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The 7 Stories by Tavepong Pratoomwong‎

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The 7 Stories is a new series we are starting today. We will invite photographers from all over the world to share seven of their favourite photographs and the back stories behind them. To kickstart this campaign we invited Tavepong Pratoomwong from Bangkok, Thailand.

Tavepong Pratoomwong was born in Chanthaburi , Thailand in 1981.
He has been interested in the art of photography for long time since he studied in Rangsit University. He almost stopped shooting until the end of 2013 when his wife surprised him with marriage anniversary gift. It was a ticket to Varanasi, India. That ticket , that trip was the turning point of him to take pictures again.
After he went back to Thailand he joined the Street Photo Thailand’s activities ”365 days in 2014” created by Noppadol Weerakitti. It let him go out and taking photos everyday since then.

Now He is a part of photographic collectives.
iN-PUBLiC , StreetPhotoThailand

He shared his top 7 photographs with us and here are the back stories.

1. Ant man / Bangkok , Thailand 2015 

I walked around in town recently. On the upper floor of a building I saw a man writing a note. The building itself looked clean and simple. For me, when I spot some activities on many different levels I always try to find some connection between them. 

I know the tiny man is quite cliché but I always try and find some way to make it special. Near that area there was a food cart with many dishes in front. So the first idea was make his legs dip into the dish. It didn’t work well but I continued shooting this composition. Suddenly he reached the upper beam to help him stand up. But in the photo it’s like he is jumping down to the dish below.

“ Sometimes you never know what result it will be. You have to believe in your own instincts, always concentration and keep the composition right ”

© Tavepong Pratoomwong
© Tavepong Pratoomwong

2. Share / Münster , Germany 2015

This is one of my favorite photos of 2015. In July I had a chance to join the Observe collective exhibition in Germany. After the event, I went with other photographers to the Peace Festival in Münster. It was a good day to meet many photographers from the internet whom I’d never met in person before. The Festival set up in a football-size park. When we reached it, we looked like kids running to a new playground. I saw an interesting group cutting watermelon. I thought I might get some nice action from this kind of scene, so I sat in front of them tilting my camera up to get some beautiful sky and kept shooting. 

A good thing about the festival atmosphere is people did not care much about a camera man. The shot I like the most has a rhythm of hands stacking up watermelon. The right side of the photo has a connection of many circles of hands. It’s far more than I expected in the first place.

© Tavepong Pratoomwong
© Tavepong Pratoomwong

3. The smooth criminal / Bangkok , Thailand 2016

When people realize they were a target of photography, some just ignor, some did not like and some really want to show off ! While I took photo of one man using dropper drug to his eyes. Someone jump in and try to steal his friend’s thunder. Normally I hate when a man show V sign or 
try to play with me but when I saw him do the Michael Jackson ‘s smooth criminal , I decided this guy is exception.

I got this photo when he try to do an anti-gravity lean and fall of.

© Tavepong Pratoomwong
© Tavepong Pratoomwong

4. The Horizon / Brighton , UK 2017

Last April I had an opportunity to attend the Sony world photography awards 2017 in England and then traveled to Brighton. I am very impressed with Brighton. It has a lot of beautiful light, nice people. I got one of my favorite photos this year from this city. It was a time when we were going back to the bus. While walked along the beach, I was looking for a scene to take photos. 

Suddenly, I noticed that the Brighton Old Pier’s are parallel with skyline, which only happens in a very specific perspective. I was very lucky, one of our fellow forgot his belongings at British Airways i360,  So I have the opportunity to wait for someone to fill in this frame. 

After a little wait, there was a child running to his mother. I pressed the shutter immediately. ” Some time it’s not about changing location but changing the point of view “

© Tavepong Pratoomwong
© Tavepong Pratoomwong

5. Headless Dog / Bangkok , Thailand 2014 

In 2014 I join the “365 Day in 2014” event of Street Photo Thailand. The point is to take photos every day and select the best one, then submit on their Facebook page. When I haven’t enough time I always trip around my home area. I discovered a small village where people came out to exercise after work at a playground. That day the rain had just stopped, so I had not met many interesting subjects until I found a dog chasing a cat and got some pictures. Near that dog and cat group, there was a cowardly looking dog standing in the middle of the street. I’m not interested in the dog, but the background with sphere shapes is fine. 

