I know there will be lists everywhere for what you should be getting people for Christmas this year and I could write a long one for gear and such. This time though, I am going to go with things your favorite Street photographer might want. We are a different breed of photographer and our likes differ a bit so here it goes.
Everybody Street Movie– $13.00 to buy or $5.00 to Rent
If you like an edgy movie featuring some of the best street shooters around within the confines of New York City you will love this movie.
The Americans by Robert Frank-$23.55
First published in France in 1958, then in the United States in 1959, Robert Frank’s The Americans changed the course of twentieth-century photography. In 83 photographs, Frank looked beneath the surface of American life to reveal a people plagued by racism, ill-served by their politicians and rendered numb by a rapidly expanding culture of consumption. Yet he also found novel areas of beauty in simple, overlooked corners of American life.
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Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 prime lens
In my opinion the ultimate street shooting lens for Micro Four Thirds. Sharp and extremely fast focus. This lens is well built and even has a manual clutch where you can shift it back and forth in and out of manual focus which I like when doing street photography.
Olympus 9mm f/8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens for Micro 4/3
This inexpensive lens is gets packed in every bag I carry. It can produce some amazing shots with a much different perspective. Never leave home without it.
The Lens Flipper by GoWing. This little product is great for shooting in the streets when you want just one or two extra lenses. Great for being inconspicous in the streets. Who needs a bag? Throw a couple extra batteries in your pockets and an SD card, wear your small lenses over your shoulder and hit the streets. I have done this a couple times in New York and it’s a great way to get through crowds.
The Camslinger Streetomatic is the Street Shooter’s bag. I have tested it now for over a month and have come to love the simplicity of it and that’s what I like when I am shooting in the streets. Simplicity. I don’t want to worry about gear or what I am carrying it with. We have had the Cosypeed CEO on the the Mirrorless Minutes Show and he is a great guy too, which means you know the product is built that way. Worth checking out for sure. Now it’s an Indiegogo project but soon to be delivered.
Gear Ties 16 Pack
OK, this may not be for any specific type of photography but I love having these little things around to manage my corded life. It’s a great stocking stuffer that will be used all year long.
The San Francisco Photo Workshop – April 6-9, 2017
Invest in yourself in the new year and take a street photography workshop in one of the best places on the planet to learn, San Francisco. You will be immersed into the culture and the streets of San Francisco with the Nimble Photographer, Derrick Story, and yours truly, me. Taking a workshop can be so rewarding on many levels from the learning to the camaraderie, it’s a gift that just keeps on giving the whole year.