Street photography has become extremely popular, and this is good because it pushes us to create more meaningful work. But this is a difficult genre to work in (in terms of control and direction), and so you’ll likely find yourself grappling with some tricky challenges and struggles if you’re starting on this journey. I hope my list of challenges will encourage you to keep your passion for street photography alive – the list is not meant to turn people away from the genre, but to make them conscious about the small prices you must pay for the fulfilling experiences that street photography provides when it is pursued with passion.
1. You'll Feel The Need To Always Have A Camera With You
Street photography invites us to be prepared for any scene that comes our way. So here is a familiar story…you've decided to take up photography, you go out and purchase your DSLR. Then, before building our own aesthetic – and way before even thinking about creating a solid style or personal voice – you experiment with common subjects (domestic items like doors and windows, lovely details that delight via macro-photography, flowers, etc.) This experimentation is a vital stage in the process of becoming a serious and committed photographer. This stage is useful because it allows us to understand the capabilities of our cameras as a means of expression.
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