Resources for Street Photographers

street photography 6 week online course

Here are a number of really useful Street Photography resources used to support our in-person street photographers workshops and our regular (RPS) Royal Photographic Society Zoom based 6 x week workshop.

I’m Simon Ellingworth, have 9 International Photography Awards,  I’m the and the Royal Photographic Society’s lead Street Photography Educator.

All images are mine and shot during live workshops.

Having lost over 60,000 followers in a single sentence on Facebook & Instagram, I’d appreciate a follow on my new Instagram 😉
Unless you also want to commit social media suicide, I’d highly recommend avoiding posting a sentence containing the words: “Shooting people in the street…killer shots” on Facebook!


Curated Instagram Street Photography Accounts:

Although Instagram on the whole loves a street photography cliché, here are a several accounts that curate lots of different photographers and is a great place to start to find street photography inspiration and great images:

Street Story Telling

EyeShot Selection

Story of the Street

Street Moment

SPC Magazine

Street Photography Tribe

Capture Streets

Street Grammar

Eye Shot Magazine

Street Photography Hub

Filmic Streets

Life is Street

Timeless Streets


Street Photography Instagram Hash Tags:

Be aware that these are hashtags so are NOT curated, anyone can add to them.

#streetfinder – 1,588,227 posts
#capturestreets – 5,616,570 post
#thisislondon – 4,170,031 post
#soholondon – 146,083 posts
#streetleaks – 5,315,945 posts
#eyeshotmag – 2,300,341 posts
#zonestreet – 2,462,896 posts



Street Photography Books:

Here are some amazing books in no particular order. If you can’t afford the book, at least google the authors and click on ‘images’ to get some inspiration.

On the night bus by Nick Turpin

The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson

William Eggleston’s Guide

Subway by Bruce Davidson

Minutes to Midnight by Trent Parke

Exiles by Josef Koudelka

Sleeping by the Mississippi by Alec Soth

Early Color by Saul Leiter

The Last Resort by Martin Parr

Wonderland by Jason Eskenazi

America by Zoe Strauss

A Day Off by Tony Ray Jones

The World Through My Eyes by Daido Moriyama

Helen Levitt by Helen Levitt

MET Exhibition Catalogue by Garry Winogrand

Life is Good & Good for You in New York by William Klein

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

The Urban Prisoner by Matt Weber

The Suffering of Light by Alex Webb

Where I Find Myself by Joel Meyerowitz

Sidewalk by Jeff Mermelstein

American Prospects by Joel Sternfeld

Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore

Grim Street by Mark Cohen

The Americans by Robert Frank



Have fun,