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Why I Underexpose My Street Photography

Why I Underexpose My Street Photography

Brandon BallwegJanuary 19, 2022

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…

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

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

Brandon BallwegJanuary 13, 2022

The best shutter speed for street photography is highly dependent on what you want to achieve with your street photography. For example, do you want to freeze the action so…

Best Focal Length for Street Photography: 6 Focal Lengths for Every Situation

Best Focal Length for Street Photography: 6 Focal Lengths for Every Situation

Brandon BallwegJanuary 13, 2022

While I wish there was a perfect focal length for street photography that would fit every situation, it’s not exactly a possibility. There are wide-angle prime lenses that do the…

Street Photography Gear: Pack Light to Focus on What’s Important

Street Photography Gear: Pack Light to Focus on What’s Important

Brandon BallwegJanuary 6, 2022

Street photography gear is often over-thought. Gear, to some extent, is an essential part of making street photos, though. My philosophy on street photography gear is to keep things as…

What’s the Best Aperture for Street Photography?

What’s the Best Aperture for Street Photography?

Brandon BallwegJanuary 5, 2022

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…

Street Photography Aperture Priority: When and How to Use It

Street Photography Aperture Priority: When and How to Use It

Brandon BallwegDecember 30, 2021

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…

Best Aperture for Portraits: Perfecting Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

Best Aperture for Portraits: Perfecting Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

Amy GraceDecember 29, 2021

When shooting portraits, whether they’re of friends, family, or clients, it’s important to get the most flattering photographs possible. Using apertures creatively can lead to some impressive shots, but there’s…

Night Street Photography: Gear, Camera Settings, Techniques

Night Street Photography: Gear, Camera Settings, Techniques

Brandon BallwegDecember 23, 2021

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…

What is a 35mm Lens Good For?

What is a 35mm Lens Good For?

Brandon BallwegOctober 8, 2021

35mm is my personal favorite focal length for photography. It’s wide but not overly so—in many scenarios it’s just wide enough. It also has an uncanny ability to make intimate…

Street Photography Camera Settings

Street Photography Camera Settings

Brandon BallwegApril 12, 2019

If you’re just getting into street photography, you may be wondering what settings to use for it. There are some differing opinions on this topic, but there’s a lot of…

Street Photography: Is it Ethical?

Street Photography: Is it Ethical?

Brandon BallwegSeptember 21, 2021

If you’re a street photographer or thinking about getting into, you’ve probably wondered to yourself about the ethics of street photography. It’s only natural to question something that can make…

How to Remove Light Pollution in Astrophotography

How to Remove Light Pollution in Astrophotography

Martin PopovskiOctober 4, 2021

Ah space, the final frontier, these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise… Oh no, we’re not in the 24 century just yet—we’re still far from being able to travel…

Some Thoughts on Street Photography Etiquette

Some Thoughts on Street Photography Etiquette

Brandon BallwegSeptember 21, 2021

Street photography etiquette is a tricky subject. It’s subjective. It also can be difficult to practice proper etiquette on the street when someone takes offense to you photographing them. While…

35mm Street Photography: 8 Reasons Why It’s Great for Street Photography

35mm Street Photography: 8 Reasons Why It’s Great for Street Photography

Brandon BallwegOctober 6, 2021

In my opinion, 35mm lenses are pretty much the ideal focal length for street photography. Many street photographers must agree because it’s one of the most widely used focal lengths…

35mm vs 50mm Street Photography: Choosing the Right Focal Length

Brandon BallwegJanuary 26, 2019

Trying to decide between 35mm and 50mm lenses for street photography isn’t an easy decision for many photographers. After all, there are many examples of excellent street photographers who have…

50mm Street Photography: Is it a Good Focal Length for You?

50mm Street Photography: Is it a Good Focal Length for You?

Brandon BallwegSeptember 28, 2021

50mm lenses may not be the most used lenses for street photography (at least in today’s day and age), but they are commonly used and this focal length may resonate…

8 Reasons Why 28mm Street Photography Works So Well

8 Reasons Why 28mm Street Photography Works So Well

Brandon BallwegSeptember 21, 2021

It depends on where you’re at in your street photography journey, but it’s likely you’ve heard that 28mm is a common focal length among street photographers. But why is that—why…

Mastering Cityscape Photography Settings

Mastering Cityscape Photography Settings

Chris DerrickOctober 6, 2021

A striking cityscape… is one where the composition is unique and the exposure is excellent (where the full latitude of the sensor or the film stock is utilized). I can’t…

Creative Portrait Photography: Adding a Unique Twist to Portraits

Creative Portrait Photography: Adding a Unique Twist to Portraits

Joep HovensOctober 9, 2021

Creative portrait photography comes in many forms. From a simple touch of color grading for a more cinematic look to elaborate post-work creating a contemporary piece of conceptual art, the…

Camera Settings for Nature Photography: Explanations and Recommendations

Camera Settings for Nature Photography: Explanations and Recommendations

Dana CrandellOctober 8, 2021

Of all the photographic genres, the “nature” niche may be the least specific. After all, just about anything that isn’t man-made fits into this category. Given that, any discussion on…