Street Photography Quick Tip 2 – Another way to shoot inconspicuously
In time for the weekend here is the second edition of my Street Photography Quick Tips. Some short, easy to read and easy to use tips that I think could help you while shooting in the streets. Today’s post is another tip for shooting inconspicuously. If you want to find out how, continue reading after the jump.
Sometimes it is difficult to shoot someone in an inconspicuous way. If you want to take a candid street portrait and you fear objection or that the atmosphere of the image changes once the subject is aware of being photographed, try this approach:
Preset your camera to center point AF (or zone focus) and shoot at f8 to ensure plenty depth of field. Hold your camera in front of your stomach with one hand, ready to press the shutter. With the other hand, hold your phone. Pretend to check something on it while having your camera aimed at your subject without looking at it. Shoot!
If you have an App on your phone that wirelessly controls your camera, this could be even easier as you can properly compose looking at your phone’s display.
This is a proven method I often employ and typically fare quite well with. Take your cam, go out and practice. And have fun!