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Street Photography

by Steven Beltjes

Street Photography

Street photography is a genre of photography in which people are photographed in public places such as streets, parks and subway stations without being aware of it. You'll get some fine street photography tips!

What is Street Photography?

Street photography at its essence means candid photography of people and humanity. A street photograph has to be a real, unposed moment. However, the term itself is inherently unclear and clunky. For instance, a person does not have to be in a photo for it to be considered a street photograph.

Trying to define street photography is almost like trying to define what sweet or salty is. You can’t fully describe it, but you know it when you see it.Street photographers are observers, flâneurs by nature. It is a way of connecting with the world and bringing back the moments that stand out. It can be likened to a visual form of poetry – while beauty and form are important aspects of street photography, great street photographs often have something going on beneath the surface.

How to do street photography

The first step is to push through the fear, to improve your hand-eye coordination, and to get the general tips down both technically and in how you carry yourself. The next step is to figure out what makes an interesting photograph and to develop your voice.

Use your eyes

This may seem like such a simple tip, but it’s not. So many photographers that I have taught seem glued to their camera the entire time, and that can stop you from noticing your surroundings. When done well, it almost feels like the camera isn’t even there.

In cooperation with Street Photography.

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”

-Diane Arbus-

Read more about Street Photography in LensCultures beautiful Bookazine below.

Vibrant articles with lots of information
and exciting essays.

Enjoy the Art of the street!

You can also download the bookazine via the QR-Code 

 

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