The Winner of Our Street Photography Contest With Fujifilm Is…

Today, we’re announcing the winner of our Street Photography Contest with Fujifilm.

For the past month or so, we’ve hosted a contest with Fujifilm. This was a Photo Contest centered around Street Photography. What’s more, there was a lot to pick from. With over 2,500 entries from participants worldwide, we can see that lots of folks take street photography very seriously. The entry method used Facebook and Instagram, two popular platforms amongst many a street photographer. Facebook Groups, Instagram pods, and other places help to keep this culture continually evolving. Even better, we’re mostly impressed by how ethical folks are. Maybe three submissions overall included images of the poor and disadvantaged. And all three were done rather tastefully to show an actual problem. A few of you went out to shoot during COVID 19 and to document the human condition. We hope that you all did so safely. So without further adieu, we’re going to showcase the winner below.

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OP-Ed: Street Photography Has Lost Its Soul. Here’s How to Find It

Let’s take a look at how street photography can remain fresh and relevant in the future.

I’ve been consuming a lot of street photography of late. Partly because that’s my job, and also because I’m stuck at home. Through my Instagram, I’ve been able to connect to many street photographers I’d not come across before, while also being introduced to some fantastic work in the process. But as I scroll through hashtags and feeds, I see many of the same styles and approaches, most of which offer very little substance. Right now, those styles are popular, not just on Instagram, but throughout the community as a whole. But like most styles, they have a lifespan, and here’s what I feel street photographers need to do to keep the scene nice and fresh as we move into the future.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: For Someone New to Street Photography

If you’re new to street photography, then check out this list.

When you’re brand new to street photography, there’s a lot of toxicity out there that doesn’t really help to create better street photographers. A whole lot of it is around pleasing the Instagram algorithm or learning from the classic masters. The classic masters are a fantastic way to enrich your passion, but the truth is that times have changed. And so you need to adapt. In fact, there isn’t a whole lot out there that talks about the ethics of street photography. So we’ve created a cheat sheet for you in a straightforward guide.

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24 Hrs Left: Street Photography Contest to Win a Fujifilm X100V

ENTER TO WIN!! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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The Winner of Our Street Photography Contest Gets a Fujifilm X100V

ENTER TO WIN!! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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COVID-19 Proves How Invaluable Street Photography Is to Society

Street photography is seldom free of criticism, but during a global pandemic, we should be grateful it exists.

Tired, cliche, easy: these are just some of the words used to describe street photography. Those who practice candid shooting are often labeled as voyeurs, loners, and creeps. I believe no other community in the industry has to defend itself more than street photography. But, when a global epidemic comes along, and the world as we know it gets flipped on its axis, it’s not portrait or landscape photography people turn to for visual documentation — it’s street photography.

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5 Quick-Fire Tips to Make You Even Better at Street Photography

Although street photography takes time to perfect, these five quick-fire tips will help you get to grips with the fundamentals.

Street photography can be as equally frustrating as it is rewarding. It’s not easy creating a compelling photograph out of a scene you seemingly have no control over. That’s why many fall at the first hurdle, deeming it too difficult to do well. But like anything, practice prevails, and if you master the basics, you’ll eventually get to a point where you’re creating fantastic street images. To help you on your path to glory, here are five quick fire tips for better street photography.

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You Can Win a Fujifilm X100V in Our Street Photography Contest

DON’T FORGET! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Alessio Trerotoli Delivers Needed, Refreshing Take on Street Photography

All images by Alessio Trerotoli. Used with permission. 

“This series is a sort of art therapy to me,” says Italian Street Photographer, Alessio Trerotoli. He adds, “…I’m a guy full of joy, irony, and love, but I know I have a dark side somewhere, and I need to accept it and to live with it.” He’s talking about Raindrop Blues, his series that mixes street photography and fine art to create a set of compelling and emotional images. It’s a refreshing twist on a genre that has risked becoming stale over the years. And when The Phoblographer first saw the work, we were excited at the thought of sharing it with our readers.

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Enter to Win a FUJIFILM X100V in Our Street Photography Contest

We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Missing Street Photography? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do Indoors

If you love street photography, being quarantined is likely to be your worst nightmare. Here are some things you can do.

Street photography doesn’t exist unless you have streets full of people. Right now, those streets are empty, as all of us remain indoors during the current epidemic. If you practice street photography, there’s a good chance you’re feeling a little forlorn right now. But you shouldn’t. At this moment, you have the opportunity to focus on other areas of the photographic practice while keeping it linked to the genre of photography you love the most.

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On Confrontation and the Debate of Self Defense in Street Photography

When it comes to street photography, there’s always a risk of confrontation.

Street photography is all fun and games, until someone decides to get angry. While most people usually won’t blink an eye, sometimes you’ll catch someone who is ready to air some aggression. If you’re a smart street photographer, you’ll know how to avoid confrontation in most cases, but it still happens. There are many ways to defuse a confrontation and settle any aggression thrown at you. But what if it doesn’t settle down? Then what?

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Building Personal Style and Perspective Within Your Street Photography

There are two major steps in the growth of a street photographer.

