Tips for Shooting Run and Gun Street Videography

Brandon Li has a talent for combining limited gear with creativity to produce film projects that seem to have a much higher production value. In this quick video, Li shows some BTS clips of how he finds his subjects and with patience gets better end results.

Quick tips like exploring an area without your camera before starting to shoot video may seem simple and obvious, but it's extremely common once you get to a new location to get excited by something, or get overwhelmed and start shooting right away. One of my biggest takeaways from Li's latest video is the different ways he applies patience, whether with a specific scene, subject, or even technique to improve on the overall shot. When it comes to shooting travel or street photography/videography, it can be difficult to slow down your surroundings and dial in your ideas. 

As a photographer, when I transitioned to shooting more video on assignments, Li's minimalist street style felt more natural to the travel photography work I was used to. It helped me make smarter choices while on location, as well as resist buying expensive gear early on before I was ready. 

Brandon Li has lots of great tips and tricks videos so be sure to check out more on his channel. 

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Michael DeStefano is a commercial/editorial photographer focusing on Outdoor Lifestyle and Adventure. Based in Boston, MA he combines his passion for outdoor sports like climbing and surfing into his work. When not traveling or outdoors he is often found geeking out over new tech gadgets.

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i love this article wow i need to try some of the tips sasp ..