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Spyros Papaspyropoulos

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Spyros Papaspyropoulos is passionate about Photography, especially Street Photography. Because of that passion he considers himself a Street Photographer. If you would like to see his work you can also visit his Street Hunters Profile. He is co-founder of Street Hunters.

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Love monthly theme contest

Hello Streethunters.net Readers!

As mentioned in previous post “Revealing the Monthly Theme Contest New Rules & Prizes for 2017“, this year we have made some changes to the Monthly Theme Contests. The new rules are also included in this post and will be included in each contest post from now on. For your convenience, here are the changes:

What’s changed and what hasn’t in a nutshell

  1. The calendar at the end of the year is being canceled.
  2. The way we select photos remains the same.
  3. The monthly themes are much harder. You will need to work hard.
  4. The prizes the winners receive have changed. Read more below.

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November Nominees for

Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

The eleventh Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2017 have been submitted and we have made our choices. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the November 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions was extremely hard!

But let’s take a look at all the photos that were submitted and accepted in this Monthly Theme Contest.

ATTENTION: This time round we had a lot of submissions that were out of subject! Maybe “Hatred” was too difficult an assignment. Anyway many good photos had to stay out because of this. So this time we have kept only 20 images. The photos that didn’t meet the Theme or the Editors criteria were not chosen to be in the shortlist. They have been disqualified or removed. If your pic isn’t in the shortlist, don’t get discouraged. Try again next month!

At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Hatred” to show you! This time we had 20 valid submissions which can all be seen below.

Inside João Teixeira's Camera Bag

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Inside João Teixeira’s Camera bag! (Bag No143)

Hello Street Hunters,

My name is João Teixeira, I’m from Lisbon, Portugal and i am a graphic designer.
I like photojournalism, travel, documentary and street photography. The streets are the most accessible subject for me, since i use public transport in my way to work. It is mainly during this time that i try to do some streetphotography. That’s why my camera bag is also my lunch bag, and instead of having some fancy accessories, i carry a fork, a knife and some fruit.

I started to shoot the streets in 2013 with a DSLR and a 50mm equivalent prime but the weight and size started to annoy me. I don’t shoot every day, and i never know if i am gonna have the time and the will for taking photos. The Fuji x100s is a camera that i can have with me always, and I’d rather prefer to carry it and take no photos than wanting to take a photo and having no camera.
I am still trying to find a path and defining my style, until then, i can only practise and learn.

The contents of my camera bag are:

Inside William Simpson's Camera Bag

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Inside William J. Simpson’s Camera bag! (Bag No142)

Hello fellow Street Hunters,

My name is William J Simpson, (the J stands for Jack) hence being affectionately known in most street photography circles as @jackthestreet. I currently live in Napa California however most of my street work has been done in San Francisco and abroad when travelling. I am a San Francisco Paramedic by trade so cruising the city by ambulance all day allows me to make mental notes of places where the light and setting are ripe for interesting photographs when off duty. I shoot both digital and film and only prime lenses; the 27mm and 23mm being my two favorites. I am drawn to shooting oddities in the environment, minimalism, bold colors, low angles and abstract alignment of subject and background – but this is forever changing and part of what makes street photography so enjoyable.

The contents of my camera bag are:

Beginner Street Photography Workshop 6th January

ATTENTION – Date changed!

Due to health reasons, I had to postpone the original workshop that was scheduled for the the 27th of December. The new date is now the 6th of January! So there is still time to register. Hurry up, only 2 spots left as of writing this.

Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!


Announcing the Christmas Beginners Street Photography Workshop in Athens, Greece!

Introduction

Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

I know how overwhelming it can be for you, the beginner street photographer, to look through all the options street photography has to offer, organise the information, choose what is best for you and select your path. I know this first hand. It took me many years to finally find myself as a street photographer.

Through this course, I want to share with you what I have learned through the years, help guide you on your path and try to inspire you to see street photography from a different perspective. I will teach you composition techniques, lighting techniques, some basic theory about the masters of photography that have set the foundation for modern street shooting and many other things which you will find listed below in the course notes. However my most important goal will be to teach you to be yourself and how not to be afraid to express your emotions through your photography.

