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Edas Wong in conversation with Rohit Vohra

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For this weeks edition we spoke with Edas Wong, one of the most talented street photographers from Hong Kong. His book Re-Form is about to be released and we wanted to talk to him about his passion and what led to the making of this book. 

RV : Hi Edas, welcome to APF. Have been following your work for sometime now and I am really enjoying the new works. Please start by telling us about yourself and how did you get introduced into photography?

Edas Wong : My name is Edas Wong from Hong Kong, 50 years old. I graduated from UMIST’s (Manchester, England). In “Year 2000 to 2002” and “Year 2005 to 2013”, I lived in Stockholm, Sweden and worked as an engineer in the R&D department of a leading mobile network vendor. From 2014 onward, I and my wife had then subsequently moved back to Hong Kong where I currently reside and work till now.

I started to photograph when I was dating my girlfriend (i.e., my wife now). I often borrowed her analog camera to take her portrait and scenes; however, she always complained that I was wasting her films because of strange compositions (I did not agree) and then grabbed the camera back. The year 2002, when I was on a business trip with my boss Tomas, he showed me his new digital camera, which he bought in Akihabara. Finally, I decided to own the same one so that my wife wouldn’t complain to me anymore. Since then, I started to seriously take photos, but concentrating on landscape photography. In 2011, after seeing Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “Valencia, Spain 1933” – I then immediately fell in love with street photography. From that point on I developed an instant and abiding passion for street photography.

Edas Wong
© Edas Wong

RV : Layers and Juxtaposition play a key role in your pictures. Tell us more about the two and if you could share a technique or tip with our readers.

[Edas Wong] I am good in juxtaposition 😊, but not layering. However, no matter juxtaposition or layering, I think the key point to take good photos is FLOW.

  • In psychology, FLOW is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. On the street, I highly concentrate on all elements around me and keep imagining their connections
  • In Zen habits, let things FLOW naturally. On the street, I try to space out my mind, i.e. let things in then let things out, don’t keep looping in mind. When the mind is empty, imagination becomes infinite.
Edas Wong
© Edas Wong

RV : According to you, how important is the role of vision and imagination in street photography?

[Edas Wong] Yes, both observation, i.e. vision, and imagination are important in photography. However, speaking in detail, the most important is to have an “INDIVIDUAL” way of vision and imagination.

After entering digital camera/smartphone era and having many powerful post-processing software/apps in the market, everyone can be photographer, easily manipulate to make beautiful/impressive pics and repeats what other did. I agree it could be a short cut to get praise; unfortunately, those pics are normally lack of soul. To successfully catch the reader eyes and trigger peoples to remember you from the pics, i.e. level of distinction, individual vision and imagination are necessary.

Edas Wong
© Edas Wong

RV : What are some of your favourite places to shoot in Hong Kong?

[Edas Wong] I like to shoot at Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay because there are many peoples and many funny surrounding objects. This makes higher probability to successfully find/imagine their relationships 😊

RV : Street photography is going out there and taking pictures. How often do you shoot and do you find it challenging to shoot in the street of Hong Kong?

[Edas Wong] Before, I almost shoot every day. In weekday, I shoot before work, at lunch time and after work. In weekend, I shoot whole day. However, recently, I mainly shoot in weekend.

Regarding challenging,

  • Hong Kong is a high dense city. There are many peoples. It is not difficult to do street photography in Hong Kong. However, as Asian, HongKonger normally has camera-shy; therefore, they don’t like to be directly flashed directly in short distance.
  • Furthermore, Hong Kong summer is hot and high humidity. This makes uncomfortable to continuously shoot outside for a long time.
Edas Wong
© Edas Wong

RV : What do you do when you are not taking pictures? What are some of your hobbies?

[Edas Wong] Do nothing or reading or listening music.

I like to do nothing, i.e. just lay on sofa or chair without thinking anything. Actually, it is really hard to do nothing because something frequently gets into the mind and be kept looping. However, I try to empty it if possible.

Reading is important for life and I always grumble that I spend too short time for reading. I prefer books about Art, Zen, etc.

