Street Photography… well almost.

I can’t believe it was over a year ago that I wrote about having no confidence in Street Photography and my Next Step, and I still haven’t progressed.  I started out with all good intentions, but to be honest, walking around the streets with a large DSLR or a Samsung S7 with a lens kit attached.. didn’t help my confidence one bit.  But now I have the new P20 Pro by Huawei there shouldn’t be anything stopping me.

I was fine when I went to the Medieval Merriment.

Medieval Cuppa

The participants of the festival, expected their photographs to be taken.  So I had no fear of some walking up and having a go at me 😀 😀 😀

Medieval Maid

In this past year, photography, in general, got put on hold.  What with losing my mum and home renovations.  But soon it will be time for the festivals again.  Dickensian Christmas … Christmas Markets etc.  So I am determined to grasp Street Photography and knuckle down and learn this new challenge.

You see what I love about street photography, is that it is spontaneous, inventive and brings everyday life to your photography skills. As well as learning how to use your camera with a whole new range of settings.  And above all it is monochrome.  I love monochrome photography.  And  I think it is my love of monochrome images that is making me want to take up this new challenge.

Let’s hope this time next year… I am not writing another post about how I haven’t progressed. 😀 😀 😀 😀


Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.


  1. I love monochrome as well, and love looking at street photography, but I can never get the guts up to try it. Maybe that should be my goal for next year…even if I start with the iPhone. I’m looking forward to seeing your street photography progression!

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  2. I just wish I could use a camera as well as you Bren. Mostly I use my iPhone, but I do have a Sony 200 SLR with a lens kit that I’ve had for a number of years and mostly used for distance shots. I have no idea what any of the camera speak means either. I should learn, but I can’t bring myself to join a class. 😢


    1. Hi Sue.. believe it or not.. I haven’t been to one class. I am self-taught with the help of YouTube 😀 😀 😀

      Like you I couldn’t bring myself to go to classes. I just read a lot of manuals mainly camera model manuals … and the basics of ISO, Aperture and shutter speed. There is a lot I still have to learn.. but honestly it is just about going out there and taking shots and believe me I have taken thousands of photos that were totally disgusting and being critical of your own work.

      There have been a lot of tips I’ve picked up from other photographers, that have helped us on our way. Your images are lovely, Sue.. YouTube is a great way to learn. Plus you can do it at your own pace.


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