Street photography is widely known for producing “candid” images that, in most cases, show people’s truest natures in their regular context of work, traveling, leisure, etc. This leaves us with breathtaking natural images of the human being. They may be raw, they may be bold or sweet, but they tend to show us human nature […]
Author: Federico Alegria
Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.
“Street photography” is sometimes hard to define, thanks to the critics and the medium. I rely on my own conviction when defining the term. To me, it means capturing regular happenings, with the objective of transporting a moment to eyes that typically ignore what’s going on in their own surroundings. Certain scenes tend to repeat, […]
There is something that a photograph of a person needs to become a marvelous shot–the story. Not all the ingredients listed below will be present in every shot, but it’s important that a photography strives towards including one or more of them. To explain my theories, I will reference three greats in social documentary photography: […]
When you make your living from photography, you are always asked gear related questions. And now, I want to answer one particular gear related question with this article. “What is the perfect gear for street photography?” For me, there really isn’t any perfect street photography gear (yet), but there is lots of gear that works […]
We live in a great time for the usage of iPhones in photography. More and more photographers have taken to this medium, and little wonder. Right in our pockets, we can store the devices which continue to improve: an abundance of updates and applications have developed to fit all our needs, and smartphones are now […]
Let’s talk about prime lenses for street photography. Almost since its inception the genre has been dominated by a few specific focal lengths. And there are good reasons for that – both practical and aesthetic. So let’s take a look at them and explore some of the reasons any budding street photographer might want to […]