Regarding the music, I like canton pop. Some beautiful lyrics can help me improving imagination.

RV : Having won so many of them, how important is it for you to win awards in street photography?

[Edas Wong] It is important. For me, the main reason of entering photography contest is to understand my level of photography, i.e. how good or bad. Some contests also give me review so that I know how to improve photography. Furthermore, it can help to explore in society media.

© Edas Wong
© Edas Wong

RV : Tell us about your first book, Re-Form. Please share with us some of the challenges of making your first book and what hard work goes behind the scenes?

[Edas Wong] I have accumulated many photos in the past six years. It’s the right time to summarize what I took and to think about the next step. The theme of my photo book is “Re-Form”. These photographs are different from street photographs taken casually or those that pay much attention to the composition of images. I intended to discard all known understandings and restrictive assumptions and use the way of child’s thinking to re-comprehend the world in front of me. Then I reformed all the elements with unlimited imagination and formed all the interesting photos. In glancing through the photobook, readers will follow me to observe the street through the eye of a child. It should be fun!

The most challenge of making this photobook is the selection of photos. I have few thousand photos in my hard-disk (or few hundred photos in Flickr); however, only 88 photos were finally selected into that photobook. There was a long discussion with the book editors on the photo selections!

Edas Wong
© Edas Wong

RV : One book that you think every street photographer should read?

[Edas Wong] The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success by Emma Seppala. This book can make you happy and then if you are happy, you will take good pics.

RV : Lastly, what can we expect from you in the second half of 2019? Any places that you would like to travel?

[Edas Wong] Oh! It is the most difficult question for me! The schedule of my plan is normally less than a month. So, I don’t have any plan in second half of 2019. Regarding traveling, I really find interesting to travel Spain and Italy. I have never be there!

Edas Wong
© Edas Wong

Thanks for your time Edas

Do follow his work on Instagram: Here

In conversation with Rohit Vohra/ APF

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APF Inspiration award winner, Dimpy Bhalotia

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© Dimpy Bhalotia

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 7 day long contest on the theme “APF Black and white”. Members were asked to post their favourite Black and white street photographs shot in 2018.

2,009 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators had selected 20 photographs. You can see them here

Out of the 20 final images, the winner was selected, and we are excited to announce….APF Inspiration award for black and white photography goes to Dimpy Bhalotia. Congratulations Dimpy, keep up the good work.

The winning photograph

© Dimpy Bhalotia
© Dimpy Bhalotia

To take part in the APF awards, join the Facebook group here or follow the magazine on Instagram here.

Moises Levy in conversation with Rohit Vohra

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Moises is an established architect who lives in Mexico City and loves all graphic related works. He has been producing Fine Art Works since 1990. His true passion is capturing human condition. We met up with him recently and this is what he had to share.

RV : Hi Moises, good to have you with us today. Could you tell us a little about yourself, your photography and your journey so far?

Moises : Hello I’m a deeply passionate man with a profound interest for images, space and light. I work as an architect and photographer in Mexico City, I try to mix both works with balance as one leads me to the other. My first steps into architecture and photography were when I was 14 or 15 years old, almost 40 years back, since then I live and understand my life through my eyes.

RV : You are an established architect living in Mexico, please tell us what motivated you to hit the streets for the first time?

Moises : Looking back I can say that my first images were at the streets, mainly traveling, but I couldn’t find very well how to approach street photography. I felt lost in a universe of possibilities and then I started exploring other genres as landscapes and architecture until I felt I should grow as an artist and express more emotions from life and the human being and that’s how the street become my main work space.

RV : You call yourself a Fine Art photographer and it seems you enjoy all genres. If you had to pick one out of still life, landscape, street and architecture photography what would that be and why?

Moises : For now I’m only shooting streets, I’m living a period where landscape doesn’t excite me too much. I’m searching for clever moments with coincidences, magic, and a story to tell, and this only happens on the street. On my landscape photography man was nowhere to be seen, now, the human being is always the main subject on my images.

RV : Who are some of your favorite photographers when it comes to street?

