Street Focus 81: Q&A and Street Challenge

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In this episode of Street Focus, my guest co-host, Nicholas Goodden and I answer questions about the social media platforms we use and why, how to deal with coming back empty from a photo walk and more. Questions were sent to us by Jim Lee, Andrew Hyde and @Rockporttwentyseven.


Nicholas Goodden is a London based urban street photographer, founder of the “Street Photography London” blog and whose work is regularly published internationally. His recent clients include Adidas, Peugeot and Amazon among others. His specialist areas are street/urban, cinemagraphs and social media marketing for photographers.
Nicholas picked a portrait by Uri Nizan
©Uri Nizan
©Uri Nizan

Valerie picked a portrait by Keith Johnson

©Keith Johnson
©Keith Johnson

Both winners will receive an ebook of their choice from RockyNook.

NEXT STREET CHALLENGE: HUMOR! Listen to the episode for tips on how to capture humor on the streets and enter your best shot in the comment section below on or before April 28. One entry per person.
Nicholas' pick: 2 books Don McCullin – Unreasonnable Behaviour  and Rod Judkins – The Art of Creative Thinking
Valerie's pick: Out of New York photo conference. for a limited time, receive $100 off registration with the code JARDIN100 at check out!
For the first time this year you can meet many other like minded people at the San Francisco Street Photography Festival June 8-12

Also, in case you haven’t listened to Street Focus #80, I am the Juror of an International Call for Entry in Street Photography. The theme is Meet Me Downtown, find the link on the Street Focus show notes and I hope many of you participate! Entries opened March 31 and close May 1.


 Samples of humor on the streets:


  1. I took this shot in Penticton BC.
    Young kids flock to the area in the summer months from eastern Canada to pick fruit in the orchards and help out in the vineyards. They needed a little help waiting for their first paycheque and I thought their sign was a humorous polite way to ask.

  2. I took this one earlier this week. may be i didn’t wait long enough, and the toilets are too hidden

  3. Street Challenge – Humor, Seattle, WA USA Sony A6000 Lens Jupiter 9
    Title: psychic Muscle Atrophy

  4. Street Challenge – Humor, Rostrevor, Co.Down, N.Ireland, Fuji XT1, 23mm
    Title: ‘Just Out Walking My Reindeer’
    I just had to pull the car over and capture this shot – not a sight you see everyday.
    PS this is ‘street’ photography in rural Ireland!

  5. I got bored and turned down an alley. There they were: The Mop Sisters. Fortunately, I did not have to build up my courage to ask for their portrait.

  6. “Apparent floaters.” This pair appear to be floating as they observe Olympia, Washington’s annual Earth Day Parade, Procession of the Species.