Street Photography: Why You Need to STOP Chasing Perfection

A significant part of street photography is chasing the shot. Photographers spend hours roaming the streets, hoping to find the perfect scene to create the perfect image. Because of the complexity and unpredictability of street photography, most people return home disappointed, unhappy they didn’t find what they were looking for. I’m here to explain why street photographers need to stop chasing the perfect shot.

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Unique Photographs of London Teach How Not to Be Cliche

London is a magical city full of history and wonder. Beautiful architecture, tight, intimate streets, and multiculturalism make up what many feel is the best city in the world. Naturally, photographers far and wide come to create photographs of London. This leads to many cliche shots, but it also leads to potentially unique stories that only the most talented photographers can create. This piece will look at some of the best stories to come out of England’s capital.

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Never Again! Using a Telephoto Lens for Street Photography

I traditionally use a Fujifilm 35mm f2 lens when I’m shooting street photography. On my Fujifilm X-T2, that’s around a 53mm full-frame equivalent. It works well for me and helps me achieve the shots I want. I’d say most street photographers use a similar lens. We tend to use lenses ranging from 23mm to around 70-80mm. Many would deem anything beyond that “unsuitable for street photography.” So, to break some trends and ruffle some feathers, I pulled out a Fujifilm 55-200mm to see if I could use a telephoto lens for street photography. Let’s take a look.

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