How to make sure you improve as a street photographer
Spinning Your Wheels? How to make sure you’re improving in your craft as a street photographer
The one thing that makes good photographers great photographers.
Discover the one thing separating good photographers from great ones, and how to ensure you’re improving as a photographer in this brilliant tutorial by Mike Chudley.
What is the key to improving as a photographer?
This video gives you a lot to think about when it comes to answering the question of how to get better at street photography. Just like the key to communicating is often improving as a listener, so it goes that the key to improving as a photographer is often simply getting better at NOTICING what is going on around you.
As Mike Chudley puts it:
“There’s one skillset I think that really takes street photography to another level and it’s something I’m constantly trying to improve on. I believe it comes down to a simple concept but in terms of applying it to our own photos, not so simple.
It’s the ability to notice and the observation skills of the photographer that really makes the difference.
The more I looked into the works of the people who really established the genre of street photography and why their images stand the test of time and why they are still impressive to this day. It’s less about how they made the scene look good and It’s more about how they noticed moments that were already interesting. They had the ability to observe their surroundings in a way nobody else did and in result, get photos nobody else could.
I think the last 12 months or so I’ve been thinking about this more and I’ve taken better quality street photos as a result of it.
When I look back over the years at old photos it’s very clear that my observations are getting better and therefore the photos are getting better. It’s hard to measure if we’re getting better as a street photographer, there isn’t any rules or guidelines that define what’s a good image or not, it’s subjective. But when I noticed my observations were changing and what caught my eye in the streets was improving.
This screams progression to me.”
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