Street photography is the study of the human condition, relying heavily on making candid photos of people in public places and capturing stories about people and the places they live and gather. But even more than that, street photography involves capturing ephemeral moments when subject matter, mood, composition, and light come together to create a meaningful or artistic photograph. The challenge of street photography—and its unique appeal—is finding a way to turn the mundane things we see every day into art.
In this series of videos, professional photographer Ian Plant takes you to the streets on a visual journey, teaching you the fundamentals of street photography—exploring not just the technical aspects, but also the artistic philosophies that are at the core of his creative photography process. You’ll get detailed lessons related to equipment, use of light, composition, working with people, and mastery of the moment. What’s more, you get an inside look at a working pro’s artistic process, learning how he transforms ordinary subjects into art. It’s almost like being on a photo workshop with Ian for a fraction of the price!
See all of the videos in our Street Photography Course:
Taking It to the Streets: An Introduction to Street Photography—Course Preview
Street Photography Equipment
Rights and Responsibilities When Photographing People in Public
Techniques for Handheld and Tripod Photography
How to Photograph People: Tips and Techniques
Techniques for Capturing Great Street Photographs
Using Shadow Photography to Enhance Your Shot
The Basics of Street Photography
Using Your Photos to Tell a Story
Capturing Artistic Composition in Street Photography
Artistic Street Photography: How to Capture the Best Shot
Photographing Sunsets Tips and Techniques
Using Night Photography to Capture a Skyline