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Street photography - hints and tips welcome

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ArcticRift    32

I have been trying to grow as a street photographer, and wondering if anyone can add some hints and tips they found whole shooting out and about. ...?

An example of a day out:

http://www.creatographylabs.com/travel-with-mycity/

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sanctified    1,220

1.- Use a small and discrete camera. I use the fuji x100s.

 

2.- Decide what kind of street photography you want/need. Cartier Breson's decisive moment like? New Topography like? Phillip Lorca DiCorcia like? Or just candid? Choose your venom and master it.

 

3.- Be patient, for every 1000 pictures you'll get a truly good one. You will get better with time. There will be a moment where you'll have mastered street photography that taking effective pictures will happen automatically.

 

4.- Be polite. If you know people will notice you taking pics then ask for permission. But if you want to be invisible then I insist on the first point. You need to learn how to act too. Acting nonchalant. If you want to take a pic of someone who might notice you then frame the scene first in your head, pretend your doing something else or taking a picture of something else, then, at the first chance, take the pic. LEARN TO BE FAST, master your tool.

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MikeChipshop    3,458

2.- Decide what kind of street photography you want/need. Cartier Breson's decisive moment like? New Topography like? Phillip Lorca DiCorcia like? Or just candid? Choose your venom and master it.

 

^^^ This.

 

don't be a jack of all trades, master of none.

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c.grz    391

You're pictures have potential; just need to work on composition and depth of field.

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ArcticRift    32

What about depth of field? More? Less?

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sanctified    1,220

What about depth of field? More? Less?

 

Depends of the style you're looking for.

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