Nothing about street photography is easy to pull out. There are usually too many activities going on in the streets at one particular time. In very few scenarios, especially in a busy street, one will find one activity happening spontaneously. However, doesn’t one still have a chance to make a perfect print out of the moment?
However, street photography might also be a remote area or even a lesser populated area like the deserts or rural areas. Having a street photography composition of the rural streets would give the impression of relaxation and timeliness, making everything around one’s world get slow and manageable, unlike in the urban streets where the impression of a fast-moving life is still evident. Below are some of how one would improve their street photography composition skills.
Have A Story
A picture is meant to communicate in ways which the sight can understand in a glance. The most attractive street photography compositions usually have a captivating story in them. A story does not have to have so much information to become engaging; actually, the most exciting stories usually have tiny details but are very conspicuous. Imagine a street photograph of persons who have got some cigars on their lips, dressed in long black and grey trench coats along the road, two of them with whiskey-like bottles outside the street of a pub-like shelter in the night. Won’t that picture look good inside an actual pub, giving those inside a positive vibe on how awesome times will get with time? Remember, all a story has to do to be captivating is uniqueness and ease of understanding.
Creativity is the mother of all pleasures. The most basic pleasurable sight the eye can meet must have been a creative mind behind the implemented idea. In a world where people are thirsty for new things, A creative street photography composition would precisely draw the mass’s attention. Imagine a scenario that would catch eyes from a distance, like a beautiful lady walking in the streets in good looks, a supercar with the keys in her hand, and a good-looking man who looks as successful holding the ladies by the other hand and pecking her on the cheek. While other men and ladies watch them from afar in much envy and others in the midst cheering them up, doesn’t that symbolize a lot just in one photograph? A photography enthusiast would say that street photography was about a happy relationship with some people showing much support while others do not wish them much success. Isn’t that what happening in the actual world, just displayed in a way that brings all those events and feelings into life?
The Incorporation of an excellent and captivating storyline, with much creativity, would make a perfect street photography composition admired by many. That which attracts the eye might just be the food to one’s soul. An outstanding art is judged not by its beauty but by the numbers it attracts.