Street photography is a genre that can be difficult to define, because it includes so many different styles, subjects and approaches. It’s a way of documenting aspects of everyday life or capturing random encounters in public spaces.
Unlike urban photography, which is bound to an urban setting and often focuses on objects or cityscapes, street photography tends to include humans and can take place in any public space, whether it’s a city park or remote petrol station.
One of the only ‘rules’ of street photography is that it should be candid and unstaged, but even this rule is often broken by pro street photographers.
Initially, it might feel a little intimidating to go out in public and start snapping photos of strangers. Once you get the hang of it, however, street photography is very rewarding and allows for a lot of creative freedom. It’s also relatively easy to get into, because it requires very little equipment.