Cities are vibrant, colorful and multi-textured, and a good way to capture this colour and texture is to seek out and photograph street art…
Approaching the shot
Finding suitable subjects is half the battle when looking for signs and graffiti, but once you’ve found them the viewpoint is the main decision you have to make.
The main factor in this is the background – if there is a suitable backdrop you can shoot along the street, to include the surroundings.
The alternative approach, especially if the surroundings aren’t photogenic, is to shoot the subject head-on.
A standard 35mm or 50mm lens is great for shooting signs and graffiti. These tend to offer a wide maximum aperture for isolating different areas of the image (by blurring out foreground and background) and also have very little distortion, so that areas at the edges of the image remain straight, rather than curved.
Getting your camera out in public might seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before, but these five street photography projects will get you started right. Armed with our expert street photography tips, you’ll soon have the confidence to shoot everything from motion-blur abstracts to candid portraits of strangers.
You don’t need to travel to exotic, remote locations to get amazing image. There are plenty of subjects around almost every street corner; you just need to be able to find them. The very familiarity of your local town or city can mean that it’s all too easy to miss the host of potential photos available on the streets close to home.
So here are five easy street photography projects to help spark your creativity, give you some ideas of great subjects to look for and the right techniques to use for the best results.
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