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Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings.

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Minimum requirements to capture a “Street View”-like photo?

What equipment is needed to take panoramic street photography like in this example.
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What is the equivalent f/stop for 50mm?

If f/8 And Be There is the rule for 35 mm, what is the best f/stop if I am using 50mm? Context: Street Photography Note: Though one can say that "it depends", this is a very specific question. When ...
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Getting inspired with street photography

I've been an amateur photographer for a while and just moved to a large South American city. I'd really like to be able to walk around and take photos of life here, but I honestly have the worst time ...
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Would the 40mm pancake or 50mm prime be better for street photography with a Canon APS-C camera?

I have a Canon EOS 600D, and I already have 18-55mm,55-250mm. I plan to buy a new lens for street photography. I already have picked out one of the following lenses: 40mm STM(pan cake). EF 50mm ...
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What are the best lens options for Street photography for Sony alpha mount

I have a Sony a57. What are the best suitable lenses for Street Photography compatible with this camera.
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What classes should I attend to start professional reportage photography?

I want to be a master of street and reportage photography in the near future. But most classes are teaching fashion photography and similar.
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Canon Prime Lens for Fashion Street Photography (Full Frame) [duplicate]

I shoot mainly Street Fashion and need something with fast focus, large aperture and small to carry with me. I've narrowed down my options to 35L vs 50L. I am wondering since the 50L can be used ...
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Planning to photograph Paris Opera Garnier, Eiffel and Montmerte

I live in Turkey and I'm planning to visit Paris next week. I'm amazed how gorgeous Opera Garnier is. Is it allowed to photograph inside that building? And is tripod allowed? Also I've read that ...
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How can I achieve this look [closed]

I've been trying to figure out how to achieve this type of look that this photographer has. I'm not sure what is done in general in order to get this look. Any help would be appreciated. ...
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What purposes does a photographer follow to take documentary street photos by an ultra wide lens?

I have seen some photographers apply ultra wide lenses for documentary street photography. Taking photos by ultra wide lenses of people in the street creates deeply distorted results. Now there is ...
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Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 USM or 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens?

I am getting a deal on a Canon T3 cam with 18-55mm kit lens and I have choice of one extra lens: 75-300mm f4-5.6 and 55-250mm f4-5.6. I generally like to shoot street, abstract and nature photos and ...
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Does street photography including children introduce any specific concern?

If one were to take a similar path as Henri Cartier-Bresson in shooting candid street photography today, should they be concerned about laws or other realistic norms of today? I am wondering ...
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As a documentary photographer, do you pay people you photograph?

I wonder if there is a best practice or rule to handle the payment of people you photograph for documentary purpose. Especially extreme cases like, e.g. a child living on the street.
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How can I be more inconspicuous with a DSLR for Street Photography?

During my holiday in Korea, I did a bit of street photography, and I enjoyed it. Photography has been my hobby for 6 or 7 years now, I have a DSLR (Canon 60D) and a compact (Samsung EX1). For street ...
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My late, blind father-in-law was a photographer in the 1960s. Where should we go to appraise/sell his work?

I'm hoping to tap the collective knowledge here to help my mother-in-law out. My late father-in-law was a professional photographer through the 1960s, and he photographed the Los Angeles and San ...
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getting assignments (free or paid) or selling work - for beginners [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make extra money with photography? looking for ideas where i could take my photography to the next level and ultimately make up for the cost of equipment. ...
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What kind of signed statement or writing do I need from a model to own a license on the photo?

I would like to take photos of strangers out in public, but I'm worried that I might get in trouble if I use the image (even non-commercially) in any way - like posting online in a blog. I've heard ...
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Can I photograph people publicly, in the USA, without their consent?

If I am out in a public place, is it legal for me to take pictures of other people? What am I allowed to do with these photos? Can I post them online or print them out? Are there different rules for ...
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What specifics does a street style/detailed photography camera + lens need to have?

I have about 1000£ to spend on a new camera and lens. I will be doing Street style photography and portraits. What does a camera for this use case to have? What lens / how many mm is best for ...
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Why do many photographers present street photography in B&W?

This is more of a general observation and an attempt to analyse it. Most of the street photographs I have come across have been presented (either shot in or post processed) in B&W. Are there ...
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What workflow should I use for managing model releases?

