The idea behind street photography is to take a candid shots of interesting people, places, or moments in time. The best street photographers work with minimal equipment, usually just a camera–no speedlights, no light meters, no other gadgets that were designed to make our jobs as photographers easier. A good street photographer must posess certain skills that are unique to their trade, as explained in this clip (for those of you reading this by email, you can see the video here):

In this video, Kai uses the Nikon D700 and 50 mm lens although he prefers his Leica M, presumably for it’s stealthiness and superior image quality when used in such situations. He prefers the 50mm lens because it allows you to get up close and personal with your subjects. Anything larger and the image begins to feel disconnected. Kai brings up many good points as he wanders through a bustling Chinese marketplace. Here are some key points he mentions: [read]


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