Moises : I’ve always enjoyed the work of Elliot Erwitt, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Herbert List, Ferdinando Scianna Capizzi, Josef Koudelka, Abbas, Attar, Ho Fan, Raghu Rai, Mario Giacomelli, Vivian Maier, and my friend Stanko Abadzic.

RV : Please tell us about your selection process, what are the things you primarily look for in a photograph when you are making a selection?

Moises : For me, photography is an extraction from reality, and when it’s captured it has its own life, it becomes independent. I always look for it to be visually attractive, balanced, with a story to tell and that it creates an emotion on the viewer.

RV : Since you practice many genres, would you say your genre has an influence on your choice of camera or do you use the same camera for all genres?

Moises : Shooting landscapes and architecture is very different from street photography. Time runs on a very different speed. Setting up the gear for landscape photography can take up to 10 minutes and just one long exposure photography takes from 3 to 5 minutes. Besides, I use medium format cameras, a tripod, filters and lots of accessories that can weight up to 20 Kg. when I shoot the streets I use only one camera and one lens.

RV : What are your thoughts on color vs. black and white? Will we ever see works from you in color?

Moises : Of course you will. For me B&W is a more powerful and conceptual tool when you are working with visually clean shapes. Color helps an image when it isn’t strong enough, because when the image is pure you don’t need any color. Though recently I’ve captured some images where I can’t seem to convert into B&W because part of the message is in the colors.

RV : As a photographer, what’s the most memorable place that you have shot in?

Moises : I’ve been in amazing places photographing landscapes and architecture. Some of them are Mexico, Iceland, China, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, England, USA, Belize, Cuba and in all of them I have stories of the places but not of the people and that led me to street photography. I was recently in Cuba and photographing its’ people has been a memorable experience. Everyone has a story to tell.

RV : Silhouettes play an important role in your works, is it a conscious decision or just a limitation of place and time?

Moises : That’s a question that I asked myself recently. Since I was photographing landscape and architecture, silhouettes were an important part of my images and when I went back to street photography I realized that the high contrast images were the most powerful for me, and they also leave something to the viewers’ imagination. It is also something that I acquire by seeing the work of Mario Giacomelli, his work inspired me into B&W and high contrast images. It gets me closer to the drawing that as an architect is part of my vocabulary.

RV : What do you hope to achieve with regards to your photography?

Moises : I’d like to keep building my style as a photographer. I believe that when someone is young they work and work without questioning much. When you grow up you realize that you need a visual vocabulary so you can explore and tell your story.

RV : Lastly, for someone starting out in the field of photography and wants to try his hands on various genres, what would your advice be?

Moises: My advice would be to start on street photography, even when it’s the most difficult of all genres. There, they will learn all the basic concepts of photography, such as knowing the space, depth, light, speed, and emotions. When they master all of these everything else will be easy and enjoyable. Lastly, Never stop looking for all kind of art.

You can follow Moises Levy on his Instagram HERE

In conversation with Rohit Vohra/ APF

APF Magazine Black and White theme award

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© Sarthak Banerjee

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 7 day long contest on the theme “APF Black and white”. Members were asked to post their favourite Black and white street photographs shot in 2018.

2,009 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 20 top photographs.

Stay tuned, the winner will be announced tomorrow.

© Satyam Sit
© Satyam Sit
© Yiannis Yiasaris
© Yiannis Yiasaris
© Somnath Mullick
© Somnath Mullick
© Tejal Mewar
© Tejal Mewar
© Sarthak Banerjee
© Sarthak Banerjee
© Shams Pranto
© Shams Pranto
© Sayan Mukherjee
© Sayan Mukherjee
© Karlo Flores
© Karlo Flores
© Oliver Ferreras San Juan
© Oliver Ferreras San Juan
© Nasar Husami
© Nasar Husami
© Melvin Anore
© Melvin Anore
© Dimpy Bhalotia
© Dimpy Bhalotia
© Arkamitra Roy
© Arkamitra Roy
© Ahmad Asif Sami
© Ahmad Asif Sami
© Nilesh Mazumdar
© Nilesh Mazumdar
© Max Sturgeon
© Max Sturgeon
© Orna Naor
© Orna Naor
© Cemal Sepici
© Cemal Sepici
© Rahul Baxi
© Rahul Baxi
© Subhabrata Roy
© Subhabrata Roy

 

 

Jodhpur Holi Masterclass, 20th-23rd Mar 2019

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© Vineet Vohra

Join us as we head for a 4 day workshop in Jodhpur for the most epic holi adventure, colors and beautiful backdrops.

