In this video I will walk you through how I compose and edit a street photograph. I shot this in Cuba on my last trip there. It is not just sitting there pointing and shooting, its actually thinking about the story you are trying to tell and waiting for the right moment to make it happen.
I also get a bit into the editing a and show you how I like to edit these sort of photos. With the touch of a few simple sliders you can change the image dramatically with out over doing it. Check out the video and let me know what you think.
In my opinion street photography is one of the hardest forms of the art. It is scary out on the streets, not only that but you have to be like a ninja and have some big balls. I sometimes go out and shoot street, it tests all my senses and helps me understand a bit more about the world. I think this is the best way to sharpen your photography skills no matter what kind of photographer you are.
This is one of my favorite street portraits I have ever taken in my life. I shot this at Outside Lands a music festival in San Francisco California. Well I was sitting there waiting for a band to come onstage, I pulled out my camera and started taking pictures of people, when I turned around this couple was hanging out and it happened so fast but he went in for a kiss, that’s when I picked up my camera and snapped this photo. It’s so in the moment and the timing could not be more perfect. I love the story the photo tells.
One of the coolest things about photography is meeting all this wonderful people. I met this girl while I was out on the streets shooting some night photography, she was standing in the corner holding the sign up.
I went up to her and asked her what she was doing, she told me that she was traveling across the United States and this was the best way for her to make any kind of money. She says that people would get a laugh out of her sign and will usually give her a couple of bucks. She told me she’s been doing that the entire way from San Francisco to Miami. I asked her if I could take her picture and she smiled and said of course and this is what I got.
She said she was going to stay in Miami for a couple days before heading back to San Francisco. I wonder if she ever made it back…
Here is one of my favorite street pictures. I was in Venice Beach California when I heard all kinds of screaming, so I ran over to the BasketBall court and started taking pics of this guys.
The passion for the game this guys had was crazy, and just when it looked like they were going to get into a fight, they would just play it off. It was a battle out there. I specially like the contrast and tones.