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7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

When thinking of landscape photography, what often comes to mind are photographs of mountainsides or desolate beaches, but landscape photography is not limited to the wilderness. With a little preparation and forethought, great landscape photographs can also be taken in urban settings. Here’s a quick primer to get you on the right track. 1. Foreground, […]

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A Street Photographer’s Guide to Photographing New York

A Street Photographer’s Guide to Photographing New York

New York City is one of the great meccas of the world for photography, and it’s a place where every photographer should try to explore at least once in their life. From the state of the art skyscrapers, to the old ornate architecture, to the people and the fashion, there is a never-ending amount of […]

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5 Ideas to Photograph When You’re Out on the Street

5 Ideas to Photograph When You’re Out on the Street

1. Seek Out Emotion This is an easy point to make—photographs are better when they show people’s emotions. However, it’s much easier said than done. It is difficult to capture emotions in the wild, but they are there if you look for them. Be careful about getting overly distracted by a person’s clothing or look […]

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A Comprehensive Introduction to Street Photography

A Comprehensive Introduction to Street Photography

Often overlooked, street photography has seen a big resurgence over the last ten years. Like many others, you may have been naturally drawn to photographing in the streets before ever hearing the term, or you might have been brought into it from seeing it on the Internet or from some of the many fascinating documentaries […]

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How to Take Sharper Street Photography, Even at Night

How to Take Sharper Street Photography, Even at Night

Capturing sharp photographs is by far the toughest technical skill in street photography. People move quickly, you are often moving quickly, the light isn’t usually ideal, and you sometimes have to frame instantly and suddenly. When I take a look at other people’s street work, one of the most common problems I notice is that the […]

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Tips for Creating a Candid Street Photography Project

Tips for Creating a Candid Street Photography Project

At some point in the life of a photographer, they start to think past the single image. They start to think of their work in terms of themes and ideas. They start to classify their images into groups. This is not the case for all photographers, but for some of them. Others only think in […]

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5 Simple Technical Tips to Make Candid Street Photography Easier

5 Simple Technical Tips to Make Candid Street Photography Easier

Street photography simultaneously tests your hand-eye coordination, your ability to see and frame interesting moments as they quickly unfold before you, your ability to see light, your technical abilities with your camera, and your ability to be comfortable capturing strangers. It is so much to do at the same time, let alone to think about […]

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Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just getting motivated to get over the fear of doing it can feel daunting. To help make it easier, here’s a cheat sheet full of reminders and setting information to print and take with […]

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The Most Important Tip for Street Photography

The Most Important Tip for Street Photography

If you clicked this link expecting a simple technical tip to improve your street photography then you’ve come to the wrong place. This is not an article about getting closer, zone focusing, hip-shooting, camera settings, or using a wide-angle prime lens. Practicing all of these things is important to be able capture what you see out there in […]

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Are You Making These 10 Common Street Photography Mistakes?

Are You Making These 10 Common Street Photography Mistakes?

When looking at the work of street photographers, it’s often a common thought that, “I could do that if only I were there.” However, when you finally go out into the world with your camera it can be shocking to find that it’s not quite that easy. There’s a reason that the best street photographers […]

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