What to use when doing street photography

First, i want to thank all the good friends who wrote to me asking why i stopped blogging and asked me to continue… Simply, i was not in the mood for writing!

Today, i decided to talk a little about STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, especially for those who wanna start doing it and get confused about the perfect camera and lens selection…

Let me start by telling you that there is no “perfect” camera for street photography – every camera has its pros and cons.

Make it as compact as possible, as you will be walking and carrying it for hours… PLUS keep in mind the following:

The best camera for street photography is an extension of your eye plus your soul…

I will share with you a part of my e-book: “the vision” which you can download it for free here.

The first thing to keep in mind when practicing photography is to recognize that the skill you are growing is your ability to “SEE”.

For me, “seeing” is a complex combination of your physical “eyesight” and your mental “vision”

A good way to enhance your ability to see, and thus your vision is the act of observing your surroundings… You can do it at any moment and all what it requires is a little extra “attention”.

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What is the best lens for street photography?

In general, a 35mm on a full frame camera (or 24mm on an APSC camera) is a great street photography lens.

I prefer to shoot with prime lenses not with zoom lenses for one main very important reason: They force you to be more creative! while using a zoom lens makes you lazy 🙂

Prime lenses tend to have larger maximum apertures (f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2) which make them fast, make good BOKEH and are effective in low light conditions.

 

As a conclusion, i can tell you again :

There is no perfect lens for street photography.

I recommend you to experiment and try out what works for you!

 

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