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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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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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5 Advanced Tips for Street Photography

5 Advanced Tips for Street Photography

We may not be able to do street photography right now, but it might be a great time to study and strategize for the future. This article is based on concepts from Essentials of Street Photography which is currently 25% off for those who want to study further. So you know how to read the […]

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Street Photography Cheat Sheet

Street Photography Cheat Sheet

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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5 Issues Street Photographers Often Struggle With

5 Issues Street Photographers Often Struggle With

There are five issues that I believe most commonly set back street photographers. While the genre can be incredibly difficult at first, reducing these mistakes will significantly help you to make your photographs both look better and be more interesting. A few of these tips are technical, a few are conceptual, and a few are […]

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How to Shoot Street Photography in Quiet Areas

How to Shoot Street Photography in Quiet Areas

There’s a common misconception about street photography that says it has to be done in the busiest area with the most people. These are great areas for street photography, of course, but they’re not any better than quiet areas for capturing interesting street photos. Street photography is about sharing something that’s underneath the surface of […]

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7 Tips to Make Your Street Photography More Interesting

7 Tips to Make Your Street Photography More Interesting

One of the most common mistakes in street photography is to think that it is only about capturing images of people walking down the street. This is a big part of it, of course, but this thought can easily lead to one capturing image after image of slightly interesting people walking down the street. It […]

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8 Important Tips for Improving Your Event Photography

8 Important Tips for Improving Your Event Photography

Event photography can be both incredibly fun and a very stressful form of photography. On one hand, you get to be privy to special moments and interesting people having a lot of fun. There are beautiful venues and views, often great food, and they usually pay pretty well. On the other hand, you need to […]

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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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