Layers street ERIC KIM

Street Photography Composition Tips

Simple ideas to get you shooting:

The tips

  1. Look for layers. Get a subject in the foreground, mid ground and background.
  2. Use any social situation or happening (like a wedding) as a chance to practice your compositional skills.
  3. Get close, shoot wide angle (24mm, 28mm) to fill the frame, and to inject more action and dynamism in your photos.
  4. Look for leading lines to your subjects. Curved leading lines as more dynamic than straight leading lines.
  5. When shooting wide angle lens, tilt your camera (dutch angle) to make your photos seem even more “off-kilter”.
  6. Get in front of the action. Busy cross walks, where it seems that your subjects will collide with you. Shooting head-on as best.
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