The Holi Master Class will be limited to an intimate class of max 10 passionate individuals who want to polish their skills and break out of their comfort zones. We’ll talk about street, documentary and travel photography. This workshop is designed to help improve your photography, enhance your style and find your vision by providing expert advice and knowledge specifically aimed at helping you achieve success in your work. Participants will work on forming a photo essay in the 4 days.

During this Intensive 4-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

1. Street & Travel Photography and art of story telling
2. How to work towards a theme and focus on projects…
3. How to edit your images to enhance the final result…
4. Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors on the streets of Jodhpur.

Vineet vohra Leica Akademie India

The mentors Vineet and Rohit Vohra will work with students both in critique sessions and in the field, sharing their working knowledge and techniques.

During the course of this workshop, the mentors will discuss technique, composition, vision and intent and how to use the camera and lens in a creative way. They will discuss careers, talk about how to get published and how to work on a story.

Participants will stay in Jodhpur
We will head out everyday, and have shooting as well as critique sessions everyday.

Vineet vohra Leica Akademie India

Behind the scenes from Holi 2018

Here is a list of what you should bring to the workshop:

• Your laptop for taking notes and reviewing images.
• Your laptop should have some sort of uploading and basic editing
software installed and working so that you can download and preview what
you shoot in the sessions.
• A power supply or back up battery for your laptop.
• a thumb drive, jump drive or flash stick to move images.
• Camera and Lens or Lenses as preferred.
• Fully charged batteries/ extra batteries please, you will need them for your camera- Please DO NOT FORGET this…. We will be shooting long hours.
• At least 2 formatted (empty) memory cards. Since we will be shooting around color and water, remember to copy your files everyday.
• Comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, sunglasses. Shoes will get wet and coloured. Its a good idea to carry Slippers/ crocs (fast drying)
• The creative side of your brain. (don’t forget this)
• Cling film/ Food wrap/ other camera protection (incase you can’t we will be carrying extra)
• Duct tape (Normal duct tape to seal things)
• Rain coat/ Poncho (doesn’t protect you, but you feel safe 🙂 (optional)
• Bandana/ Cap (covering your head is always a good idea)
• Moisturiser/ oil (you will need this)
• Extra pair of shoes
• Fast drying clothes.
• Zip lock bags to carry essentials, like batteries/ phones and SD cards)
• Sanitizer, Shampoo, Soap (available in the hotel, but always good to carry your own specially after Holi)

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome.

rohit vohra Leica Akademie India

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

 

Two packages available : Workshop only  $599 / Complete workshop and stay $1399

Complete WORKSHOP and stay package : $1399

Charges are for all inclusive package. If you want any assistance you can email Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com.

Includes :

Hotel Stay for 3 nights (checkin on 20th and check out on 23rd) Individual rooms (no room sharing), all 3 meals included

Daily travel charges

Excludes:
– Return Domestic/ international air ticket to jodhpur
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Beverages / alcohol during meals
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

WORKSHOP Charges Only: $599

This option includes workshop charges only. Does not include stay, food, daily travel expense etc. If you want any assistance you can email Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com.

REGISTRATION

To sign up for the workshop please email us at contact@artphotofeature.com

After registering we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options. To secure a spot in the workshop you must send the full deposit.

Mentors

Vineet Vohra

Born in Delhi/India, Vineet did masters in fine arts from the prestigious college of arts. He is a self-taught photographer and street photography is a passion that he follows like a discipline.
 
Vineet started shooting as a wild life photographer for two years and then switched on to street in 2001, it instantly became his passion.Vineet considers street photography a journey that he travels everyday. He believes in learning and unlearning and thrives to improve with each shot. Life in general which is so unexpected, he tries to be as honest through his lens as he can. His main focus is on how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary.
 
