Street photography is one of the most accessible genres of photography. All you need is a camera and a public place with people. However, with so many variables and elements out of your control, taking photos on the street can often feel like an impossible task.
When I started street photography last year, my early attempts were a complete disaster. Not only was I incredibly nervous, but I wasn’t really thinking about what I was photographing. The result: poor photos. Lots of them.
Of course, bad days are inevitable, especially when you’re just starting out, but there are many ways to overcome these challenges. In this post, I’ll be sharing eleven things I’ve learned along the way – tips that will help you improve your street photography:
DEAL WITH FEAR AND NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
Overcoming fears is one of the most important steps. When you’re scared or nervous you’ll often deal with this by standing too far away or trying to conceal what you’re doing. Not only will this make people around you feel uncomfortable, but it’s likely to lead to poor results.