Street Photography Resources

I've been a street photographer since 1976, when I studied with Garry Winogrand. I've compiled a short list of short lists that you might be interested in if you are a street photographer as well. Here goes!

Street Photographers I Admire

Garry Winogrand, New York, 1976. Taken during a Master Photographer workshop with Garry that changed my life! © Mason Resnick. Gear: Canon FTb, Vivitar 28mm lens, Kodak Tri-X film. Exposure not recorded.

Mentors and Influences

Resnicks in Photography (Not sure if we're related but we share an awesome last name!)

A great site for street photography!

Who are your favorites? Comment below!

Digital Camera Street Cred Index

What's this?

The Digital Camera Street Credibility Index, or SCI, is my personal, and very subjective, rating of compact digital cameras that are marketed with the promise (or inference) that they'd be great for street photography. These ratings are based on my own hands-on Street Photography Stress Tests, which I do for the Adorama Learning Center. The numbers are based somewhat arbitrarily on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the best. Click on the link to read my review and/or street photo stress test for each model.

Could you do me a favor? If this helps you make a buying decision, please help support my efforts...and this clicking on the "Buy it" links. That way I'll get a modest but greatly appreciated Adorama affiliate payment for each sale. 

Leica ME  9.5Buy It!
Ricoh GR9.1Buy It!
Nikon Coolpix A
9.1Buy It!
Sony NEX-78.5Buy It!
Fujifilm X-Pro 1 9.0Buy It!
Fujiflm X-100s  8.5Buy It!
Leica X2 7.7Buy It!
Olympus Digital Pen E-P5 (with 12mm f/2.0 Zuiko lens) 7.7Buy It!

Learn more: Read Digital Cameras for Street Photography: An Opinionated Buying Guide at the Adorama Learning Center

Some of my favorite resources for street photography online:

A worldwide collective of street photographers since Y2K. From their manifesto: "[Street Photography can remind] us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us." The work is varied, but consistently outstanding.

Street Photographers
This is a group of lesser-known street shooters who come mostly from flickr. This is where you can find many up-and-coming street shooters. Self-description: "Street Photographers is an international collective of photographers, whose members carry on the long tradition of street photography. They capture un-posed moments, interpreting life around them and challenging our perceptions of the world."

Street Photography and the Law
Is street photography legal? Absolutely! Everyday Aperture offers a good. concise summary of what you can and can't do, legally, as a street photographer.

My Pinterest Page
I've gone pin crazy, and it all has to do with street photography. Have fun and feel free to re-pin!

Recommend a street photography resource in the comments!


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