Readers respond: Street photography

Since we began this blog, we’ve written many posts on or about street photography.  Just enter “street photography” into the search box on the right side of this page and you’ll see what I mean.  And it’s been a popular subject, based on the comments, email and photos submitted to 2 Guys Photo in response.  We’re very happy to receive your feedback and have collected some of your work and related discoveries to share with everyone here.


Mark James photo of street market in downtown Garapan

“Thursday night street market in downtown Garapan on the island of Saipan, CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).  Every Thursday we have a food oriented market that also includes local farmers as well as people selling tourist trinkets and the like.”   Mark James

Mark James photo of boy asleep in stroller

“The banana guy gave me a thumbs up and the dad just laughed because I don’t think he knew the boy was out so hard.”  Mark James

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Rodney Daly, A random trumpet player earning some extra cash, Chicago

“A random trumpet player earning some extra cash, Chicago.”  Rodney Daly

Rodney Daly, girl playing in water on the street

Rodney also captured this young lady’s joy on a Chicago street.

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Duane Bender, Blue Moon Pizza

“Ed and Rey,

This is in response to your recent post “Impromptu” and request for photos. 

This is certainly a challenge for me.  I was also trying out the monochrome modes on the X100.  Shooting at 35mm requires really getting close to the peoples personal space. 

Nothing out of the ordinary here, other than the challenge for the old landscape photographer.”  Duane Bender

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DPS Ease into shooting street photographyMany of you wrote that you’d like to shoot street candids but just weren’t sure how to get started.  Kara Stewart found and forwarded this helpful article on easing into Street Photography: Go Slow, Go Fast: How to Ease Your Way into Street Photography with a 2-Step System.

This article has some great advice.

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Special thanks to Mark, Rodney, Duane and Kara for their contributions.  Please feel free to comment and to visit their websites, (links embedded above).  2 Guys readers are encouraged to try their hand at street photography, as our guests in this post have done, and if you’d like to share, please email us at

And thanks for visiting!                         Posted by Ed


About Ed Spadoni "Thoughts and opinions, resources and experiences… for emerging photographers everywhere."
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8 Responses to Readers respond: Street photography

  1. Rodney says:

    Thanks Ed and Rey for showing some street photography…. it has to be the trickiest, most controversial of all photography in my opinion. I hope people find their OWN ways of doing it and not be intrusive. Candid Streets are the best of the best in my opinion. Thanks for the blog and all it offers.

  2. Ed Spadoni says:

    LOL, good catch Prentis. I’ll have to have a word with our editor!

  3. I tried this weekend:
    The grandmother and grandson didn’t notice the 5 or 6 shots I took. Darn branches kept me from getting the shot I really wanted. She kept pointing and he kept looking and I was fascinated with their interaction. Butterfly House NCMLS

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