Authors Posts by Spyros Papaspyropoulos

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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April-Theme-Contest-Updated

Introduction

Dear StreetHunters.net Readers!

It is time for the Monthly Theme Contest for April 2014! The Monthly Theme Contest is a fun activity that anyone can participate in! Every month we choose a Theme. What we ask is for you our StreetHunters.net Readers to participate by each sending to us a Street Photograph at streethunters.net@gmail.com based on that Monthly Theme.

So for example if the theme is Umbrella in the rain, then we would like you to each send a photo with a Umbrella in the rain. Your photo can be taken any time in history, we don’t mind, as long as it has been taken by you and nobody else. Once you send us your picture, we will decide which are the 5 or 6 or 10 best ones and we will post them on our website.

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Winners Of Contests January, February, March 2014

Dear StreetHunters.net Readers,

March 2014 has come to an end and so has the previous Monthly Theme Contest! As you remember in the original post about this new website monthly feature, we had mentioned that just for this time round we would be doing a 3 in 1 Theme Contest. So, today we have the great pleasure of announcing not 1 winner but 3! One winner for each corresponding month!

The Themed contests that we asked you to vote for last time were:

  1. Motion Blur (For January)
  2. Posed Street Portraits (For February)
  3. The Colour Red (For March)

We got some great entries from you all and the level of interaction in the polls was smashing! Your photos received a total of 137 votes! Thank you very much for your participation, it is highly appreciated!

So, the time has come to please take a look at the winners of the Monthly Theme Contest that will be featured in our 2015 StreetHunters.net Calendar!

Congratulations to all 3 of you Street Hunters!

New Feature - Crit My Pic

New Feature in Street Hunters

‘Crit My Pic’

In an effort to aid and abet Street Huner readers, Casper Macindoe will critique your submitted image. A visual critique from his perspective. Submission will be open for 48 hours and you can submit your image for review using the email on the contact page of the Street Hunters.net website. We have a feeling this maybe a popular feature on the site so only one image will be chosen per week and the resulting critique will be posted on the site. We won’t be charging for this service although it will take time and so if you do feel the urge to donate to the site – feel free. You can find donation buttons at the bottom of all pages.

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Street Photo of the week by Khalik Allah

Khalik Allah is a Street Photographer from New York, USA that works in Harlem. He shoots in the streets day and night using a Nikon F2 film camera with a Nikkor 55mm 1.2 Lens and Kodak Porta film. As he himself says, he became a photographer the minute he started using a fully manual camera. In his words, he likes a camera that he can dictate, a camera that he can tell it what to do. According to Khalik knowledge increases when you walk the streets holding a camera in hand, documenting the moments that present themselves to you. So doing Street Photography increases his knowledge and through that he better understands himself. It is a process of learning and evolving. Khalik Allah is a Street Photographer that has been inspired by life surrounding him but also and most importantly by his father, who used to take him out when he was young and photograph him. When he got older he asked his father for that camera. The minute he got his father’s camera, his first manual camera, a whole new world opened up in front of him.

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Influential Street Photographers Updated

Update

After quite a few suggestions from you, the StreetHunters.net Readers, we added an extra section at the bottom of the post called “Influential Active Street Photographers recommended by our Readers”. Enjoy!


Introduction

During the past years Street Photography has become widely accepted as a form of art and expression. More and more people have learned to appreciate it and to understand how hard it is to get it right. The reason why Street Photography has become more mainstream is because of some influential few that have managed to spread the word about it through their style, their blogs, their videos and their constant sharing of their experiences. These few Street Photographers that share their ideas with the rest of the world, their methods and their passion for the art have transformed Street Photography into what it is today.

