There is no definition that can define what Street Photography actually is. You will always come upon conflicting responses on street photography depending upon whom you are asking and where you are trying to find out the information. Some street photographers will say that street photography is all about capturing the emotion and expressions of people, while others may put a higher emphasis on the urban environment. You can also see Conceptual Photography.
However, the most effective street photographs are the ones that incorporate both the human elements as well as the urban environment. To capture moments wherein a person is interacting with the environment or in which the environment is interacting with the person is a true mark of a skilled photographer. Street photography can be shot anywhere as long as it is open to the public to enter and leave as they please.In this post, we are going to put light on a few magnificent street photography examples which will give inspiration to your designs. You can also see Contrast Photography.
Many photographers consider the rainy season as one of the worst times of the year for shooting high-quality photographs outside. But rainy season has got its own beauty and if used properly, it can be the best period to try out and shoot some rare and beautiful photographs. And the above photograph is an awesome example of rainy day street photography. The photographer couldn’t have captured the street photography in a natural surrounding in any better manner than he has done here. The rainy day has only added additional beauty to the overall photo. The reflection of water on the road, the lush green trees, and the smoggy background can capture the imagination of the viewers for sure.
Most people have this misconception that street photography needs to have people in it but the above Awesome Street Photography dismisses this point. It is a photograph of a random day in the city of Kuala Lumpur wherein the street photographer has captured a candid shot of the passing vehicles. After seeing this street photograph, the viewers would definitely want to know the object of attention for the street photographer and this is what that makes this photo unique. You can notice speeding cars, and a running tube; the greenery in the background adds further beauty to the photograph.
Bologna Street Photography is yet another fascinating example of street photography. This is an open-ended photograph as it makes the viewers wonder what exactly is going on out there in this picture. In the above street photograph, a small kid whose face is not visible, seems to be showing a young lady something in the far off and the young lady, possibly the mother of the kid, seems to be listening to the kid with all the attention in the world. This kind of street photography is far more interesting and engaging experience as the viewers can imagine and interpret the scenes based on their own thoughts and feelings.
Old Street Photography is another fine example of street photography where the street has beautiful vintage buildings on both sides. It can take the viewer’s breath away through its beauty. There is no trace of any people available on this photograph and yet the picture tells a lot about the place; the beauty of this street photograph will surely catch the viewer’s attention.
Not all street photographs need to be super emotional and they can be just purely visual images that appeal to the viewers. This China Town Street Photography has combined both of these qualities in a splendid manner. The photographer has tried to display the diversity of cultures through this street photograph through the lively street, landmark buildings, and colorful shops. The photograph was taken at a time wherein it wasn’t fully dark and lights in the street buildings were about to make their presence felt. You will notice a young lady talking on the phone and one would wonder whether she was aware of the photograph being clicked.
Brilliant Street Photography is an excellent street photography captured by the renowned street photographer Felix Lupa. The photographer believes photography takes him to heaven or an island of sanity in which he can take refuge from the outside insane world. In the above street photograph, the viewers may wonder why is this little boy sitting on the pavement? What does he think about having his photograph taken? The man on this photograph is walking briskly and he seems to be in a hurry as if he needs to reach some place urgently. Street photographs like this evoke imagination in the viewer’s mind.
Street photography is different from studio photography in the sense that the street photographers remain at the mercy of the light that is presented at the location. The above Natural Sunset in Street Photography is a street photograph which depicts a simple daily life scene in the fading sunlight. The human characters in this street photograph don’t seem to be aware of them being photographed as they remain busy chatting in the middle of the street. The long narrow street with beautiful houses on either sides and the blue sky in the background give this photograph a mesmerizing look.
The above street photograph is a very good example of a close-ended photograph, something that requires very little interpretation. The above image is like many other images that have been taken before wherein a human character is walking on a street. But the most striking part of this street photograph is that the face of the lady walking on the street is not visible. Without being able to see the expression or facial features, the viewer here is left to imagine what she would be looking like. The street photographer has blurred the street in the background which gives the photograph a surreal look.
The photographer of this Street Home Photography has taken it to another level altogether. She has captured a location that is nearby her residence and she had seen that street donning different looks during different seasons. The background looks picturesque and there is a young girl who seems to be returning home from school. The color combination of the girl’s outfit and the background compliment each other well.
Simply put, street photography is all about capturing everyday life and society and it doesn’t have to be shot on the streets only. You can do street photography at the airport, at a mall, at the beach, at the park, in the bus or subway, or in other such public places. Street photography, as a medium of photography, is very popular and we hope the above collection of street photographies will inspire you to come up with new and innovative design ideas. You can also see Still Life Photography.