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Problems with street photography cover


The following views do not necessarily represent the views of the whole StreetHunters team.

A Debate Between Street Photographers

I’ve been thinking for some time how best to discuss what I see as some of the problems that face photography and in particular street photography today. We’ve touched on this subject a little already in Alexander Merc’s guest blog post “The Battle of Street Photography”. For this post, I decided to try something different, by talking with another street photographer, and, rather than putting out a regular style long-form feature post, I’ve decided to transcribe the conversation we had to give you more of a feel for the debate. Photographer A is going to play the devil’s advocate, and Photographer B is going to argue against them. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin…

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Street Hunt 18


One month ago, I met Yiannis Yiasaris in Thessaloniki, Greece. Thessaloniki is the largest city in the Northern part of the country, and is a beautiful place that is focused on Culture and the Arts. Yiannis is a Greek Street Photographer currently living in Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys shooting all over the world (Tokyo, London, Greece and more!). If you follow our groups and Facebook, Flickr or GooglePlus you probably have seen his work before. He is a great Street Photographer and a wonderful person. He showed me around town and I have to say, I had the time of my life!

Before I continue, I would like to point something out. In the video you will see, I keep on pronouncing Yiannis’ surname wrong. The intonation should be on the second “a” not the first “a” in “Yiasaris”. 

So before I went to Thessaloniki, Yiannis and myself talked about filming a Street Hunt there. He liked the idea so that is what we did on the second day of my visit.

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28mm lens for street photography cover

Regular readers of Street Hunters will probably have seen several of our past posts about the different lenses you can use for street photography. We’ve discussed the various merits of telephoto lenses for street photography, wide lenses, and 50mm lenses. Choosing the best lens for your street photography is an agonising decision, because they all have their strengths, weaknesses and compromises. Some photographers will chop and change their lenses and focal lengths a lot, others will pick one focal length and stick to it, while others will go through ‘phases’ of shooting one focal length for a while, then another, and so on. Having done my fair share of lens roaming myself, I am starting to wonder if I’ve finally found a lens that is perfect for my street photography, and that lens is around the equivalent to 28mm focal length on ‘full frame’. Why? Read on for more…

Street Photo Sins & How I Overcome Them Cover

Street Photography, like so many disciplines, is all about ebbs and flows, peaks and troughs. Days when everything goes swimmingly, and days when you wonder what the bloody point is, and why you’re putting yourself through this torture! That’s certainly the case for me anyway. I’m starting to learn that, like so many things in life, success (or even happiness) in street photography can often be down to your attitude, preparation, and skill. So I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned so far about my worst street photography habits, and what I try do to overcome them. So read on for my street photography deadly sins and how I avoid the temptation of falling into their traps.

Rethymno Carnival

Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

I live in Rethymno. Rethymno is a small city, or big town (can’t really decide) in Crete. During the winter is it quite quiet and dare I say boring. During the summer it is insanely busy, full of people visiting from all over the world! Luckily for us down here in the south or up here in the north (everything is a matter of perspective really) summer lasts anywhere from 7 to 9 months depending on how lucky we are. But this post is not about the seasons of Rethymno, or the weather.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 X-Trans image sensor


Back in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “13 Reasons Why You Should Shoot Film In Street Photography“. That post had been welcomed by many, especially by all us nostalgic film users. Today I have decided to share with you 15 reasons why you should shoot Digital in Street Photography, because as you know I shoot both and I still can’t make up my mind. What I keep telling myself is that we shouldn’t have to make up our minds and choose one or the other, we can shoot with both. In addition to the above reason, I tried searching on the web for reasons to shoot digital and I couldn’t really find any. It seems that everybody has been writing about reasons to shoot film, so this is a good opportunity for me to go against the trend and even against my own preachings from the previous post.

Let us for one instant imagine that you dear reader and I were chatting in a pub, right now, enjoying our favourite beverages (beer for me), talking about photography, and I was totally and utterly a 100% digital shooter (which I am not) and I wanted to convince you of the benefits of digital technology in Street Photography, this is what I would have told you to make you see things my way.

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Fabian Schreyer + Venice + April 2015

Attention, Streethunters and fans of street photography! If you’re in Rome between January 29th and April 3rd, there is an exhibition that begs to be seen!

‘Via!- Street Photography from Hamburg to Palermo’ is a show that is a result of a great cross-national photography project. Beginning in October 2014, ten photographers, five each from Germany and Italy, shot daily life on their home turf. The project continued for 52 weeks with the photographers capturing all the unexpected, surreal, tragic, funny, weird and thoughtful moments of everyday life. Released in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute, the project will soon be available for all to see.

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Street Photographer Dream Christmas Wishlist Cover

It’s that time of the year again, when lists get made, and street photographers everywhere start hoping for new photobooks, camera bags, and if they’ve been especially good, even new cameras. Here at street hunters, we’ve already put together a list of the best goodies for street photographers to ask for from Santa for Christmas. But poring over that article and Spyros’ attendant video got me thinking – what would my street photography wish list be? What would be the dream selection for street photographers if money (and reality) were no object? Read on for the street photographer’s dream Christmas wishlist to Santa!

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Colour in Street Photography

I’ve been thinking about this topic for some time, and Alexander Merc’s Guest Post last week on the Battle of Street Photography further inspired me. Unsurprisingly, as a member of Street Hunters, one way and another, I see quite a lot of street photos every day. The photos I see are a mix of street shots submitted by the established street photography big hitters, photos presented by up-and-coming street photographers, and photos from those just starting out on their street photography journey. The work I see is at all kinds of levels – some of it totally blows me away, at other times I can clearly see when a photographer needs more time and practice to develop their skills.

The Problem With Black and White Street Photography

There is something in particular that I identify more often than not in a street photographer’s work, and it’s often particularly evident in a street photographer who’s at an early stage in their photographic journey. I’m talking about shooting street photographs exclusively in black and white. Or as I see it, neglecting the importance of colour in a street photography. I firmly believe that some photographers when they first start out with street photography are holding themselves back by shooting exclusively in monochrome, and they should really consider using colour.

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    The Battle For Street Photography

    NOTE: This is a Guest Blog post written by Alexander Merc exclusively for www.streethunters.net.

    Street photography, without doubt, is enjoying enormous popularity today. The technological advances in digital cameras and smartphones have contributed immensely to this phenomenon, and it has been further exacerbated by social media. Almost everyone is a photographer now, posting their images on Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, etc., and they are harnessing social media to create global communities on massive scale.

    Attendant to the rise of this new phenomenon is the battle of street photography. There is a thriving and engaging debate on street photography that continually rages on every day. Essentially, almost everything and anything is being scrutinised here. It is undeniable that this genre, amongst all kinds of photography, is the most argued upon.

    Here are some of the more important issues in street photography today: