Introduction to street photography

Street Photography

Street Photography

Street photography is a type of social documentary image making that captures the everyday moments of the lives of people as they walk around public places. However, picking up a camera and heading out into the street does not mean you can get great pictures. There is a unique skill involved and I hope to be able to understand that better by looking at those photographers that have enjoyed success in this area.

There is an illusion that follows street photography that the photographer has no control over what they are shooting and that they are utterly reliant on being in the right place at the right time. However I hope to show that great photographers have a great deal of influence over how they capture their images.

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