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For today’s tip, I’d like to share a street photography technique I’ve learned overtime. It’s just a simple trick, but it helps in the overall look of your photo.
Have you ever tried taking a photo of someone crossing the street or running? In most cases, the photo will look better with his feet and legs apart as opposed to closed together. One trick to getting this shot is to time the person’s steps by counting. When he steps, start counting. By the time he gets to the spot you’re planning to capture, you will know when to click the shutter so his feet are apart forming an inverted V.
If you start counting and match his rhythm and tempo, you’ll know when to click the shutter while his feet are apart.
For example, in the header photo, I saw a guy running. From where I was standing, I saw a spot where I wanted to click the shutter. I waited and started counting till he got to the spot that I wanted to capture the photo. Since his pace was in line with my counting, his feet were apart when he got to the spot. You get plus points if his feet are off the ground by even just a few centimeters.
What I consider the cherry on top in this particular photo: the feet are off the ground, the Superman print shirt, and the head silhouette just to balance it out.
If you want to practice this simple trick, try to shoot in a pedestrian crossing lane. Try it in Colon, those with islands where you can wait safely.
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