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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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Busy Street Photographers Recommendations [closed]

Hi i need to research a photographer that i can use to inspire my photo shoot for my GCSE's in the UK. I am taking photos of sound pollution and i cant find a photographer who take photos of busy ...
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Is there any compact full-frame mirrorless camera?

I want to give mirrorless a shot (I have always and only used DSLRs), especially because I'm enthusiastic for street photography and I want something agile when traveling. I'm also a time-lapse fan. ...
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How do you get this sort of effect [closed]

I wanna know how to get this effect , it’s sort of like fuzzy Thank you
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How to compose a street story with an ultra wide angle lens?

https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/12707/5205 The wider the lens you use, the closer you probably should be to the nearest thing in your scene. And there should be a nearest thing in your scene! ...
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Ethics of publishing a photo of someone right before their death

I know that this is a delicate question so I hope it is ok to ask here. Let's say you are doing street photography and you happen to coincidentally capture a scene in which someone is right about the ...
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Angles For Portraits [closed]

I am a freelance photographer. I know the key rule is to focus on the eyes for a good Portrait Photograph. But there are various ways/angles from which a subject is shot my personal favorite is top ...
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What are some tips for using a macro lens for non-macro photography?

I've seen this: Is a macro lens suitable for distant subjects - wildlife, sports, portraiture?, which says that macro lenses can be used for photography other than macro photography. But what are ...
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How can I get candid street photographs without causing a reaction — or approaching people for permission? [duplicate]

I'm interested in street photography but always had the fear of how people may react when I'm taking candid pictures. Because, I have seen people snatch away cameras and create a big drama on the ...
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Blurry pictures shot from car [closed]

So recently I went on a trip to Toronto and I was taking pictures of the architecture of the buildings and most of the photos came out blurry I had my camera on auto focus and it was so slow and didn’...
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How to recreate Liam Wong's images of city streets at night with neon lights?

I'm only new to this photography thing, I currently have a Canon 70D. I tried to look this up myself, ask, and ask elsewhere but haven't had an answer yet. Wondering if someone would be able to ...
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What is difference between Street Photography and Travel Photography?

Can anyone explain what the difference is between Street Photography and Travel Photography?
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Abstract street photography with a fisheye lens? Examples?

I do street photography, but I don't shoot people or scenes. Instead, I tend to go for details. Lines, shapes, words. I've often wondered if a fisheye lens would be useful for someone like me, or ...
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Does every interesting photograph have a story to tell?

Should a photograph with an interesting composition necessarily have a story to tell? I have been told that if you can't tell a story behind a photograph, it is not worth pressing the shutter button. ...
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Is the Canon EF-S 24mm 2.8 Pancake Lens good for full body portraits?

I already have Sigma 17-70mm f2.8- 4 lens and thinking of adding a pancake lens to my lens bag. Is it a good choice for overall full-body portraits and general street photography?
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Legal aspects about street photography [duplicate]

I am new to photography and I do not know what are the legal aspects about street photography. Can I just shoot people and publish their pictures like that?
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What lens will get the whole body in the picture for street fashion photography?

I'm looking for a lens for fashion street photography which covers all the body in the pic. Do you recommend the Nikon 50mm 1.8d or Nikon 35mm f / 1.8G for my D3300 camera body? (I don't have the ...
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Is the Fujifilm x100 a good camera to start?

I decided to start exploring the fascinating world of photography. At first I wanted to buy an old film camera (like the pentax k1000) but finally, after talking with friends and also thanks to this ...
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What is a good street photography lens for Nikon D750? [duplicate]

I've been using a 50mm ƒ/1.8 on my Nikon D750 for some months now, and I'm looking to upgrade the lens for a new experience. Which lens should I get next? I'm wanting to do street photography, just ...
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Street photography with Canon 1200D

Recently I bought Canon 1200D with 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses. I am interested in street photography. I would like to know which lens I should use. I don't want to buy a new one right now (maybe ...
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Is 35mm or 50mm better on a cropped DSLR for street photography?

I am going on a trip to Thailand and want to visit the night markets and temples. Considering that on a cropped sensor the following focal lengths will be: 35mm - 52.5mm 50mm - 75mm My understanding ...
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Is the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm good enough for night shots?

More specifically.... I am using a Sony a77ii and the 16-80mm Zeiss lens. I have been entertaining the idea of a Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 but am not sure if I need it. What I want is to be able to use the ...
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Is there a safe way to avoid both blur and underexposure when shooting “street”? [closed]

When we are shooting in the street, what are the preferable camera settings? Of course it depends on light, but is there any safe way to get right image avoiding blur, dark images, etc.?
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City/Street Photography; is it morally okay and what laws govern it? [duplicate]

I love to take photos of people in urban areas; buildings, houses, cars, motion, expression... everything. However, taking photos of people and taking photos of indoors without having any permission, ...
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Which is better for street photography on a crop: 28mm or 35mm?

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM or an EF 35 f/2 IS USM on a Canon 700D (crop sensor)? I want to use it for street photography.
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Which lens should I use and how to take night pictures?

So I have a Canon T3 and I wanted to take pictures of the night sky and landscapes but since I'm a noob at photography, I was wondering which lens should I invest in that isn't quite pricey. I was ...
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Lens for Olympus OM-D 10 [duplicate]

What single fixed lens for street photography and portraits (and travel photography) would you recommend? I currently use the stock lens that came with the Olympus OM-D 10, and would like to use a ...
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Shooting people on street at 3pm, what is the preferred direction for shooting? [closed]

As when the target is facing the sun, there will be shadow, so should I back the Sun or Face the Sun?
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What's a series of pictures called? Not montage, collage etc. — something from National Geographic

I'm not talking about a collage, montage, slideshow or any form of video or time-lapse. It's a word I had read on some page of the National Geographic site but forgot. The series tells a story of a ...
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What is a good focus point for street photography when using zone focusing?

For example, I am using Fuji X100T (35mm), and according to this video [1], Doug McKinlay suggested that turn to f8, and to focus at 10 feet distance, and so from 5 feet to infinity will be in focus, ...
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Photographing people at work: What is your workflow for being invited or getting access?

I am an amateur photographer and have mostly done nature photography. That is easy because you can just go to a public park and take some pictures without talking to anyone. Recently, I've been ...
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Street photography tips? [closed]

I'm constantly inspired by some powerful street shots, I always want to shoot in the street, people especially. I don't want to get close to the person, or even reveal too much of their identity as ...
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What kind of lens is typically used for these type of night street shots?

I've been trying to duplicate the depth of field like in these photos on snowy nights and I'm not getting comparable results. I'm using a 35mm prime lens at f/1.8 on a D3100. So my question is: Are ...
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What is a good focal length for street photography?

With a long lens you don´t disturb people but you are left "out of the scene", while with a short focal lens you are "inside the scene" but you may disturb people. What is a better alternative for ...
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Is there a rule for something like “footroom”?

I'm familiar with headroom concept. Is there rule of thumb for "footroom" (how much space to leave beneath the subject)? I suppose the answer may differ depend on shooting style/purpose, so I limit ...
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Food photography project

Just started photography and I like street photography and city spaces. Then this idea came to my mind: Taking pictures of people that are sitting inside a restaurant eating food. So I am in the ...
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How to make ordinary extra-ordinary without juxtaposition? [closed]

If you ask street photographers what is a good photographer, many of them would say – “something that make ordinary extra-ordinary”. Which is a truth and even many masters would agree with that. ...
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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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How can I learn to SEE in order to take interesting street photographs?

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 f/...
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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. http://...
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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 a ...
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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 I'...
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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.