Video Lecture: Why it is Important to “Work the Scene” in Street Photography

In this presentation, I share the work of the master Magnum photographers (Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Diane Arbus, Martine Franck) and share the importance of “working the scene” (via contact sheets). So pretty much– you don’t want to just shoot one photograph of a stranger and move on. Rather, you want to continue to “work the scene” and take lots of shots.

You can see the slides for the presentation on Slideshare here.

More articles on “working the scene” in street photography

  1. Debunking the “Myth of the Decisive Moment”
  2. How Studying Contact Sheets Can Make You a Better Street Photographer
  3. 10 Things Street Photographers Can Learn From Magnum Contact Sheets


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