Starting to shoot street photography still sounds like a daunting task but we have a couple of tips from Picture Correct to help you get started!
It’s always scary to dive in to something new and unfamiliar but you don’t have to do it alone! As far as street photography is concerned, there’s lots of literature already giving tips on how to go about it and approaching your subjects. The guys over at Picture Correct recently published their small list of things you need to know to get started. Here they are!
1. Preparation – Never be caught off guard because that’s a sure fire way to miss a shot. Always be on the lookout and frame the image in your head beforehand.
2. Focusing – shallow depth of field and bokeh shots have a time and a place. Most of the time, street photography isn’t the best place to use your lens wide open. You want as much detail in focus as you can so try to go f/8 onwards.
3. Subjects – Respect is the name of the game. If they aren’t keen on being photographed, say your apologies and move on.
4. Mono or Color – Street shots are great on black & white but having color to show stark contrast in color leads to very interesting images.
5. Equipment – The best thing about Lomo cameras in shooting street is that they are small and unobtrusive. There’s nothing that sours the mood of a shot more than a gigantic lens.
It goes without saying that street photography is one of the most exciting and fulfilling practices a photographer can do. But for some, especially the beginners, the prospect of hitting the streets can be a little daunting. Here, we dish out a few tips to help shake off anxiety.
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Pssst, have you heard the latest? We're unveiling a brand new product very soon, and while we can't give you any strong clues right now, we hope that you can still try to guess what it is. In honor of this mystery product, we'd like to reiterate why Lomography's 10 Golden Rules is perfectly applicable to street photography.
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As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine, it's time to take your cameras off the shelf and into action. April is a special month because of Film Photography Day, marking a special date for us film photographers. We need you to help celebrate the wonders of film photography and keep the magic alive. #filmphotographyday2015
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
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It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
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