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Polarised positions

Polarising filters should be one of the first tools in the camera bag for an outdoor photographer, as they suppress reflections and reduce the effect of atmospheric haze. Landscape photographers often fit polarisers to darken the sky and make white clouds more prominent. And they are also handy when you want to subdue glare from reflective surfaces like water and glass.

Equipment for street photography

The equipment you choose will depend on how you approach street photography. If, like Henri Cartier-Bresson, you prefer keeping a low profile, you will tend to choose smaller, less conspicuous equipment. On the other hand, if you’re a confident photographer who is happy to engage with subjects (like Diane Arbus), the visibility of your equipment will be irrelevant. The following tips will guide you to the best types of gear for street photography, whichever of the approaches you take…

What is street photography?

Although anyone with a smart-phone can take candid pictures in public places, most of these photos are little more than snapshots and easily forgotten. True street photography requires a lot more than point-and-press picture-taking.

Image storage reliability

You’ve just returned from a stunning photo shoot and the images are safely captured on memory card. The most common next step in the life of digital image files is transfer to computer hard disk. This is where most images remain, and also where they are most vulnerable…