Ideas for your street photography:
Indoor street photography
You can shoot street photography even on college campuses:
Photograph a silhouette of your subject, with the architecture surrounding and framing them:
If you see something interesting, get close and keep clicking. When you make yourself obvious, you will often get eye contact, which often makes for a more interesting image.
Why? With eye contact, it feels like the subject is looking directly at you (the viewer). This makes for a more intimate image.
Often people don’t like being photographed, but they don’t mind if you photograph their hands.
Juxtapose people against backgrounds
If you see a human being and some interesting background, make a photo of this juxtaposition (contrast).
Juxtapositions between humans and mannequins are always interesting.
Fun street photography tip:
Make surreal images.
Surreal — photos that we know are real, but don’t seem real.
For example, photos in which the head of the subject is replaced with an object.
Photograph people alone, deep in thought, reading, or doing something. You can get a sense of their concentration and focus.
Flash at slow shutter speed
For example, this photo I shot on a film Leica M6, 35mm, with a flash at around 1/15th of shutter speed:
Never stop curating
In praise of a dynamic portfolio: never stop curating your portfolio of images.