Superb Yet Practical Tips for Photographing Street Markets. One of the things I look forward to most when traveling to foreign countries is capturing the culture!
I see this as a highlight of being somewhere totally alien to me so that I’m able to return with genuine images I’ll remember. What do I want to achieve when shooting? Capturing local, daily life as it unfolds in front of my eyes. I want both myself and anyone looking at my photos to see that I’ve “been” there and got a little immersed in the culture and tried my best to document this. Okay, let’s get into some great tips to help you out for the next time you’re at a street market – abroad, your very own local one or somewhere else in your country. Image by Russell Goodman FREE CONTENT BONUS: Getting yourself out and into street markets means some unique photography challenges, then download our free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet.
Photographing Street Markets – The Technical Stuff Equipment to Use Correct Focussing Showing intent allows the viewer to see what you’re defining within your frame. 23 Ninja Tips For Your Next Photo Walk - Street Photography Tips By Thomas Leuthard. In this video photographer Thomas Leuthard demonstrate some creative street photography tips & tricks.
For more amazing videos follow Cooph Youtube Channel. Wear dark clothes. Bright colors make you stand out.Some cameras can also be controlled wirelessly.Select the right mode… P Mode lets you focus on shooting, not settings..Frame your shot and wait for the right moment.Shoot in burst mode and pick the best frame.Wait for the decisive moment.Squint your eyes to see the luminance of scene… and place your subject in the brightest spot.Take a break and post a shot or two on Instagram so you don’t bleed the feed later.This also gives you the chance to back up your shots & empty your memory card.Fine new angles… Get down low.And Up high.Use a tripod to find a new angle.Water is always a winner with slower shutter speed.Look for natural frames for your subjects.Alleys & doorways are great for this..
Here are few photos from Thomas Leuthard’s Portfolio: © Thomas Leuthard © Thomas Leuthard. E.I.K.A.S.P. = Everything I Know About Street Photography. Photography, like most endeavors, is subject to the Pareto principle, which is best known as the 80-20 rule.
We get 80% of our results from 20% of what we do. Everything I Know About Street Photography is my 20%. Start here: Volume 1: 10 Things No One Told Me About Street Photography When I Started Index: Volume 2: 3 Reasons Every New Street Photographer Must Pop a Squat Volume 3: Meet Your New Friend Fear! Volume 4: Sometimes You Gotta Hustle! E.I.K.A.S.P. = Everything I Know About Street Photography. 4 Secrets for How to Get Tack Sharp Photos. We’ve all been here before.
You get home from an afternoon with your kids in the park, at the ball game, or even a formal photo session only to load your pictures on the computer and realize that many of them are fuzzy, blurry, or just plain out of focus. It’s a problem that has plagued photographers for years. While new cameras offer all sorts of features like 3D focus tracking and real-time face detection to help make sure to get the ultimate tack sharp photos, the fact remains that out-of-focus images are still an issue for just about everyone with a camera. It’s an unfortunate reality of the way cameras work with incoming light, and until we are all shooting with Lytro-style light field cameras we are all going to have the occasional out-of-focus picture or two. Fortunately, there are a few relatively simple things you can do to make sure your pictures are indeed as sharp as possible.
Use a fast shutter speed Proper settings Use a smaller aperture Depth of field Using Live View. Getting Close: Does It Really Make You a Better Street Photographer? Eric’s note: The following guest blog post is by Simon Garnier, part scientist and part street photographer who lives and works in New Jersey.
Read about his experiences in getting close in street photography–and how he grapples with the idea of getting close in street photography. Interestingly enough this post was written before Fabio Pires’ video came out, but it is more relevant than ever.