Surely more than one and two times have you pulled out your camera in the middle of the street because something in it has attracted your attention, a person, a shape, a certain light… you Can be that one time or two times have become hundreds of them and you’ve gone mad or crazy about street photography. Whether you’re a curious or passionate about it, we offer these 100 tips for street photography. I hope you enjoy them. To gain more insight into the street photography, don’t miss the mega guide that we have prepared with all the tips and tricks of Street Photography.

Now yes, we’re going with these 100 tips for street photography:

  1. Start by learning the basic technique of the triangle of exposure:
  2. The ISO will allow you to increase or decrease the sensitivity of the sensor.
  3. The aperture allows you to control the depth of field and the amount of light that enters through the sensor.
  4. The shutter speed will allow you to decide whether to freeze or not the movement.
  5. Learn how to work the color:
  6. The color is everyday and close to the viewer
  7. You will serve to highlight elements and focus interest.
  8. Learn how to work black and white:
  9. for photos, more descriptive,
  10. looking for timelessness,
  11. and with a greater abstraction.
  12. There is a need for people in the photo.
  13. Buildings and places can be great protagonists.
  14. Although a person always adds interest to the scene.
  15. The geometry is essential.
  16. You can use it to frame your scenes with natural settings.
  17. So as to compose your scene and direct the gaze.
  18. Play with the lines in your compositions.
  19. Horizontal: those to which we are more accustomed to being the most everyday in the world around us (horizon, direction of writing,…) transmit serenity and peace.
  20. Vertical: the vertical lines lead your eyes up and down or from down to up. Is associated with growth, strength, stiffness, and height, as they tend to escape our angle of vision as usual.
  21. Diagonals: the diagonals are lines with a lot of stress, have a lot of visual power and create very interesting perspectives. It is for this reason that the diagonal lines are perhaps the most attractive in composition, because they break completely the outlines of your eyes and, consequently, makes them stand out more than the rest.
  22. Curves: curved lines are more associated with the movement, are fluid, soft, sensual, and elegant, and allow you to ‘walk’ the gaze more slowly by the image that the straight lines.
  23. Take advantage of the vanishing points when it has to add depth.
  1. vanishing points when it has to add depth.
  2. Stop to observe what’s around you.
  3. Learn how to locate interesting places compositionally.
  4. Write down those places.
  5. If you can, go several times and studied the light.
  6. The silhouettes against the light will give a lot of game,
  7. As well as the shadows,
  8. The point light of a street lamp,
  9. Or a showcase,
  10. And even the faces illuminated by mobile phones,
  11. The headlights of the cars,
  12. And, of course, the natural light.
  13. If it is dark, look for good bokeh to increase the interest of your image.
  14. Pay attention to the white balance control the color temperature.
  15. If predominates a single light, it is very likely that the automatic mode will be very useful (photo day).
  16. But night where they combine many lights with different color temperatures, it is best that the settings manually.
  17. Although if you want to ensure the result, the best thing is that you work in RAW and adjustments in the processing.
  18. Practice in your city.
  1. If you don’t get inspired, stroll through new neighborhoods for you.
  2. Make travel and practice them whenever you can.
  3. Please be patience.
  4. And anticipate; learn to see what you are missing in your image and look for it around you or wait for it to appear.
  5. The trick is to find something interesting in a current place.
  6. Works with cameras discrete and of little weight:
  7. Such as mirrorless cameras and even your mobile phone (here’s how to improve your photos with the mobile).
  8. So you will spend more unnoticed and it will be easier to move through the streets.
  9. If you can, get yourself a good prime lens:
  10. They are more compactlighter and, above all, light.
  11. The focal range classic for street photography is a 35mm or a 50mm.
  12. Even if you don’t have anything like it, adapt to what you have.
  13. Get ready to walk.
  14. Looks lightweight luggage and footwear clothing and comfortable.
  15. Learn how to interact with people.
  16. Be respectful with the people that you photograph.
  17. If someone asks you to delete a photo on which it appears, just do it.
  18. Find out legally of the privacy rights according to the law of each location to know what you have the right to photograph and what not.
  19. Acts naturally, you’re not doing anything wrong.
  20. Lose the fear, the majority of the people do not care to go on a street picture…
  21. …provided that your intentions are good and do not pretend humiliate anyone.
  22. Look for crowded places to start.
  23. Such as bus stations, crossings of busy streets…
  24. Or people used to take pictures in the street, as street artists.
  1. Learn how to disguise to get photos spontaneous.
  2. Avoids eye contact after you take the shot and move away slowly.
  3. Pretend that you photograph somethinhg else.
  4. Learn how to shoot from waist.
  5. Look for different points of view and unusual.
  6. Chopped: top-down (try to climb a tall building to get new prospects).
  7. Angle: from down to up.
  8. On the ground: place the camera on the ground floor, you will be surprised by the results.
  9. Photography through the glass , playing with the dimensions you provide (behind, reflection and outside).
  10. Take advantage of the uniqueness air that gives you the wrong time.
  11. Puddles, water drops in the crystals, umbrellas colorful against a grey sky, footprints in the snow, fog…
  12. Works the balance in composition through the visual weight:
  13. Contrast: Everything that is contrasted by differentiation from the rest, it weighs more because it attracts our gaze with greater intensity.
  1. Size: more size, more weight.
  2. The position: the elements located in the upper partof the frame be perceived as heavier than those located in the lower area.
  3. Texture: texture is rough, it stands out more to the simple view that a smooth surface.
  4. The color: warm colors have more visual weight than the cold; we also say that they seem to “creep up” more.
  5. Leverages and integrates the urban furniture:
  6. Arrows,
  7. Zebra crossings,
  8. Stairs and lines,
  9. Bus stops,
  10. Train stations, signals, etc
  11. If you have a camera with manual focus, it works in manual, aperture above f/8 to get a good depth of field and the greater area in focus in the image.
  12. Learn how to use the hyperfocal distance to squeeze the maximum depth of field.
  1. Choose a shooting mode that allows you to control the result:
  2. The manual mode lets you control all the parameters of the scene. It takes practice, but it is the one that will work best.
  3. The mode of aperture priority allows you to select an aperture while the camera compensates with a speed that allows you to obtain a good exposure.
  4. The priority mode the speed will allow you to choose a speed while the camera adjusts the aperture.
  5. Spend some time and energy to analyze, select , and delete your photos.
  6. And to give them a touch of editing basic if necessary.
  7. Practice to your heart’s delight.
  8. Find your own style.
  9. Be daring, not be afraid to be wrong, we are tired of seeing always the same :-).
  10. And, most of all, enjoy.

What do you like most? Can you smell already the street from here? Well, don’t wait for inspiration miss out on a corner. Salt and beam photos, only then will zoom in, little by little, the photographer, or a photographer that you want to be. Oh, and if you liked it, please let us know with your recommendation, your like and/or your comments. Thank you very much and until next time :-).