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Street Photography by Valérie Jardin

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Chapter 4Elements That Make a Strong Street Photograph

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(facing page) Une Homme et une Femme, Paris. Fujifilm X100F 23mm ISO 200 F/5.6 1/250 Sec.

Strong Subjects

Expression and Gesture

Facial expressions, body language and displays of emotions all trigger our street photographer’s eye. You must be able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Anticipation, just like patience, is also the name of the game. Not unlike the wildlife photographer who studies the behavior of animals in order to be better prepared to get the shot, the street photographer must rely on his or her study of human behavior to be able to capture the ‘decisive moment’. ...

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