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The New Street Photographer’s Manifesto

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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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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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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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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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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Appropriate behaviour: the cultural sensitivities of street photography

Depending on where we are and what we’re doing, we change how we behave. These aren’t affectations, but rather it’s about behaving appropriately. For example, when you’re in a library, you wouldn’t shout or run. […]

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