Depth of field and sensor size. Is there a relationship?

The answer is no. there is no relationship between sensor size and depth of field. It's the focal length of the lens that matters.

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Picking the right camera for the street

Virtually any camera can be used for the street, but some work better than others. Whether we set out to buy a camera for street photography or pick one out of our existing stable, which one is best for us? That's a question that each photographer has to answer for themselves as no one can answer it for you. Read More…

Wrestling with how much gear to bring to the street

It's always a challenge to go minimalist and still pick the right gear. I don't like going out draped in gear and lugging a heavy bag. Read More…

Henri Cartier-Bresson and tilt screens

Cartier-Bresson was a classically trained painter who became a Surrealist, then a photojournalist. The street images that he is best known for, were usually created by his picking a compositionally interesting location and then letting life walk into the frame. Read More…

Pedestrian Density and Focal Length

When we're reading the stories of street photographers, we inevitably get to the part where they talk about their favourite focal length of lens for their photography. I get that. Everyone has their favourites based the way the lens lets them see the world.
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Zone Focusing and Manual Lenses

I'm sure that many street photographers use Zone Focusing so that they can rapidly shoot subjects without the need to first focus or be subject to the whims and vagaries of auto focus. It's a technique I use all of the time. Read More…

The gear I use

Out of all the photographic genres in existence, it can be persuasively argued that in street photography, the nature of our camera equipment is of the least importance. Read More…