Guide to Street Photography

Guide to Street Photography

street photography schweiz is one of the most difficult, but at the same time, one of the most interesting genres of photography. Documenting people in their day-to-day environment is not easy – it takes patience, hard work, and sometimes even some courage to be able to walk up and take pictures of complete strangers. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what street photography is, how it differs from other genres of photography, and provide some helpful tips to help you get started.

During my photographic journey, I shot wildlife, travel, landscapes and even some sports. However, for me, street photography is the most difficult and interesting genre. Why? Because street photography takes patience, perseverance, and luck, just like wildlife photography.

You need to react quickly and react intuitively, as if you were shooting a sport. As with travel photography, you must learn to tell stories. In addition, you must be able to thoughtfully and creatively compose a gripping shot that engages the viewer, just like in landscape photography. If you think you might be interested in this photo, read on.

What is street photography?

Wikipedia defines street photography as “a photograph taken for art or investigation that shows direct chance encounters and chance occurrences.”

Usually, street photography is a candid filming of life in public places. And contrary to its name, street photography doesn’t have to be done outdoors. You can do street photography anywhere.

For example, when I lived in a small town, I spent a lot of time on the beach. On rainy days, I often go to museums, cafes or even a shopping center. One of my favorite filming locations is public transport. You can always find interesting items on buses and trains.

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And don’t discount the rural areas. Even if you don’t live in a big city, that shouldn’t stop you from starting your street photography adventures.