Currently Vineet presents workshops globally and has judged MSPF ( Miami street photography festival ), currently judging San Fransisco street photography festival and conducting a seminar and a workshop in SF. His works and stories have been published on various prestigious magazines all over the world including National Geographic. He is part of the famous collective www.streetcollective.com which comprises of only 8 members from the world and a part of APF collective which has 20 members.
 
In 2015 he was placed 5th in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
In 2016 has is placed 3rd in the top most influential street photographers.
 
He is a Leica Mentor
 
Other publishes :
 
Rohit Vohra
 
Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. He is a Leica Leica Academie Mentor. In a search for methods to read the city, his photographs are often about contact with humans and basic living elements. He received his BFA from College of Arts, Delhi in the year 1997 and has been photographing for over 12 years.
 
He is one of Asia’s most prominent street photographers, He is a member of APF Collective. His works have appeared in numerous Newspapers/ Magazines all over the world.
 
Among other commercial work, which includes product and fashion, he personally likes street photography because of the uncertainty, the challenge, the joy of capturing that perfect moment, perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place.
For him street photography is one of the purest forms of photography. He says, “It is also one of the most difficult forms of photography. It’s difficult because we usually don’t have much control over the environment, well at least as much as we might like.”
His portfolio
 
Follow him here
 
He was placed No. 1 in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
Some of his interviews
An Interview with Eric Kim
Latest Articles (May-Aug 2016) for Huffington post
 
 
At Bored Panda
 
He is on the judging panel of some of the top Photography awards in the world. Including IPA, PX3, SIPA, MIFA, Tokyo International Foto awards, Photogravphy Grant etc.
 
Since the class is limited to max 10 participants, we can confirm your seat once the full deposit has been made. To confirm your spot, write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

Barsana Holi 2019, 14th-17th March 2019

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©Rohit Vohra

Join us as we head for a 4 day workshop in Barsana/ Nandgaon/ Vrindavan.

The Holi Master Class will be limited to an intimate class of max 8-10 passionate individuals who want to polish their skills and break out of their comfort zones. We’ll talk about street, documentary and travel photography. This workshop is designed to help improve your photography, enhance your style and find your vision by providing expert advice and knowledge specifically aimed at helping you achieve success in your work. Participants will work on forming a photo essay in the 4 days.

During this Intensive 4-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

1. Travel Photography and art of story telling
2. How to work towards a theme and focus on projects…
3. How to edit your images to enhance the final result…
4. Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors on the streets of Barsana.

Vineet vohra Leica Akademie India

The mentors Vineet and Rohit Vohra will work with students both in critique sessions and in the field, sharing their working knowledge and techniques.

During the course of this workshop, the mentors will discuss technique, composition, vision and intent and how to use the camera and lens in a creative way. They will discuss careers, talk about how to get published and how to work on a story.

Participants will stay in Vrindavan.
We will head for Barsana, full day excursion to photograph the Lath Mar Holi in Barsana Village. This colorful celebration is the fight between friends of Krishna and Radha.
Men from Nandgaon village dress in their traditional clothes and adorn the role of Gopas (friends of Lord Krishna), while women from Barsana adorn the role of Gopis (friends of Radha). The men throw colors on women and the women fight back with batons. The aim of the men is to install a flag on the temple of Radha at Barsana and claim victory.
Both Men and Women prepare for Lath Mar holi much in advance and each year they employ new methods to outsmart each other.

We spend the day in Barsana, shooting the streets, head back in the evening for Vrindavan. An interactive session with review of images in the evening follows.

The next day we leave for Nandgaon, spend the day shooting the lanes of Nandgaon, this is a full day excursion to photograph Lath Mar Holi in Nandgaon. Holi in Nandgaon is the return visit for the Gopas of Barsana to play Holi with Gopis of Nandgaon. This time it’s the men from Barsana who carry a flag from their village to the Shriji Temple in Nandgaon and the women from Nandgaon try to stop them.
The occasion is marked by singing folk songs and is an experience to be treasured.
We head back to Vrindavan in the evening for a an extensive selection process from the images shot during the day. Mentors spend time with each participant one on one and cater to their specific needs and provide direction.

rohit vohra Leica Akademie India

Last day, Morning half day shooting around the Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. The term Bankey suggests “bent at three places” and Bihari refers to “the supreme enjoyer” Thus, Bankey bihari is the benefactor of bliss and pleasure. On Holi, Bankey Bihari is supposed to play holi and the whole town of Vrindavan gets submerged in colors.
We head back for a final presentation and review session with the mentors and each participant presents their work.

