Street photography is a genre of photography that focuses on capturing candid and unposed images of people and scenes in public spaces, such as city streets, sidewalks, and public squares. The goal of street photography is to document everyday life and culture, and to capture the unique and unexpected moments that happen in public spaces. Street photographers often work with small, portable cameras to be able to move quickly and discreetly, and they may work in black and white or color. Street photography has a long history, with roots in early documentary photography and photojournalism. Famous street photographers include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Vivian Maier.
“Street photography is about capturing the human condition, the emotions, the struggles, the joys, and the beauty of everyday life.”
street photography tips
1. Be prepared: Make sure you have the right gear, such as a smartphone, camera, lens, and extra batteries.
2. Pick the right location: Look for interesting streets, people and events to capture.
3. Go unnoticed: Try to blend in with the environment, so you don’t draw attention to yourself.
4. Be aware of your surroundings: Pay attention to the people around you and respect their personal space.
5. Follow the light: Look for interesting shadows, reflections and highlights in the environment.
6. Tell a story: Look for interesting moments that tell an interesting story.
7. Be patient: Street photography is all about timing, and sometimes you need to wait for the right moment.
8. Take multiple shots: Don’t be afraid to take multiple shots of the same scene; you never know which one will turn out best.
9. Look for details: Look for small details that make a scene more interesting.
10. Have fun: Enjoy yourself and don’t be afraid to experiment!
“Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way of capturing a place, a moment and a feeling.”