Street Photography for the beginner.


a world without pictures is like coffee without cream and sugar, bitter

Street photography is an approach to photography rather than a location, although the streets are the usual place where it happens.

”When I saw the photograph of Munkacsi of the black kids running in a wave I couldn’t believe such a thing could be caught with the camera. I said damn it, I took my camera and went out into the street.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

Alternatively, it is referred to as no rules photography. The plethora of equipment (tripods, lenses, filters, lights etc) associated with ”serious” photography is left at home, or better still in the camera store. It’s just too heavy and bulky to cart around, takes way too long to set up and by the time it is set up the moment is gone.

Street photography is shooting from the hip.

Likewise, the rules of photography, the f stops, the shutter speeds, the rule of thirds etc are left…

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