This month, Bob and I sat down with Ed Reagan, long-time street photographer who currently resides in Miami. Secularly, Ed comes from a security background, one which has helped him hone his powers of observation and has contributed to his street shooting methods.
In fact, Ed’s method of getting a great street shot isn’t your everyday, hit the streets, hope luck is on your side, and shoot whenever an interesting scene presents itself – and for that reason it was one of my favorite parts of our conversation. Ed does quite a bit of reconnaissance work before he actually takes out a camera to shoot. Sometimes he drives around a neighborhood, noting the best times and specific places to shoot. Sometimes he walks around and gets to know the people of a certain area, and even though an interesting scene is taking place, he might not take a shot on his first walk through. Ed has more details to share about his approach in our audio interview, so I’ll let you get the rest of the story from him by listening in.
In addition to shooting techniques, we talked about what street photography means to your community, the Miami Street Photography Festival (which we are all amped-up for after hearing more about), street photography safety, street photography as fine art, shooting Miami, and more.
To hear our lively conversation, click on the audio player below:
A Selection of Ed’s Images
- Nikon D700
- Nikon DF
- Nikon 35mm lens
Ed’s Book Recommendation