The Candid Frame #137 - Qiana Mestrich

Qiana Mestrich is a photographer and the creator of the popular Dodge and Burn blog, a site dedicated to work of photographers of color. Since she fell in love with photography at the age of 16, photography has been her obsession. Her professional career has involved her help other professionals to use social networking as a marketing tool, but it's her love for photography and the work on her blog that has helped to inspire her to return to school at earn her master's degree in photography at the International School of Photography in New York, where she is working to develop her own distinct photographic vision.

You can discover more about Qiana and her work by visiting her website and the Dodge and Burn blog

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The Candid Frame #118 - Eric Kim



Eric Kim is a street photographer currently residing in Los Angeles. He specializes in black and white street photography, and has taken photos from all over the globe, including places such as Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre, Prague, London, and Korea. The images that you see in his work are mostly of candid street photography of people in their natural environments. He has a fantastic blog dedicated to street photography from all over the world as well as a series of YouTube videos in which he speaks of his journey as a street photographer. You can discover more about him by visiting his website, his blog and his YouTube channel.

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Here is one video that captures his approach using a GoPro camera.

Eric Kim recommends the work of DirtyHarrry on Flickr.

Click here to read my experience studying in his street photography workshop.

The Candid Frame #98 - David (The Strobist) Hobby


David Hobby has created a huge following through his popular blog, The Strobist 'which helped promote the use of small, portable speedlights for creative and exciting imagery. Beginning his career as a photojournalist, David developed an approach the demanded getting the shot under the tightest deadlines and challenging circumstances. The practical approach he developed for lighting, which he generously shares on his website has helped hundred of thousands of photographers discover their own voice and creativity without the mistaken belief that it takes expensive equipment to make memorable and beautiful photographs. You can discover more of David's work by visiting his website and flickr feed.

David Hobby recommends the work of Gregory Heisler and Peter Yang.

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