Start with your City

My advice to anyone starting off with Street Photography, is to begin with an area you are familiar with. Start with your own Town or Village, then move on to the city. Learn how to use your camera and lens, and after a while you can push on to the composition and development of idea.

Street Photography Samples. Dublin Ireland

Here are some Photographs from Dublin in Ireland. Sometimes Street Photography does not have to be about capturing the moment, but can be about capturing the essence of a place. Again start off where you live, this way you can choose the places most relevant.

Street Photography Greats. WeeGee

Weegee or Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968) If Diane Arbus had one big Photographic influence it was this man, Arthur Fellig, also known as Weegee. WeeGee, like so many of his contemporaries, was born in the old Austrian Hungarian Imperial Provence of Central and Eastern Europe, which has since been split…

Street Photography. Advertising

Advertising It’s important to remember most products are either consumed or used outdoors, so expect an employer or contractor to suppose you will use the natural environment to place what they are selling. What are the important factors to advertising photography? 1. Understand the product. Research it and know who will use it or consume…

Street Photgraphy Terms. Aperture

Aperture To explain aperture simply, I will use an example of a cave. You are walking along outside the deserted caves of Egypt and you come across an opening to something new. The sun is at your back. The opening is so low you crawl in on your knees then stand up inside. What can…

Street Photography Greats. Henri Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004 Quiet simply, the greatest black and white street photographer there has ever been. Henri Cartier Bresson grew up amongst the glitterati of French Society, spending his Summers in Normandy, and the rest of the time in Paris. Born in to one of the 8 ruling families…

Street Photography Ireland. The Atmosphere

Try to capture a feeling One thing which is lacking in a lot of Amateur and professional photos, is a sense of what is. Where am I? What’s going on? Who are these people, and what are they doing here? Colour and Black and White To convey this we can use colours, or hues of…

Street Photography Greats. Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) It is incredible to think, as I write this little piece about a once prolific and talented photographer, that there are those in photography today, who still refuse to accept Vivian Maier deserves her place amongst the greats. But they do. I can only imagine how…

Street Photography Greats. Ed Van Der Elsken

Ed van der Elsken (10 March 1925 – 28 December 1990) Van Der Elsken was a Dutch documentary style Street Photographer and film maker. He worked in Paris at the early part of his career, developing photography for the Greats like Bresson who admired the street photography of Van Der Elsken, and Cappa, who created…

Street Photography Greats. Rennie Ellis

RENNIE ELLIS (11 November 1940 – 19 August 2003) Rennie Ellis was an Australian trend setter in the world of photography, and an agent for Black Star Photos. He was the first to create a fully time Photographic Gallery in Australia and was one of the countries most renowned street Photographers, so why haven’t you…

Street Photography Greats. Brassai

Brassaï or Gyula Halász (9 September 1899 – 8 July 1984) Hungarian born Brassai was a multitalented artist whose photography focussed on the seedy side of Paris in the thirties, and night time shots using the artificial light created by street lamps and cars. He was friendly with Henry Miller, Picasso and others, but did…

Street Photography Greats. Diane Arbus

It has been pointed out in an earlier post, if you are devoid of inspiration, look to others. Well here you are. A series of Great Street Photographers to become inspired by.   DIANE ARBUS (1923-1971) Although Diane is considered to be a great influence on many of the social documentarians we have today, when…

Street Photography. Saint Stephen’s Green Ireland

Situated at the top of Dublin’s main shopping thoroughfare, Grafton Street, is one of the most wonderful city parks you could come across. Saint Stephen’s Green, Designed in it’s current form by William Sheppard, opened it’s doors to the general public in 1880, having been privately available to locals since the 1660’s. The space offers…