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Street photography

Telling a story with your street photography

As with any story, street shots should offer some form of interesting content, whether it is a place, person, or situation, to add depth and meaning to what the viewer is looking at. (By Frank […]

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Observing and predicting behaviour for street photography

As different and as unique as every individual is, we are all members of the same species and as such often operate in similar ways to one another. As a street photographer, you will soon […]

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Landscape or portrait?

Choosing whether to capture your scene vertically or horizontally is a decision you should make based on composition, juxtaposition, and how you wish the elements within the frame to be represented. In the examples shown […]

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Easy places to start with street photography

Using the right equipment, mastering techniques, and putting theory into practice are one thing, but without inspiration, images, whether street or any other kind, will still fall flat. One way to find inspiration begins with […]

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Shooting from the hip: the essential street photography guide

Shooting from the hip is a valuable skill that all street photographers should develop. It enables you to capture scenes without actually looking through the viewfinder, thus giving the impression you aren’t actually using the […]

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European Union considers anti-photography legislation

It’s well known that you can’t photograph the Eiffel Tower at night – commercially at least – without getting permission from the owners. That’s because although the tower is old enough that the architecture is […]

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Look for contrasts and similarities in your street photography

Stark contrasts as well as uncanny similarities within an image will always stand out, as they make us ponder, think and smile, rather than simply being a ‘nice’ picture. As you begin to open your […]

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Using 'props' in your street photography

The ‘street’ is not a blank canvas. There are numerous elements that make up our surroundings, and these elements can be thought of as ‘props.’ The use of street props can help make an image […]

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Capturing crowd scenes

Photographing crowd scenes is something that most people will encounter at some point in their photographic adventures, especially for those who partake in street photography. While photographing a crowd might give the impression of being […]

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Location! Location! Location! for street photography

The whole essence of street photography is that, like human behaviour, moments are unpredictable, spontaneous and elusive. Therefore having your camera with you at all times ensures that you have the opportunity to capture them, […]

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NY through the lens

There are streets that I return to over and over again. These streets tug at memories I haven’t made yet while yanking memories I treasure from the deep recesses of my mind. They haunt me […]

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The dos and don'ts of street photography

All successful street photographers have one thread in common: fearlessness. Their lack of fear ensures that they don’t hesitate and in that moment of weakness fail to capture the decisive moment. If you think twice, […]

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