street photography

Minestrone: Street Photography and So Much More

If you are lucky enough (and talented enough) to have a long career in photography, over time your work takes you down many roads, and Mel DiGiacomo is one of those photographers. Whether he is shooting the US Open or a wedding, on assignment for top magazines, or doing self-assignments on the street, Mel is one hard-working photographer.

Street Photography with Mel DiGiacomo

Photographers are always looking for subjects, and in so doing, often choose the street. As Dorothy Norman said, "You don’t have to go fifty feet from your house to find a photograph." While Street Photography can be practiced anywhere, New York City in particular is a place that lends itself to the art (after all, our sidewalks are 18% gray!)

Bridging the Gap: Classical Art Designed for Photographers

Many of the design problems that photographers face have been addressed by classical artists. Bridging the gap between classical art and street photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson combined the two practices and set the world of photography on a new course.

The Moose Cruise: A Three-Hour Photographic Tour Around Manhattan

This B&H video is like a pleasant cruise down the Hudson River. On second thought, it is a pleasant cruise down the Hudson River (then up the East River and around Manhattan), with photographer Moose Peterson and more than 400 photographers, as they all enjoy a beautiful day capturing the sights of the city—from the water.

Street Photography NYC Above and Below

Joe Josephs has created an expansive array of street shots and in this workshop, he will discuss techniques used to capture dramatic images.

Bryant Eslava: Success at a Young Age

Bryant Eslava is currently 19 years old, and has achieved a tremendous amount as a photographer. His Tumblr has been featured in the spotlight due to his careful eye for creating portraits and photographing fashion. Bryant currently focuses on what is known as street-style fashion photography—an art form made popular by Scott Schuman (the Sartorialist) and Bill Cunningham of the New York Times.

Bryant was kind enough to take some time out of his schedule to chat with us about his success, and to share tips with our readers on how they can gain success too.

Bryant's photo was shot by David Urbanke.

Tips on How to Get Rid of Your Fears of Shooting Street Photography

Good street photography is able to capture fleeting moments in the streets and summarize the entire experience in one photo. Part of it is also accepting that not every photo you shoot will be breathtaking. But before you even think about any of this, you'll need to get rid of your fear of shooting, which many people have. Here are a couple of tips on how to do this.

Editor's Note: Many of the photos in this story are selections from the B&H Flickr Group. Hover over the photos to see who shot them.

Enter The B&H Photo Street Photography Flickr Contest: Sponsored by Leica

Today, you can enter for a chance to win a Leica D-LUX 5 in our Flickr Street Photography contest. To enter, all you'll need to do is head over and submit your photos to our Flickr group. Take a look at our Flickr Discussion for more details.



Street Photography: NYC Above and Below

Camera always ready, Joe Josephs has compiled an expansive array of street shots—above as well as below ground. These images convey the city’s “all-too-human side, warts and all” as Joe likes to say. Novice as well as experienced street shooters will benefit by attending Joe’s street-photography workshop, in which he will discuss techniques and aesthetic issues related to capturing dramatic street images.

Street Photography with Medium Format Cameras and Film

When I first began studying photography, I was taught that there were two types of photographers: collectors and voyeurs. I remember being immediately drawn to photographs that fell under the latter category. The photos of Cartier-Bresson, with their ability to capture subjects and environments interacting so harmoniously, were mesmerizing. I too wanted to know how to create "The Decisive-Moment."

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