15 Tips For Better Results With Your Street Photography

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A friend of mine once said that there are around seven great street photographers in the modern time with everyone else just being a troll. To help you get better, we’re listing a couple of tips for you.

And one of them is to stop being such a troll.

Are You Shy? Shoot From the Hip?


Don’t Autofocus. Use The Zone Focusing System

Chris Gampat the phoblographer street photography with the ricoh gxr (15 of 16)

Try to See the World in the Focal Length You’re Using

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Ilford Delta 400 scans image samples review (6 of 13)

Stop Down. There’s No Way You’ll Get a Moving Subject in Focus at F1.4


Stop Being a Troll About Other Folks’ Work. Shut Up And Shoot

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 12mm f2.8 first impressions samples (3 of 8)ISO 4001-160 sec at f - 2.8

Use a Touch Screen


Aperture Priority With a Higher ISO Setting Should Work Most of the Time

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony NEX 3N sample images (10 of 24)ISO 8001-160 sec at f - 3.5

Realize That You’re Not Taking Someone’s Soul. So What If They Yell at You?

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A99 images with 135mm f1.8 (1 of 8)ISO 100

Realize That Taking Pictures Isn’t a Crime

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer SLR Magic 23mm f1.7 on Fujifilm X Pro 1 (1 of 9)ISO 64001-550 sec at f - 1.0

Keep The Camera In Your Hand

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm X100s for street photography (9 of 9)ISO 32001-250 sec at f - 5.6

If You’re Using Autofocus, Have a Focusing Point Selected and In Mind

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm x pro 1 street photography test revisited (3 of 5)ISO 200

You Should Know That Many of the Greatest Street Photos Were Blurry

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm x pro 1 atlantic ave test (5 of 13)ISO 1600

Don’t Worry About 100% Sharpness


Don’t Be Afraid to Let Moments Go

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Take Long, Lonely Walks In Search of the Moment

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm X100s for street photography (2 of 9)ISO 4001-1900 sec at f - 4.0

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Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.