How to Take Better Street Photos

How to Take Better Street Photos


today I want to share my camera setting
for street photography let’s get into it
I’m gonna use a fujifilm xt2 here for demonstration but I’m sure
cameras nowadays have similar settings and functions as well all right so first
things I do is to go into the sound setting and turn everything off if you
use fujifilm or mirrorless camera you can also turn your shutter to
electronic shutter this way it won’t distract your subject on a street or
subways another one will be the auto focus illuminator that is the light in
front of the camera to help you focus better in low light situation you also
want to turn that off because when you try to focus the light will turn on and
your subject might notice you the moment you want to capture will be gone I also
turn the image display off when it’s on it will show you at the photo you just
took I actually don’t use that function at all because I want to be
distracted by the photo I just took and it might cause me to miss a shot so I turn
that off as for exposing my photo I use manual for ISO shutter speed and
aperture because all the dials are up there right in front of me before I turn
on my camera I would dial in the settings I want and use the EVF pretty
much all the time and use the lcd screen when I have to shoot at low
angles I also use this function called ISO Auto mode or a custom shooting mode
depends on a brand of the camera you have and I think that great function to
incorporate into street photography the purpose of using Auto mode for ISO and
shutter speed is to help you on a spontaneous Street the less time you
have to worry about camera settings the more time it can focus on the street and
the environment around you so you don’t miss a good shot because you’re fumbling
around with the camera setting it allows you to adjust your maximum ISO and
minimum shutter speed of your choice which means you can limit your camera
to shoot within the range you want in the auto mode settings I usually keep
the maximum ISO at around 1600 and adjust it depending on the time and weather
of the day if it’s dark I will bump the ISO up a bit as for the minimum shutter
speed I always keep that above 125 and if there’s enough light I use the
minimum shutter speed of 250 to make sure that I will be able to raise the
movement of the photo but then of course this depends on the photo if you
intentionally you want a longer exposure of the street then you’ll want to shoot
in manual so you can lower the shutter
speed accordingly as for aperture that’s the only one I adjust when I shoot on the
street with auto ISO and shutter speed so I can change the depth of field right
away I find out more in versatile and suitable for my style of shooting
there’s no right or wrong settings and that’s the best part of street
photography these are just my personal preference when it comes to street
photography and once in a while I’ll change it up a bit so I can put myself
outside of my comfort zone in order to learn more and try to be more creative
everyone has their own style and that’s what makes street photography fun and
unique the most important thing is to go out and enjoy photography alright that’s
it for today thank you for watching I’ll see you guys in the next one

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