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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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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: Telling a Complete Story

Street Photography: Telling a Complete Story

While street photography can often seem like a stream of random and unrelated moments all jumbled together, the reality of the genre is the complete opposite of this. The magic of street photography is taking these moments and weaving them together to create a feeling, tell a story or show a place—and often all three […]

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How to Keep Your Street Photo Editing Simple

How to Keep Your Street Photo Editing Simple

The essence of street photography is all about real, unplanned, special moments—going out into the world to see what you can find and relate to and bringing these moments back to share. But too often, photographers take these special moments and edit them to death, trying to over-perfect them—and this just diminishes the spontaneous, special […]

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Getting Organized as a Street Photographer

Getting Organized as a Street Photographer

I believe that editing is just as important of a skill in street photography as shooting is. We all capture a lot of junk out there, and editing is how you protect yourself from showing that junk. If you saw all my junk, you’d be able to see how terrible a photographer I actually am. […]

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5 Unique Tips for Editing Street Photography

5 Unique Tips for Editing Street Photography

There can be a very fine line in street photography between overdoing your editing and getting it just right. Creating a mood, building feeling and capturing an environment while staying true to the realness and specialness of found moments is at the heart of the genre. And this can make editing tough. Because of this, […]

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How to do Street Photography During a Pandemic

How to do Street Photography During a Pandemic

The pandemic has obviously thrown the entire photography community out of whack, and it has made photographers rethink how they do street photography. Things that were once okay are now much harder to do. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still take street photos. It’s just the opposite—now is a very important time to continue […]

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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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