What is the best camera for street photography? What do you recommend? Questions I get asked many times. In the last years I have been changing cameras a lot always in the search for the ideal camera.
In retrospect I can say gear swapping did not help me becoming a better photographer. Let me share some insights of this journey.
I mess up most of my street photography shots: Too far away, background cluttered, subjects not well aligned, subject matter not interesting enough or simply technically flawed. Murphy’s law of street photography: “If you can mess up a street shot, chances are you will.”
Business as usual. It can be deeply frustrating to edit through a sea of failed shots. Yes, pretty much all street photographers are going through the same “95-99% failure rate experience” over and again.