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What is Street Photography? – Learning the Sensibility and Techniques, from Beginner to Advanced

What is Street Photography? This article is going to explore the broad genre of Street Photography, show you the different sides of it, and then talk about how to do it. I’m also going to show you a variety of images to show this broadness. Examples of traditional black and white street photography.   It’s …

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Street Photography in New York City, Closer

Why Gesture and Emotion Are So Important in Street Photography

Why Gesture and Emotion Are So Important in Street Photography I find a fascinating aspect of street photography is that it can be so difficult to figure out the reasons why one photograph may work while another doesn’t.   A successful photograph can be sharp or blurry, it can have soft and even light or …

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Let’s Talk About Traditional Street Photography

Let’s Talk About Traditional Street Photography While there is a full range of topics surrounding street photography, especially how to do this in quiet places, suburban places, in your home, etc, I don’t want to leave the more traditional street photography out – the candid people photography, the decisive moment, the serendipitous, whatever you may …

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The 8 Unfortunate Stages That Every Street Photographer Goes Through

Here’s a description of the progression of your everyday street photographer. I’ll just get right to it, but please take this as tongue in cheek! 1. The Brick Phase After watching the Vivian Maier documentary one day, you buy your first street photography camera. Your camera sits like a brick for a few months, except for …

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Joel Sternfeld, American Prospects

Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects

All photographs © Joel Sternfeld Originally beginning as a traditional street photographer, Joel Sternfeld set out to switch things up. Following in the footsteps of Walker Evans 40 years earlier, Sternfeld embarked on an eight-year trip around the country with an 8×10 view camera and color film – at a time where acceptance for color …

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