So I decided to take pictures of both of them but the dog suddenly turned its head back to bite something and I shot it 2-3 times. No idea of a headless dog came in my mind. I just wanted to shoot a dog and interesting background, that’s all.

“ I like dogs as Elliott Erwitt use to said They’re sympathetic. They’re nice. They don’t ask for prints. 

© Tavepong Pratoomwong
© Tavepong Pratoomwong

6. Tree man / Tokyo , Japan 2014

One day I was in Japan looking for a camera shop (Yes… if you visit Japan, your camera equipment maniac might relapse). I found a smoking area in front of a train station and a group of office workers smoking. My friend told me this is how they slake off. After taking photos for a while, I saw a little hole in a tree. What if the face of a man poked out through that hole? So I tried positioning the angle to achieve that idea. He did not realize that I was taking his photo (because I was behind the tree) and looked at the advertisements on the big LED monitor on the opposite side. That’s why he turned his face up. I took many photos vertically and horizontally. Finally, I got the best shot when I almost stopped doing it.

Treeman is one of my favorite photos and the one that changed my life. Many people know me from this photo because it was the 1st place winner in the Miami Street Photography Festival 2014.

© Tavepong Pratoomwong
© Tavepong Pratoomwong

7. Metropolis / Tokyo , Japan 2016

Last year I wanted to go and get some rare Pokemon in Ishinomaki city (They make event for help people who affected from tsunami in 2011) and going to take photo around Sendai next. 

Suddenly the earthquake in middle of the night and in the morning I got phone from my mom that my lovely dog died in Bangkok . I decided to change destination to Tokyo. I used the walk as meditation to forget those bad news, then I finally found this shot outside a coffee shop. I first shot a man and he aware of me. So I changed the subject to a woman who sitting next to him and when I try to composition framing I observe some connection.

“ Good day , Bad day , Anyway…The show must go on ”

© Tavepong Pratoomwong
© Tavepong Pratoomwong

We hope you enjoyed the back stories. If you would like to suggest names of photographers, who should be featured in “The 7 Stories”, please leave a comment.

You can follow Tavepong HERE

Interview with Spyros Papaspyropoulos from Street Hunters

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“Spyros is a street photographer and blogger from Greece. He had a passion for photography from a very early age. He loves the unpredictability of the genre and loves to meet new people. His images are often close ups of people as he enjoys the intimacy and challenge of getting really close. We spoke with him in length about his passion and about his very successful blog, Streethunters.net

Q. Hi Spyros, good to have you with us today, please tell us about yourself and your early interactions with photography.

A. Hello! Firstly I would like to say thank you for this amazing opportunity! I am a big fan of APF Mag and it is a true honour to be asked to be interviewed by you guys. Gratitude. I am Spyros Papaspyropoulos a street photographer born and raised in Athens, Greece that currently lives and shoots mostly in Rethymno a small town on the island of Crete. The first time I used a camera I was a young boy of about 12 or 13 and I remember that my fascination with photography was apparent even back then. My father was an amateur photographer that loved making family photos, but his true passion was for fine art B&W photography. He had a manual Nikon and a Yashica Electro 35 that has now passed on to me. I don’t know where the Nikon is. That is a mystery. Anyway, my father passed on to me his passion for photography as well! Thank you father. My first serious attempt at shooting photos was when I was 18 years old. I shot loads of portraits of a girlfriend of mine. I remember I used B&W film and I used to shoot manually, trying to figure out exposure and the works. Since then, I have always had one camera or another and I have always documented moments of my life. I must have three massive drawers of printed photos at my parent’s house with literally thousands of prints.

