Fresh out of the HAPTIC LAB of STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION:
1. Coffee shop project:
Spend an entire day in a coffee shop. Make photos of strangers, either with permission or without permission. The first photo I showed you in Hanoi (top of this post) was made at a coffee shop.
I was sitting enjoying a black coffee, and I saw this woman coming in and out of the doors. I waited before the decisive moment, and got this shot.
Why: Being lazy can be a good thing as a photographer. Just turn off your phone, not to get distracted.
2. Pomodoro street photography assignment
Set your phone to airplane mode, and set the timer for 25 minutes.
For 25 minutes, you must shoot at least 100 photos.
Then, take a 5 minute break, and review your photos. Choose your 1 favorite photo and share it to social media.
Then rinse and repeat as many times as you would like.
3. Selfie project
Shoot selfies of yourself (with the front facing camera) in the streets. Find simple backgrounds, and simulate the minimalist portraits of Richard Avedon.
Why: To build your confidence being on the other side of the camera. You can’t have the courage to shoot others, if you cannot shoot yourself.