This is a list of tips, trick, and advice to inspire to become a better street photography.
This is a video of me doing street photography in Mexico City (Tips & Tricks)
Scroll down and see my 99 street photography tips!
Learn how to use the shutter speed. This book is the bible.
“Could you do that again please?”
Get Close to your subject.
Get even closer.
Look for hand-gestures
Get the best camera within your budget and focus on shooting
Take photos of things you like
Take photos that make you feel something
Find your own style.
Upload a photo every day: Like this.
Be your own harshest critic.
Shoot in every weather and experiment which photos makes sense for what weather. (Also in harsh light)
Post your work on Reddit. Like this.
Don’t (only) measure the quality of your photograph, based on the amount of like it gets.
Be playful with it.
Use photography as an excuse to travel with your camera.
Examine the photographs of legends. Like these.
Go to the streets without a plan.
Go to the streets with a plan, like this.
Get eye contact
Have fun with it.
Take photos that tell a story
This is a quote from a 15-year-old homeless kid who is addicted to ‘activo’: “We’ve had men coming into our tents and choosing whomever they want… I have had to do things I never knew existed, that’s where the medicine we inhale really comes in handy.”
Get inspiration from documentaries & movies.
Your phone is more stealthy than a small camera. Use it as well.
Don’t over edit.
Look for triangles.
Go to Flickr. Look at photos you like and guess the settings the photographer used to make this photograph. You will learn a lot from this!
When you watch movies, pay attention to the framing and composition. Like in this Youtube video.
Cover a project or a cause that matters to you.
Believe in yourself. Like this.
Learn the rules and do whatever you want thereafter.
Take 10.000 shitty photographs
Smile and have a positive attitude. It will be more fun for everyone involved.
Don’t go to the streets expecting a result.
Go to the streets with or without music.
Don’t expect to make a living from this.
Ask yourself why you are doing this.
Take the same photograph, some different angles.
Work the scene, like this.
Have confidence in yourself on the street. Especially in a tough neighborhood.
Find a background you like and wait for a subject.
Buy comfortable shoes, like these.
Don’t over-think it.
Don’t be a push-over.
Wait for the smile to fade.
Take a shower before you go to the streets.
Shoot from the hip.
If someone wants the photo delete, you delete it.
Don’t be a dick.
Explain why you want to take someone’s photograph.
Add a File With Your Contact Details in Your SD Cards (credit)
Get out of your comfort zone
Approach 10 people. Get 5 yes and 5 no. Like this
Think before you shoot.
Study light with this book.
Get your first gig – paid or free, it doesn’t matter.
Use your flash – Also in the daytime.
Connect with other photographers
Look for symbolic
Find contrast and Juxtaposition
Attend a photography meet up
Experiment taking photos of your family and friends.
Study composition, with this bible.
Force yourself to find interesting photos in boring situations.
Start a blog write about your photography. This is how.
Understand how to market yourself.
Don’t get comfortable.
Don’t beat yourself (too much) up if you have a bad day on the street.
Listen to the Candid Frame Podcast.
Take all kind of photos. Not just street photography. If you see a great landscape or a friend who want his photograph taken, used this opportunity to learn about genres you don’t nesserary shoot.
Learn how to read a histogram. Link
Fuck around with shadows. On the streets and in editing.
Look for symmetry.
Pitch your work to journalists.