Spyros Papaspyropoulos interview

Q. What is it about street photography that got you hooked to the genre in the first place and what keeps you going?

A. One word. Unpredictability! I just love the unexpected. As a creative I get bored quite easily, so I constantly seek new ways to entertain myself. I found that street photography is so unpredictable and surprising that it works as a means of catharsis for my soul. It has a therapeutic affect on me; it makes me feel as if I have been meditating. The effect it has on me is so profound that when I don’t shoot I get all edgy and snappy and feel as if I am missing something. I think that when I don’t shoot I get withdrawal syndrome. What keeps me going are the same reasons. I love the unpredictable nature of the genre, the mini adventures I experience when shooting street and the awesome people I get to meet. I have found myself in strangers apartments being shown around while taking photos, or I have travelled to unknown destinations, or I have broken bread with people I have never met before and will never meet again, or I have made photos of guys wielding massive machetes wearing smiles on their faces, or I have found myself taking snaps of AK47 assault rifles stacked on hundreds of bullets and more! I just love where street photography can take me. An every day photo walk or street hunt as I like to call them, almost always ends with at least one interesting story to share. I just love that!APF Magazine

Q. Please tell us about your process of shooting on the streets. What are you like, what goes on in your mind and what attracts you to a particular scene?

A. I try to look for things that attract my attention. I work instinctively and spontaneously most of the time and I have found that in the past couple of years I really enjoy capturing interesting faces. As years go by I have noticed that I enjoy getting closer and closer. I love the intimacy of the close up shot, the thrill of it, and the way my lens plunges in the action I am capturing. When I am shooting I am usually lost in my photography. I am zoned in, totally focused on what I am doing. If I have to interact with someone after I have made his or her shot, I always make sure to wear my smile, as wide as possible and to always be polite. I think it is very important to be polite and to smile, it makes the person you talk to feel as if they are talking to a non-threatening individual and they don’t get annoyed if you take their photo.

Spyros Papaspyropoulos interviewRead the full interview in the latest issue of APF Magazine. Download HERE from the iOS store today.

LEICA Feedback Friday Winner, Koushik Sinha Roy

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APF is pleased to announce the first Leica Feedback Friday winner, Koushik Sinha Roy. Feedbackfriday 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 134K active members from 100 different countries.

The idea behind LeicaFeedbackfriday is simple, to provide meaningful feedback to members, an hour is dedicated to providing critique and having a meaningful dialog. Leica was kind enough to back us up and present one of the most iconic books, Leica Practicum – Theory and practice of LEICAgraphy – silver halide and photo detector imaging with Leica M cameras by Erwin Puts.

We will like to take this opportunity to thank Leica for their commitment to the craft and always being generous to the community.

©Koushik Sinha Roy‎
©Koushik Sinha Roy‎

We are also proud of Koushik Sinha Roy 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. This particular image presented for feedback.

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Vineet Vohra and Rohit Vohra – This is a great shot, going in close and getting the picture in the phone as well. Works on many levels. Great layers, the water droplets and details, everything adds to the composition. Eye moves nicely from right to left. The eye just keeps moving in a circle not letting the viewer out of the frame.

Thanks admins for always taking the time out and making this a success.

To know more about Leicafeedbackfriday, join our community here. 

Have a great weekend everyone.

The Pushkar Photography Masterclass, 27th -29th Oct 2017

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© Vineet Vohra
Pushkar © Vineet Vohra

The challenge, the spontaneity, the joy of capturing that perfect moment when light, texture and all the elements coming together in that one frame.

Here is a story by Vineet Vohra from Last years Pushkar Festival for the Leica Blog

Held each at the time of the Kartik Purnima full moon, Pushkar Camel Fair is one of India’s most highly-rated travel experiences, a spectacle on an epic scale, attracting more than 11,000 camels, horses and cattle and visited by over 400,000 people over a period of around fourteen days.

For visitors it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the colour, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional melas, which brings livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan.

APF is organising a 3 day intensive Photography Master Class which is tailor made to cater to needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos of Pushkar Mela.

