Walk Your Camera

Tokyo, 2015
Tokyo, 2015

Don’t call it “street photography” — call it “walking your camera” (like walking a dog).

We are generally “walk-deprived”. We spend most of our days sitting in front of a computer, and stuck in office buildings (and other unnatural buildings).

Walking is good for our mental health, our physical health, and for our creative and spirtual health.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself in street photography. I am starting to see street photography as just “going on a walk with a camera.”

So whenever I have the chance to walk from point A to point B, I always have my camera ready in-hand. So if I see something interesting, I just snap it without thinking. But if I don’t see anything interesting, I don’t stress. I remind myself, I just am going for a walk — and bringing my camera along.

Your camera is your best companion

Tokyo, 2015
Tokyo, 2015

Walk your camera like you walk your dog. Have it be a little companion for you. Make your street photography just an excuse to enjoy a walk.

By walking more, you will see more interesting things, and the more you will take photos. And the more likely you will be to make a good photo.

Enjoy your walking,

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