contents of their camera bags with us and you, so if you fancy joining their esteemed ranks, get on it! Remember, not only do you get to show off your gear, but also get to promote your street photography portfolio with a link back to website or gallery – there’s nothing to lose, and everything to gain! You can even submit your bag again if it’s already been featured, provided you’re shooting with a different gear set-up to before – perhaps you have switched from digital to analogue street photography, or from DSLR to mirrorless? Now’s the time to share!
Fortunately in the absence of a new camera bag feature you camera bag aficionados didn’t have to go without this week, as our Throwback Tuesday post brought up Edward Conde’s camera bag from way back in 2014. Edward has been a long-standing and active participant on Streethunters.net from the very beginning, joining in with our social media groups and activities on Facebook and the Streethunters.net Reader’s Community on G+, and has had his photo shown in our Featured street photo series, and analysed for Crit My Pic. His street photo has also been chosen as the cover on the Streethunters.net Facebook Group recently too, and he has even written a guest article for us on post-processing on the go, describing how he uses an iPad as a mobile darkroom. Ed’s camera bag was bursting at the seams with cameras – sporting a mix of Micro 4/3s mirrorless digital cameras and an analogue rangefinder. Make sure you check it out!
The choice for the cover photo for the Streethunters.net Facebook Group this week was this awesome and surreal example of superb flash street photography shot by Aviram Bar-Akiva. The dramatic lighting and positioning of the flash combine with the unusual subject matter to create a really distinctive photo that is memorable and extraordinary – wonderful work Aviram!
Hopefully you all know by now that Streethunters.net is one of the organisers of the PhoS Athens – a free street photography event in Athens between the 10th and 12th of November 2017! This amazing street photography festival is going to feature a host of workshops, talks, photowalks, portfolio reviews and exhibitions which are sure to be great fun! With only a few weeks to go before the festival launches, we’ve got a breakdown of the full programme for you to explore in our blog post. So, if you’re planning on attending, make sure you check it out! Plus, stay tuned to the Streethunters.net website next week for more exciting news and content from the PhoS contests which the Streethunters.net team helped judge!
The weekend means a lot of things to street photographers around the world, but for us it means it’s time to have a browse through and review the pending submissions to the photo pool of the Streethunters.net Flickr Group. This Saturday saw the cream of the crop added to one of the very best contemporary street photography galleries on the web. There are now almost thirteen and a half thousand street shots for you to enjoy. Make sure you go and check them out!
We brought the week to a close with one of our ever-popular street photographer interviews, this time with Constantinos Arvanitis, who was the winner of our July 2017 street photography contest for ‘The Colour Blue’ theme. As well as having his winning photo featured as the cover photo on our Facebook, G+ and Twitter pages, Constantinos’ prize included an exclusive interview with Streethunters.net, and our editor Andrew Sweigart was only to happy to oblige with some probing questions! You’re sure to really enjoy reading all about Constantinos’ methodology, exactly what went into him making his winning shot, and a selection of his street photos too, so make sure you give the interview a look. And watch this space for a slideshow presentation of Constantinos’ work on our YouTube channel in the near future!
And with that, we call time on another week at Streethunters.net. Thanks for joining us over the last week, and please keep your eyes peeled for some great new street photography content heading your way next week. Don’t forget to stay up to speed with all that’s going on in the streethunters.net street photography world by following and subscribing on Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube and Instagram. In the interim, make sure you…
stay sharp and keep shooting!