WORKSHOP MENTORS

Vineet Vohra, APF Co-founder,Leica Brand Ambassador and Mentor

Rohit Vohra, APF Co-founder, Leica Brand Ambassador and Mentor

 The Pushkar Master Class will be limited to an intimate class of max 8 passionate individuals who want to polish their skills and break out of their comfort zones. We’ll talk about street 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.

Pushkar © Rohit Vohra
Pushkar © Rohit Vohra

 During this Intense shooting 3-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

 Travel Photography and art of story telling

How to work towards a theme and focus on projects.

How to edit your images to enhance the final result.

Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors in Pushkar.

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

Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about Street and Travel photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, Gestalt vision and its application in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light, video documentary of how their images are made as they shoot and how they fine tune their vision and more.

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.

On the final day we make a presentation and have an in depth review session with the mentors and each participant presents their work.

The top essay also gets a chance to be featured in the Magazine.

Pushkar © Vineet Vohra
Pushkar © Vineet Vohra

Fee:

Workshop Charges : $500/ Rs 33,000 (Workshop only)

Charges are for workshop only, The participants are responsible for travel costs, visa, air tickets, train etc, accommodation and local transport. Staying in Pushkar is fairly reasonable and airbnb starts from under Rs 1000 ($20) a night. If you want any assistance regarding your stay, you can mail Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com

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, have had some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. If you are unsure as to whether or not the workshop may be a good fit for, please contact us at contact@artphotofeature.com for a consultation.

You will need to bring the following to the workshop: A digital camera (DSLR, Leica, Micro 4/3rds, Point & Shoot, etc). You can use a film camera, but you must get your film processed overnight and scanned to present on the last day of the workshop. You should bring your laptop with editing software to edit images. Also, please bring a notebook to take down notes during the workshop. If you have any questions or inquiries, please email us at contact@artphotofeature.com and we will do whatever we can to help!

WORKSHOP TIMINGS

27th Oct 2017 : 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

28th Oct 2017 : 7:00 am – 7:00 pm (lunch 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

29th Oct 2017 : 5:30 am – 2:30 pm (lunch 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm)

REGISTER NOW!

If you would like to register, send an email to contact@artphotofeature.com. After you register, we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options. To secure a spot in the workshop, you must send a deposit. Register soon, we anticipate spots will run out quickly for this workshop.

© Vineet Vohra
Pushkar © Vineet Vohra

About the 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.

http://www.streethunters.net/blog/2015/04/08/20-most-influential-street-photographers-2015/

In 2016 has is placed 3rd in the top most influential street photographers.

http://www.streethunters.net/blog/2016/05/27/the-20-most-influential-street-photographers-for-2016/

His portfolio : http://www.vineettvohra.com/

He is a Leica Brand Ambassador and Mentor

Other publishes :

Leica Blog : http://blog.leica-camera.com/2016/05/13/otherwise-quaint-town/

http://121clicks.com/tutorials/getting-layers-right-street-photography-vineet-vohra

http://www.thestreetcollective.com/vineet-vohra

http://m.yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/240352/#/photos/

http://121clicks.com/photo-stories/terminal-street-photography-essay-by-vineet-vohra

Pushkar © Rohit Vohra
Pushkar © Rohit Vohra

Rohit Vohra

Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. 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 15 years.

He is one of Asia’s most prominent street photographers. 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.”

He is a Leica Brand Ambassador and Mentor.

Pushkar © Rohit Vohra
Pushkar © Rohit Vohra

Follow him

https://www.instagram.com/rohit_apf/

He was placed No. 1 in the top 20 most influential street photographers in 2017.

http://www.streethunters.net/blog/2017/02/11/the-20-most-influential-street-photographers-for-2017/

Some of his interviews

http://121clicks.com/showcases/rohit-vohra-a-passionate-street-photographer-from-delhi-india

An Interview with Eric Kim

http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/11/20/reading-the-visual-layers-of-new-delhi-rohit-vohra/

Some Articles (2016-2017) for Huffington post

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/stolen-serenity-in-varanasi-photos/

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/a-window-into-hong-kong_b_9667366.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/grandiose-of-calcutta_b_9475426.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/lathmaar-holi-behind-the-_b_9529950.html

