14 Street Photography Mistakes That Could Be Holding You Back

14 Street Photography Mistakes That Could Be Holding You Back

Brandon BallwegOct 23, 2023

Many times, I’ve been in the process of editing my street photography, and the photos didn’t meet my standards. But it took me a long time to figure out why. I was committing street photography mistakes without realizing it while…

A man riding a horse in a desert in Dubai.

Laurence Norah Interview

Brandon BallwegJul 30, 2023

Laurence Norah is an accomplished travel photographer known for his stunning landscapes and authentic approach to photography. From his early days developing film in a darkroom to his current digital adventures, Laurence’s passion for capturing the natural wonders of the…

A person dressed as spider man in a public place with a man holding his phone walking in front.

Interview with Travel Photographer Chris Kamberis of Trip and Trail

Brandon BallwegJul 11, 2023

Chris Kamberis is the creative force behind Trip and Trail, a travel photography publication with a focus on documenting places with photography. With a camera in hand and a deep-seated curiosity, Chris embarks on captivating journeys that bring distant places…

A man wearing a backpack riding on a bike in front of an old building with a gate.

Exclusive Interview With Travel Photographer Kirsten Alana

Brandon BallwegJul 7, 2023

Step into the world of Kirsten Alana, a photographer whose passion and purpose is capturing the beauty of travel. Inspired by her love for storytelling and fueled by a deep-rooted fascination with travel, Kirsten’s lens has taken her on extraordinary…

A before and after image where the sky was replaced using Luminar Neo and their logo.

Skylum Luminar Neo Review

Brandon BallwegJun 24, 2023

I’ve been a photographer for over ten years now, so I had heard of Skylum’s Luminar photo editing apps, but had never tried it until recently. Like many other photographers, I started out editing my photos using Lightroom and, more…

Africans doing a traditional dance and playing instruments.

Interview with Gary Arndt: Capturing the World Through Travel Photography

Brandon BallwegJun 4, 2023

Join us as we delve into the journey of acclaimed photographer Gary Arndt. From his humble beginnings with a Nikon D200 to his globetrotting adventures, Arndt shares his insights on his love for travel and straightforward approach to photography. This…

Reflections of women in a window.

Mary Carron Interview

Brandon BallwegJun 1, 2023

In this interview, Mary Carron, an avid photographer, shares her journey from early fascination with photography to rekindling her passion for it after an absence from the craft. Mary specializes considers herself an outdoor photographer, but she also does street…

Two boys jumping off a platform into water.

An Exclusive Interview with Valérie Jardin

Brandon BallwegApr 30, 2023

Valérie Jardin is a self-taught photographer with a passion for street photography that shines through in her captivating images. Her minimalist style, focus on light and shadows, and ability to capture fleeting moments make her work stand out. But what…

People waiting for a subway train.

Martin U Waltz Interview

Brandon BallwegApr 30, 2023

Martin U Waltz is a photographer, writer, and educator based in Berlin, Germany. He has written and co-authored several books on street photography and published many articles on street photography. He is a passionate photography teacher and offers photography coaching…

A family with luggage sitting on a handrail.

Photographer Interview: Inside John Hughes’ Fascinating Photographic Journey

Brandon BallwegApr 26, 2023

John Hughes is a street photographer who has been capturing the vibrancy and diversity of Cambridge, London, and more for over 30 years. He fell in love with photography at a young age when he discovered the magic of the…

A train conductor looking out of window and passengers.

Lukasz Palka Interview

Brandon BallwegApr 8, 2023

Lukasz Palka is an exceptional photographer based in Tokyo whose art reflects his unique perspective on life. Lukasz’s work is the culmination of rigorous exploration and visual discovery, as he seeks to capture the beauty in the mundane and the…

Brunette Mexican woman walking down a sidewalk wearing a red devil costume

Alex Coghe Interview

Brandon BallwegApr 5, 2023

Alex Coghe, a street photographer, has a unique perspective on photography that comes from his life experiences. He is self-taught, and his journey to becoming a professional photographer was anarchic, with a lot of experimentation and frustration, but also a…

Old couple parked and asleep in a silver car in front of a lush green hill on a cloudy day.

Wojciech Ryzinski Interview

Brandon BallwegApr 3, 2023

In a world where everyone is a photographer, it takes a true artist to capture life’s fleeting moments on the streets. It also takes relentless drive and dedication. Not only is Wojciech Ryzinski a very hard working photographer, he has…

Street photo of a man with surprised expression peeking out over a pink flower bush

Max Gor Interview: London-Based Street Photographer

Brandon BallwegMar 24, 2023

Max Gor is a photographer whose passion for street photography has become the main focus of his work. As he learned about different genres of photography, he realized that taking pictures of strangers candidly called to him. Influenced by Henri…

Blonde woman walking down sidewalk carrying Dior bag hand in hand with a man.

James Maher Interview

Brandon BallwegMar 7, 2023

James Maher is a New York native, a graduate of the International Center for Photography, and a portrait, event, and street photographer. He’s the author of three photography books on street photography, travel photography, and photography marketing. I invited him…

A Canon lens with a petal lens hood on a light-colored wood table.

The Purpose of Camera Lens Hoods & Why You Should Use Yours

Brandon BallwegJun 10, 2022

If you just bought your first camera kit, you may be wondering what the plastic thing is that came with your lens. Maybe you’ve been doing photography for a while and even have been using your lens hood but haven’t…

A woman looking down in front of a market. There's a man holding a phone and two women exiting, one in a wheelchair.

57 Street Photography Tips for Better Street Shots

Brandon BallwegFeb 9, 2022

Street photography is a great way to capture the everyday beauty around us. It’s a form of documentary photography where the photographer captures candid moments from everyday life. Street photos are typically taken in urban environments such as city streets,…

A parking garage at night with light blue columns.

Street Photography ISO: How to Manage Your ISO in Changing Lighting Conditions

Brandon BallwegJan 24, 2022

Street photography ISO is tricky; on the one hand, low ISOs give you better image quality; on the other, high ISOs let you shoot at smaller apertures and higher shutter speeds.  The key is finding a balance so that you…

A woman looking down in front of a market. There's a man holding a phone and two women exiting, one in a wheelchair.

Underexposed Street Photography: Here’s How & Why I Do It

Brandon BallwegJan 18, 2022

If you’re a fan of street photography, you may have noticed that underexposed street photography can be really compelling. It’s a spin on reality that doesn’t look overdone or cliché, like with HDR or overly-Photoshopped photography. In other types of…

A man on a loudspeaker out of focus.

Street Photography Shutter Speed: Freeze the Action or Create Motion Blur

Brandon BallwegJan 13, 2022

Street photography shutter speed is highly dependent on what you want to achieve with your street photography. For example, do you want to freeze the action so that it’s like a preserved moment in time, or do you want to…