Street Photography is defined as photography that is shot in any public place in a candid situation. The image captured could be any random person, thing, building or street performers. Therefore, despite the name of this genre, the presence of a street is not a necessity. Framing and timing are all important, with the aim of creating creative images by snapping shots at exactly the right moment.
To participate in street photography, you really need a good point-and-shoot camera, a lot of patience and a very creative eye. Here we are showcasing the work of some of the best street photographers, and I have tried to choose images that tell a story or are moving, comical or very poignant.
Street Photography Tips
If you are considering taking up street photography, here are a few articles that will give you a great start with tips from photography schools as well as some from professional street photographers.
- How To Approach Street Photography
- Tips From Ten – Street Photography
- Street Photography Tips for Beginners
- 21 Street Photography Tips from the Professionals
Taking photographs along the street randomly may be boring or ordinary, however sometimes we can slow down our pace and look closely around us to rediscover interesting things and people. If you spent a little time looking at these images, you will have noticed that with some of them, the more you look, the more you see.
Have you ever participated in street photography? Which of these images or style of images appealed to you the most? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.