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The Essentials of Street Photography: E-Book

The Essentials of Street Photography

Transform Your Street Photography

Do you want to learn street photography - or would you like to improve your existing skills on the street?

Explore the streets with The Essentials of Street Photography. This 141 page guide is not only about teaching you how to technically approach the streets, how to edit your work, how to overcome your fears, or how to get sharp, close-up candid shots without getting punched, although it will teach you these things.

It is about teaching you how to conceptually approach your work so that it has something to say.

Also included is Street Photography Conversations. Learn from six talented street photography veterans in this 96 page book of interviews. Learn first-hand the techniques of Matt Weber, who prowled the gritty, pre-Giuliani streets of New York in a taxi capturing the 80s crack epidemic and is the focus of the upcoming documentary, More Than The Rainbow. Hear from Blake Andrews, who does beautiful work in the quiet city of Eugene, Oregon. Learn how Richard Bram, Jay Maisel, Mike Peters, and Dave Beckerman all approach the streets in their own, diverse ways.

Few people know all of the tips, tricks and techniques to be able to consistently take meaningful, beautiful, and technically stunning street shots. No matter your skill level, there will be something important for you to learn in this book.

These books are not only for beginners. They have helped over a thousand photographers improve their approach on the streets.

"I used to think that street photography was unteachable. Obviously, I was wrong, and that's a credit to you for thinking of and answering every problem one could possibly encounter out there on the mean streets of any city..."

- Matt Weber, Street Photographer.

Whether you have a Leica, an SLR, a micro 4/3rds, a point-and-shoot, or a Hasselblad, you will be covered.

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Inside These Two Downloadable E-Books You Will Learn About:

  1. How to overcome your fear of photographing strangers.
  2. How to capture street photos with meaning.
  3. All the tricks for capturing close-up candid portraits.
  4. Camera settings and focusing techniques.
  5. Composition and lighting.
  6. Shooting from the hip successfully.
  7. Street portraiture.
  8. Capturing gesture, expression, and emotion and telling stories with your images.
  9. How to foster themes within your work and create projects.
  10. How to edit and organize your work and pick your best shots.
  11. Post-processing and printing techniques.
  12. Street photography learning exercises.
  13. Interviews with Matt Weber, Blake Andrews, Mike Peters, Richard Bram, Jay Maisel, and Dave Beckerman.
  14. And so much more!

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60-Day, No-Questions-Asked Money-Back Guarantee

60 Day Money-Back Guarantee

If you are not satisfied, if you do not think that you have not learned anything that you did not already know, or if you did not receive sufficient inspiration from this book, then I will send you a full refund.

That is how confident I feel that these books will help take you to a new level in how you approach your street photography conceptually, technically, and in your editing abilities.


"Dear James, I just finished reading 'The Essentials of Street Photography' and I found it amazing. It was almost as intriguing as a novel for me. I love street photography and I found your ebook to be a really comprehensive guide."

- Alberto Cabas Vidani, FotoComeFare

"Ordered and downloaded Essentials of Street Photography and just want to tell you it's wonderful! Love the conversations with the photographers and hearing about their approaches and the tips are really valuable! There are not a lot of books out there on this subject, at least presented in this way. A worthwhile purchase! Thanks!

- Barbara Oliver

"The first and best available book on the market for street photographers of all levels explaining in layman's terms the ways of improving your street photography, and very well priced!"

- Des Byrne

"James’ conceptual approach with The Essential of Street Photography was the perfect tool to break me out of my “street photography shell.” He was able to balance the art of street photography while building readers confidence. Street Photography Conversations is the icing on the cake with tips and background information from some remarkable street photographers."

- Ky Jones

"Full disclosure, I've been visiting James Maher's daily blog for about 3 years. I visit James' site to get a daily pic of life on the streets of New York. Visiting has became a part of my morning routine. I bought the books because it was available electronically, I live in rural Australia and appreciated not having to wait for delivery. "Essentials of Street Photography" is 152 pages, so I thought it was substantial enough to buy and wouldn't be a regurgitation of articles I'd read previously on his website. Over the years, reading snippets of James views on photography I believed if he had put something together to sell, I was convinced it would be a quality product. The second book that's included, "Interviews", I viewed as a bonus. I've been reading The Essentials of Street Photography on and off for about 5 days. I started reading the chapters in order, then began jumping to chapters that interested me at the time. I'm not sure if I've read the entire book or not now! I've found the book to be inspirational and educational. At times I've read things that I'd known, but either forgotten or hadn't put into use. And there's been a surprising amount of advice I hadn't come across before - I really feel like I've learned something that I can put into practice straight away. I can see me going back to the book time and time again, taking something different out of it each time - whether it be seeking motivation, new ideas or looking up a specific issue and ideas on how to resolve it. James has a passion for photography. He doesn't work in a vacuum, he shares his own learnings and credits others, which can give the reader further leads for additional reading. I have enjoyed reading about the concepts of street photography. I've learnt more than I thought from the technical issues sections. And the closing segment of the book about editing, which goes as far as printing and writing about your work, is a great way to finish and pushes into areas I hadn't considered. Essentials of Street Photography is not just about improving at photography, it discusses that last step many people don't take like how to display or what to do with all these images, whether its privately in your own home with a photo album or canvas print up on your wall, or more publicly like a web or blog. James' work finishes by giving the reader a big push forward. There are practical exercises that I was keen to take on after reading the book and direction to further readings on the internet. So even after finishing, I felt like there was allot more information for me to follow up on and actions I could take. I won't be burying the ebook away on my hard drive; I can see I'll be constantly referring back to it. I'm glad I made the purchase and think I got value for money."

- Kristen Clark

"Just finished both ebooks James, excellent works! Enjoyed very much and worth the price many times over. Both are wonderful reads and great references."

- Peter Mclean

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The Essentials of Street Photography and Street Photography Conversations can be downloaded now for $19.95 USD.

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