Most street photographers prefer to use a lens around 24mm or 35mm for their work, rarely opting for telephoto options, let alone ultra-long supertelephotos. But that does not mean you can't take great photos with a long lens, and this fun video follows a photographer as he shoots street images with a 400mm lens.
As the well-worn adage says, the best camera is the one that you have with you. Your smartphone is probably always in your pocket, and while phones tend not to lend themselves well ergonomically to documentary-style photography, they can be a useful tool. This short video tells you how to make the most of the camera that’s almost always immediately on hand.
Street photography is a particularly tough genre to achieve success in: it takes a combination of a quick eye, good instincts, and a dose of bravery, and even then, a little luck certainly helps. Personally, I think that even with that taken into account, a lot of street photography is simply bad photography and exploitative of the subjects.