Why I shoot Street Photography

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My last blog I wrote about what I’ve learn from shooting street photography, but today I want to talk about why I personally shoot street photography.

I was first introduced to street photography in 2010. At the time I was living in Chicago with my girlfriend who was in her last year of undergrad. I was fortunate enough to land an internship where a fellow internee introduced me to the works of Vivian Maier. Her photographs blew me away and touched my soul that no other photographer or photograph has ever done. I remember telling myself that I want to produce these same images. Till today I still admire her and her works are one of the reasons why I shoot street photography.

Street photography is my self therapy. It allows me to get away from troubles and stresses of life by allocating a time to myself whether it’s before work, lunch breaks, or on weekends to zone out and capture the every day life.

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Conquering Your Fear in Street Photography

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Try Street Portraits

If you fear of being rejected by someone on the street or feel uncomfortable taking photos of a stranger without permission, then I suggest you to start off by asking that stranger very kindly if you may make a portrait out of them and explain what it is that you are doing.¬†Whether it was their wardrobe, how intimidating they appear, or their facial expressions that caught your eye it doesn’t hurt to ask someone if you can make a portrait out of them. This is a painless and easy way to create beautiful portraits of people you find interesting. Nine times out of ten they’ll say yes and ask what your objective is. Continue reading “Conquering Your Fear in Street Photography”

Starting off in streetphotography

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Bring Your Camera Everywhere

Here is advice my #1 for street photography. Always carry your camera with you, have in your hands or dangling from your neck…Always have your camera with you! Even if you were to just walk across the street to the convenient store to grab something real quick, you never know what may catch your eye and you’ll be sorry had you seen something interesting but you were too lazy to bring your camera.
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