Photo by Federico Alegría One of the biggest enemies of street photography is your inner fear. The fear can vary from being scared of getting robbed to being afraid of what people's reaction could be when taking pictures of them. In this short guide, you can find a lot of tips for overcoming that normal fear street photography comes with. Alright, I won't lie to you, I decided to mix it up a little with this list of street photography resources and this book hooked me in with its very intriguing and controversial name. But don't let that fool you, this book is an awesome resource for anyone having mixed feelings about starting or continuing their street photography journey. It is really short to read and very fun as well. Here, I give you my inner thoughts on what it means to actually be a street photographer. I believe there are 5 main challenges, but dealing with them is part of developing that passion that will push you forward into becoming a better photographer. So I thought I'd add a video to this list. This is a documentary film showing the lives and work of some iconic street photographers from New York (popular for its generosity when it comes to street photography) like Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Ricky Powell and Jamel Shabazz.
In this post, I talk about the LensCulture’s Street Photography Awards 2017 and my experience in entering. I believe that constructive criticism is an extremely important element in improving the quality of your work and one way to do this is by entering competitions.
The name is pretty straightforward and should be included in any list of street photography resources. This is a photography magazine about street photography, period. Here you can have the opportunity of showcasing and sharing your work in a very serious way. You'll also find how other street photographers think, what they see, how they create, how they work and how they post process. Photo by Federico Alegría If you are struggling to define what is and what isn't street photography, then these 3 facts are a great starting point in the discussion and just remember that street photography is about looking for the aesthetics that happen within the ordinary daily life of society. Here the sometimes controversial Eric Kim shares some great techniques and tips. It is a valuable resource when thinking about your street photography Street Photography is extremely satisfying because it is not an easy thing to achieve in terms of aesthetics. Jason D. Little understands the difficulties and his three-part formula for becoming a better street photographer is a must read when you are looking at becoming a better street photographer. One of the best ways to get inspired in street photography is by watching the work of some of the great masters of street photography. Not everything in street photography has to be perfectly frozen and sharp. Here you can find some really interesting tips for doing great images by using long exposure. Just like Valérie Jardin, Ibarionex Perello has a great podcast, this one is called “The Candid Frame”. You can pick at any episode and you'll have a great time listening to his thoughts and interviews.
Last but not least in our wrap up of great street photography resources, here are some really good tips for improving your photography in a practical way. Street photography is complex, and that is exactly why you can see so many divergent approaches to it. In the end, the race is always with yourselves, and there is no competition but a strong fraternal sense among street photographers.