What are the best technical settings for street photography? Should you shoot fully-manual? Should you use “P” (program) mode? Should you zone focus?
Street Photography Tips
I was going to write an article on the benefits of shooting autofocus versus manual focus— but realized that is kind of a waste of time.
If you’re new to photography, it can be quite daunting. There is so much information on the internet about photography, but a lot of “mis-information” as well. If I started photography all over again, this is the advice I would give myself.
For this episode, Cindy, myself, Chu Việt Hà and our friend Duc jump on a bus for a day-trip to the province of Tuyên Quang (3 hour bus ride from Hanoi) to shoot the Mid-Autumn festival of Tết Trung Thu.
I think if you’re like me— you want to be “happy” in life. You want to be happy with your photography, with your friends, relationships, and creative endeavors.
Hey guys, just put together a fun little video with my GoPro on my daily morning routine. Wanted to do for 24 hours, but lost a bit of energy towards the end of the day, haha. Anyways, my morning is pretty much like this everyday (except we’re going to move into our serviced apartment in a month, not going to stay in a hotel unfortunately).
As always, thank you for accompanying us on this wonderful journey in Hanoi — will keep you updated with everything!
You can also see all my other recent videos on my YouTube Channel.
One of the most Googled search phrases on the internet (regarding photography) is “How to take better photos.” Considering so many people search that phrase, I wanted to share some of my personal thoughts on how to take better photos, and what does it exactly mean to take “better” photos?
Whenever I feel frustrated in life, it is because I have a feeling of inertia. I feel like I’m not developing or growing.
This often happens in my photography. I keep taking the same type of photo over and over, and I become bored. I want to innovate, to create something new. I want to take my work to the next level— but how do I do that?
If you’re interested in learning how to shoot film, start with this guide:
- Film Street Photography Manual
- Introduction to Shooting Film in Street Photography
- What I Learned Shooting 100 Rolls of Black and White Film
- What I Learned Processing 164 Rolls of Film After Waiting a Year
- My Experiences Shooting Medium-Format Film in Street Photography
- A Guide on How to Shoot Street Photography on a Film Leica (or Rangefinder)
- Why Digital Is Dead For Me In Street Photography
- Video: Why I’m Switching Back to Black and White Film for Street Photography