Learn from a guy who shoots from his hip – really. Joe Wigfall won WNYC’s Street Shots Challenge and he gets great shots by “seeing with his hands.” In other words, Joe simply raises the camera slightly instead of putting it in front of his face. It’s an entirely different approach than that of someone like Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, whose in-your-face technique, brilliantly illustrated in this video, also results in some amazing photographs.
There are no hard and fast rules about street photography – just grab your camera and go. Little nervous about it? Read these tips and take heart from Joe Wigfall. As he says, “Any time you have people and they’re alive, you’ve got something going on.”