Street Photography with Sony
The opportunity to capture the world around us is one of the many joys of photography! Street photography especially allows you to immerse yourself in everyday scenes and capture the special moments happening all around us. 


Street photography can be intimidating but Pixel Connection has a quick guide to help you get started! 

Gear we love for Street Photography! 

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens

Make the most of your scene with a wide angle lens such as the 24mm f/1.4! This lens is great for getting amazing shots in close quarters such as urban areas! 

    Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens

    Versatility is key when it comes to street photography, which is why we’re recommending the 35mm f/1.4! This lens is perfect for creating an authentic look by providing a natural perspective on the scene you’re capturing. The 35mm also excels in low light situations and is great for controlling depth of field, perfect for storytelling!

      Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens

      Street photography calls for adaptability and the 24-70mm zoom is perfect for capturing the big picture as well as the finer details without having to change out your lens so you never miss a shot. 

        Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens

        Another zoom lens that’s perfect for street photography! This lens has similar versatility to the 24-70mm with the added bonus of a wider perspective you can utilize to highlight leading lines, foreground details, and other elements that can add a ton of visual interest to your compositions!

          Tips + Tricks for Street Photography


          Blend In!

          Keep things natural and avoid accidentally disrupting the scene or your subject(s) by dressing inconspicuously and avoiding eye contact. Use a small and quiet camera or utilize your camera's silent mode for minimal shutter noise! 



          Composition is Key

          Pay attention to the entire scene, look for leading lines, patterns, or interesting textures. Keep an eye on the foreground and background to ensure your photo is balanced and don’t be afraid to experiment with new perspectives or different angles!



          Tell a Story

          Observe your surroundings and watch for scenes to develop. Make sure your camera is pre-focused and ready so when that special moment happens you don’t miss it! Convey a narrative with a sequence of shots or capture a candid moment such as an expression, interaction, or gesture. Be patient! It will pay off. 


           Leverage Light and Shadow

          Lighting can really impact the way your photo looks. Learn to use it to convey a mood or energy! Natural light sources such as reflections can be really helpful in adding visual appeal to your images. Don’t be afraid to experiment with shadows and silhouettes, they can really help you tell a story or set a scene for your viewer!


            Street photography is meant to be fun and inspiring! Enjoy the world around you while experimenting and developing your own unique photography style!

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