The StreetHunters.net team decided to make a list of those influencers as a way to say “thank you” for their contribution to the world of Street Photography. We understand that some of you dear StreetHunters.net Readers might not agree with some of the names being on this list. We also understand if you feel like it must be longer, or shorter. But, no matter what each and every one of us thinks, it is certain that every single Street Photographer presented here today, has helped re-shape Street Photography as we know it. So here goes:

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Street Hunt no5

Introduction

The Street Hunt that I will be guiding you through today is very interesting and unique in it’s own very special way. Why you might ask? Well, the Street Hunt No 5 has been shot during the night of Tsiknopempti. Ok, so what is Tsiknopempti and how to I pronounce that word? Ha! Well it is the one day the year that people of Greece celebrate by eating only grilled meat! So, on a typical night like this, the streets are packed with people, that are mostly drunk and stuffed with grilled food. In the air there is the smell of grilled chicken, grilled pork, souvlaki, sausages, you name it! Everyone is happy, everyone is excited and everyone is enjoying themselves! Laughter, parties, joy! All the things that let people loosen up and let a Street Photographer like me take their photos with ease. Some even ask to have their photos taken. It is just great!

But that isn’t the only thing that goes on during this night. Because Tsiknopempti is the last Thursday before the official Carnival day, people are already warming up for Carnival Sunday by walking in the streets dressed in funny costumes! Those costumes, add to the fun and excitement and help the people loosed up even more.

My Gear

In the video I use my APS-C Sony NEX-6 with various settings, depending on the situation. This time I have added annotations in the video to make sure that I communicate those settings to you all. Because of the night this is shot, there is noise and confusion, so I think the annotations help. The lens I use is a 35mm f1.8, equivalent to 50mm full frame. I love this lens because it is perfect for nearly any situation.

So, stick around, sit down, relax, grab a bowl of pop corn, or whatever makes you feel comfortable and enjoy this month’s crazy Street Hunt!

Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

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Voting for Theme Contests for January, February and March 2014

Introduction

Dear StreetHunters.net Readers,

As you well know, this month we had 3 contests instead of one. The reason was for us to catch up and to get months January, February and March ready for our calendar. We are just trying to win the lost time (of not thinking about this sooner)! You can read more about these types of contests in our relevant blog post called “Announcing The Monthly Theme Contest!”.

No, let’s get to the juicy part. For this month we are doing a triple poll as I mentioned before. So, this page will be 3 times as long, but we also think it will be 3 times as fun! The Themed contests we will be asking you to vote for are:

  1. Motion Blur (For January)
  2. Posed Street Portraits (For February)
  3. The Colour Red (For March)

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Street Photo of the week by Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson is a StreetHunters.net Reader and an active member of our GooglePlus Community. He posts photos sparingly but the photos he shares always have something to “say”. Craig describes himself as a simple guy who loves taking photographs and lives and works in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, born and raised. Photography is his passion and he believes that it will undoubtedly drive him insane someday. As he mentions on his GooglePlus profile, “I shoot people and I think I can stop time”. Well Craig, you do that quite well and for that reason we have chosen one of your photos as Street Photo of the Week!

You can see more of Craig Anderson’s photographic work on his GooglePlus Profile at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CraigAndersonPhotographer/posts or his website.

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Street Photo of the week by Lukas Vasilikos

Lukas Vasilikos is a world recognised contemporary Street Photographer from Greece. He lives in the greater Athens area and works almost anywhere, depending on where the road takes him. The work of Lukas Vasilikos is inspiring and moving. It impacts the viewer in all sorts of different ways. He is a “polymorphic” photographer that manages to create using many different styles, but one thing is always common amongst all his photos. Emotion. Emotional photography is something very hard to achieve. To make viewers feel strongly about something, by reminding them of things from their life, by moving them, by provoking them is indeed a talent that is very hard to find.

You can see more of Lukas Vasiliko’s photographic work on his Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/vasilikos/ or his website. You can also visit his YouTube Channel to view slideshows of his images.

Street Hunters Monthly Theme Contest

“Today we are very excited to announce the Monthly Theme Contest!”

Dear StreetHunters.net Readers!

The Monthly Theme Contest is going to be a fun activity that anyone can participate in! Every month we will announce a Theme. Based on this Theme we would like you, our Readers to email us each a Street Photograph at streethunters.net@gmail.com. So for example if the theme is Umbrella in the rain, then we would like you to each send a photo with a Umbrella in the rain. Your photo can be taken any time in history, we don’t mind, as long as it has been taken by you and nobody else. Once you send us your picture, we will decide which are the 10 best ones and we will post them on our website. Then, we will ask you to vote for the best photograph out of the 10. The best photograph will earn one spot in the annual StreetHunters.net 2015 calendar which we hope to print at the end of the year!