Vineet vohra Leica Akademie India

Includes :

Workshop Charges

Hotel Stay for 3 nights (checkin on 14th and check out on 17th) on room sharing, all 3 meals included

Travel from Delhi-Vrindavan, Vrindavan- Barsana, Barsana-Vrindavan, Vrindavan-Nandgaon, Nandgaon-Vrindavan, Vrindavan-Delhi 

Excludes:
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Beverages / alcohol during meals
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

Behind the scenes from Holi 2018
Behind the scenes from Holi 2018

Here is a list of what you should bring to the workshop:

• Your laptop for taking notes and reviewing images.
• Your laptop should have some sort of uploading and basic editing
software installed and working so that you can download and preview what
you shoot in the sessions.
• A power supply or back up battery for your laptop.
• a thumb drive, jump drive or flash stick to move images.
• Camera and Lens or Lenses as preferred.
• Fully charged batteries/ extra batteries please, you will need them for your camera- Please DO NOT FORGET this…. We will be shooting long hours.
• At least 2 formatted (empty) memory cards. Since we will be shooting around color and water, remember to copy your files everyday.
• Comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, sunglasses. Shoes will get wet and coloured. Its a good idea to carry Slippers/ crocs (fast drying)
• The creative side of your brain. (don’t forget this)
• Cling film/ Food wrap/ other camera protection (incase you can’t we will be carrying extra)
• Duct tape (Normal duct tape to seal things)
• Rain coat/ Poncho (doesn’t protect you, but you feel safe 🙂 (optional)
• Bandana/ Cap (covering your head is always a good idea)
• Moisturiser/ oil (you will need this)
• Extra pair of shoes
• Fast drying clothes.
• Zip lock bags to carry essentials, like batteries/ phones and SD cards)
• Sanitizer, Shampoo, Soap (available in the hotel, but always good to carry your own specially after Holi)

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome.

rohit vohra Leica Akademie India

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

WORKSHOP FEE : $2400

Charges are for all inclusive package. If you want any assistance you can email Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com.

REGISTRATION

To sign up for the workshop please email us at contact@artphotofeature.com

After registering we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options. To secure a spot in the workshop you must send the full deposit.

Mentors

Vineet Vohra

Born in Delhi/India, Vineet did masters in fine arts from the prestigious college of arts. He is a self-taught photographer and street photography is a passion that he follows like a discipline.
 
Vineet started shooting as a wild life photographer for two years and then switched on to street in 2001, it instantly became his passion.Vineet considers street photography a journey that he travels everyday. He believes in learning and unlearning and thrives to improve with each shot. Life in general which is so unexpected, he tries to be as honest through his lens as he can. His main focus is on how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary.
 
Currently Vineet presents workshops globally and has judged MSPF ( Miami street photography festival ), currently judging San Fransisco street photography festival and conducting a seminar and a workshop in SF. His works and stories have been published on various prestigious magazines all over the world including National Geographic. He is part of the famous collective www.streetcollective.com which comprises of only 8 members from the world and a part of APF collective which has 20 members.
 
In 2015 he was placed 5th in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
In 2016 has is placed 3rd in the top most influential street photographers.
 
He is a Leica Mentor
 
Other publishes :
 
Rohit Vohra
 
Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. He is a Leica Leica Academie Mentor. In a search for methods to read the city, his photographs are often about contact with humans and basic living elements. He received his BFA from College of Arts, Delhi in the year 1997 and has been photographing for over 12 years.
 
He is one of Asia’s most prominent street photographers, He is a member of APF Collective. His works have appeared in numerous Newspapers/ Magazines all over the world.
 
