Why I Underexpose My Street Photography

Example of underexposed street photography in Rio de Janeiro Brasil

If you’re a fan of street photography, you may have noticed that a lot of photography is underexposed. At least by “normal” technical standards. In other types of photography, it’s more common to raise exposure and shadows in post. At least when shot in an area lit by sunlight, in street photography, I embrace dark …

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What’s the Best Aperture for Street Photography?

Camera lens set to the best aperture for street photography

Your choice of aperture for street photography is one of the main elements that will determine the look and feel of your images. That’s because it affects your depth of field or how much of your photo is in focus. Having creative control over my field is important as a street photographer, so choosing the …

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Street Photography Aperture Priority: When and How to Use It

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Street photography is an amazing outlet for photographic creativity. But one thing that can get in the way sometimes is keeping up with your camera settings to get the correct exposures. In street photography, moments are fleeting and pass in the blink of an eye, so obviously, you want to have your camera settings ready …

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Night Street Photography: Gear, Camera Settings, Techniques

Night Street Photography

Shooting street photography at night can make compelling images, but it’s also very challenging. Obviously, the biggest challenge is that you have less available light to work with. Low light can make it difficult to get proper exposures, and your camera’s autofocus may struggle. Regardless, there are ways to overcome these challenges through your gear …

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Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Review

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I bought the Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS for those times in landscape photography when you’re far away from the focal point of your scene and you need the extra reach to frame things the way you want. Landscape photography is not a big priority for me (my big passion is street photography), …

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Best Fujifilm Cameras for Street Photography: 5 Top Picks

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There’s a lot to like about Fujifilm mirrorless cameras for street photography with compact form factors, low weight, intuitive manual controls, and sleek designs. Fujifilm digital cameras do a great job of being an extension of your eye and just getting out of the way so you can focus on creating photos. In addition, their …

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Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR Review

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The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR is a wide-angle, 15-36mm full-frame equivalent X-series cameras. It’s an update to the previous version of this lens, which was released in 2013. New to this version is weather sealing, markings to its aperture ring, and slightly lower weight. I haven’t done much landscape photography in my …

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Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm Review

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The Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm is a budget-friendly, compact, lightweight, 85mm equivalent focal length prime lens for Fujifilm’s APS-C cameras that offers excellent image quality when you get the focus right (more on that later). It has a maximum aperture of f/1.4, making it a capable lens even in low light conditions. I like …

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Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens Review

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The Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro is a 90mm full-frame equivalent lens with very good sharpness and image quality. I’ve had this lens for a couple of years now, so I have a good idea of what it’s best suited for. If you’re looking for a lens that can do both macro photos and …

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Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R Review

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The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R is a compact and lightweight wide angle prime lens with a 28mm-equivalent focal length. Its compact size and low weight makes it a great lens for street photography or other types of photography where you’re on-the-go and you need to be light on your feet and stealthy. The lens …

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Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Review: A Speedy Street Lens

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The Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR is a relatively compact and lightweight lens for Fujifilm’s X series APS-C cameras. It has a 35mm equivalent field of view. The size, weight, and weather sealing of this lens make it a great lens for street photography, documentary photography, or your every day carry lens. The slightly …

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Fujifilm XF27mm F2.8 R WR Review: Pancake-Style Street Power

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The Fujifilm XF27mm f/2.8 WR was released in March of 2021 and is available in a package along with the Fujifilm X-E4, which I reviewed here. The 27mm f/2.8 is a compact, pancake-style lens. This is the second version of this lens and although it has good image quality, Fujifilm, unfortunately, didn’t update the optics …

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Fujifilm X-E4 Review: A Compact Street Companion

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If you’re looking for a capable small camera for street photography, documentary photography, or your everyday carry, the Fujifilm X-E4 is a really satisfying camera to use and definitely worth considering. The Fujifilm X-E4 is the fourth iteration of Fujifilm’s compact, rangefinder-style APS-C sensor X-E line of cameras. It was released on March 4th of …

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33 Christmas Images for Inspiring Your Christmas Photography

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Taking Christmas images is fun and challenging and the photos are something you can look back on and appreciate for years to come, not unlike taking Thanksgiving images, which is a good opportunity to brush up on your photography if you’re rusty. But what you should focus on when it comes to taking Christmas images …

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22 Thanksgiving Images to Inspire Your Holiday Photography

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Now that Halloween is in the rearview mirror, Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of year when we count our blessings and get together with family. Who then promptly drive you crazy. Whether your family drives you nuts or not, Thanksgiving can be a fun time to get your camera out and make some photos. Making …

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