Recent Street Articles
Shooting Street on a Toy Camera: A Subtle Reminder Pixel Power Isn't Everything
Street photography is one of those wonderful genres that encourages us to break convention and what we know to be "right" in the big bad, world of the still image. It's one of the few genres, I feel at least, that can encompass all manner of emotions, from humor and lightheartedness to tone, shape, ambiguity, surrealism, and hard-hitting realism at any time.
How to Capture Striking Portraits of Strangers on the Street
Approaching people on the street and asking for a portrait can feel uncomfortable — both for you as a photographer and for the person you’d like to photograph. Watch how one street photographer uses his experience to get some fantastic images.
Our First Look at the New Sony FE 20-70mm F/4 G
There's definitely more than meets the eye with this new standard zoom lens option. Aside from a wider range and a smaller size, let’s see what else this has to offer.
Is This the Best Street Photography Camera?
Ricoh's GR series of compact cameras have long been considered some of the best options for street photography, as they offer a wide angle lens paired with a large sensor for a compact body, making them discreet but powerful. This excellent video review takes a look at the latest version, the GR IIIx, and how it performs for street photography.
5 Lessons Learned From a Decade of Street Photography
Street photography is a challenging genre that requires confidence, solid technique, and fast instincts. If you are new to street work and looking to improve, check out this helpful video tutorial that features an experienced street photographer discussing five important lessons he has learned after a decade of work.
5 Helpful Tips for the Shy Street Photographer
Street photography is an exciting genre that can quickly sharpen your technical and creative skills, but it also is not for the faint of heart. If you are interested in street photography but find yourself a bit shy to tackle it, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced shooter giving five helpful tips for apprehensive photographers.
How Good Is the New $6,000 Point and Shoot Camera From Leica?
Many people believe that size matters, especially when it comes to photography. But what if you could get a high-quality camera worth $6,000 and almost do away with all your bulky gear? Check out the new Leica Q2 Ghost camera.
Which of These Two Methods of Street Photography Is Best?
Depending on your perspective, street photography is either one of the easiest or most difficult types of photography one might pursue. The barrier to entry is low, with a small camera and fixed lens being all you need to get started shooting. Just step outside your door and capture what is happening on the street in your town ,and you are a street photographer. The problem is, although it is simple to get started in street photography, it is not easy to create compelling imagery.
Street Photographer: '99% of My Photos are Terrible'
Social media has led us to believe that most people take only incredible shots, look like catwalk models, and live like billionaires. We know that isn't the case, but still, we can't help but be affected by the data in front of us. Well, one successful photographer and creator takes you behind the scenes of all of their shots from a trip.
'This Might Be the Best Walkabout Lens There Is': The New 20-40mm Tamron Lens Reviewed
It's certainly a big call, but that's how this reviewer described the new Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 lens. Take a look to see what all the fuss is about.
Is This the Weirdest Lens You’ve Ever Seen?
One of the most important traits of being a successful photographer is creating a style that is unique and original. There are many ways to do this, and one of them is to use unconventional equipment. This lens may be one of the weirdest you'll ever see.
The Tokina 11-18mm f/2.8 Lens: A Cheaper, Faster Alternative to a Native Sony Lens?
Unlike Canon, Sony has not banned the production and sale of some third-party lenses for its cameras. That's good news for Sony owners, and a perfect example is here, with this new wide-angle 11-18mm f/2.8 lens released by Tokina. Life's just better with third-party lenses, isn't it?
Is There a Budget-Friendly Alternative to Leica’s 28mm Summaron?
Leica cameras are expensive. So are the lenses.
Testing the iPhone 14 Pro for Nighttime Street Photography
Mobile phone cameras have taking gargantuan strides forward in the last decade, to the point where they are unquestionably able to compete with dedicated cameras in certain areas. So, how is the new flagship iPhone in one area it claims dominance?
A 'Game-changer': That’s How This Reviewer Describes the New Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD
"Game-changer" is an oft-used buzzword these days, but seldom does the product live up to the hype. See why this photographer is adamant the new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD lens is indeed a game-changer.
Do You Really Need a Wide Angle Lens for Street Photography?
A key component for many street photographers is context in a scene. To many, an image without space in the frame for the setting may be considered as a portrait and not belonging to any particular genre or style. Street photographers are so focused on context they gravitate towards rangefinders that let you see outside the frame. This commonly held approach to street photography lends itself to the ubiquitous use of wide angle lenses.
