The Street Photography Blog

News, views and insights from the world of street photography

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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Street Photography Q&A

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

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

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

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

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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