Photography is all about freezing time through lenses. A photographer captures those memorable instances of time, which go unnoticed, otherwise. That’s why the photographs are also called “memories’”. Talking about taking the best photograph, there are no rules defined. But interestingly, the magic lies in breaking the rules and giving your creativity, a leap into the time. And today, I am going to tell you how to walk on streets, capture unnoticed moments and create magic.
- Notice The Unnoticed – Probably the most important aspect of street photography. While on streets, you don’t look for people posing and neither have you looked for perfect lightning. It’s all raw. What you see, is what you get. So, to make the most out of your street photographs, you should notice the unnoticed. The things, which are very casual from a common man’s perspective. Yet, when they’re captured, they look stunning.
- Look For Groups – More than one people give the photograph, a sense of completeness. And on the streets, there always is a crowd. Mostly, friends hang out in groups on the streets and that is the perfect time to click the moment. The photograph of a group always look better than the photograph of an individual (leaving some extreme cases, as exceptions)
- Look For Expression – People are busy and their faces reflect that. If you happen to wander around in the streets more than often, you can easily spot a gloomy person in a group of cheerful young lads. That makes it more interesting. To give your photograph an extra edge, look for that exceptional expression.
- Change Your Perspective – There isn’t any rule written that you only have to click photographs while standing upright and keeping the camera at your eye level. To make your photographs more interesting, you have to get your pants dirty. By this, what I mean to say is, you should change your perspective and viewing angle while clicking on the streets. Many times, just a change of perspective changes the whole scene and can make the most ordinary looking thin, the most creative thing down there.
- Look For Frames – Framing is the art of preserving photographs and making them stand out of the crowd. But framing is not always done after the photograph is taken. You can find frames everywhere around you. Just like how the above picture is framed by a heart shaped railing, try to create frames around your photographs to make them interesting.
Well, these are the points that I keep in mind while I’m down the streets, looking for interestingness. If you have more to add out of your experience, I’ll be more than happy. Do drop in your comments and feedbacks.