Why Every Photographer Should Be Doing Street Photography
Practicing street photography is one of the quickest ways to become a better photographer. Here's why each and every one of you should be hitting the streets with your camera.
What We Can Learn From Street Photography?
Street photography is a genre that requires both a lot of savvy and technique but also a fair dose of patience. Even if you do not do street work, there are a lot of lessons to be learned from the genre that can be applied across pretty much all photographic pursuits. This excellent video essay discusses those lessons and how to use them to improve your own images.
This Ultra-fast Lens Never Fails to Put a Smile On My Face
I have long felt that perhaps too many photographers prioritize bokeh and blur more than they should, but now I am a hypocrite, because I fell in love with an f/0.95 lens.
How One Photographer Shoots Black and White Street Photography
There are as many approaches to street photography as there are streets in any major city. Some photographers use autofocus cameras and long lenses to capture candid scenes from a distance. Some shooters point their manual focus film cameras at funny street signs. Others look for shafts of lighting falling between tall buildings.
We Tried Busking With a 4x5 Large Format Camera
Large format cameras have been increasing in popularity over the last few years. With startup manufacturers producing new large format cameras, the allure has grown significantly. Among large format cameras, the most popular type is the 4x5 camera. We decided to take this camera out into the city and photograph strangers.
5 Reasons the Nikon Zfc Is the Ultimate Walkaround Camera
A new toy brings more joy into my photo workflow.
This YouTuber Raves About It, but Would You Use This Lens for Street Photography?
What do you think is the ideal lens for street photography? For me, there are a number of factors to consider, but for this YouTuber, he's in no doubt he's found the best lens for street photography. Do you agree?
Coloring Outside the Lines in Street and City Photography
Coloring outside the lines is a good metaphor for when a photographer decides to take a leap outside the norm in a photographic genre.
Step Up Your Street Photography by Embracing the Darkness
What a time to be alive for photography! Advances in technology, combined with reduction in pricing and the “gear wars” that brands wage against each other continue to make image-making hardware of the highest quality more and more accessible to the every person. This market process continues to make it possible for us to minimize sacrifices in image quality we once made when shooting in less than optimal conditions.
5 Common Street Photography Mistakes
Street photography is a unique and challenging genre that requires fast reactions, solid technique, the ability to anticipate action, and a dose of creativity. If you would like to improve your street photography work, check out this fantastic video tutorial that discusses five common mistakes photographers make and how to fix them or avoid them in the first place.
A Beginner's Guide to Street Photography
Street photography can be a very challenging and intimidating genre, particularly when you are a beginner, but if you persevere with it, it can seriously benefit your skills across quite a few genres. If you are new to the genre and unsure of how to tackle it, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you everything you need to know to head out and get started shooting.
5 Things to Consider to Improve Your Street Photography
Street photography is a challenging genre that takes the combination of instinct, quick reflexes, strong technique, and creative vision. Even if it is not your primary genre, taking it up can improve your work in whatever it is you do shoot. Before you head out again, check out this fantastic video tutorial that discusses five things to consider that will improve your street photography.
The 5-Minute Photography Battle You Need to Try
A little bit of competition can be a healthy thing for photographers and a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Are you ready to try this five-minute photography battle?
A Comprehensive Guide To Street Photography
Street photography is not the easiest genre to get into, especially if you tend to have a more timid personality or enjoy working alone. However, it can be a tremendously interesting one, and even if it is not your primary pursuit, it can do a lot of good to sharpen your skills in many other genres. If you are interesting in street photography and wondering how to get started, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you everything from composition and lighting to gear choices and editing.
What’s the Perfect Focal Length for Street Photography, 28mm or 35mm?
Street photographers have had a wealth of great lenses across many different systems to choose from over the years. Two of the most common lenses available for this are 28mm and 35mm lenses, often the preferred tool for many. But, which one is better?
'This Is a Dumb Way to Die': Urban Explorer Speaks of Subculture’s Fatal Risks
The artist and urban explorer known as Slippn fell six stories and broke her back for her art. Despite the incredible images urban explorers can often get, she is now warning others of the dangers.