At Bored Panda

http://www.boredpanda.com/120-hours-in-hong-kong-photographer-comes-back-with-this/

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.

http://www.photoawards.com/rohit-vohra/

https://px3.fr/jury/

https://sipacontest.com/contest/jury/more.php?id=39

http://grant.photogrvphy.com/page/jury

http://www.urban.dotart.it/jury.html

http://www.moscowfotoawards.com/jury.html

 To find out more about APF workshops , you can visit

http://www.artphotofeature.com/apf-magazine-street-photography-workshop-bangkok-6th-8th-june-2014/

APF Varanasi Workshop, 23rd-25th June 2017

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The challenge, the spontaneity, the joy of capturing that perfect moment when light, texture and all the elements coming together in that one frame.
 
WORKSHOP MENTORS
Vineet Vohra, APF Co-founder,Leica Brand Ambassador and Mentor
Rohit Vohra, APF Co-founder, Leica Brand Ambassador and Mentor
 
Join us as we head for a 3 day workshop in Varanasi.
 
The Varanasi Master Class will be limited to an intimate class of max 8 passionate individuals who want to polish their skills and break out of their comfort zones. We’ll talk about street 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.
 
During this Intense shooting 3-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:
 
Travel Photography and art of story telling
How to work towards a theme and focus on projects…
How to edit your images to enhance the final result…
Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors in the lanes and ghats of Varanasi
 
The mentors 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.
 
On the final day we make a presentation and have an in depth review session with the mentors and each participant presents their work. Also an opportunity to exhibit your work on the ghats of Varanasi.
The top essay also gets a chance to be featured in the Magazine.

Fee:

Workshop Charges : $500/ Rs 33,000 (Workshop only)
Charges are for workshop only, The participants are responsible for travel costs, visa, air tickets, train etc, accommodation and local transport. Staying in Varanasi is fairly reasonable and starts from under Rs 1000 ($20) a night. If you want any assistance regarding your stay, you can mail Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com
Workshop Charges including local travel (includes airport transfer), stay for 2 nights (checkin on 23rd and check out on 25th) on room sharing, all 3 meals. The participants are responsible for travel costs to and from Varanasi, visa, air tickets, train etc. : $949/ Rs 62,000
 
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, have had some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. If you are unsure as to whether or not the workshop may be a good fit for, please contact us at contact@artphotofeature.com for a consultation.
 
You will need to bring the following to the workshop: A digital camera (DSLR, Leica, Micro 4/3rds, Point & Shoot, etc). You can use a film camera, but you must get your film processed overnight and scanned to present on the last day of the workshop. You should bring your laptop with editing software to edit images. Also, please bring a notebook to take down notes during the workshop. If you have any questions or inquiries, please email us at contact@artphotofeature.com and we will do whatever we can to help!
 
REGISTER NOW!
If you would like to register, send an email to contact@artphotofeature.com. After you register, we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options. To secure a spot in the workshop, you must send a deposit. Register soon, we anticipate spots will run out quickly for this workshop.
©Vineet Vohra
©Vineet Vohra

About the 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.
©Vineet Vohra
©Vineet Vohra
 
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 Brand Ambassador and Mentor
 
Other publishes :
 
©Rohit Vohra
©Rohit Vohra
Rohit Vohra
 
Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. 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.”
He is a Leica Brand Ambassador and Mentor.
©Rohit Vohra
©Rohit Vohra
Follow him
 
He was placed No. 1 in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
Some of his interviews
An Interview with Eric Kim
Some Articles (2016-2017) 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.
 
 To find out more about APF workshops , you can visit

Keep in Step theme, award goes to Mary Dimitropoulou

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APF Inspiration Award X (Keep in Step) goes to Mary Dimitropoulou

Theme was open to interpretation to let members come up with their own definitions and views. 3,052 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, our Judge for this award, David Gibson from inPublic Collective and author of the book, 100 great street photographs, selected the top 4 photographs.

