The Street Photography Blog

News, views and insights from the world of street photography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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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Street Photography Q&A

My latest YouTube video is another street photography Q&A session. In these short videos, I answer viewers' questions about street photography - techniques, gear, locations, tips, technical stuff - anything. It's your chance to get involved and join the...

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Street Photographers in Focus: Richard Keeling

Every now and then I'll be asking one of my workshop students five questions about street photography. I feel quite strongly that it's just as relevant to hear the views of 'ordinary' photographers as it is to hear from the big names. So, in this post I've asked...

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PORTFOLIO REVIEW SESSIONS – ONLINE

Are you looking for more direction as a street photographer? Need some constructive input into your work? Have you hit a creative brick wall? Do you need help finding your ‘voice’? Then this online Portfolio Review Programme with Brian Lloyd Duckett could be...

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Street Photography on Instagram

Are you an Instagrammer? I must say that, after initial concerns, I find it to be both enjoyable and useful. But there are pitfalls for the unwary and I've put my views and experiences together for you in one place in the form of a video: my top 10 tips for getting...

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND CORONA VIRUS

This is a naturally frustrating time for street photographers (and I do appreciate that there are far worse things than being ‘frustrated’ at the moment) and I thought I would share some thoughts about how to make good use of this ‘downtime’. Personally, I won’t be...

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New street photography video – February critique

Every month I run a photo challenge for students of my previous workshops. From those entries, I select 5-6 images which I consider would benefit from some constructive critique - and I then make a YouTube video in which each winning image is critiqued in a live...

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Latest video: Street Photography Projects

This video is all about street photography projects: we look at why projects are important in street photography, how you approach them, where you get ideas from and what the end product can look like. If you’re serious about street photography, projects are the way...

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The Photography Show 2020

Well, it's almost that time of year again and it's a sure sign of spring when TPS is almost upon us. The show runs at the Birmingham NEC from Saturday 14th to Tuesday 17th March (inclusive). I've you've never been before, it's four days of trade show, exhibitions,...

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Alumni Success: Christina Josefsson

I met Cristina on a workshop last year and, like most workshop students, she became part of our Alumni network of street photographers. This is a great way for me to watch how people develop and progress over subsequent months and years and I was delighted to hear...

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Street Photography Resolutions for the New Year

Happy New Year! I trust you had a great festive break and are now looking forward to a new start to your street photography endeavours. Are you invigorated? Inspired? Enthused? I hope so! If you need some inspiration or a few ideas to get your brain in gear, my most...

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Street Photography Book Review – Magnum Streetwise

Magnum Streetwise is one of the most exciting street photography books of 2019 and one of my workshop students, Neil Goodwin, has kindly written a comprehensive review of it. I was very lucky to have received a copy of this as a Christmas present and can't wait to get...

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New – Paris street photography workshop

Join us in the home city of Henri Cartier-Bresson! This Paris street photography workshop will focus on street photography, but will also include elements of travel and documentary photography – with an emphasis on producing creative images which reflect real life in...

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