Lessons I learned shooting street photography

I will share with you some of the lessons I learned after a year shooting street photography:

  1. Work on projects
  2. Learn from the masters
  3. Always take your camera with you
  4. Be inspired by art, literature, others genres of photography…
  5. Experiment
  6. An expensive equipment doesn’t takes great photos
  7. Follow your intuition
  8. Wait
  9. Observe
  10. Street photography doesn’t need necessary people in it

    nicolai-petito-southernitaly2016-7
    Southern Italy 2016
  11. Show your best works
  12. Follow the rules
  13. Don’t force yourself
  14. The best camera is the one that you know how to use
  15. Shot candidly
  16. Shot your neighborhood
  17. Print your photos
  18. Shot for yourself
  19. Know where to stand
  20. Shot in black and white

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    Berlin, Germany 2015
  21. Pay attention to the background
  22. Go out with a project in mind
  23. Capture the moment
  24. Get in closer
  25. Shot what you like
  26. Always smile
  27. Chase the light
  28. Limitations are freedom
  29. Capture yourself
  30. Shot during golden hour

    nicolai-petito-southernitaly2015-4
    Southern Italy 2015
  31. Don’t hesitate
  32. Break the rules
  33. Go out without a project in mind
  34. Find beauty everywhere
  35. Shot from the hip
  36. Tell stories
  37. Go out with an open mind
  38. Create mystery
  39. Focus on the scene and not on the camera’s settings
  40. Shot in color

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    Hoyerswerda, Germany 2015
  41. Don’t care what others think about your photos
  42. Find your own style
  43. Be curious
  44. Let the viewers interpret your photos
  45. Document your life
  46. You don’t have to live in an exotic place
  47. Don’t seek fame
  48. Accept failure
  49. Be patient
  50. Street photography doesn’t need to be shot only on the streets

    nicolai-petito-southernitaly2016-8
    Southern Italy 2016

These are only the lessons I learned during this year but in the future I’m sure that I will learn new lessons because you never stop learning.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Great post! Great photos! I am new to street photography and I was glad to read your lessons; they made me think. And I love the lessons #46 and # 49 especially.
    I hope you will continue to write your blog. Thank you for this post.

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