Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Street Photo of the Day, July 31, 2012

5th Avenue, New York, 2011. Photo © Mason Resnick. Gear: Canon 7D, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4  Macro HSM lens. Exposure: ISO 800, 1/500 sec at f/6.3.

Monday, July 30, 2012

What's so great about street photography? Plenty!

Sidewalk Serendipity

By Mason Resnick

You'll never get rich doing street photography. And unless you're Martin Parr, Joel Meyrowitz, or Jeff Mermelstein, you probably won't become famous, either. But you'll hone your skills as a photographer, and grow as a person.

I've been doing street photography since 1976, when I had the good fortune of attending a workshop with the legendary Garry Winogrand. While my career has gone more towards writing about photography and editing photo magazines and contributing to photography-related web sites (like I said, street photography won't make you rich), the streets always entice me back.

34th Street, New York City, 2010. Photo © Mason Resnick. Camera: Leica M9, 35mm f/2.5 Summarit  lens.

There are a growing number of digital cameras that can quickly catch the fast-changing action on the street, from the Leica M9 to new, small mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with big sensors that can match or exceed film quality. Street photography practitioners need to take a lot of pictures and that used to be an expensive proposition, but now with digital, the ongoing expense of processing, printing and buying film (usually in bulk) is much less.. (read the rest)

Note: This article first appeared in the Adorama Learning Center and is reprinted with permission of the author...me!

Street Photo Of The Day, July 30, 2012

Street Fair, Highland Park, NJ, 2012. Photo © 2012 by Mason Resnick. Camera: Leica X2. Exposure: ISO 800, 1/800 sec at f/8.

Friday, July 27, 2012


Welcome to my new Street Photography blog! I'm still getting my act together and will soon be filling this blog with great street photography as well as tips and suggestions for the best cameras for street photography. And hopefully, soon you'll be saying...

Outside Macy's Herald Square, New York City, 2012. © Mason Resnick Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujifilm 18mm f/2 lens. ISO 2000, 1/500 at f/5.6.