We have sorted out some of the peaks for street photography for beginners and intermediates. These are some general street photography tips. You can also have your own version of it.
1 ) Always carry a camera with you.
2 ) Buy books, not gear.
3 ) The best camera bag in street photography is no camera bag.
4 ) When shooting digital, it is better to unexpose than overexpose
5 ) Shoot as if each day were your last.
6 ) One camera, one lens is bliss.
7 ) Grain is beautiful, noise is ugly.
8 ) How to become a better editor : don’t upload photos to social media for a year.
9 ) Great photography projects generally take at least 5-10 years.
10 ) Bokeh in street photography is overrated. Shoot at f8-16
11 ) A street photograph without emotion is dead.
12 ) When it comes to editing, remember to “kill your babies.”
13 ) How to improve your framing : don’t crop for a year.
14 ) How to become a better editor : don’t upload photos to social media for a year.
15 ) Shoot from the gut, edit with the brain
16 ) Telling the truth isn’t the job of a street photographer
17 ) After taking a photo of a stranger, make it a rule to look at them, smile, and say thank you.
18 ) Don’t make photos. Make connections.
19 ) The best place to shoot street photography isn’t New York, Tokyo, or Paris. The best place to shoot is your backyard.
20 ) See your scenes with your eyes and shoot with your heart.
21 ) Don’t just look at photos, read into them.
22 ) The photos you decide not to show are more important than the photos you decide to show.
23 ) Spend 99% of your time editing your photos (choosing your best images) and only 1% of your time post processing them.
24 ) A single photo can’t tell a story (it doesn’t have a beginning, middle, or an end). Only photo series or projects can do that.
25 ) Street photography is applied sociology with a camera.