Street photography is about telling the story of your subject, whether it be a person or a place. In this video, professional photographer Ian Plant shows you his own photographs of one particular story.
He takes you to a neighborhood bar that features its own ferris wheel and shows you his photographic results. Ian says, “It pays to work with your subjects—be patient, get in the mix.” He suggests you wait for that decisive moment when your subject does something revealing: a look, a glance, or a smile.
Join pro shooter Ian Plant for ideas on how to tell compelling stories with your own photographs.
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