How to Be a Better Street Photographer :
Photography With People
Shoot Better Street Photos with These Tips
- Always be prepared and have your camera ready
- Make sure your batteries are charged
- That your card is ready to shoot on
- That there is space on your card - you never know how many shots you might need to take!
- Have a lens cleaner on hand
- Watch "your presence" - how to make subjects feel at ease
- Be a 'fly on wall' and shoot from the sidelines
- Your presence will be felt but leave your subjects comfortable so you can take those shots so do this -
- Tell them what you are, what you do: A photographer who tries to "capture natural shots" and this should make people feel more comfortable with you and relax so you can get those great photo-shots!
- In other words don't be "too in their face" as most people get a little anxious about that!
- My tip: Hey, carry your tripod around. How many times have you wished you'd done that when you're trying to shoot some impromptu videos?
- Like that million-dollar, FIREBALL-sunset-sinking-into-that-torrid-seascape view? - the kind that you see in the backdrops of great movie love scenes. But when you get home oh boy! it looks like it's been taken during an earth-quake - judging from the 7.5 Richter tremors arising from your hands?!! And you weren't even drinking ... at that stage!!