This week I thought I would share my thoughts on a few Street Photography books in the run up to Christmas , I believe these reads will make you a better photographer and enhance your Street Photography skill-set while increasing your understanding of the SP landscape globaly.
52 ASSIGNMENTS , Street Photography by Brian LLoyd Duckett Price £ 12.99 2018
This book delivers inspiration and know how to all photographers regardless of where you are in your personal photographic journey.
As the name suggests this book outlines 52 projects for togs to tackle during the coming year, the more experienced photographers might find some of the advice a bit tired but its all relevant and communicated clearly . I will be adopting and working through this book myself when my own inspiration drys up and my mo jo is low ,this book will definatley help you adopt the mindset of a student , buy this book if you want to keep your work fresh and fun in 2019 and adopt a process of photographic discovery.
The Street Photographers Manual by David Gibson Price £12.00 2014
This is a must read for anyone trying to increase their awareness of Street Photography & Street Photographers, it features profiles of photographers working now and their work. Gibsons writing style is both entertaining and authoritative , as you would expect from someone who really can walk the walk and talk the talk ., this book features many of his successful captures.
I have only recently bought this book and have to admit to holding it and its author in high regard , the book explores approach and the process of Street Photography like no other that I have read . Make no mistake Gibson is a scholar of all things Street Photography and is blessed with the ability to share his ideas . This Feininger quote really does cut to the chase.
“Photography can be taught only in part- specifically, that part which deals with photo- technique .Everything else has to come from the photographer”
I believe that becoming a better Street Photographer is about personal development and growth , this book could help you to grow as a person and a photographer .
Keep it real , buy it !