Street Photography : Tips for Photographers (Part-1)

Fantastic street photographs are readily available in every public space, but over-familiarity with our environment means we often miss out some special moments and scenes unfolding in front of us. Catching the right moment, particularly when there is more than one person in the frame, is very difficult for the photographer to assess what to snap out and what to leave in that particular situation. To achieve the quality street photos the photographers have to follow certain tips following which one can really improve the quality of streer photography.

Plan the street route, one has to plan about which street route he will follow so that he might get maximum such scenes or visualities which must be photographed. One has to get some knowledge about where such scope lies most in the particular city or area. When not to take photos on the street , its also important aspect of street photography which put emphasis on when to take and when not to take the photos in the street. Some situations demand not to be photographed so one must take proper care of this aspect.

Do there is need for permission from the people to be photographed, generally one must not take the prior permission from the people whose photos have been taken. But if one is to sell such photos then he must take the permission from the respective persons. What to do when people catch the photographer taking their photos, the best way to make it a safe situation one can deliver a broad smile when confronted by people. One can use headphones by saying that he is listening to some music and alike.

How to avoid being spotted when shooting street scenes, wear dark clothes will greatly help in such situation. Have your camera set, always ready to shoot and disappear from the place. Take your camera everywhere so that people consider it in diffrent way. Choose interesting street photography subjects, one must select the objects to be captured so that only relevant and nice aspects should be photographed, which is the key factor in street photography.

Always carry your camera, most of the street photographs are made during the course of an ordinary day. So carry your camera at all times, always be ready to take a photo, this improves one’s luck vastly.  Learn to work fast, the sharpness in photography always prove good. The photos captured keeping less thought on subject are always admired by all. The reactions are very positive somtimes about such unconcentrated photographs.

BOLA TANGKAS