APF magazine

Eventually he selected Mary Dimitropoulou’s outstanding photograph as the winner. She wins a copy of the book, 100 great street photographs. Here is the Winning image. Congrats Mary Dimitropoulou.

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© Mary Dimitropoulou

100 great street photographs

For more inspirations and awards become a member of the APF Magazine street photography group Today.

APF Bangkok Masterclass, 12th-14th May 2017

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APF is organising a 3 day intensive masterclass which is tailor made to cater to the needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos on the streets of Bangkok. Street photography is very rewarding but at the same time, one of the hardest genres to master. Our workshop would help ease the anxiety next time you hit the streets, would help solve the puzzle of composing compelling images in split seconds and most importantly it would help you to see.

During this masterclass, mentors will take the students out on the streets and pass on their tips and knowledge on capturing compelling images on the street. This masterclass includes classroom and shooting sessions. Detail lectures, critiques and selection process will be part of everyday session. We will also look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light, will present a video documentary of how their images are made as they shoot and how they fine tune their vision.

Vineet, Rohit and would also guide you through their signature – Gestalt Vision, widely applied in their images, which basically involves an attempt to organize visual elements into groups or unified whole by applying principles of composition.

Apply here for the Masterclass

The mentors will accompany participants while shooting, observe them at work and give instant feedback and suggestions when required. Students will also have a chance to observe the mentors at work, learn their tricks and techniques.

This masterclass is limited to a maximum of 12 participants,

During this intensive 3-day masterclass, mentors will focus on the following topics:

–       Street photography

–       The light and how to handle it

–       Composition – from simple to multi-layered

–       Telling a story with your photographs

–       Working on projects

–       Developing personal style

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.

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

 Tuition for the workshop THB 17,500/ $500

Charges are for the workshop only. The participants are responsible for travel, visa, accommodation and local transport costs. Staying in Bangkok is fairly reasonable and starts from under $25 a night. If you want any assistance regarding your accommodation in Bangkok, 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.

To find out more about APF workshops, you can visit
http://www.artphotofeature.com/apf-magazine-street-photography-workshop-bangkok-6th-8th-june-2014/

Mentors

©Vineet Vohra
©Vineet Vohra

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
Rohit Vohra
 
Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. 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.
 

Tavepong Pratoomwong,

A well known and awarded Street photographer based in Bangkok will also present his work and share his wisdom with the participants.

You can find more about him here

Venue : Gaysorn Diamond Lounge, 3rd floor Gaysorn Village, one floor above Leica Store Bangkok

12th May : 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

13th May : 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
14th May : 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
 
Since the class is limited to max 12 participants, we can confirm your seat once the full deposit has been made.
To confirm your spot, write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com
 
Here is a link to know what APF Street photography workshops are like,
Read participant Testimonials from one of our workshop in Singapore last year

Apply here for the Masterclass

Transport Drama in Street, Award goes Kaustav Sarkar

in APF award/APF workshop/Best of street photography/Street Photography by
© Kaustav Sarkar‎

APF Inspiration Award IX goes to Kaustav Sarkar

Theme was open to interpretation to let members come up with their own definitions and views. 2,912 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 12 top photographs.

You can see them here.

Transport Drama in street photography

In the end it came down to 2 photographs and eventually Kaustuv Sarkar’s outstanding photograph was selected as the winner. He wins a signed copy of the book, Platform 10 by Rammy Narula. Here is the Winning image. Congrats Kaustuv Sarkar.

© Kaustav Sarkar‎
© Kaustav Sarkar‎

For more inspirations and awards become a member of the APF Magazine street photography group Today.

To know more about our next workshop

APF Singapore Master Class 24th-26th Feb 2017

Transport Drama in street photography

in APF award/APF workshop/Best of street photography/Street Photography by
© Skyid J. Wang‎

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a week long contest on the theme “Transport Drama”. 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. 2,912 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 12 top photographs.

Stay tuned, the winner will be announced tomorrow.

Winner gets a signed copy of the Book, Platform 10 by Rammy Narula.

