Street photography is all about capturing raw moments. The opportunity to capture stories and moments as they unfold is what makes street photography so interesting. And in order to do that, blending in is key. You’ve got to be a part of the street in order to purely capture what goes around. If you happen to stick out in any way, the natural flow of stories may break, and the expressions of people can change. It thus becomes essential for a street photographer to blend in seamlessly. Photographer Roman Fox shares three tips on how you can:
Quite a good number of photographers don’t mind talking to their subjects when photographing out in the streets. If you’re confident enough, you can do it too. But, there’s a catch to this method. If your subjects know that you’re photographing them, then their expression will be more of a posed one. Where’s the fun in that? This is also why it’s okay for you to be stealthy in street photography.
The methods that Fox demonstrates in this interesting video are all quite convenient to try out while still being stealthy. If you’re able to master them, the people in the streets won’t even have a hunch that they’ve been photographed. And to be honest, this is a win-win for both. You’ll get your photograph, and the subjects won’t even have to unnecessarily stress out that some stranger photographed them.
Besides these tips, there are other general tips that you can consider to blend in. For instance, using smaller cameras and lenses keep you out of the radar. Also, when dressing up, choose neutral colors. You don’t want to be the center of attention. And lastly, be quick at what you do. You need to be swift as a breeze to be a successful street photographer. If you spend too much time playing around with the settings, people around will start noticing you, and avoid you too.
If you’re into street photography, definitely try these techniques out. You’ll be surprised with how easy it is to be unnoticed while taking photos out in the street.
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