Five Quick Tips for Easier and Better Street Photography

Whether you’re new to street photography or someone who is far along in the craft, there’s always something you can do to make your shooting experience easier.

Use Simple Gear

It could be subjective, but to start, use the simplest gear you have. It could be your DSLR with a 50mm lens like he said or a handy point-and-shoot camera. There’s no need for big, complicated lenses and other bulky gear; it will just keep you distracted. You want to be able to move around, blend into your surroundings, and easily bring a camera to your eye when the so-called decisive moment strikes.


(Unnecessary telephoto lens while shooting on location.)

Shoot In The Rain (Or At Least After)

It’s a hassle to be out and shooting in a downpour. But given that you’ve opted for the simplest camera, Haris assumes you can manage to move around with ease without worrying about your gear. At least, you can hit the streets soon after the rain has stopped and taken advantage of the interesting scenes created by the reflections from puddles and wet pavement. Be on the look-out and experiment!

Puddles can create gorgeous reflection images | Image By Bryant Aparicio

Shoot In The Golden Hour

You can never go wrong with the Golden Hour for any kind of photography. As Haris showed in the video, combining other visual elements with this dramatic lighting can lead to some beautiful street snaps in fantastic colors.

The setting sun beautifully gives the right side of the boat a warm layer tint

Shoot Handheld

This could be just a personal preference, as Haris mentioned. But if you find yourself wanting to do a lot of shots in portrait orientation, you may find this tip especially useful. By shooting handheld, you should be able to snap quickly and in any orientation with ease. If you’re using a compact point-and-shoot, this tip is pretty easy.

Taken on iPhone 7 plus | Image by Bryant Aparicio





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