5 Things to Consider to Improve Your Street Photography

Street photography is a challenging genre that takes the combination of instinct, quick reflexes, strong technique, and creative vision. Even if it is not your primary genre, taking it up can improve your work in whatever it is you do shoot. Before you head out again, check out this fantastic video tutorial that discusses five things to consider that will improve your street photography. 

Coming to you from Justin Mott, this excellent video tutorial discusses five things to consider to improve your street photography. Of them, I think perhaps the most important is having a good deal of patience. The mistake a lot of newer photographers make is creating images by chasing action. This can sometimes result in good images, but the problem is that in chasing that action, you are not really considering light and composition. By finding an interesting composition with good light and waiting for action to develop in it, you have a better chance of creating a more complete image. This is why so many street photographers rely on rangefinders so that they can not only see what is happening in the frame, but what is happening outside it as well. This allows them to find a spot and watch as action develops so that they are ready when that perfect moment happens. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Mott. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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