Street photography is absolutely fun and something even a non-photographer adores. You can try 100 different things on a street and it won’t still be the same. Don’t we all miss this or that every time we photograph?
I am not going to teach how to do street photography but instead, I will give some tips. Things that people usually do and things that are needed to be changed.
Through my blog, you will learn things about street photography that you may or may not want to apply.
1. Visit the same places over and over again
You cannot get the best of anything if you do something once or twice, that has never helped and never will. You will always miss some or the other detail every time you make a visit.
And the place will always change in many ways, a place that you visited last time will never be the same the next time. I am saying that they will build a whole new building in a week or month but the changes might be of lightning, texture of the place or you might have a changed look there.
So, you need to visit a place just more than once and you need to witness new things for your photography. Check out all details that you missed in your last visit and improve upon it.
2. Pick an area that is interesting and wait
Everybody just likes to walk and explore their surroundings. Looking at the busy streets and thinking, now you need to stop and wait and look what do you find so interesting about that area.
To be a part of street photography, you need to pick an area that you find interesting or that you connect with and notice. Notice different things about that area, and click. But you really need to wait for this to work.
Get a street that makes your heart feel warm and your mind a little strong!
3. Look at the eyes
One of the best part about street photography is that you can capture people walking with no idea that they might get captured. And these are the best street photography moments that you can adore.
One of the things about street photography is that you can display immense emotions and feelings. But to capture those emotions and feelings, you need to concentrate on that shot that you are going to capture soon. Take a close look at the facial expressions, feelings and most importantly the eyes of the person you are about to capture.
Eyes will tell you a lot of unsaid stories, go for it!
4. Show your inner voice
You and Me, both have a story to tell and a story that we want people to know and hear. And if you think you are ready to do that, get yourself a good photographer and let him do the work.
We all know how photos tell us a story and how an image can inspire people about things and to do certain things. Be that inspiration!
Show your inner voice through good photos and who knows what will happen.
5. Visit one interesting place and then a boring one
Okay, we all know a lot of places that we will always want to do a photoshoot in. One interesting place that we will always to photograph and a place where our ideas spark up the most. Go to that place and get things together.
And then, when you are done with that “interesting place”, get your head to a boring one. A place that you will never voluntarily photograph and the uniqueness about this is, when you click pictures of that terrible place, you will still get some unique shots.
6. Explore and appreciate the work of other photographers
Okay, we are once in our careers there where we do not look what other photographers are doing but you have to do that. You really need to know how and what those famous and great photographers are doing.
You will improve, get new ideas and good ideas in your head if you explore other artists too. You need to learn to be the best in a field and you can learn by looking at the work of others. When you know well that this isn’t how it is done.
Explore that side of the work too and you will also get tips that will come in handy later.
7. Group your work while editing
Editing is just as important as going out and shooting. Spend time to sequence like-minded photographs together. See how photos play off each other and how they can lead a viewer into a story or general feeling.
Editing is the point where you can really assess how you are doing, what you are doing best, and what you are missing. But you need to spend time working with your photographs in sequences and groups to fully get the most out of your editing sessions.
Shoot a lot and a lot. Nothing will ever for you if you only read and read and do nothing. Shoot when you get a chance or even if there is no chance in clicking a photo, get your phone out and still click because that is where you get better. You will learn from your own mistakes. When you know and see the mistakes, you will definitely want to change them and improve them.
And if you like more than a field of photography, you can always be a freelance photographer.