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What you decide to leave out of the frame is more important than what you decide to include in the frame. 
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...deciding what to include or exclude from the frame is as much an editing process as deciding which photos to show and which to hide or discard.  -The Observe Collective

http://blog.observecollective.com/2014/03/12/the-critical-edit/
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What do you think makes a great picture? 
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Umbrellas.

Hanging laundry.

Enough clouds to make the sky interesting.

Magic-hour light. Or fog. Or a snowstorm.

A photographer who knows how to compose a stirring image.
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A spot just opened up in my Toronto street photo workshop, and still have a few more spots for LA, Vancouver, Vietnam, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, and London! 
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Street photography tip: To find things more interesting in your everyday life, imagine you were an alien viewing your life from the outside for the first time. #streettogs 
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I like to try and pretend that I'm on holiday, and pretend I'm seeing the city in which I live for the first time. 
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Street photography tip: Watch out for messy backgrounds.

Avoid getting cars, distracting people, and overlapping figures in the background. Many street photographers I know who start off totally disregard the background and simply look for interesting subjects.

A good way to simplify your backgrounds are to avoid shooting into the streets where cars drive. Rather, face shooting storefronts. Also try to make sure there aren't distracting figures when you're shooting your primary subject. Take a lot of photos to ensure this.

Another strategy is to first find a simple background, and wait for the right person to enter the scene (this is called the "fishing" technique).

By simplifying your backgrounds, you will put more focus on your subjects. This can help you create a more compelling image.

#streettogs 
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+Tobias Weisserth Well said Tobias! :)
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Today I'm attending an introduction to film printing workshop in Istanbul, got a roll of HP5 to print! Making a behind the scenes video documentary of the process, will upload to YouTube in a week or so! 
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Pardon my ignorance here... But I have my film scanned and then I take it on down to target for printing (4x6 etc), is there a much better way to so this?

Keeping in mind Standard pictures just to have them vs. Something I am paid to have printed in which case I would likely send to a quality shop in SF to have it done for me.

Anything cool I can do at home?
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Today I share this video interview I did with Hector Isaac, a talented up-and-coming street photographer from Miami (currently based in LA). Check out his superb color work and thoughts on street photography! #streettogs
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Thanks - just checked out Strata. Some really good work there.
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Photos from my "Detroit" series. Shot in Michigan from 2012-2013
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## On shooting for yourself :

I recently finished reading "The Snowball", a biography on the life of Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time. One inspirational thing I got from the book was how Buffett always played by his "inner scorecard" - - staying true to himself and his own standards. Seeking to please himself, and not others.

I think sometimes photographers think photography is a sport with clear winners and losers. But photography isn't a zero sum game. There are no point system. Rather we sometimes use social media follower numbers, the amount of exhibitions we've had, the books we've published, the gear we own, to validate our self worth (compared to other photographers).

But screw all of that. Shoot based on your own "inner scorecard". Challenge yourself in photography, and know you aren't competing with anyone. There are no clear winners or losers. We should focus on collaborating with one another, rather than worrying about who is a better photographer or who has more "favorites" or "likes".

Don't aim to be the best photographer out there. Rather, aim to the best photographer you can become. 
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International street photographer. Currently based in Los Angeles
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