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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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5 Advanced Tips for Street Photography

5 Advanced Tips for Street Photography

So you know how to read the light and capture a sharp shot. You’re confident in your compositions. You’re not afraid to capture people candidly. You’ve found that this is something that you enjoy doing and you want to continue with it and further your skills. What comes next? Here are some tips that I […]

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8 Ways to Become More Comfortable with Your Street Photography

8 Ways to Become More Comfortable with Your Street Photography

I know many people who mention that they would like to get involved in street photography, but they can’t get over the initial hump, because they are too afraid to capture strangers candidly in the street. This is a shame, because it is a wonderful and creative form of photography that everyone should try. If […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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