The Case For Side Profiles In Street Photography (or Who Wrote the Rule Book?) . . .

. . . There’s a craze currently doing the rounds of many photography websites and forums. You know, the one concerning the ‘holy book’ of Street Photography Rules?

Usually served up in groups of 10, they often contain a wide ranging array of stifling and dumbfounding restrictions. Don’t show color and black & white in the same set. Don’t show different angles of the same subject. Don’t use a focal length longer than 50mm. Don’t post photos without consulting someone else. Above all else, only show shots with people in and more importantly, make sure they’re facing the camera. The list goes on . . .

When were these rules written, by whom and what fate awaits those stupid enough to ignore them?

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Leica M2 and 50mm Jupiter 8 Lens, Review and Street Photographs . . .

. . . Yes I have a soft spot for Leica cameras, especially film M’s.

Just a cursory glance through past articles here on the Street Photography Blog will reveal a recurrent theme. Two M8’s, three CL’s (yes they are real Leica’s) and an M5. Now despite selling these and giving up film around 11 months ago for a Fuji X-E1, the siren call of 35mm simply refused to go away. So now a new ‘M’ joins the fray, the Leica M2.

Leica M2 with Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 Classic Lens. Street Photography.

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Hey Street Photographers, It’s Time To Get Your Cards Out . . .

. . . Regular visitors to the Street Photography Blog may recall my little encounter a year ago with an overprotective mother and her child I’m A Street Photographer, Not A Pervert.

. . . The experience at the time was both upsetting and soul destroying. In fact I seriously considered ditching Street and taking up Landscape Photography full-time (no offence).

I received many comments offering support both here and on photography forums which helped immeasurably, including in particular one suggestion which kept popping up. Carry a Business Card.

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