Street Photography Tip

Something From Nothing

Serendipity. It happens, you lift the camera to your eye and everything falls into place. The perfect frame. Except sometimes it does not. Here is where you can fall back on making, ‘something from nothing’.

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Something from Nothing. Hongzhen Old Street

Blend In

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5 Tips for better Street Photography

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” 

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

Focused Practice

Bresson stated the above in the days of 35mm film. With digital media, 10,000 photos are nothing. Malcolm Gladwell wrote that 10,000 hours is the time needed to succeed. A recent article in Peta Pixel took this idea further, making the point that repeating what we do does not necessarily lead to better photography. Practice needs to be skills based. Here I will tell you five skills to work on that will make your Street Photography better.

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Ladies selling pottery in front of a temple. Auroville/ India.

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