If you live in a big city and you’re into photography I guess you have tried to capture a lot of urban photos, right? If I’m right you should continue reading to get some awesome tips and tricks to make those urban bad-boys look even better.
Street photography, also sometimes called candid photography, is photography conducted for art or inquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places.
Always take two or more lenses with you, maybe one wide lens and one zoom lens. You can get into the details with the zoom lens without standing right next to the thing that you are photographing. The wide lens can be used to capture huge graffiti, or some spots that take a lot of space.
Tripod can be useful, especially if you are shooting in evenings without flash and with a slow shutter speed. You want to blur, and only crisp and clear photos.
In the city there are a lot of buildings you want to capture, and other architectural places. So always look for strong contrast and geometrical shapes that will add that right touch to your urban photo.
Include people to create that urban feel to the photo. A big city is full of people so why not capture it?
Go around your city, do a research and find interesting photo spots. Maybe a place that isn’t for tourists, that is untouched. Acordiong to reserach amogn photographers, 5 best cities for urban photograhy in USA: Honolulu (Hawaii), Los Angeles (California), New York (NY), Santa Fe (New Mexico) and Norwich (Connecticut). Send us your favorite citirs from around the world.
Go out right before the sun sets. The city lights will start to turn on and you can capture that busy city night feeling in every photo. Play with the lights, and have fun.There are no rules.