Street Photography

57 Street Photography Tips for Better Street Shots

57 Street Photography Tips for Better Street Shots

Brandon BallwegFebruary 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…

Street Photography ISO

Street Photography ISO

Brandon BallwegFebruary 10, 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…

Why I Underexpose My Street Photography

Why I Underexpose My Street Photography

Brandon BallwegFebruary 10, 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 BallwegFebruary 10, 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 BallwegFebruary 10, 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 BallwegFebruary 10, 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 BallwegFebruary 10, 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 BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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…

Night Street Photography: Gear, Camera Settings, Techniques

Night Street Photography: Gear, Camera Settings, Techniques

Brandon BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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…

Street Photography Camera Settings

Street Photography Camera Settings

Brandon BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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 BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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…

Some Thoughts on Street Photography Etiquette

Some Thoughts on Street Photography Etiquette

Brandon BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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 BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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 BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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 BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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 BallwegFebruary 10, 2022

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…