• Tuesday , 12 December 2017

Street Photography Composition 101

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In this video, I distill 3 main street photography composition techniques:

1. Leading lines
2. Depth/Layers
3. Triangles

I feel these are some strong basic compositional techniques to get you started.

You can also watch my longer more in-depth composition presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDqsdZgt23g

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22 Comments

  1. Baluma1
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Really nice lesson for the composition! Thank you 🙂

  2. Santiago Castillo
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Learn before you try to teach. You talked 20 min about spiral, rule of thirds and golden triangle (which are the same thing…)

  3. Kevin Okai
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    hello guys, im a street photographer based in china. my instagram is @bra_kt. I'd appreciate it if anyone can have a look and drop some comments, let me know what you think. thanks 🙂

  4. My Quantum Journey
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    awesome – perfect lecture!

  5. App Dev
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Yeah that smacking noise between sentences seems to be predominantly an 'YouTube' thing and almost unbearable. I imagine there must be some (F)art class teacher who does it and all his pupils followed suit resulting in an you tube epidemic of end of sentence smacking noises. Also the PIP does nothing for him especially when he is gulping water then wiping his mouth on the back of his hand like a real slob. But hey don't take it to heart bro just loose the PIP and the smacking noises.

    However; On a positive note I think he knows a thing or two and I did learn some neat LightRoom tricks from this guy. I think he should have changed the title to reflect his lightroom knowledge then he would probably get mores views likes likes.

  6. PhotoWhoa
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Enjoyed the video a lot! 🙂 Also you guys can check out this amazing ebook on street photography "Michael Ernest Sweet’s Free Street Photography Bible" https://www.photowhoa.com/deals/street-photography-bible/

  7. Thoughts Like Rockets
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Thanks for the info Eric! Do people get annoyed with you for taking their photo or do you ask for permission to take their photo?

  8. Uncaged
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    One of the most irritating and over rated 'street photographers' online. Couldn't listen for more than a minute.

  9. Olga Brycht
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Yes, it's really hard to listen to you because I can really hear how you're trying to speed through (why, i have no idea), they way you breathe is so annoying. Your gasps for air along with lip smacking make it so hard. Just calm down, cause your content is good but I have to quit listening cause it's just way too annoying for me. Sorry.

  10. Tristan Szakacs
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Bresson walks outside, "My Fibonacci senses are tingling." Captures cyclist.

  11. Joe Yates
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    While watching this video, it made me curious what I my camera (Canon 80D) settings can do…There's the Golden Triangle on there for another setting rather than just the rule of 3rds.

  12. Fabio Addari
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    I like your courage in not cutting your shots just because you like them as are, while these could achieve a greater impact on viewers with the right cut.

  13. Chris Doms
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    3:45 the first actual photo discussion. You're welcome, I saved you nearly 4 minutes of pointless drivel.

  14. Erica Gilliams
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    great job. I am trying to master how to looks for lending lines and way to frame my subject.. prefect

  15. Pavitr Kunder
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    How do you spell his name? Andre cardea prasan?

  16. Pavitr Kunder
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    35:30 That's not a deity, That's Shivaji Maharaj. He was a Maratha King.

  17. Pablo Mejia
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    YO! I took a photojournalism class and my professor used many of your pictures as examples. I love your work, glad to have found this channel!

  18. Anders
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Hydrate! Great video man, I subbed.

  19. Hafidz Permanaa
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Triangle? Illuminaty confirmed

  20. ANCIENTARTS1
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Hi Eric thanks for a very good and helpful lecture. could I just ask you one question. it appears to me that quite a few of your photos are very grainy. (lots of noise) is this intentional? or is it due to too high ISO.or is it just what happened​ when you upload them to YouTube ? thanks and keep up the good work. Mark

  21. Shmulik Froind
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    Great thanks

  22. Nathan Baldassero
    September 10, 2017 at 18:48

    hey man, love your work and channel! thanks for taking the time to help teach/inspire other photographers.
    Just wondering what your Across black and white settings might look like on the x100f (proud owner right here lol).
    I love the look of your work and often like to keep highlight and shadow info like a Hitchcock film, but you contrast/grain is really wonderful and mysterious.
    How might you setup your x100f for a base to achieve that look.
    Thanks man!

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