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Street Photography by Gordon Lewis

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Chapter 3

Techniques

One of the reasons so many photographers decide to try their hand at street photography is because it is—or at least it appears to be—so easy. If you’re using one of today’s fully automatic cameras, you simply point, frame, and shoot. More often than not the result will be a decently exposed, properly focused, but if truth be told, mediocre image.

The real challenge lies in producing photographs that, aside from meeting basic technical requirements, are actually interesting, fascinating, wondrous, humorous, poignant, or amazing. This requires a degree of artistry and creativity, an interest in human behavior, and a feel for ...

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