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Antonio and Tom (STM Guys)
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We don’t tell you what pictures to take. We just help you take better pictures.
We don’t tell you what pictures to take. We just help you take better pictures.

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Every photographer knows the feeling of being subsumed in a tsunami of images, though truth be told we mostly see those last few hundred images we’ve taken when we glance at our photo library. In this 25th episode, the Switch to Manual Guys talk about the value of having your work reviewed by a fresh set of eyes in what’s known as a “portfolio review.” While having someone criticize (or “critique”) your work can sometimes be difficult to sit through, the experience enables the photographer to step back from his or her images to see larger patterns and possible paths toward greater creativity. The ultimate goal of a portfolio review is the creation of a body of work which the photographer can proudly stand behind.

http://switchtomanual.com/2015/07/street-shots-ep-25-the-ten-thousand-foot-view/
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In this 24th episode, +Jean Miele draws on the language of alchemy (the ancient art of transforming lead into gold) to give expression to his holistic and deeply subjective creative process. Jean and Antonio met as photo editors in the 80’s and share a vast knowledge of traditional film photography. Today Jean’s best known for his creative documentation of industrial settings and his composite landscapes which, like his beloved alchemy, transform the ordinary into pure gold. Deriving meaning and telling stories through images, Miele’s ever-evolving creative edge keeps him returning to those “thin places” where the veil separating the ordinary from the extraordinary offers itself to the camera. He likens his “fictional photography” to the work of a novelist, reminding us that all great art helps us see deeper into the mystery. Miele’s work does that and more, playfully challenging and inspiring photographers at every level, including the Switch to Manual Guys!

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+Tom Martinez and +Antonio M. Rosario have been inspired by George Costanza from Seinfeld:

Ready to take your photography to a new level but feeling as if you’re stuck in a rut, doing the same thing all the time out of habit? Try doing the opposite. In this episode (inspired by a Seinfeld episode), the Switch to Manual Guys talk about the power of doing precisely what you never do, opening up new creative vistas through playful experimentation. You may not permanently switch from landscape to portraits or black and white to color, but doing try it for a day and experience the creative power unleashed simply by doing the opposite of what you typically do. And don’t forget to order the chicken salad on rye with a cup of tea!

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Street Shots episode 20 is up. This week +Tom Martinez and +Antonio M. Rosario are talking about photographic style.

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+Tom Martinez and +Antonio M. Rosario had the great pleasure of interview with +Ron Haviv, an incredible photojournalist, on their latest Street Shots podcast episode. You'll want to tune in to this one as Ron shares his experiences with them. What a Fantastic photographer.

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Episode 18 of Street Shots is now available to download. This week, +Tom Martinez and +Antonio M. Rosario talk about editing. How do they choose that one picture from the many? Tune in and here about their process.

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Hey. Part 2 of our interview with +Marco Larousse is available to download now. Marco is a Hamburg-based street photographer and in this episode of a Street Shots, we delve into some of his images and talk about some of the issues of being a street photographer in Germany.

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This is the first in a special two-part interview of Hamburg-based street photographer, +Marco Larousse. Marco started taking pictures as a young teen and has never looked back. Digital and film are part of his repertoire and despite some of the differences shooting in Germany versus the U.S. (particularly with privacy laws), Marco and the Switch to Manual guys find they share the same passion for capturing images from the street. His striking photography along with his Fuji X Files blog (where he shares techniques, tips and reviews of Fujifilm’s great X-series cameras) helped him gain a rare slot as an official Fujifilm X Photographer (http://fujifilm-x.com/photographers/en/marco_larousse/#01).

Marco’s work can be found on his website (http://www.marcolarousse.com) where you can also check out his Fuji X Files blog (http://www.marcolarousse.com/fujixfiles/ ). It’s a  wonderful resource if you own a Fuji X camera and if you don’t own one, you’ll probably going to want to get one after reading it. Marco can also be found on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Hamburgcam) and on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internationalphotos/).

Be sure to catch part two next week where Marco and the Switch to Manual guys explore some of Marco’s iconic images and digress just a bit into gear.

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It's +Antonio M. Rosario's big TV debut. This aired today on Brooklyn public TV. He talks about his street photos and photo capturing techniques. 

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+Antonio M. Rosario is going to be profiled on Brooklyn Public TV tomorrow (4/29/15) at noon (EDT). Tune in and check out what he's got to say about street shooting.
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