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.
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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Great shots! Stunning portraits. I love the mood, look you created. And also, thanks for sharing the link, too. Amazing work! Happy Holidays!
Thanks for your great feedback, Alina, highly appreciated! Happy Holidays to you too! Marcus
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
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
Well done on completing the course and taking some lovely photos. Woo-hoo!
Thanks, Chloe, your kind words mean a lot! Have a great weekend! Marcus
Very interesting Marcus. Looking forward to your full post on how to actually use this technique which you mentioned.
Thanks, Arv! I plan to do a “Street Photography Quick Tip” about it, just need some time.
Great! will watch out for it, then… 🙂
This sounds so interesting! Great photos so far! Looking forward to your next posts! 😊
Thanks, so much appreciated! Glad to have you along 🙂
Wow, so awesome and what an experience it must have been. Great shot and so glad you got to go 👍🏻
Thanks so much, my friend, I feel really blessed to have had that kind of opportunity.
I’m happy for you that you got to go. 😉
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!!!!!!
Thanks, Kaya, your kind words mean so much to me 🙂 ! Marcus
Looks like time well spent 📸👍🏻
Absolutely was!!! Thanks for commenting! Marcus
Marcus, well done. The profile image I thought at first was a statue. No statue has that texture.
Thanks, Tim, no it was not a statue, it was a designer of fetish garments I met on the streets of Berlin 😉 very cool dude to talk to. And to take photos of. Marcus
I would only imagine how much fun this was
Excellent, the idea for the workshop and the result. 🙂 I have never done that, ask a stranger if I can take their photo. Never too late, they say…
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…..
Stunning photos Marcus, what a marvellous birthday present! M.
Thanks, Marion, it means so much coming from you. It was a marvelous experience and a birthday present to remember. Can’t wait for my 60th 😉 Marcus
Don’t wish your time away (only joking) !! Marion
Sure 😀 just need an occasion to convince my wife to let me go on another of those workshops 😅
Great shots and a good reminder to push past fears and engage with people!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. So much appreciated! Marcus
Thanks, John, as always much appreciated! Marcus
Nice. I like the first one in particular. It reminds me of Rodchenko. See, for example: https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8233/8350359314_236263856f_b.jpg
Thanks so much for your feedback, Michael. And thanks for the link, that is also an awesome photo. And yes, there are similarities 😉 Marcus
Cool, bin schon gespannt auf mehr! 🙂
Great portraits Marcus. I look forward to seeing those that follow later.
Thanks so much, Richard, this coming from you means a lot! Marcus
Well done, Marcus!
Thank you, Sue, as always 🙂 Marcus
Thank you so much 🙂 , glad you like them! Marcus