how to become freelance photographer for beginners

Add title how to become freelance photographer for beginners HI, I AM kunal today I told you how do I get started with photography what equipment do I need how do I edit what editing system is it worth it to get this I’m going to answer all those questions right now I have made so many lists and I’m also going to be making how to start like a freelancing career in art but today we are going to do how to get into photography and where to start and how to go from there I’ll be giving you tips and tricks that I use in my photos so hopefully you will get somewhere with this but we’re going to get right into it because it’s going to take a damn long time so the first thing is what is your motive you have to ask yourself before starting anything before getting any equipment before getting any editing stuff for shooting what is your motive for wanting to start photography and this is an important one to ask yourself because if your intention for photography is to only use it for likes and retweets on Instagram and Twitter and reblogs on tumblr that is an empty motive don’t do photography for that reason because the reason you want to do photography is to sorry this sounds like so pretentious like embrace art and just like be creative and it just makes me really sad when all people do is like care about legs or just numbers like who cares have to ask yourself what the motive is and if the reason that you want to do photography is you want to do it for yourself um then we can continue now you have your mode down now we need equipment this is a huge part of photography and the biggest thing I’m gonna say is before you buy anything before you buy anything please do your research not just like the research from this video do your own research read reviews and look at example photos from all the cameras I wrote down here save money for better quality equipment instead of buying a lot of cheap stuff it’s better to have one really great lens that cost a lot of money as opposed to five mini lenses that are like really really shitty just know that photography can really get expensive depending on how much you ten intend to pursue it it can get pretty expensive just so you know I’m really only going to be talking about Canon and Nikon cameras I know that Sony has cameras and stuff but I’m particularly owned and have only owned Canon cameras so all of the Nikon lenses and cameras that I’m going to be mentioning my boyfriend recommends and he is a Nikon person and he knows a lot about nikons and a lot about cameras so trust just what I’m saying so obviously DSLRs are a big thing in the photography world and if you want to have like nice crisp sharp images and you want control over how your images are going to look you’re going to want a DSLR so there are differences between full-frame cameras and crop sensor cameras and you’re going to want to do your research on that I’m not going to go into technical detail but a few Canon DSLRs that I recommend for beginners are the t3i t4i t5i I currently have the t4 I’ve had it since it came out just really great for a beginner because it’s a lot cheaper and um if you’re also a youtuber you’re into video the t4 eyes and like the TI series it’s nice because it has video as well for a Nikon what my boyfriend recommended was D 3200 the D 3300 the D 5300 the D 5400 and the D 5500 so what you want to do when you have a camera and even before you like invest in buying camera is you want to become familiar with the settings and you’re going to want to learn your camera inside out on manual setting you’re going to want to learn how to use the shutter speed and aperture ISO white balance all those things are absolutely essential don’t shoot on auto I hate I absolutely hate when people buy fancy ass and they only use it on because what’s the point like your cameras doing everything you’re not going to get the best results you want unless you’re doing it all manual yourself I’m not going to go into details about what shutter speed is what aperture is what ISO is do your own research on that because otherwise this video would take 400 million years and if you don’t want to use your DSLR you can always use your phone if you want I know a lot of people use iPhone 6 iPhone 6 has like good camera quality but if you are going to use a phone instead of like a DSLR or fancy camera you just have to pay extra attention because it’s on your phone and there’s not like a lot you can do I don’t know like I said manual on a DSLR is like the best quality you’re going to get lenses and this is probably the most like detailed thing I would say it depends what you want to get into I personally importunate photographers so I will tell you the lenses that I use and why I use them so when you’re looking online for Canon lenses you’re going to see EF or e F – s and what that means is EF is full frame for a full frame camera and EFS is for a crop sensor and if you’re looking for Nikon lenses DX is cropped and FX is full like DX is for cropped sensor cameras and then FX is for full frame camera so you don’t want any full-frame camera lenses unless you have a full-frame camera so I only use two lenses for my camera not only because lenses are so expensive but just because it’s really all I need sorry I keep labeling this so I mainly for the first two years of my photography experience I’ve only used a 50 millimeter lens with aperture of what is it 8 1.8 and then I recently bought a pancake lens which is the 24 millimeter 2.8 and there are advantages and disadvantages of using the 50 millimeter and the 24 millimeter a pro would be that it looks extremely like cinematic and like I’m currently using a 24 millimeter it’s nice and wide and aperture gets down to 2.8 so that means the depth of field is very nice and that’s what you want for portraiture you don’t want like an f-stop of five point six I’ll get into that a really big deal with 50 millimeter 24 millimeter is that it’s a fixed focal length lens so that means you can’t zoom in and out usually when this is a problem is when you have this fixed focal length and sometimes you can’t get further back from your subject so you’re kind of stuck in the situation where you can’t zoom so you kind of just have to work with what