JAKARTA, NNC - With more and more people having DSLR and cellphone cameras, street photography is becoming increasingly popular in Indonesia. The object of street photography focuses on capturing candid moments in public spaces such as stations, malls, or even the neighborhood around the residence. Therefore, street photography photographer need to be creative and sensitive to the surroundings.
Are you a fan of photography, especially street photography? Aries Lukman, founder of the iPhonesia community, and street photographer Nico Harold share tips and tricks on street photography for beginners. The following is the review as written in a press release received by NNC:
1. Pay attention to the interactions near or around you
The biggest challenge of street photography is to capture the moment, so that you must always be ready with your device when certain moments of social interaction occur, for example. According to Aries Lukman, interesting social interaction in street photography is something that happens naturally.
2. Master Basic Photography Technique
To train the sense of photo taking, basic technical photography needs to be considered. Understand techniques such as triangle exposure (ISO, shutter speed, and aperture), basic composition techniques, and the camera work you have. These three things become important so that the picture of the moment you want can be interpreted in the device that you have.
3. Determine the Right Timing
According to Nico, the opportunity to hunt street photography is open any time. Morning, afternoon, night, and hot, cloudy or rainy weather can also produce beautiful photos. The locations can be anywhere, not only outdoor, but can also include indoor places such as malls or the environment around your office or home.
4. Start Practicing by Using the Surrounding Moments
While in the public space, the place you use can be anywhere. Not only outdoor, but can also include indoor places such as shopping malls or offices where we work (as long as you are allowed to use the camera). For those of you who live in Jabodetabek, you can visit the National Monument (Monas), Petak Sembilan Region, Sunda Kelapa Harbor, Tanjung Priok, and Surya Kencana (Bogor).