The Fun of Shooting Street Photography at 200mm
Most street photography is shot at around 24mm or 35mm, but, of course, there is no reason you can't shoot it at longer focal lengths — even much longer if you so desire. This fun video follows a street photographer as he roams around Chicago, shooting at 200mm and showing just how different the photos look with such a distinctive focal length.
7 Helpful Tips for Beginner Street Photographers
If you are new to street photography, it can be quite the intimidating genre, but with a little practice, it can quickly develop your photographic eye and improve your work in many other genres as well. If you are interested in street photography but wondering how to get started, check out this helpful video tutorial that features seven tips sure to set beginners on the right path.
5 Essential Tips to Improve Your Street Photography
There are few genres of photography I find more interesting and engaging than street, but it's a tricky discipline to master. In this video, Pat Kay walks you through five essential tips that could help you improve.
Occam's Razor: Apply This One Simple Trick to Your Photography
If you hop on the internet and look for tips on how to get better at photography, you’ll be bombarded with ideas. It can get a bit overwhelming if I’m being honest. In this short video, Edward Gilbert speaks to one easily applicable tip to becoming a better photographer.
Five Essential Tips for Better Street Photography
There are no shortcuts to producing compelling photographs on the street: just practice. However, here are five tips that will help your progression run a little more smoothly.
No, New Laws Preventing Photographs of Breastfeeding Are Not an Assault on Photography
The U.K. government has announced that it will soon be a crime to photograph mothers breastfeeding their children in public. Limiting the right to photograph in public places could be seen as an attack on freedom of expression, so is this law justified?
How to Say Something With Your Street Photography
A street photographer’s task is to observe the mundane human interactions that take place throughout the day and turn them into something worthy of being preserved and shared through photography. This is not an easy task.
A Lesson on How Spotting Interesting Light Can Improve Your Street Photography
Light makes or breaks most scenes, whether video or stills photography. In many genres, it's controllable and you can set it up how you like it. But with genres that are candid and wild — street photography for instance — you need to be able to identify brief opportunities as scenes and light interact.
Street Photography Advice That You Should Probably Ignore
Photography can be a minefield when it comes to what warrants good advice and which rules you should follow. Street photography is perhaps one area where certain strong opinions on what’s allowed and what isn’t can sometimes be ignored.
Reviewing the Fujifilm 23mm f/2 After Four Years of Ownership
Fujifilm has some undoubtedly impressive lenses in their line-up, across several mounts, but this little prime could well be near the top. Here is a review by one photographer who has been using it for 4 years.
What Is the Best Street Photography Setup?
One of the neat things about street photography is that there are so many different approaches to what gear one can use. Some prefer a simple, quiet rangefinder with a neutral focal length prime, while others will use a DSLR or mirrorless camera with a superzoom for the flexibility and more advanced features. What is the right option for you? This great video features a few street photographers discussing their thoughts on the topic.
The Best Compact Camera for Street Photography? A Review of the New Ricoh GR IIIx
The Ricoh GR has long been a popular choice of compact camera for fans of street photography, and a new version was recently announced. The IIIx brings an interesting change to this point-and-shoot heavyweight.
6 Tips For Getting Started In Street Photography
Street photography is perhaps one of the most celebrated and ubiquitous forms of the art of photography. Names like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Vivian Maier, and William Eggleston pervade any list of "greatest photographers of all time," so if you also want to try your hand at it, what is the best way way to approach it?
Learn From a Master: Analysis of Joel Meyerowtiz's Street Photography
There are photographers that are so masterful in their creation of images that they are worth studying in the hope you can siphon off some of their brilliance. In this video, watch as some of Joel Meyerowitz's legendary street photography is broken down and analyzed.
This Crazy Camera Shoots Between 24mm and 600mm
Most of us would love a lens that could literally cover every focal length we would ever need, and the Sony RX10 series actually offers that, with a range of 24-600mm. This neat video shows you its versatility and creative potential shooting street photography.
Photographer Ranks All of the 89 Cameras He Has Used in the Last Five Years
Some of us photographers, particularly those of us who create content of any description, have worked our way through a lot of cameras, both owned and tested. One photographer has used nearly 90 cameras since 2016, and decided to rank them all.
3 Tricks for Making Your Photos Look More Cinematic
Making your images more eye-catching and appealing is almost always a worthwhile goal, but how can you achieve that? One way is to take pointers from cinema where such metrics are crucial to the success of a picture.