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  • Writer's pictureIan Miller

Is less really more.

In the realm of street photography, the adage 'less is more' often holds true. The essence of this genre is capturing candid moments and the raw pulse of the streets, which requires mobility and discretion. Overburdening oneself with excessive gear can become a hindrance, making the photographer more conspicuous and less agile. A minimalist approach, with a single reliable camera and a versatile lens, is frequently advocated by seasoned street photographers. This setup not only allows for quick reactions to fleeting moments but also encourages a deeper engagement with the surroundings, rather than the distraction of equipment choices. A camera strap is another essential, offering security and immediate access to the camera. While additional accessories like a flash or tripod can expand creative possibilities, they are not necessities and should be considered based on the specific needs of the project. Ultimately, the best street photography gear is that which feels like an extension of the photographer, unobtrusive and ready to capture life as it unfolds

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