Street Photography Can Be Challenging. Here’s How I Simplify It.

A Pixel Shooter


Whenever I shoot street photography, I am dedicated that time to capture authentic moments. No posing, no staging. I simply want to grab exactly what is happening. I’ve encountered many scenarios where it is important to be as discrete as possible.

Things I do:

  1. Find a comfortable place where I can observe. This is important so that you can see where the most interactions occur.
  2. Take sample photos. Once you’ve found a spot where you want to take pictures, it is good practice to take pictures to adjust any settings. The pictures do not have to include people and they can even be blurred. I usually do a few takes to check the lighting and observe the canvas.
  3. With the place and settings secured, start snapping. Some of my favorite photos come as freak accidents. Seriously! I will try to capture one thing and end up getting something even better…

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