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Action Cam Street Photography Cover

Street Photography with the Sony HDR-AS20 Action Cam

Recently I decided to try something alternative with my street photography. I’m finding that the more different cameras I shoot with, the more I learn about photography and the more I broaden my skills and experience. So far my street photography has been focused on shooting with dedicated cameras – namely DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. I haven’t yet tried my hand at street photography with a smartphone, although I intend to.

Action Cam Street Photography 1

Those of you who are familiar with our street hunt videos will be aware that we shoot our videos by mounting ‘action cams’ in a rig on the hotshoes of our cameras. The weapon of choice for both Spyros Papaspyropoulos and myself is two variants of the Sony HDR-AS Action Cam. This is essentially Sony’s rival to the GoPro. They offer 1080p HD video as well as absolutely essential (for our videos) image stabilisation. I used the Sony a couple of times for still photos on the beach and in the pool, and I was pretty impressed with the image quality from the 11.9MP Exmor sensor, as well as the effects from the super wide angle lens. I decided that this, combined with the action cam’s tiny size, might make for an interesting combination on the streets. So I tried using the Sony HDR-AS20 action cam for street photography. Here’s what I learned:

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The 4 Cs of Street Photography

Introduction

A warmest of welcomes and a big thank you to everyone who’s choosing to enter our ViewBug Street Photography contest!

Street photography is, without a doubt, one of the most vibrant and exciting types of photography a shooter can indulge in. It is always evolving and for the most part, does not follow any rules! However, some of you may be new to street photography or unsure of how to approach it. Here is my quick “4 C’s” of street photography to get your feet wet!

Gregoris Tselepides Camera Bag promo

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This is the last bag for 2014! The last bag! Please send in your bags to be published in 2015! Let’s see who will be published first! Who will send in their bag before everyone else!


Inside Gregory Tselepidis’ Camera bag! (Bag No26)

Hello StreetHunters!

I travel whenever I can. The rest of the time I just walk around my city. There is always a small compact camera in my pocket ,usually loaded with B/W film. I have been doing it for 30 years and though today I use digital for my work , I still express my feelings on chemical. Tessar, Sonnar, Minotar, Ilford, are magic words to me. And these lenses/film lock my memories and give me good photos ( that are still getting published in magazines )

My camera bag contains:

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The Best Camera for Street Photography

Introduction

Dear StreetHunters.net Readers,

Before you continue reading this post, I want to let you know that this post isn’t about a specific camera make or model, it isn’t about a product that exists out there. No, not at all. This blog post is about the perfect camera that I would like to have in my hands when hitting the streets. It is a selection of features (options) I love in cameras but can’t find them all in one specific one. So just to make things clear, I am not going to present a Fujifilm, a Sony or a Ricoh. A DSLR, a MILC (CSC) or a Compact. This is purely a list of features that I would like my perfect everyday Street Photography camera to have.

I invite you to read and share your ideas

So if you work for one of the amazing Camera companies and you are looking for ideas on how to make the perfect camera for the streets, I kindly ask you to take a look. If you are a Street Photographer like me and find that I have missed something, or you don’t agree with everything and you would like to make another suggestion, please do so! Through conversation and brainstorming we can come up together with the most awesome camera concept to date. I will start by sharing my initial thoughts and then you, dear StreetHunter.net Reader can add to these thoughts and make the idea better and better and better. I would really appreciate any participation. A comment with a single idea. A large paragraph of ideas. Anything. Whatever you post in the comments, I will add it to the bottom of the list, together with your name and current camera model (as long as you provide me with that info).

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A guide to buying the best digital camera for Street Photography

Update

After quite a few suggestions from you, the StreetHunters.net Readers, this post has been updated. We have re-written the previous DOF paragraph. It is now about Image Quality. DOF is irrelevant. Thank you very much for all your support and your suggestions. We are on a journey of photographic self awareness that would not have been possible without your valuable participation.


Note: This post is about what to think about before buying a digital camera for Street Photography. If you are looking to buy a film camera, this post will only help you partially.

Introduction

Street Photography is a genre of Photography that is versatile and has many definitions. Each member of Street Hunters has their own opinion which you can read by clicking the links below:

I have a feeling that similar posts from other Street Hunters will follow. On the web you can find tens more other posts like the above, each Photographer explaining in their own words what Street Photography is to them. The reason I am making this introduction is to justify my point, which is that you can buy any camera you like for Street Photography, as long as it makes you feel as creative and as inspired as you need to feel when taking photos with it.

At this point you could say, “ok Spyro, thanks for the tip, what’s the rest of the post for?”.

Well my fellow Street Photographers, the point of this post is to help you understand which is the camera that takes you personally, to that creative place. Because, yes, you could buy any camera but how will you know it is the right one for you specifically? This is what this post is about.

About you and about your future camera.

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