Contrary to what people think, right now is the best time to be alive, and the best time for street photography!
Why so optimistic?
Let us consider in the year 2021, the access to the phenomenal technologies we have.
- The internet
- Practically unlimited digital photography
- Practically free food, water, and coffee
Now with open source tools like wordpress.org, you can create a great platform. I see a very bright future for photography blogging.
The interest in street photography right now
COVID 19 is one of the worst tragedies that has hit us, but also one of the most ripe opportunities for street photography. No matter how boring your life is, your life has been somehow affected by COVID. And even a simple street photography project can be a COVID street photography project.
Also something I have noticed — since we are all wearing face masks now, people seem to be less bothered by street photography.
Now is your time to maximize your street photography.
Where to shoot?
It is ‘society’ photography we are doing, not just ‘street’ photography we are doing.
What is society? Anywhere there are humans. The local park, grocery store, the Costco, church/temple, side walks, even hiking! The more you integrate yourself with society, the happier and more productive a photographer you will become.
Street photography assignment ideas
- Face mask project: Only photograph strangers with face masks on. Shoot street portraits of people, and compliment their face mask.
- Shoot street photos as dark as possible. Make your street photos as abstract as possible.
- Strive to make your own boring city, neighborhood or block as interesting as possible. Treat this like a good creative constraint.
- Start a street photography blog. Just post your photos there, you don’t need to write. Just use wordpress.com or blogger.com for an easy solution. WordPress.org and bluehost.com for a more open source approach.
- Upload your best street photos to arsbeta.com.
- Publish your best street photographs as a PDF EBOOK. Just use Affinity Publisher, or just make your photos as a PDF in iPhone (select all your photos, and send it to the ‘Books’ app). Then you can airdrop it to your laptop. PDF is the future.
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