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Basic Smartphone Street Photography Tips by VSCO Academy


Street photography is one of the easiest genres to get into, and one of the hardest to build up the courage to actually try. Hopefully, this quick video by VSCO Academy will show you just how simple it can be to start capturing great street shots.

Every month, VSCO Academy releases a new video lesson to help you dive into some aspect of photography. This month, the subject was Street Photography. It’s the perfect subject for a company like VSCO because you can literally just grab your phone and start shooting great street photography—expensive gear really isn’t necessary like it is for wildlife or sports photography.

A good eye and some creativity can easily translate into shots like this:


In a few minutes, VSCO’s Max Cleary and Katy Lester share a few composition tips, photo ideas, and let you watch them get shut down as they they try to convince a few strangers to let them shoot street portraits. If nothing else, it’s a great example of the kind of rejection you should expect if you’re interested in street portraiture.

So what are you waiting for? If you’ve been itching to try your hand at street photography, grab your phone, hit a busy intersection in downtown, and give it a shot. And if you want a few more street photography tips, click here and here.

(via VSCO Academy via Digital Trends)