Street photography podcast

Whilst travelling this morning I listened to quite an interesting podcast on the practicalities of street photography. You can hear Grant Scott and Sean Samuels from Photography Monthly here.

As usual, I jotted down a few learning points from the podcast, these were:

  • Consider two approaches to street photography
    1. The ‘Cartier-Bresson’ find a location and wait approach, (to my mind this is superior).
    2. the keep walking and looking approach.
  • Appear confident not furtive.
  • Consider capturing the eye of those in candid shots.
  • Look for a recurring theme
  • Don’t use a zoom lens.
One street photographers mentioned who is certainly worth looking up is Magnum’s Trent Parke (Australia)

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