- Shoot close on busy street, without your presence being felt
When standing on a busy street, it is important to understand who is first on the scene and who belongs to the scene. This can help you to be more mindful of your surroundings and be respectful of the people and activities you are photographing, and create more meaningful and authentic images.
Here are a few tips to help you understand who is first on the scene and who belongs to the scene:
- Observe the dynamics of the scene. Who is in charge or in control? Who seems to be part of the activity or environment, and who seems to be an outsider or observer?
- Pay attention to body language and social cues. Are people interacting with each other, or are they avoiding eye contact or maintaining a distance?
- Consider the context of the scene. What is happening in the wider environment, and how does it relate to the people and activities you are photographing?
- Respect people’s privacy and boundaries. Avoid intruding on people’s personal space or taking pictures of them without their permission.