Among other commercial work, which includes product and fashion, he personally likes street photography because of the uncertainty, the challenge, the joy of capturing that perfect moment, perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place.
For him street photography is one of the purest forms of photography. He says, “It is also one of the most difficult forms of photography. It’s difficult because we usually don’t have much control over the environment, well at least as much as we might like.”
His portfolio
 
Follow him here
 
He was placed No. 1 in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
Some of his interviews
An Interview with Eric Kim
Latest Articles (May-Aug 2016) for Huffington post
 
 
At Bored Panda
 
He is on the judging panel of some of the top Photography awards in the world. Including IPA, PX3, SIPA, MIFA, Tokyo International Foto awards, Photogravphy Grant etc.
 
Since the class is limited to max 10 participants, we can confirm your seat once the full deposit has been made. To confirm your spot, write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

APF Street Photography Award IV winner is Tang Tawanwad Wanavit‎

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© Tang Tawanwad Wanavit‎

APF street photography award IV goes to Tang Tawanwad Wanavit‎ from Thailand. APF awards has been one of the most unique features of the APF Magazine Street Photography Group, one of the largest and most active Street Photography groups in the world today with over 141K active members from 100 different countries.

The idea behind this award is simple, to provide inspiration to members, to encourage them to enjoy this craft. This is the winning image

© Tang Tawanwad Wanavit‎
© Tang Tawanwad Wanavit‎

We are also proud of Tang Tawanwad Wanavit‎ for his continued effort and showing improvement in leaps and bounds. He is a hard working photographer and we wish him all the best. Congratulations once again.

Vineet Vohra and Rohit Vohra – This is a wonderful image, intriguing at first and the viewer is forced to stop and have a second look. Good use of flash here, it captures the gaze very well. One can feel the tension created within the frame. Could be easily passed off as a wildlife shot, however it shows the street photographers approach in creating this inspiring scene.

Tang wins a copy of Tales of Tono by Daido Moriyama

To know more about APF magazine street photography awards, join our community here. 

Have a great weekend everyone.

APF Street Photography Award IV

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© Cosmin Gârleșteanu‎

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 4 day long contest on the theme “APF 2018”. Members were asked to post their favourite Street photographs shot in 2018.

2,256 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 21 top photographs.

Stay tuned, the winner will be announced tomorrow.

© İlker Karaman‎
© İlker Karaman‎
© Amit Patel‎
© Amit Patel‎
© Serkan Tekin‎
© Serkan Tekin‎
© Marco Criniti‎
© Marco Criniti‎
© Inzamam Islam Piyas‎
© Inzamam Islam Piyas‎
© Jeffrey De Keyser‎
© Jeffrey De Keyser‎
© Michele Liberti‎
© Michele Liberti‎
© Martine Lanser‎
© Martine Lanser‎
© Lazarev Roman‎
© Lazarev Roman‎
© Md Enamul Kabir‎
© Md Enamul Kabir‎
© Sohail Bin Mohammad‎
© Sohail Bin Mohammad‎
© Tang Tawanwad Wanavit‎
© Tang Tawanwad Wanavit‎
© Angkul Sth‎
© Angkul Sth‎
© Rab Thanasorn‎
© Rab Thanasorn‎
© Rab Thanasorn‎
© Rab Thanasorn‎
© Cosmin Gârleșteanu‎
© Cosmin Gârleșteanu‎
© Sydul Islam Sayed‎
© Sydul Islam Sayed‎
© Sayan Mukherjee‎
© Sayan Mukherjee‎
© Agus Aminullah Ibrahim‎
© Agus Aminullah Ibrahim‎
© Sandip Bose‎
© Sandip Bose‎
© Andres Cesar‎
© Andres Cesar‎

Do join us at the APF Group  for more inspirations and fun.

Join APF Co-founders for this Leica Akademie workshop in Pushkar/ Rajasthan

https://www.leica-akademie.in/leica-shop/cattle-fair-pushkar/ 

30 Top Street photographs, finding light

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İlker Karaman‎

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 10 day long contest on the theme “Finding Light”. Members were asked to post Street photographs keeping the theme in mind.

