What do we need to shoot a street picture?
1. A camera!
Whatever kind of a camera is good! Either it is a ridiculously expensive SLR or an unbelievably cheap point and shoot compact! Either it shoots digital or it shoots film. Either it weighs a ton or it weighs few grams. ANY camera is fine!
2. A public place!
This can be out in the streets or at the beach or inside a hotel's lounge or in a diner place or inside a supermarket or a mall or a school or whatever PUBLIC place! This public place must be visible in our picture! And things must be happening in this public place.
Exactly, people! We need people in candid situations!
Definition of "candid" from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary: "subjects acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed"
Definition of "candid" from Wikipedia: Candid photography is best described as un-posed and unplanned, immediate and unobtrusive. This is in contrast to classic photography, which includes aspects