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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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Do you need inspiration for the Street Photography year 2017? Here are 25 well-known and aspiring Street Photographers (not in a certain order) from around the world that will help you to improve your own style in photography:

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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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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. Continue reading “Die Wahl der Blende in der Street Photography” »

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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? Continue reading “The psychology of Street Photography: How to not be a creep” »

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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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Shoot. And go. Don´t chimp.

You would love to invest more time for your greatest passion in life, photography – but your camera gets dustier day by day? Stop! I can prove that you´re wrong if  you really love photography – here´s why:

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Your smile will make other people smile.

As a Street Photographer and in particular if you are in candid Street Photography, you have always to be wary of being discovered and the most common question you will here if you are taking someone´s photo unasked will be: „Why did you take my picture?“ This can be an angry or a curious and interested question, but can lead to some trouble if you answer in a snootily way like: „I am a famous Street Photographer!“ 
I want to provide you some smarter ways of answering this often heard question.

 

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You don´t need to study photography to learn the basic rules of photography and become a better photographer.
You don´t need to study photography to learn the basic rules of photography and to become a better photographer.

So, you are an aspiring Street Photographer? Street Photography has become an important part of your life, and now you want to shift your passion to the nex level and want to study Photography? Forget about it. I had exactly the same thoughts a few years ago. Here are the reasons from my personal point of view that changed my mind:

 

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Ein Bahnhof ist ein idealer Ort für Streetfotografen.

Ich fotografiere liebend gern an Bahnhöfen. Das ist dann zwar im strengsten Wortsinne nicht mehr „Street Photography“, aber alles was sich im öffentlichen Raum abspielt und das Zusammenspiel von Architektur und Menschen abbildet, fällt für mich unter das Genre der Straßenfotografie. Warum eignet sich also ein Bahnhof, ob in Berlin oder anderswo, so gut zum Fotografieren?

 

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