Street photography is a great way to practice one’s camera skills. It is not as popular as nature photography or portrait photography, but this art form is a great way to express individuality and style. Thinking of starting with street photography? Here are a few tips.
Choose your gear
Know which camera works for your art. There are some street photographers who take great photos with just their smartphones, and there are those who are all out on their Leicas. Not everyone who has the money for expensive gadgets are better photographers. Even the simplest camera can still make beautiful photos.
Don’t be shy to take pictures
It’s hard to point a camera in a place full of people and moving cars. It can be daunting, but having the confidence to take pictures will reflect on the finished product. The best street photos are candid shots of people, and it is okay to ask permission from the people you want to shoot.
The best shots take time, even with street photography. Some of the best street shoots happen when photographers quietly observe the surroundings, and being patient with their shots.
Skills are cultivated through practice. Do not be afraid to get out there and shoot. It might not be perfect for now, but it will get better over time.