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7 Top Street Photography Tips - Street photographer David Gibson shares his top tips for a successful street photography session.
Tip OneGet on the top deck of a bus and just watch the world go by down below – and if you see anything interesting get off the bus as soon as you can.
Tip TwoFind an interesting background because it can sometimes be half of a photograph – and then hope that one or more elements might move into the scene to make it more complete.
Tip ThreeOr reversing this strategy follow somebody interesting who might perhaps be carrying something unusual and catch them against a background to make an interesting juxtaposition.
Tip FourShoot vertical more often because on the street you often have more control over the top and bottom of a scene.
Tip FiveDon’t crop! None of the best street photographers crop their images. Try to crop in the frame as you take the photograph.
Tip SixBelieve that you are half invisible on the street. Of course you are not but it is an important mindset.
Tip SevenDon’t use a long lens. There’s a quote I heard recently that summed it up, something like: The best lens to use is your feet. It is so true, don’t be lazy, get closer… use your feet.
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