Another Essential Tip For Street Shooting

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Traditional street photography for me is all about black and white film and capturing candid moments in real people’s lives as they go about their day-to-day businesses. But what else might the street reveal if you just change your angle of view?

When thinking about street shooting, I tend to think of blending in, using a wide-angle lens, black and white film and capturing people in moments of real life. There’s one other tip I discovered recently though. Look up!

It’s all very well capturing people and life at eye level (or waist level!) but there’s so much more to see above your eye line. Next time you’re out and about throw your head back and see what you can find where you might not normally be looking. Explore the vertical and who knows what you’ll find!

written by veato on 2011-07-14 #gear #tutorials #camera #tipster #lomography #quickie-tipster #street-up-tips-candid-vertical

6 Comments

  1. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    This rule certainly applies when visiting Copenhagen

  2. chucknoz
    chucknoz ·

    @disasterarea this rule applies in most if not all cities ;)

  3. jennson
    jennson ·

    yeah ..look and think in all directions!!!

  4. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    I would just generalize and say, "Look all around."

  5. cptpartyshark
    cptpartyshark ·

    just reminds me of that friends episode when joey is at the job interview. "you're too horizontal! don't be afraid, to explore the vertical!"

  6. dred242
    dred242 ·

    I shot a bunch of half-frame photos of buildings from ground level with my Olympus Pen EE2 last month. turned out great: www.lomography.cn/homes/dred242/albums/1722633-olympus-pen-…

    Blog post over here: www.lomography.cn/homes/dred242/blog/4848-a-filling-experie…

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