Für gute Street Photography musst du nicht in die Ferne schweifen

Berliner Straßenfotografie

New York, London, Bangkok – Traumziele für jeden Straßenfotografen. Doch du musst nicht in die Ferne schweigen, um gute Straßenfotografie zu machen. Geh einfach bei dir vor die Türe und versuche, deinen Kiez mit neuen Augen, mit den Augen eines Fotografen, zu entdecken.

Du brauchst nicht ständig in die Innenstädte, wie hier in Berlin den Alexanderplatz oder den Potsdamer Platz zu besuchen, um eindrucksvolle Street Photography mit nach Hause zu bringen. Sicher, die urbanen Strukturen an solchen Ort sind prägnanter und es gibt auch nicht allzu lange Zeiträume, in denen du auf den nächsten Passanten warten musst als wenn du in deinem Vorort oder deinem Viertel unterwegs bist – aber genau diese Umgebung ermöglicht dir ein enormes Übungspotential!

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Die Berliner Ringbahn als vielfältiger Ort für Straßenfotografie

Die Berliner Ringbahn verfügt über 27 Stationen auf 37 Kilometern Streckenlänge. Eine komplette Fahrt dauert über eine Stunde und bietet grandiose Möglichkeiten für Street Photography in Berlin da, wo sich die urbanen Innenstadtbezirke an die Peripherie schmiegen. Neben interessanten Fotos aus dem fahrenden Zug (eine besondere Empfehlung: auf Regen warten, wer kann Fotos mit Regentropfen im Vordergrund und Menschen mit Schirmen hinter der Scheibe von widerstehen) finden sich hier alte und moderne Stationen, die bei dem richtigen Licht spannende Orte für wirkungsvolle Straßenfotografie darstellen.

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Ostkreuz Station in Berlin – such a great place for Street Photography

Ostkreuz station in Berlin Friedrichshain is one of my favorite places in Berlin when it comes to lovely compositions made from shadows and light in an urban environment. Opened 3 years ago, it is one of the newest and biggest train stations in Berlin. With 200,000 people using this station on their way to work, home or party you will never wait too long for interesting characters passing by.

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Your guide to Shut up – why you should talk less about Street Photography

Remember this last article of that guy about the Do´s and Don´t´s in Street Photography? Or this read in the blog of that photographer telling how to get famous ans rich with Street Photography? 
Oh yeah, do you mean the one from yesterday, last week or the week before?

C´mon guys, it is getting repetititive. Please stop talking about Street Photography and let your images speak. 10 reasons why you should shut up now when it comes to Street Photography:

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The most amazing 12 Blogs for you to boost your Street Photography to the next level

Street photography has long been regarded as a niche, therefore not getting the attention it truly deserves. Although the genre is slowly and steadily growing, high quality blogs are still a diminishingly small minority. If you are into street photography, you should definitely check out the following list: A collection of 12 blogs absolutely worth reading: 
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The 7 most important Street Photography events for you to join in 2017

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Street Photography captures history at the very moment it happens. Candid, poignant and real. No heroic epic will ever feature a plumber, a newspaper boy or the homeless; pictures of Street Photographers often do. When the damp exhalation of a laundromat casts daily life with a soft-focus, the Street Photographer will see a plenitude of motives, that many others hastily pass by. To recognize these moments and to see what others cannot, that is the skill and the art of a Street Photographer.

Street Photography Events and Festivals exist to cherish this very special form of art. They provide the Artists with an environment to come together, work together, compete and hone their craft. Here are the hand-picked most important Street Photography events in 2017.

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Die Wahl der Blende in der Street Photography

Wenn es zur Frage der Kamereinstellungen kommt, dann gibt es unter Streetfotografen unterschiedliche Philosophien. Die einen, wie Eric Kim oder Thomas Leuthard, fotografieren zu einem großen Teil im „P“-Modus, der dem Fotografen jegliches Nachdenken über die Kamereinstellung abnimmt, die anderen hingegen, wie ich, justieren die Einstellungen wie Blende, Belichtungszeit und ISO gänzlich manuell, um gestalterisch einen größeren Einfluss auf ihre Street Photos zu haben.

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The psychology of Street Photography: How to not be a creep

When it comes to taking images of strangers on the streets, many aspiring Street Photographers tend to be afraid of approaching people. This was also a huge problem for me and it still is, because one of the biggest fears of humans is being rejected by other people. It´s like asking a girl you like to go out with you. What if she says no? Well, but what happens if you don´t ever ask her?

Same when it comes to Street Photography. Why are you afraid of asking interesting strangers to make a portrait of them? If they say no – why do you care? You will very likely not see this person again. And if you see him or her again, maybe they changed your mind?

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Street Photography in Shanghai

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I am currently living in Shanghai, China. It is my first time to mainland China and unfortunately, Shanghai is not the „real“ China, because the people here are really different to rural areas. People are undergoing a lot of pressure in this biggest and most expensive city of China, so the people here are very stressed and sadly, often unfriendly.

But Street Photography in Shanghai is not a problem at all – if you want to take photos of people without asking them – just go for it – chinese people tend to take pictures of foreigners unasked all the time, so it´s normal here.

Here are a few examples of the images I took so far in Shanghai:

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