I’ve always used to shoot street photography in color, because it is a way to see the world in a real way, (I’m not against black and white photography) and because color can transmit different emotions.
Here are different tips I follow when I’m shooting street photography:
I’ve been shooting street photography since four years, but during this years I’ve not faced different things, things that scares me nowadays. I know, street photography is not easy to shoot, because there are things that I cannot control, things like fear.
When I use to shoot I don’t like to shoot a genre in particular, I like to shoot everything, it depends on how I feel during the day, without being trapped in an a specific genre.
When it comes to shoot street photography I’ve no excuses to not just go out and shoot.
I’ve always used to shoot street photography candidly, without asking for permission (expect a few staged photographs).
Shooting candidly is one of the most difficult way to shoot because I need to be fast, I must not disturb the scene, and I must have the gut to talk with people if they notice me.
I shoot street photography not only to create images but also because it is funny. I have fun during the shooting process, have fun while walking through people and many different things that make it funny.
Most of street photographers out there think that street photography is only allowed to be shot in black and white. But why? I think because black and white street photographs are considered more artistic by the photography community than ordinary color photographs.
But for me this is not true, I really like color street photography, and since I started shooting street photography I’ve used to shot it that way.
Nowadays smartphones are accessible to every human being in the world and it’s thanks to smartphones that street photography is also accessible to everyone. And it’s thanks to smartphones that I started to shoot street photography.
Here is a list of things I would do everyday to inspire myself to take always photographs, a list of things that are possible to do, so I have no more ecxcuses on not going out and just shoot.
For many people taking photographs is not important, but for many of us it is. I can only speak for me, and yes, taking photography is very important for me. Why?