While roaming the streets of a city shooting street life, it is worth also looking at what’s happening behind the glass of shops and businesses. Especially when you are new to street photography, this unobtrusive way of taking pictures of strangers might be a good way to slowly extend your comfort zone, as your subjects tend not to notice you.
When you shoot through storefront windows, don’t be afraid for reflections of street life happening behind you, as this can add interest to the image. That said, you can obviously use a polarizing filter to suppress glare in the glass of the windows.
Also, capturing people in their cars stopped at traffic lights can be fun.
So the next time you roam your city to shoot street photography, take a look at what’s happening behind the glass. You are welcome to post links to your photos in the comment section.
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Have a great Sunday!