What we're about

Sydney Street Photographers aim to promote street photography and cultural engagement through practice and discussion.

This group is all about engaging intimately with the world around you in an attempt to capture the unfamiliar in the familiar, to find the unseen in the mundane.

It's about getting out onto the streets with equally passionate people and creating an invaluable social network, to improve your photography skills, without possibly feeling awkward or intimidated by the environment/ subjects.

If you like the sound of street photography then join up, it's going to be rewarding, and best of all, fun walking the streets of Sydney with camera in hand, and enjoying a nice coffee after an event to ask those question you have always wanted to ask a fellow photographer.

Assistant Organisers can organise Meetups and members can suggest Meetups that will occur if sufficient members would like to attend. Infrequently there is a clash of events and members have a choice of which event to attend. SSP prefer to provide a variety of opportunities to shoot rather than limit the choice to the first available event.

Upcoming events (4+)

SSP WEDNESDAY. Erskineville/Newtown

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Meet 10am Cafe Newtown 329 King St (across from Newtown Station).
We will walk south on King , to Union Street winding our way to the fabulous, Rose of Australia Hotel, 1 Swanson St, near Erskineville Station


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Meet at 10am Jazzy Cafe, 212 Devonshire St. At Surry Hills Tram stop.
This was where Kate Leigh lived.
We will wander around Surry Hills, to the Forester Hotel 336 Riley St. On corner of Foveaux St. (a short walk to Central Station).

SSP Friday - The Decisive Moment

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The classic street photographers all had a style that could be identified from their composition, content & presentation.
Please search on Henri Cartier-Bresson’s images and technique to see the kind of images he captured and his style.

Today we will emulate Henri Cartier Bresson and his technique for "Decisive Moment". We will try 2 different techniques.
Firstly, we will try the “decisive moment” or the single shot “sniper” technique that Henri used in film with manual wind on technology. Then we will try using the digital camera technology now available to us by using the continuous shutter mode of the camera. Where Cartier-Bresson would take a single film image, we will also try taking a number of images in bursts to capture the peak action, so called “machine gun” technique.

The concept is to try 2 different image taking techniques and see which technique to get the best results suits yourself. You may be taking a few hundred images and select a few images in an image review session or a far smaller quantity using the decisive moment technique. Henri was happy to get one good image from each roll of film. And yes, he was successful.

When you post images up on Meetup and Facebook, pls flag if single image or from a burst.

Challenge: monochrome


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We will shoot the lights from the Cahill Expressway.
Use a tripod.

Past events (841)

SSP TUESDAY - Parramatta

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