Theme was open to interpretation to let members come up with their own definitions and views. 3,033 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 30 top photographs.

Stay tuned, the winner will be announced tomorrow.

Sam Ferris
Sam Ferris
Pushkar Raj Sharma‎
Pushkar Raj Sharma‎
Rudy Boyer‎
Rudy Boyer‎
Taras Bychko‎
Taras Bychko‎
Satyam Sit‎
Satyam Sit‎
Sreeranj Sreedhar‎
Sreeranj Sreedhar‎
Emir Bağcı‎
Emir Bağcı‎
Enamur Reza‎
Enamur Reza‎
İlker Karaman‎
İlker Karaman‎
Nursen Cosar‎
Nursen Cosar‎
Lorenzo Catena‎
Lorenzo Catena‎
Nishan Das‎
Nishan Das‎
A. M. Ahad‎
A. M. Ahad‎
Michele Liberti‎
Michele Liberti‎
KinWing Edas Wong‎
KinWing Edas Wong‎
Andreas Katsakos‎
Andreas Katsakos‎
Shri Parikh‎
Shri Parikh‎
Luhur Adi Prasetyo‎
Luhur Adi Prasetyo‎
Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili‎
Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili‎
Nasar Husami‎
Nasar Husami‎
Ritesh Ghosh‎
Ritesh Ghosh‎
Rudy Boyer‎
Rudy Boyer‎
Anang HanaFi‎
Anang HanaFi‎
Sammya Brata‎
Sammya Brata‎
Mirko Fambrini‎
Mirko Fambrini‎
Rahul Baxi
Rahul Baxi
Yael Gadot‎
Yael Gadot‎
Manish Jaisi‎
Manish Jaisi‎
Sreeranj Sreedhar
Sreeranj Sreedhar
Sabyasachi Talukdar‎
Sabyasachi Talukdar‎

Do join us at the APF Group  for more inspirations and fun.

 

Best of street photography

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Best of Street Photography series is back on APF. Every month we feature the best of street photography from thousands of photographs posted in the APF Magazine street photography group on Facebook. The closed group has over 139K active members from 100+ countries.

So here are the best 30 from Feb~Mar 2018. Congratulations to all the winners. Out of the these, 4 are selected to be featured in the next issue of APF Magazine. Available here.

Stay Tuned.

© Emir Bağcı
© Emir Bağcı
© Rahul Baxi
© Rahul Baxi
© Rebecca Weaton
© Rebecca Weaton
© Antonio E. Ojeda
© Antonio E. Ojeda
© Didier Wüthrich
© Didier Wüthrich
© Khant Zaw
© Khant Zaw
© Bob Matkodak
© Bob Matkodak
© Aji Pratama
© Aji Pratama
© Bhaskar Kundu
© Bhaskar Kundu
© Job Jetwichan Chaowadee
© Job Jetwichan Chaowadee
© Sarasij Dasgupta
© Sarasij Dasgupta
© Bob Matkodak
© Bob Matkodak
© Sayan Mukherjee
© Sayan Mukherjee
© Gerry Orkin
© Gerry Orkin
© Dzung Viet Le
© Dzung Viet Le
Mana Jiranapakul‎
© Mana Jiranapakul‎
© Rj Raj
© Rj Raj
© Shamsull Bakhtiar
© Shamsull Bakhtiar
© Antonio E. Ojeda
© Antonio E. Ojeda
© Fabian Schreyer
© Fabian Schreyer
© Satyam Sit
© Satyam Sit
© Sydul Islam Sayed
© Sydul Islam Sayed
© Jeffrey De Keyser
© Jeffrey De Keyser
© Andres Cesar
© Andres Cesar
© Job Jetwichan Chaowadee
© Job Jetwichan Chaowadee
© Vishal Chhajer
© Vishal Chhajer
© Sebastien Regert
© Sebastien Regert
© Bhaskar Kundu
© Bhaskar Kundu
© Bojan Nikolic
© Bojan Nikolic
© Shamsull Bakhtiar
© Shamsull Bakhtiar

Want to get featured, share your best works here APF Magazine street photography group . It’s a curated group, so only the best get in.

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