Thursday, 27 September 2012

Street Photography Tips at Night

Earlier in the month, we published an article giving "7 steps to success" in street photography. Today we follow it up with tips on taking street photos at night from Juan Jose Reyes.

Taking pictures at night gives an image a completely different feel because it captures different stories of daily life, sometimes more dramatic than the ones captured during the day. There is also a whole new cast of characters at night that make taking pictures on the streets after dark an even more adventurous experience in street photography.

Just by decreasing the available light we increase the element of mystery in the image. Don’t get me wrong, it could still be an average image. Just because it was taken at night the picture won’t magically become a great photograph, but at least it might become a little bit more interesting, it may make the viewer ask just a few more questions. And depending on where you are it may even add an element of danger.

Follow the link to read the rest of the article: Street Photography Tips at Night – PictureCorrect.

This new book, due to published next month, is well worth looking at if you are interested in Street Photography.

The New Street Photographer's Manifesto

Capture the Reality of Your Urban Surroundings. The genre of choice of some of photographys greats, from Henri Cartier-Bresson onwards, street photography is now experiencing a renaissance in the 21st century, as the omnipresence of digital cameras allows us all to seize the moment and shoot whenever and wherever we like - and at the same time, a resurgence of interest in lo-tech and retro film cameras highlights their portability and spontaneity. 

This book will introduce you to the history of the street photographer, as well as the work of some of the modern greats, and show you how you can capture pictures in the spirit of the street tradition with whatever camera youre able to lay your hands on.

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