In the last post, I told you about that very first (terrifying) time I talked myself into approaching a stranger and asking if I could take his photograph. Today I want to share a few practical tips to help you get out there and take authentic travel photos.
There are a couple of ways to photograph people while you travel, and which approach you use depends on what you’re trying to create.
The first is street photography. We’ve all seen photographs that capture interesting street scenes from around the world. Whether shot on black and white film, a dSLR, or a smartphone, the most compelling photographs draw the viewer into a sliver of time that is captured in a single photo.
The perspective in street photography is that of an observer. The photographer watches the movement and colors and shapes, and looks for an interesting juxtaposition, interaction, or unusual perspective.