The Street Photographer's Manual

David Gibson


Street photography has been around since the very first cameras were invented, producing some of the most poignant images of our time. Today, a wave of new technology has given this photographic genre a new lease of life, from phone cameras to specialist lenses to digital zooms. The Street Photography Manual leads the reader through a series of fully illustrated tutorials, including how to shoot a face in a crowd and how to train your eye to observe and capture the unexpected. Readers will be inspired by some of the best street photographers in the world, and then go forth and create their own memorable images.


Designed to inspire action rather than merely serve as a how-to guide to urban photography, this manual makes you want to get outside, observe the world differently, and take photos.

— Virtuoso Life

Will undoubtedly be helpful to the novice or experienced photographer.

— Portland Book Review


David Gibson


David Gibson has been taking street photographs for more than twenty years. He is one of the founders of in-public, the international collective of street photographers, and his work has been widely published and exhibited. He is commissioned by some of the UK’s leading design groups and he supplies several picture libraries with his images. He is based in London.