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This Simple Trick for Shy Street Photographers Will Help You Snag that Candid Shot

DigitalRevTV recently shared a useful video featuring the more mellow Lok that discussed how to photograph Hong Kong if you’ve only got a few hours to spend shooting. The video itself is interesting and full of great info shared in that low-key style only possible for DRTV when Kai is on vacation, but one tip in particular caught peoples’ eye.

Pointed out by Reddit user Feggy, Lok shows you how to take candid street photographs on the sly. Instead of pointing your camera at them and making it obvious who it is you’re photographing, Lok suggests you pop it into Live View, pretend you’re taking a picture of something else, and then pretend you’re reviewing that photo while you snap a photo of your actual subject.

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It’s a good trick for shy street photographers who still need to build up their confidence, as well as a great way to capture candid shots in a situation where people know you have a camera. They’re less likely to clam up and strike a cliché pose if they think you’re just reviewing your photos.

Check out the video at the top, and let us know what you think or drop further advice for the novice street photog in the comments down below.


 
  • jtan163

    Lok is the true star of Digital Rev videos.
    #Rok the Lok!

  • Kai Eiselein

    The nice thing about having cameras with articulating lcd screens is the fact that I can compose and shoot without raising the camera to my eye :)

  • MichaelTapp

    “How to get away with shooting poverty porn.”