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  • Writer's pictureIan Miller

Observation, Anticipation and attention to details essential for Street Photography

If you love street photography, you know how thrilling it can be to capture the perfect moment of life in the city. But how do you find those moments? How do you know where to look and when to press the shutter? In this blog post, I will share with you some tips and tricks on how to improve your street photography skills by using observation, anticipation and timing.


Observation is the first and most important skill for any street photographer. You need to keep your eyes open and pay attention to everything that is happening around you. You need to notice the details, the patterns, the contrasts, the emotions, and the stories that are unfolding in front of you. Observation will help you find interesting subjects, backgrounds and compositions for your photos.

Timing is the final skill that you need to polish. Timing means knowing when to take a picture and how to take it. You need to time your shots carefully and precisely so that you don't miss or ruin a good opportunity. You need to know how to adjust your camera settings, focus and exposure quickly and accurately, so that you don't end up with blurry, dark or overexposed photos.

Observation, anticipation and timing are the essences of good street photography. They will help you create stunning images that reflect the beauty, diversity and complexity of urban life. If you practice these skills regularly, you will see a huge improvement in your street photography results. So grab your camera and hit the streets!

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