© Akkapon Tuu‎
© Akkapon Tuu‎
© Forrest Walker‎
© Forrest Walker‎
© Jad Jadsada‎
© Jad Jadsada‎
© Kanrapee Chokpaiboon‎
© Kanrapee Chokpaiboon‎
© Kaustav Sarkar‎
© Kaustav Sarkar‎
© Muhammad Imam Hasan‎
© Muhammad Imam Hasan‎
© Sara Nicomedi‎
© Sara Nicomedi‎
© Skyid J. Wang‎
© Skyid J. Wang‎
© Sohail Bin Mohammad‎
© Sohail Bin Mohammad‎
© Subhaashini Ghosh‎
© Subhaashini Ghosh‎
© Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili‎
© Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili‎
© Zahir Abbas‎
© Zahir Abbas‎

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

Know more about our next workshop here.

APF Singapore Master Class 24th-26th Feb 2017

APF Singapore Master Class 24th-26th Feb 2017

in APF workshop/Street Photography by
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This Master class is a story making class, where all 10-12 members will work towards writing an individual story, within the 3 days allotted to them. Mentors will discuss and make a presentation on the Art of story making and how to write photo essays. They will guide you at every level from start to finish.
The idea is to get these stories featured in top publications around the world. How to come up with the idea and how to complete a photo essay.
Master class is best suited for an intermediate to advanced photographer, who has photography experience and understands light, camera, editing workflow. Has been shooting for a few years. We will discuss editing process.
This class intends to take you from single winners to photography projects.
Days will include shooting and theoretical session, mentors will talk about decisive moment and selection process.
Mentors will share their stories to help you understand the art of photo essays from conception to completion to publication.
The multimedia workshop is aimed at photographers who aspire to improve their story telling by combining photographs, moving images and sound. Rohit and Vineet will focus on street photography while Abc will focus on guiding and developing photographers’ own storytelling into multimedia presentation that best advances the storytelling.
 
The cost of the workshop is SGD (Singapore Dollar) 450/ 320 USD
Venue: CRC Spaces, 32A/B South Bridge Road
Timings are

24th Friday : 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

25th Saturday : 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

26th Sunday : 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

 
Since the class is limited to max 12 participants, we can confirm your seat once the full deposit has been made.
To confirm your spot, write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com
 
Here is a link to know what APF Street photography workshops are like,
Read participant Testimonials from our workshop in Singapore last year
About the Mentors
© Vineet Vohra
© Vineet Vohra
 
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
Rohit Vohra
 
Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. 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
 
He is an Official Fuji X photographer.
 

Follow him here

 
In 2015 he was placed 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, SIPA, MIFA, Tokyo International Foto awards, Photogravphy Grant etc.
 
© Chia Aik Beng
Chia Aik Beng 
Instagram/Twitter: @aikbengchia

Website: www.aikbengchia.com

Bio

Also known as ABC, Aik Beng Chia started photographing in 2008.

His vivid and gritty images that focus on the daily lives of people on the streets of Singapore have earned him a strong following on Instagram numbering over 20,000. They have also caught the attention of UK newspaper, The Guardian in 2015, which let him take over the Guardian Travel Instagram account for a three-day special feature on Singapore as seen through his eyes.

Aik Beng has also been invited to be a contributor to Everyday Asia in 2014 on Instagram, and his works have been exhibited and published internationally.

In 2016, he launched 香港 Zine is a magazine of photographs made, lost and found in Hong Kong during his visit.

In 2015, He launched his “SingKarPor” Book which he started the project in 2011, and of the thousands of photos taken since, a carefully curated collection will be shown at the exhibition at K+ Gallery in 2015. This includes a special feature on the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, an event which saw an unprecedented outpouring of emotion from normally reserved Singaporeans. “Singkarpor” continues to be an on-going project for Aik Beng.

In 2013, he launched his first monograph “Tonight The Streets Are Ours” published by the Invisible Photographer Asia, which showed Singapore’s Little India after dusk.

you can follow him online on Twitter or Instagram as @aikbengchia.

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