Street Photography Camera Settings

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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 common ground in the way that the masters of the craft approach their camera settings. In this article, I’ll be sharing the camera settings I …

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Street Photography: Is it Ethical?

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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 you feel uncomfortable at times—and you may notice you’ve caused someone else to feel uncomfortable at some point or another. It begs the question: is …

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Some Thoughts on Street Photography Etiquette

Street photography image of young woman on beach

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 I certainly don’t have all the answers, I have done quite a bit of street photography and share my personal take on street photography etiquette …

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8 Reasons Why 35mm is an Excellent Street Photography Focal Length

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In my opinion, 35mm lenses are pretty much the ideal focal length street photography. Many street photographers must agree because it’s one of the most widely used focal lengths among street photographers. After trying out pretty much every reasonable focal length for street photography, I’ve grown very fond of shooting with 35mm lenses. In this …

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

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 shot with 35mm lenses and the same goes for 50mm lenses. Ultimately, one isn’t ‘better’ than the other; it comes down to your personal preference …

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8 Reasons Why 28mm Lenses are Great for Street Photography

Street photography image shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a 28mm lens

It depends on where you’re at in your street photography journey, but it’s likely you’ve heard that it’s a popular focal length among street photographers. But why is that—why would so many street photography greats and enthusiasts alike have such an affection for this particular focal length? Well, as with anything in photography, these things …

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