Street photography in ultra-stealth mode


© Gary Tyson


Gather round, street photographers! There’s something you need to see.

In Digital Rev’s series Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera, professional photographers are stripped of all their gear and given only – you guessed it – a really cheap camera to take pictures. The show was inspired by photographer Chase Jarvis’s book The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You, and each episode succeeds beautifully in driving that point home.


Gary Tyson and Kai Wong © DigitalRev


In their latest episode, DigitalRev TV presenter Kai Wong and professional photographer Gary Tyson meet up to walk the streets in Hong Kong, and Gary is armed with the stealthiest and pinkest camera on the market. Yep, you heard me right. It’s very, very pink actually.

Even though this camera will not produce high res files or quality prints any larger than 2”×3”, it has other advantages that street photographers will instantly appreciate. As Kai says, “It gets the results, regardless of resolution. And at the end of the day, the thing that makes an image interesting is the process that goes into the photo, not the gear.”


Gary Tyson © DigitalRev


While Gary snaps photos of unsuspecting people on their walkabout, he drops some useful street photography tips too. This episode (see below) is as informative as it is entertaining, and if you’re a street photographer looking for a new way to challenge yourself, you definitely want to check it out. Just keep an open mind: once you get past the pink bit, you’ll see what I mean.



Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge – Gary Tyson © DigitalRev


Head over to DigitalRev to watch many more Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera episodes. While you’re there, make sure you take a tour around the site – you’ll quickly discover it’s a photographer’s goldmine.


Photos and video courtesy DigitalRev


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