10 Things Not to Do in Street Photography

Hong Kong, 2012
  1. Don’t chimp (let your shots marinate)
  2. Don’t look at bad photos (study the masters)
  3. Don’t spend time on gear review sites when you’re bored (buy books, not gear)
  4. Don’t worry about your camera (the best camera is the one you have with you)
  5. Don’t mix black and white and color in the same set (aim for consistency)
  6. Don’t stop shooting (shoot a lot of bad photos to get a few good ones)
  7. Don’t worry about how many followers you have (shoot for yourself, like Vivian Maier)
  8. Don’t publish photos without a second opinion (edit ruthlessly)
  9. Don’t only take 1 photo of a scene (work the scene, there is more than one “decisive moment”)
  10. Don’t forget to have fun (life is short, shoot if everyday were your last)

What else would you add to this list? Share what you don’t do in street photography in the comments below!

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