Managing and collecting model releases might become a tiresome job, specially for hobby photographers like me. Asking a stranger to sign a paper might become trick in most cases, specially in a 3rd ...
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Do I need a written model release to enter a street portrait in a competition?

I've taken a street portrait photo (here) that I'd like to enter in a competition (the Sony World Photo Awards). I asked the man in the shop if I could take his photo, and he was more than happy for ...
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How do I get over my shyness when taking photos of strangers?

Yesterday I went to out for taking pictures and I passed a market. The scene was beautiful seeing peoples selling foods, other peoples trading about price etc etc... I would have loved to take photos ...
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What can be unusual POVs/angles for capturing the speaker and/or the crowds?

What can be unusual POVs/angles for capturing the speaker and/or the crowds? Assumptions: The speakers are on a high (2 feet) platform. The fence (see through) is around 12 feet away from the dais. ...
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What was the “New York School” of photography?

My art history knowledge consists of half-remembered intro-level courses. I learned from following this question that Saul Leiter was a member of or made contributions to something called "The New ...
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What's a concise “I'm not dangerous” phrase for a business card?

Not being a street photographer, I find myself intimidated by onlookers when shooting in public. Given that and an increasingly hostile government attitude toward photographers, I'm thinking a ...
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What are the differences between photography laws in USA and France?

I am familiar with United States laws regarding photography in public places, private land, etc. But I would like to understand the differences between photographing in the US and in France. I am ...
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What legal restrictions to photography are there in European countries?

I'm from Ukraine, and I know where I can shoot here and when. I had few trips to USA where I know it's very difficult to shoot on the street, without encroaching on someone else's private life. I ...
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How can I make interesting photographs of interesting things found on the streets?

I was walking through streets of San Francisco and found this interesting advertisement: The subject is obviously interesting, but the image here is very straightforward and feels comparatively ...
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How do I “shoot from the hip” in street photography?

I often hear reference to "shooting from the hip" in street photography. What technique can I use to get candid, yet sharp and focused photographs? While I am interested in any general advice, the ...
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What retro design, compact-sized digital cameras are there?

I've recently started shooting with the Canon AE-1 Program and am loving it. I do enjoy the film look (it's rather expensive in the long term though) but it's the way I use the camera that really ...
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When travelling, how do I decide what's interesting enough to be photographed

I'm a total amateur. I went to Verona, Italy a couple of weeks ago. I was just taking photos of random stuff that I thought might be interesting and especially to improve my composition. So I wasn't ...
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How to ask permission from a stranger to take their portrait? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Street Photography - Hints on approaching people I tend to see lot of possible subjects everywhere (streets, bus stations, garages, tech events...). Personally, I am a ...
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How to light spontaneous portraits?

I currently am in Singapore for an exchange year. The architecture here is impressive, the lights at night are wonderful, but what I find to be the most interesting are the people. You can find people ...
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Is it worth to upgrade from Canon 50mm f/1.8 to Canon 50mm f/1.4 on 550d?

I'm a newbie in the world of DSLR photography, having played around with my Canon 550d for few months. After posting my first question here and getting some superb advices I decided to buy Canon 50mm ...
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What Canon lens would one use for Sartorialist-like street photography?

You probably know Scott Schuman and his blog (The Sartorialist). What kind of lens (that is not expensive) would you recommend for Canon 550D to achieve similar effect (in terms of DoF etc.)? I'm a ...
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Street Photography: Can you take pictures on the street and enter them in contests?

Do you need the permissions from the subjects? Specially if there is money to be made.
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How can one deal with midday light in street photography?

Firstly, of course, photography is all about light, but for doco/street style photography (which is what I like), it's really about being in the right place at the right time. However, I've been ...
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What are some of the best spots in New York City to take really good pictures? [closed]

I am not just asking for the best shoots but also where to take the pictures from.
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How do I approach people for a natural look in street photography?

I am enjoying taking candid photos of people, but the subject is usually someone I know, or it is during some family/friend event, so after a while the people get used to the presence of the camera ...
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What are some common ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings for street photography?

I recently purchased a Panasonic GF1 with the 20mm pancake lens. It's by far the nicest camera I've ever owned and I'm really excited to learn the basics of digital photography (primarily street ...