Top 3 Urban Photography Tips You Need to Know Now

It's starting to be that time of year again, y'all.  That time of year where I get many of you out in the street with your cameras and fancy schmancy smart phone cameras, teaching you how to up your Urban Photo Instagram game!  To get us prepared for my outdoor photo workshop season that is on the horizon, I have listed out three Urban Photography Skills that are necessary to create kick ass photos.  Check it out below:

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Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is the basic principle of visual composition in photography.  The theory is that if you place your subjects just to right or left of center, the viewers will maintain visual interest within photo.  You can read more about the rule of thirds here:

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The Spaces In Between

Pay attention to possible photographs in the spaces between point A and point B.


 

The photo to the left was taken in an apartment building between floors.  The lighting from the window on the brick caught my eye so I decided to take the time to photograph it

 

Keep your camera with you at all times so you can capture these moments between moments when you know that you just have to take a picture or capture a scene between Point A and Point B

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Photograph at Street Level

Shooting at street level creates a visual narrative of urban landscapes not often seen from people’s car windows

Alley ways and street ways or any space where you spot a vanishing point or horizon line in your composition are good places to practice this urban photography skill