I conquered my fears

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This past weekend I have spent in Berlin together with Street Photo Legend Eric Kim, his wife Cindy, his sister Annette and a great crew of 12 other like minded Street Photographers who joined Eric’s “Conquer Your Fears In Street Photography” workshop in our Nation’s capital. It was a truly unforgettable experience. Mainly for meeting a bunch of fantastic and fun people. Thanks so much, Eric, Cindy, Annette and all of my co-students!! And it did the trick. Normally being rather “unobtrusive” in my street photography, I was blown away by how much fun it actually is to simply walk up to interesting looking people, asking them if I can “make” their portrait and share a few life stories with them. So the workshop really delivered on its promise, thanks to Eric.


Not Grumpy


Already back in the treadmill of the job that pays the bills, I just wanted to quickly share the success message and a couple of my street portraits taken during the workshop, all with my Olympus PEN-F and the mZuiko 25mm/F1.8 prime lens.

Here is the link to the post on Eric’s blog on the workshop results, check it out!  There were so many great photos that came out of that two-day session in Berlin, they deserve some appreciation.

Once I find time to sort through all my photos I will do a proper workshop review with some more of my workshop results and a few “making of” images. Stay tuned !

Have a great week!


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  1. Oh wow Marcus! These photos have such crisp detail and I’m sure they each speak a story. Asking people if I could make their photo would definitely be out of my comfort zone!! I think that’s why I focus on landscape and architecture so much. 🙂 I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the workshop. -Amy

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Amy, it means a lot! Actually, asking completely strange people is really easy, there is nothing to be afraid of. The worst thing I heard was a simple “no – thanks”. Most were thrilled I asked! Give it a try! Marcus

  2. Marcus, that is so great that you spent time with Eric Kim! I checked the link to Erick Kim’s blog and found there your photograph!

    Your portraits are fabulous! I love all of them. Very unique and very compelling!

    I am very happy for you!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much for your words, Manja! It is so much easier than one would think. My key lessons learnt: The freakier the people look, the more willing they are to get their picture taken…..

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