The first thing that a street photographer should be learning is the technical side to the craft, which can initially feel like a daunting task when you consider both the fast-moving, spontaneous aspect of the genre and the fear that doing it may cause. Once that hurdle has been cleared, next comes the most interesting aspect of the growth and learning. This is where a photographer begins to hone their ideas into a personal style and perspective. It’s a gradual process that takes time, a lot of photographing, and some good old-fashioned research and self-reflection. Here are some of the most important steps to help you grow into your personal style and hone your perspective in your work.

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6 Cameras for Street Photography That Started a Movement

There have been some excellent cameras used through the decades for street photography: let’s look at them.

In modern times, street photographers get excited about cameras like the Ricoh GR III and the Fujifilm X100V. But since the practice of street photography began, there have been some absolute gems in the hands of photographers. Many of those cameras have had their time, and moved aside to be replaced by modern, more advanced systems. But they still hold value, and there’s no doubt they were considered remarkable cameras in their day (and some are still remarkable even by today’s standards). And some cameras from the past started a movement: something people got behind and held dearly to their hearts. Let’s take a look.

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Daido Moriyama Is a Wealth of Gritty Street Photography Inspiration

The work of famed Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama is a potent source of inspiration for those in the mood for street photography in monochrome.

When it comes to street photography, we cannot talk about the gritty and punchy black and white aesthetic without mentioning Daido Moriyama. Hailed as the Godfather of Japanese Street Photography, he remains one of Japan’s most celebrated photographers, best known for his radical approach to the genre. Whether you’re new to his work or could use some street photography inspiration, this slideshow is certainly worth checking out.

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Street Photography: Remembering The Work of Elisa Tomaselli

In this piece, we remember the street photography of Elisa Tomaselli.

In early 2020, the street photography community lost one of its own. Elisa Tomaselli sadly passed away on January 23rd. I’m not sure how or why she passed, but I do know she was far too young to leave this world. I also know she was an excellent street photographer: someone who I had featured on The Phoblographer before. We never met, and only exchanged a handful of messages, so I can’t comment on the person. But I can comment on the street photographer: the fine, talented one that she was.

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Urban Beings: Beauty’s Translation in Street Photography by Adrien Jean

Saigon-based Adrien Jean saw street photography as the gateway to the experiences, adventures, and local culture that Vietnam had in store for him.

I am Adrien Jean, a self-taught French photographer who has developed an ever-growing passion for the craft since I first set foot in Vietnam in 2014. The streets of Saigon, a place I now call home, have become my playground for experimentation and inspiration. Exploring the city through my lens has helped me to get a better grasp of the local culture and to connect with people in a deeper way.

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5 Inspirations Throughout My Journey in Street Photography

We each have different journies in street photography. But, something most of us have in common, no matter the path we take, is that we have street photographers who have deeply inspired us along the way.

Street photography is one of the oldest genres of photography. The first photo ever made with a person in it was taken on a street way back in 1839. Then came the boom in the 1970s after the likes of Garry Winograd and Joel Meyerowitz made street photography increasingly popular. Today, street photography is practiced worldwide, as it continues to be one of the most popular genres of photography to practice. So with that, there’s plenty of material available to help people fall in love with the craft. It’s no secret that I’m passionate about the art form. And in this piece, I want to share the photographers who have inspired me along the way.

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A Guide to Street Photography For Beginners You Can’t Ignore

This is a syndicated blog post from Photographer Touch. It is being syndicated with permission. Original blog post by James Miller.

As a street photography enthusiast, I like the adrenaline when taking pictures in the public without making people curious. Taking pictures of strangers was often hard; however, I soon discovered that almost everyone likes to be photographed if you respect their privacy and feelings. Street photography is all about documenting life and our society. It does not have to be shot on the streets as photographers also take pictures inside malls, airport, and many other public places. The purpose of these pictures is to capture human emotions, feelings, and soul. This guide is written to introduce you to this fascinating art, which can often become addictive as you start enjoying its different themes.

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Why Are Compact Cameras the Best for Street Photography?

For most, compact cameras happen to be the best things for street photography.

While the answer to “What camera is the best?” is the proverbial “The one you have with you,” some cameras are better suited than others for specific genres of photography. For example, if you wanted to freeze the action at the Daytona 500, you would reach for a Canon 1DX instead of a Pentax 67, just like if you wanted close-up images of Aunt Pearl’s Poinsettias, one of the last lenses you would reach for is a 28mm. Street photography is one of the easiest genres of the craft to get into, and everything from the cameras in phones to 4×5 press cameras has been used for it. But, while the genre is easily accessible, certain kinds of cameras are more appropriate for the task than others. Let’s take a look at why compact cameras are the best cameras for street photography.

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5 Places to Find Inspiration for Street Photography

Those who shoot street photography need inspiration from time to time. You just need to know where to find it.

Street photography can be a lonely game. Much time spent alone roaming the streets, hoping something of interest comes your way. Because of the isolation, and the fact that there’s no guarantee of getting a great shot, it’s easy to become deflated. You find yourself in a rut, and your camera starts to collect dust. While there are ways of getting out of a creative rut, sometimes you need a little more: you need to be inspired by those around you. Below are some top sources of inspiration.

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