The Street Photography Blog

News, views and insights from the world of street photography

New video: your street photography mistakes

New video: your street photography mistakes

We all make mistakes as street photographers - me included. And there's no shame in that - but the important thing is to recognise some of the common mistakes we make - and that recognition is the first step towards eliminating them from our shooting. So in this...

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What’s in my bag for street photography?

What’s in my bag for street photography?

This is one of the questions I am asked most often. I’m not going to go into great detail or technical data here, just a quick tour of my camera bag, explaining ‘what’ and ‘why’. The first point to bear in mind that as a Fujifilm ambassador, I use Fujifilm cameras and...

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Latest video: Introduction to Street Photography

Latest video: Introduction to Street Photography

If you're relatively new to this wonderful genre, my latest video provides a solid introduction to street photography and will give you the knowledge, the confidence and the tips to get you started as a street photographer. So please head over to YouTube and check out...

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The Film / Analogue Survey

The Film / Analogue Survey

Are you a fan of film / analogue photography? Have you tried it but given up? Would you like to get involved but haven't yet taken the leap? There's no doubt that film photography - in street photography at least - is enjoying a massive rise in popularity. I'm keen to...

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Street Photography News, 31 October 2020

Street Photography News, 31 October 2020

Welcome!Welcome to a re-designed newsletter with a new, simpler look - I hope you like it. Again this month, it’s great to welcome lots of new subscribers on board and, as always, I welcome your ideas and suggestions for future content. I’m also happy to consider your...

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10 Tips for shooting street photography at night

10 Tips for shooting street photography at night

Shooting street photography at night There’s no doubt that some great street photography can be done during the hours of darkness and night shooting is something we should all try; it's almost a rite of passage. Think neon lights, shop windows, reflections, car...

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Street Photography News, late-September 2020

Street Photography News, late-September 2020

Who else was saddened by the cancellation of the Photography Show? Okay, it was replaced by a 'virtual' version which was, of course, better than nothing, but the lack of our annual pilgrimage to the NEC left us feeling slightly bereft. However, with some buccaneering...

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10 Street Photography Tips

10 Street Photography Tips

As you may know, The Photography Show 2020 was postponed due to the corona virus pandemic and was replaced by a 'virtual' show. I was asked by Fujifilm to present a video entitled '10 Ways to Elevate Your Street Photography, which went out live to registered show...

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Street Photography Critique – August 2020

Street Photography Critique – August 2020

Welcome to my latest street photography critique video. The images featured were all taken by members of the StreetSnappers Collective, a group of enthusiastic and talented street photographers. Membership of the Collective is available to anyone who has attended my...

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Street Photography News, September 2020

Street Photography News, September 2020

If you would like to receive your own copy of my newsletter via email, you can sign up here. September 2020 I'm feeling more than a little melancholic this weekend as I was meant to be running a workshop in Lisbon, my favourite city (and it's my favourite city for so...

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Street Photography Critique

Street Photography Critique

The StreetSnappers Collective is a street photography collective just for people who have attended my workshops. each month, I set members a challenge then, from all the entries, I select five or six images for critique, which will be posted either here on my blog or...

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Street Photography News, August 2020

Street Photography News, August 2020

Last weekend saw my first workshops since mid-March and it was great to be back in the saddle. London was extraordinarily quiet (as expected), which led to different street shooting opportunities. We had more time, more breathing space, more room in which to operate....

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What is street photography?

What is street photography?

It's a big question and it's one which vexes many people who are new to street photography. Whilst there are accepted 'classical' definitions, new ways of working have emerged over the past 20 years or so and the boundaries have blurred. Of course, it's hard to offer...

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Street Photography News – 17 July 2020

Street Photography News – 17 July 2020

Morning everyone The big question on all street photographers' lips right now is 'Can I go out and shoot'? I think only you can decide. Personally, I'm okay with it and I know that I'll be extremely careful and will follow all the advice, guidelines and regulations to...

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Free street photography webinar with Fujifilm

Free street photography webinar with Fujifilm

Last week I hosted a free street photography webinar with Fujifilm on their Facebook channel. The webinar was based around two core approached to street photography and my top 10 tips to help make you a better street photographer. You can watch it here.

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Street Photography News – 4 July 2020

Street Photography News – 4 July 2020

Hello everyone I hope you're in fine health and good spirits - and were not too tempted by the opening of Weatherspoon's at 8am this morning! If you missed my free webinar on Thursday evening, you can catch up with it here. Whilst it was produced by Fujifilm, it's...

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Q&A

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Q&A

Each month I produce a video which features your questions. These questions could be about street photography techniques, approaches, locations - anything you like. In this month's edition I'll be answering questions about preparation, urban landscapes, street...

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Street Photography News – 27 June 2020

Street Photography News – 27 June 2020

Greetings street snappers! This is the last newsletter of the spring and I sure that, before too long, we'll be all out on the streets again, doing what we love. I took my first tentative steps out with my camera earlier this week and visited a packed Blackpool in...

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Street Photography News – 19 June 2020

Street Photography News – 19 June 2020

I hope you're still keeping safe and well and managing to move gradually towards some small sense of normality - whatever that means! Personally, I haven't shot on the streets since before lockdown but I'm on the verge of coming out of hibernation and looking forward...

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How to choose a photography workshop

How to choose a photography workshop

If you're in the market for a photography workshop, there's no lack of choice. Photography workshops have never been more popular - from street photography to landscapes, fashion to astrophotography, weddings to boudoir - the possibilities are endless. However, in the...

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How to shoot Street Portraits

How to shoot Street Portraits

How many times, when you’re walking the streets, do you see someone who looks really interesting and think ‘I’d love to ask them for a picture’ and then back out? Many of us find this awkward, difficult or even intimidating. So let’s look at how we can make...

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The Best Lens for Street Photography

The Best Lens for Street Photography

This is the first of what will become a regular series of quick tips for anyone interested in street photography. For me, street photography is all about traveling light and I really don’t want to be walking the streets with a...

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New! Documentary photography workshop

New! Documentary photography workshop

This assignment-based documentary photography workshop is the start of a year-long creative investment in a substantial street / documentary photography project – with a tangible output. For a maximum of six participants, your project will start with a 3-day workshop...

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Camera settings for street photography

Camera settings for street photography

I often get asked about my preferred camera settings for street photography so I've set out my approach in this latest YouTube video. As with many aspects of street photography, there's no right or wrong approach and we all do what works best for us. I now use these...

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