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Street photography tips

Get comfortable with:

So the point of street photography is that you have to go somewhere, where people walk by.
I know many people who feeling akward, when they point the camera on people that they dont know.
Always keep in mind, that you dont want to be that creepy person that points a camera with
a 400mm lense on people.
If you want to shoot strangers then try to first speak with them. Do a bit of small talk, so you both feel comfortable when you take the shot.
Dont just rush in and take a suprise snap! That´s not hot it works!

 

What Gear do i need?

Basically this is pretty easy. You can use, what ever you want and what you have.
If you have a nice DSLR with an awesome 50mm lense, perfect. If not it is also good.
I take my pictures with my Nikon D3100. If you want to know how i think about this camera, check my post about: here!
You dont need much to get awesome pictures. You Smartphone would also work perfect.
I got some friends, that shoots amazing pictures with an IPhone, so also check that out!

Coloring:

If you searching for street photography, you will notice, that many pictures are in black and white.
And most times, they look amazing, because the black and white gives you a certan feeling.
But there are many situations, where the color rules your feeling.
So don´t be shy and try to catch those awesome colors, that you see, when you walk through a street full of lights, people, shops and anything else.
You will see, that your pictures look more happy, it gives them more depth.
If you are an instagramer, keep in mind, that it your profile should be “ruled” by a certain color look.
This will make you speacial.

If you want to read more tips for instagram check my 5 Awesome tips for Instagram

 

These are my 3 street photography tips, I hope that you can use them.
If you know any other tips, let me know in the comment section below.
Keep Creating!


How to improve your photography skills

You saw all those amaizing shots on instagram, flickr and all the other social media platforms?
Then i got 4 tips how you can improve you photography instantly!

The light

This is probably the most important point ever.
When you want a shoot a friend of yours, check if you can get in good light.

Searching for the right lightspot you will improve your photos by 1000% at least.
Take some shots to the “golden hour” the soft light will give your photos a smoother look!

Know your Gear

To know how you improve your photography skill, you need to know your gear, so you can say way better, what you are able to shoot.
Think about this:
You are on an event and you have your camera with you.
But you have this awesome 50mm 1.4 lense and you want to shoot something that happens way to far from you.
You can shot this one, but you get a way different look if you choose a zoom lense.

Think about what you want to shot

Pretty simple right? Just take a few extra seconds before you take a picture.
By doing this you will get a way better feeling for what you want to shot and instantly know how to get the correct scene for what you want to show.

Yeah, you could just press the button and take hundreds of pictures and search for those 2 or 3 awesome shot.
But this wont make you to a good photographer. You want to learn how you shot what you want with what you have!

Perspective

You see the same perspective over and over again. It will get boring, when you are at a beach and take exactly the same picture like thousands of people did.
Try something new. Make a step out of your comfort zone and try different angles.
You have a ton of perspective you can try!

For example if you want to shoot a flower or something that is really close to the ground.
Go on your knees. Shoot it from underneath. You will maybe feel uncomfortable and your clothes will get dirty, but you will see the result when you look at your picture.

The same goes for portraits. Try something new!


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