Flash Street Photography Workshop by Spyros Papaspyropoulos on 23rd December in Athens, Greece

Announcing Christmas Flash Street Photography Workshop in Athens, Greece!

Introduction

Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

As I have mentioned many times before, Flash Street Photography excites me very much. I think that it bring my street photography to another level and I think it can do the same for you. For that reason I want to share my excitement about Flash Street Photography with you by teaching you about this style of shooting at my Flash Street Photography Workshops in Athens.

It has now been nearly 4 years since I started shooting Flash Street Photography and to my surprise I have found out that most people don’t really care about the flash in the streets. You are welcome to ask my 44 students so far about this. People really don’t mind that much been flashed. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule, but mostly just don’t mind! I think the reason for this is the upfront style of a flash shot that makes it a more sincere style of shooting than let’s say when one is lurking in the shadows capturing sly shots and I think that is how people see it. What I mean is that there is nothing sneaky about a flash shot. It is brutally honest. There is no doubt about what the street photographer is doing. This gives me even more incentive to keep on shooting Flash Street Photography and now I feel that I know more than enough to share my experiences with you in a very easy to digest way. So read along, let me explain what this workshop is going to be all about!

Inside Yanidel's Camera Bag

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Inside Yanidel’s Camera bag! (Bag No141)

Hello, my name is Yanidel and I am a Swiss street photographer based in Rosario, Argentina.

For the last 8 years, I have been using a Leica M9 with a 35mm Leica Summilux Asph and a 60mm Konica Hexanon F1.2. I believe I use both lenses with equal frequency and switch depending on the need of a specific shot or my mood of the day. I do own other lenses and like to break the routine every once in a while but I never go out with more than two lenses; a wide angle and a tele (50-75mm). I try to avoid bags but do use and old Bally leather bag to carry the idle lens and a spare battery on hot summer days when I can’t wear anything with a pocket. When not out specifically shooting, I will still take my camera with one lens over my shoulder in case I stumble on a worthy scene. The unexpected often happens when you least expect it.

The contents of my camera bag are:

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    Photo published by Tasos Biris
    Photo published by Tasos Biris - PhoSAthens Party

    Introduction

    I had the pleasure of participating in the PhoS2017 Street Photography Days – Athens Street Photography Festival last weekend as a lecturer and as a member of one of the parties (Streethunters.net) that organised the event together with iFocus, BULBphotos Collective and the SCP community. Phos is the Greek word for “Light“.

    PhoSAthens (#PhoSAthens), as we like calling it for short, is the first and only free street photography colloquium in Greece, made by street photographers for street photographers. You can find more information about the festival in our official PhoSAthens press release.

    I had high expectations for the festival, and I’m delighted to say they were more than surpassed! I enjoyed myself immensely and from what I heard, everyone that attended and participated really liked the experience.

    Photo published by Tasos Biris
    Photo published by Tasos Biris – Michail Moscholios, Tasos Biris, Dora Lavazou & Timos Lytras

    Here are the reasons why I think PhoSAthens was so much fun:

    Inside Marcelo de Coghlan's Camera Bag

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    If you want to participate, please read the rules of participation at the end of the post.
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    Inside Marcelo de Coghlan’s Camera bag! (Bag No140)

    Hello Street Hunters!
    My name is Marcelo de Coghlan, I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am not a professional photographer, my professional work is dentist. I love the portraits and the street photography. The street photography is very difficult, but the best way to learn is carry the camera and walk. I walk to work, with camera ever ready. Sorry for my English, I am learning.
    Best regards!
    Marcelo

    My everyday carry items inside my Ona brixton are:

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    Winner of October 2017 contest

    Introduction

    Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

    October 2017 is over. It is time to announce the winner of the October 2017 Street Photography Contest!

    The theme of the contest was “Shadows Telling a Story” and we had asked you all to send in photos with examples of shadowplay. You responded by sending in loads of photographs! Thank you all for submitting your lovely work!

    As per the rules of the contest, the 3 editors of the Streethunters.net website Andrew Sweigart, Digby Fullam and myself, chose one photo each. The next step was to select the very best one of the three and present it here to you.

    So, the lucky winner of the October 2017 Street Photoghraphy Contest is Alfredo Aleandri and this is his photograph.