Street photography composition … still so much ground which hasn’t been covered or discovered! Some practical ideas:


1. Minimal colors

If shooting colors, strive to shoot as minimal colors as possible. For example, yellow background with some blue and a touch of red.

2. Layers

Layer up your subjects and scenes.

3. Leading lines and kids in motion

Leading lines on the ground which point to your subject … getting a subject or kid in motion and running is always good!

4. People looking into things

Kids looking into entrances, or other places.

5. Parent and child

Sort of a “Pieta” concept. Note the layers in the photo and the fathers face obscured and dark, whereas the child’s face is clear.

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6. Mirroring of shapes and forms

For example Cindy’s face in the far bottom left which is curves, and the curves in the buildings in the background.

7. Juxtaposition, surrealism

Cindy’s eyes cut out, but the eyes visible in the painting in the background.

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