Your Guide to Street Photography in 3 Episodes

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1. A Guide to Street Photography: Antonio Olmos and the dark art of manual exposure

A guide to street photography: Antonio Olmos and the dark art of manual exposure.

In part one, we focus in on Antonio Zazueta Olmos -- a street photographer who has learned to rely on manual exposure to capture the images he wants, rather than making use of the ever-smarter, ever-quicker automatic settings available on the latest digital cameras.

2. A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus.

We learned about manual exposure in the last installment. Now we're going all in with a look at manual focusing. Our guide is Matt Stuart, a London-based photographer who's made his name with funny and quirky shots of humanity going about its business; shots that often materialize and then disappear so quickly that even the fastest autofocus system would fail to keep up.

3. A Guide to Street Photography: Gavin Harrison's Smartphone Art.

The third and final street photographer in this trilogy represents a very different (and non-deferential) way of doing things. As you're about to see, Gavin Harrison doesn't stick to traditional ideas of what a street shot should look like, or to what sort of camera should be used to capture it. In fact, he spends more time thinking about smartphone apps than about lenses or exposure settings, and there's a lot he can teach us.

About: Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical wisdom about what engages their eyes, brains and fingers in the moments before they shoot.

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