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Sidewalk serendipity: The Challenge and Joy of Street Photography

What's so great about street photography? Plenty!

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, January 4, 2013

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You'll never get rich doing street photography. And unless you're Martin Parr, Joel Meyrowitz, or Jeff Mermelstein, you probably won't become famous, either. But you'll hone your skills as a photographer, and grow as a person.

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TAGS: street photography,  Leica,  Mason Resnick,  Cartier-Bresson,  Winogrand,  Digital photography,  Focus on Street Photography 

A Street Photographer's London Travel Photography Tips

Adorama Photographs The World

ArticleOutdoor and Travel Techniques and How-Tos - by Richard Bram, July 9, 2012

It’s summer, vacation time, and for many—this year especially—London's calling. We've already seen the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating her remarkable 60 years on the Throne, and in a few weeks, London will play host to the Olympics.

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TAGS: street photography,  Leica,  Leica M9,  Focus on Street Photography,  London 

Fujifilm X100 With New Firmware: A Street Photography Powerhouse?

It's like a whole new camera

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Sandy Ramirez, June 5, 2012

Remember how we said the X100 was great on quality, but autofocus was slow? Fujifilm claims its new firmware update version 1.21 resolves performance issues. We took a Fujifilm X100 to the streets to find out in a variety of situations. Check out our surprising conclusions!

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TAGS: Fujifilm,  street photography,  system compact,  firmware,  Fujifilm X100,  Focus on Street Photography 

Adorama Photographs America: New York, New York

The street photography capital of the world

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, July 25, 2011

I've lived my entire life in and around New York City—especially Manhattan—so there are certain common “touristy” locations I take for granted, and tend to ignore: The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square at Night. Instead, I focus on the people, and do street photography.

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TAGS: street photography,  travel photography,  Panasonic LX3,  system compact,  Leica M9,  Panasonic LX5,  Nikon P7000,  Canon G12,  Olympus E-P3,  Focus on Street Photography 

Street Photo Stress Test: Olympus E-P3

Did the latest Digital Pen do the job on the hot streets of New York?

ArticleProduct Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 14, 2011

The first thing Sally from Olympus told me about the E-P3 was that the camera had virtually no shutter lag. “Here, try it yourself,” she said. I did. It was fast—comparable to a DSLR, and faster than the E-P2.

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TAGS: Olympus,  street photography,  system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Olympus E-P3,  Focus on Street Photography 

Camera Test: Fujifilm Finepix X100

Cool tech in a classic retro package

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, June 28, 2011

One of the most anticipated cameras in recent years, the Fujifilm X100 promises a classic camera experience with a high-tech twist. Can it deliver street-savvy performance and resolution in the lab and on the street that justifies the high demand and nosebleed price?

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TAGS: digital camera,  Fujifilm,  system compact,  APS,  Fuji,  Fujifilm X100,  Focus on Street Photography 

f/8 And Be There

It's not just a photographic technique: It's a philosophy for documentary, street, and travel photographers

ArticleOutdoor and Travel Techniques and How-Tos - by Sandy Ramirez, June 22, 2011

When asked how he was capable of getting such amazing images on a consistent basis, Arthur “Weegee” Fellig replied “Simple. f/8 and be there.” Since that time this simple statement has become the mantra of Documentary Photography, held as scripture, writ in stone.

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TAGS: street photography,  35mm,  Focus on Travel Photography,  Focus on Street Photography 

Street Photography—AdoramaTV

Digital Photography 1 on 1

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, June 21, 2011

How do you approach strangers on the street and take ther pictures?

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TAGS: street photography,  portrait,  focus on photojournalism,  focus on portraiture,  Focus on Travel Photography,  Focus on Street Photography 

Street Photography Stress Test: Nikon P7000

Is Nikon's best compact to date up to the challenge of street photography?

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, May 31, 2011

When Nikon overhauled its system compact camera, the glorious result was the outstanding P7000, which has already gained a growing fan base among serious and even some pro photographers. Can it work as a street camera?

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TAGS: camera,  street photography,  system compact,  Nikon P7000,  Focus on Street Photography 

Street Photography Stress Test: Leica X1 and Leica D-Lux 5

Can’t afford an M9? Here are two Leica alternatives

ArticleProduct Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, November 29, 2010

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When I took the Leica X1 and D-Lux 5 to the streets of Manhattan last week to run a joint Street Photo Stress Test, I was in for several interesting surprises.

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TAGS: street photography,  Leica,  system compact,  Leica X1,  Focus on Street Photography 

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