Street photography is a type of documentary photography that captures people and life as it unfolds. The best street photographers know how to capture the beauty of real life, and they are not afraid to show us what we often avoid seeing in our day-to-day lives. In this blog post, I will discuss street photography from an artist’s perspective, as well as share my own personal experience with street photography.
What is Street Photography?
Street photography portrays the world in a candid, unmediated way. Rarely are you able to catch these incidents on your own without it being planned out or scripted beforehand. Street photographers aim for an unposed feel of people going about their day-to-day routines and personal lives – living life as they see fit with no judgment from others around them
Street photography is one that captures what’s happening right before our eyes; moments so often seemingly missed because we don’t bother looking up long enough at strangers’ faces close by us walking down sidewalks past each other every single day.
The street photographer can be seen as an extension of the flâneur, someone who is always looking and watching their surroundings.
Framing and timing are the two most important aspects to a photographer’s craft. Some artists take pride in capturing images at decisive moments, where every detail is perfect for telling an amazing story or conveying an emotional message.
Street photography is a captivating art form that captures people in public spaces. Street photographers must also navigate and negotiate changing expectations about privacy, security, and property while attempting to capture the history of our society through their lens.… Read the rest