Here are a number of really useful Street Photography resources used to support our street photographers workshops and our regular (RPS) Royal Photographic Society Zoom based 6 x week workshop.
I’m Simon Ellingworth, have 9 International Photography Awards, I’m the TradeSecrets.live and the Royal Photographic Society’s lead Street Photography Educator.
All images are mine and shot during live workshops.
Having lost over 60,000 followers in a single sentence on Facebook & Instagram, I’d appreciate a follow on my new Instagram 😉
Unless you also want to commit social media suicide, I’d highly recommend avoiding posting a sentence containing the words: “Shooting people in the street…killer shots” on Facebook!
Although Instagram on the whole loves a street photography cliché, here are a several accounts that curate lots of different photographers and is a great place to start to find street photography inspiration and great images:
Be aware that these are hashtags so are NOT curated, anyone can add to them.
Finding Vivian Maier on Amazon
Everybody Street on YouTube
The Many Lives of William Klein (2012) on YouTube
Last Stop Coney Island: The Life & Photography of Harold Feinstein
Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable
Hit The Streets by Valerie Jardin
The Candid Frame by Ibarionex Perello
Street Photography Magazine Podcast
StreetPX – A Photography Podcast
Here are some amazing books in no particular order. If you can’t afford the book, at least google the authors and click on ‘images’ to get some inspiration.
On the night bus by Nick Turpin
The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Subway by Bruce Davidson
Minutes to Midnight by Trent Parke
Exiles by Josef Koudelka
Sleeping by the Mississippi by Alec Soth
Early Color by Saul Leiter
The Last Resort by Martin Parr
Wonderland by Jason Eskenazi
America by Zoe Strauss
A Day Off by Tony Ray Jones
The World Through My Eyes by Daido Moriyama
Helen Levitt by Helen Levitt
MET Exhibition Catalogue by Garry Winogrand
Life is Good & Good for You in New York by William Klein
Vivian Maier: Street Photographer
The Urban Prisoner by Matt Weber
The Suffering of Light by Alex Webb
Where I Find Myself by Joel Meyerowitz
Sidewalk by Jeff Mermelstein
American Prospects by Joel Sternfeld
Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore
Grim Street by Mark Cohen
The Americans by Robert Frank