Photography Tips

Never stop shooting:

1. Playground street photography

playground

Shoot at the park!

Red and Green shadows selfie. Playground in Lisbon, 2018
Red and Green shadows selfie. Playground in Lisbon park, 2018

2. Elevator

Shoot from inside an elevator looking out:

elevator

Or shoot inside the elevator!

Cindy elevator, Dutch angle. Saigon, 2017
Cindy elevator, Dutch angle. Saigon, 2017
Cindy creator. Hands, reflection, flash, elevator, Saigon.
Cindy holding up her arms. Photo of a flash in front of elevator, Saigon 2017
Woman in elevator. Tokyo, 2016.
Woman in elevator. Tokyo, 2016.
Cindy in elevator. Saigon, 2017
Cindy in elevator. Saigon, 2017

Woman in elevator. Chicago. 2013
Woman in elevator. Chicago. 2013

Old people in elevator. Tokyo, 2017

Downtown LA, 2016. Street portrait with flash in elevator, with purple colors.
Downtown LA, 2016. Street portrait with flash in elevator, with purple colors.

Robert Frank: Americans elevator girl

From Robert Frank’s “The Americans“:

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3. Blur

Yellow blur Cindy at night. Tokyo, 2018
Yellow blur Cindy at night. Tokyo, 2018

Integrate blur into your photos to add more drama, motion, and dynamism!

Cindy with blurred hands on face. London, 2018
Cindy with blurred hands on face. London, 2018
Blurry Cindy walking, with red background, and a touch of green. Lisbon, 2018
Blurry Cindy walking, with red background, and a touch of green. Lisbon, 2018
Red blur of Cindy’s face. Marseille, 2018

4. A subtle spot of light

light

5. Long distance flash street photography

Shoot from a distance, and shoot with a flash — and illuminate the whole scene.

6. Silhouette

Cindy staircase

Shoot silhouettes, by shooting high-contrast black and white (use ERIC KIM PRESETS). The silhouettes make your photos more mysterious, thus more open-ended and interesting to look at!

Black and white street photo

Cindy triangle

Eric kim cross


7. Don’t show faces

Shoot people’s faces as it is obscured in the shade, or if they’re looking away from the camera, to add more mystery to your photos.

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