Beginner to Expert: The Ultimate 50 Street Photography Tips for You
My goal of this blog is to share my experience of learning Street Photography myself. Along this road, I wrote many long-form articles on certain Street Photography tips. Longer articles where I wrote about the importance of leading lines, or how you can conquer the night with your camera.
With the following list of Street Photography Tips, I wanted to give you an overview of topics that can help you to become a better Street Photographer.
How To Use these Street Photography Tips
50 Street Photography Tips are a lot to digest at one time. This list isn’t supposed to be read in one going or that you try to apply as many tips as possible when you are on the street the next time.
We as humans are bad at focusing on multiple things at the same time. My tip would be to focus on one or two tips the next time you go out on the street and improve step-by-step rather than mixing everything up.
To start off the list of Street Photography Tips here is one of the most famous tips to get better results.
Robert Capa said “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough”
This is true in many ways and often beginners are too afraid to get close to the subject and rather shoot from a “safe” distance. Approaching Street Photography this way has many disadvantages. You are disconnected from your subject, the subject is barely visible & the surroundings are too distracting.
If you are interested in a person, get closer until the subject fills the frame.
Overcome your fear of photographing in public.
Shoot from a low Angle
When doing Street Photography we can either be lazy and always shoot from our normal point of view when we are standing, or we could put some extra effort into the photograph by searching for unique perspectives.
This Street Photography tip means to put more work in your Street Photography.
Shooting from a low angle has the advantage that we normally don’t see the world from this low, which makes any image automatically more interesting.
Use the LCD screen rather than your viewfinder and you can even lay your camera right on the floor. Pre-focus to make sure that your images will be sharp.