Waiting With A Reason

There are photographers who believe the ambivert or extrovert style of street photography is not actually street photography.

I tend to disagree.

Just because you are not having the up close human interaction with the subjects does not make it less of a street photograph.

There is still skill required.

There is still vision required.

There is still creativity required.


If you are like me then you don’t like getting in people’s faces.

So instead you will find a scene that is attractive to you.  Then you will find the framing and think of the exact photo you want in the end.

You will then wait for the moment when that right person walks by.

Timing is everything in this case.

Planning ahead is crucial.

Want to know more about this concept? Check out my ebook, Ambivert’s Guide to Street Photography.

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  1. This sounds like an entirely subjective and yak-shaving discussion for the overly pendantic.

    Street photography: Was it taken on or beside a street with people? Then it is street photography.

    Personally I don’t care if you did it by putting a camera 6″ from someones face, used a spy-cam in your lapel, or a super-zoom from a mile away.

    You are right, it still takes, skill, patience, and vision.

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