David Turnley's Advice on Street Shooting

Amidst all the noise that many photography websites churn out on a daily basis, there's sometimes great signal. Petapixel scored one with yesterday's article 'Pulitzer Winning Photographer David Turnley’s Advice to a Class of Photojournalism Students' by John Dykstra. A worthy read.

What caught my eye was his advice to set your camera at aperture priority and open it up wide. I recall reading recently that his twin brother, Peter Turnley, actually advises to use shutter priority set at 1/250 for street shooting. Key point is that both focus on nailing the shot, rather than fiddling with settings all the time.

By John van Rosendaal