Photographing people on the streets can be challenging but rewarding. In this video, professional photographer Ian Plant shows you that it can also be fun if you are prepared.
“When you are on the streets with your camera, look for people who have a story to tell,” Ian suggests. You will learn how to stay in the background and appear unobtrusive. Techniques include using a telephoto to keep your distance, setting up your tripod with live view, or even going in close to ask permission. The goal is to capture people doing something unscripted.
Walk the streets with pro shooter Ian Plant for tips on how to photograph people.
See all of the videos in our Street Photography Course:
Taking It to the Streets: An Introduction to Street Photography—Course Preview
Street Photography Equipment
Rights and Responsibilities When Photographing People in Public
Techniques for Handheld and Tripod Photography
How to Photograph People: Tips and Techniques
Techniques for Capturing Great Street Photographs
Using Shadow Photography to Enhance Your Shot
The Basics of Street Photography
Using Your Photos to Tell a Story
Capturing Artistic Composition in Street Photography
Artistic Street Photography: How to Capture the Best Shot
Photographing Sunsets Tips and Techniques
Using Night Photography to Capture a Skyline