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Does every interesting photograph have a story to tell?

You can tell a "story" without necessarily creating a "narrative". I think you may be hung up on believing the only form a story can have is to create a narrative. Some images very clearly create a ...
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How do I keep this camera strap from coming loose?

Reverse the direction the buckle is laced and back lace it; I've always laced camera straps this way... This is how the tri-glide buckle on a climbing saddle is laced and it is very secure.., When ...
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How to best explain that you are taking pictures in a space for practice reasons?

I just literally tell people what I'm doing, though I remove any potential for suggesting I'm currently incompetent at my task. "I'm testing this new lens in low light" or "I've got this new lens &...
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How do I keep this camera strap from coming loose?

Another method is one that Nikon manuals show. Whilst being more difficult to execute and take apart, the tag-end is tucked away so it doesn't tickle you. This image is from the Nikon D90 User's ...
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How do you get this gritty, grainy effect?

The effect is called Grain and you can find it in pretty much any photo editor, from Photoshop and Gimp to Instagram and Telegram. In my example I'm going to use ...
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Is there any compact full-frame mirrorless camera?

I don't think you'll find what you're looking for, because: bigger things are bigger than small things. Full-frame cameras are bigger than APS-C cameras Medium format cameras are bigger than full-...
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Can vs can't of street photography in New Zealand

Ask the New Zealand Police... https://www.police.govt.nz/faq/what-are-rules-around-taking-photos-or-filming-public-place It is generally lawful to take photographs of people in public places without ...
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How can I get candid street photographs without causing a reaction — or approaching people for permission?

The best subjects for candid street photography will be those who know you're taking a photograph, and either don't care or are active participants. This might be because they are part of a general ...
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Does every interesting photograph have a story to tell?

This question has been tagged under "composition" and "Street-Photography", so I'll keep that in mind with my answer. The purpose of photography depends on the type of photography. It ranges in ...
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How to compose a street story with an ultra wide angle lens?

I see a story here. The mother's world is dominated by the sleeping boy. The other child has ambition. The mother is torn... But it isn't a happy composition. What else have you got from that ...
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How to nail every aspect like white balance, exposure, focus, during run and gun photography?

Have realistic expectations. Henri Cartier-Bresson did not publish every shot he took. He didn't even publish most of the shots he took. He only published the ones he thought were his best shots. It ...
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Does every interesting photograph have a story to tell?

No. If you're studying photojournalism, then of course your goal should be to capture stories in your photographs. But photographs can be so abstract that the viewer can't even tell what the subject ...
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How to compose a street story with an ultra wide angle lens?

Do UWA lenses and street photography go well together? That depends. (Dis)advantages of UWA lenses: Most people try to not use UWA (ultra-wide angle) lenses for portraits. Faces do not go well with ...
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How to recreate Liam Wong's images of city streets at night with neon lights?

It's post-production. From an interview on the Lost at E Minor website: A lot of our readers are curious as to how you achieved this neon effect. Mind sharing to us your secret? “It’s simple. ...
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Ethics of publishing a photo of someone right before their death

Ethics In the professional world, this is by no means unheard of. Photojournalists do this for a living, and if they end up with a well-taken photo that has someone about to die, they'll still send ...
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Sony A7III: 85mm lens by itself or 55mm 1.8 in a crop mode on fly to "simulate" 85mm?

Zeiss 55 1.8 is a very expensive lens. I believe you could get two used Sigma Art 1.4 lenses to roughly the same price. If you want to get the shallow depth of field then cropping is not what ...
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How do I choose between the Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 and Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) for street photography?

What would be the best for sharp street shoots of holiday destinations? It doesn't matter. Photography (mostly) isn't about your gear, it's about your skill - and this applies double when you're ...
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Abstract street photography with a fisheye lens? Examples?

One way in which fisheye lenses can be used is by capitalizing on their extreme depth of field to take a relatively small detail and make it large relative to the background. In that sense, it lets ...
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Angles For Portraits

There is no best angle, because different angles have different effects in which way the photo impacts the viewer. Like an angle from below would lead to a photo where the persion looks strong/raised/...
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What are some tips for using a macro lens for non-macro photography?

What are some tips for using a macro lens for non-macro photography? First and foremost, be aware of the differences between lenses optimized for Macro photography and those optimized to do other ...
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What are some tips for using a macro lens for non-macro photography?

If your lens can focus to infinity or a far far point, then the lens should also be usable as a normal lens. Since you want a big depth of field in macro you close the aperture and it is possible to ...
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Does every interesting photograph have a story to tell?

Answering to the point, Not necessarily composition would narrate a story... if you concentrate on just the composition! Street photography might just be colorful. If it is a well maintained street. ...
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Is the Fujifilm x100 a good camera to start?

Yes, it's fine. Any camera can be a fine starting place, but I think it's nice to start one with relatively advanced controls (see Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside ...
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Street photography with Canon 1200D

Ignore what inkista says about camera bodies. I know tons of people who shoot street with 5D3s and similar sized bodies. I shoot with a 5D3 and a Sigma 24-35 F/2. That's not tiny at all, yet I still ...
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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. Hate to say it, but I think you bought the wrong gear. But that's just me with my specific ...
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Street photography with Canon 1200D

You won't find a single "correct" answer. The focal length you select is a personal preference. Do you want to be up close in your subjects face or do you like to be more low key and further away? ...
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How can I be more inconspicuous with a DSLR for Street Photography?

I've done it the difficult way and the inconspicuous way. I'd rather not have to do either again. My untested idea would be to use a model or a girl friend who could stand in for one. I think it would ...
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How to compose a street story with an ultra wide angle lens?

In my view, true candid Street photography is very subjective for the audience. There will always be a myriad of opinions. Street photography is dependent on urgency where the photographer is aiming ...
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Should I use +1 EV compensation when shooting with Ektar 100 on a cloudy day?

Whether you want to compensate the camera's auto exposure for the lighting conditions depends on a number of factors. Cameras use various metering methods to determine the correct exposure. This is a ...
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Sony A7III: 85mm lens by itself or 55mm 1.8 in a crop mode on fly to "simulate" 85mm?

The first few paragraphs of juhist's answer can be confusing, so stated a bit differently: A 55/1.8 lens in crop mode will produce an image that looks like one made with an 83/2.7 lens (but exposure ...
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