(Above photo by Daan Loeff)
I know it has been a while since I featured street photography from the community – but here is the last batch of great shots I have noticed on Facebook! If you would like to get one of your shots featured in the future, make sure to upload them to my Facebook fan page! (I prefer using Facebook because it is easier to sort/look through all the photographs).
Some tips to get included in the next post:
- Don’t use watermarks on your photographs or white/black borders. They are often distracting to the image and take away from the power of the photo.
- Don’t over-process your photographs. Once your photo looks too “HDR’y” you should tone it down.
- Street portraits are great – but try to incorporate the subjects/backgrounds more.
- Get good lighting. Try not to include shots that have been shot mid-day.
- Think about balance and composition. Don’t have your subjects too center-focused.
- Don’t shoot people’s backs. Sometimes they work but typically they don’t.
- Think about the statement your photograph is trying to say. Is it just a person of a person walking on the streets, or something more?
- Generally photos of street performers/homeless people are cliche and not very original. Try to find the extraordinary in the ordinary- rather than capture ordinary photos of extraordinary people.
Which of these photographs really speak to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below, and have your next photograph featured in my blog by uploading your best work to my Facebook fan page!