you have but as a big tip that I’d get for you is don’t use the kit lenses that go with your camera like if you buy of camera body and lens it’s going to come with an eighteen fifty five millimeter lens and don’t use that kind of like anything it’s not good for anything I promise you that aperture only gets down to five point six and that doesn’t do anything for depth of field and if you’re trying to take portraits with it your portraits are gonna look hella boring I’m telling you right now so now on to extra things that you don’t need but I mean they’re good to have tripods are good for stabilizing you know your camera usually if you want to do like long exposures it’s especially nice if you are doing self-portraits I personally don’t have a nice tripod I have a $25.00 I bought off of Amazon and it’s like anything that holds my camera on cool hwhip and you’re gonna want memory cards I suggest 32 gigabyte or 64 gigabyte if you can I would get 64 gigabyte because photos files just get very large especially if you’re shooting raw which I’ll get into that and why you need to shoot RAW but it just takes up so much space and it’s better to have more space than to run out like mid shoe and then a camera remote I actually use my camera remote a lot because like I said the good thing about having a tripod is you can take pictures of yourself and there’s a timer setting on your camera so you can just set it and turn on the remote and you click from far away and you can do that without pressing the shutter okay so now you have all your camera equipment down but what about editing of course so for editing you’re definitely going to want external hard drive I’d say at the beginning you don’t have to have an external hard drive because I mean sometimes external hard drives can be very expensive so I’d understand if it’s late not and everyone’s budget but I think eventually you’re going to want one I have one because I keep my Lightroom catalog on it because it’s constantly growing also yeah it’s very important for cataloguing your photos and organizing them and if your collection is going to continue to grow with photos then you’re going to want some space some extra space to store it because I know my laptop only has 254 256 q bytes and that’s like not enough man so the two editing software’s that I recommend are Lightroom and Photoshop I use Lightroom pretty much all the time 90% of the time I will take it into Photoshop if I am doing like conceptual stuff and I need like to do some manipulation what’s good with Lightroom is that it organizes your files and you can tag them color code them filter them and you can create presets which is my biggest thing I am super lazy so I like to create one style first set and then make a new preset and apply it to all the images in that series and then Photoshop is more for like heavy-duty editing Spot Healing clone collaging all that good stuff there is a photography package that you can get from Adobe where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $10 a month or you can get Creative Cloud which is a little bit more expensive but you get the Adobe suite which is like illustrator Photoshop Lightroom Premiere Pro all that stuff for $50 a month okay so you have all your equipment you have your camera you have your tripods you have your editing equipment so um what do you want to shoot well my biggest thing is just ask yourself what you are interested in is that people in nature architecture food anything that interests you take pictures of it if you’re interested in people and you can’t find anyone to model for you this is like a big thing especially because I don’t have friends model for yourself like be your own model that’s why tripods and come in handy and now I have photo tips for you because of course of iographer is going to share her photo secrets earlier I mentioned raw which is a file format and then there’s also JPEG which you’re probably more familiar with so it’s raw or JPEG I can set these settings in your camera whether you want your camera to record images as RAW files or JPEGs and you’re going to want RAW files which ultimately means that you’re going to have bigger files but the pro the big Pro is that there’s not going to be any compression in your photos so it’s going to save all of the information of that photograph at the time you captured it in that file as opposed to JPEGs that compress your file and you lose a lot of detail in memory this is also going to be kind of a me roasting myself and my past self with photography because I’m going to be showing you what not to do with photography pay attention to composition composition is absolutely probably the most important thing because editing of course I get something’s underexposed or overexposed when you take it you can always edit it but you can’t fix composition don’t crop it joints so it just makes it really awkward if you kind of crop out like at ankles or this is not angle if you crop out at risk or ankles or anything is just it’s a like a photography know now it doesn’t look good for compositions don’t do it try to avoid it I think if you do look back on your photos and you realize you’re cropped at a joint crop it in Photoshop or Lightroom to make it so like a new crop at a wrist crop it so it’s like up here and it’s like not as awkward no cramming you don’t want like a head to toe kind of shot if you’re getting like a full outfit you’re going to want to step back allow enough Headroom on the top and especially if you have this subject that is kind of has their gaze going this way you don’t want to cut it and crop it right here you want to give like enough visual space so the thing is don’t Center the horizon just allow it to have more space at the top and if you don’t know what rule of thirds is it’s just splitting your composition into a grid and making sure that your subject isn’t centered to make it more visually appealing I honestly break rule of thirds all the time Bart rules are meant to be broken so do what you want I’d say a really important thing unless you can make it work and unless you’re like a pro photographer and you can make it work in editing like post-process don’t shoot in harsh sun or have harsh shadows on your subjects face it doesn’t look pretty it just it doesn’t do anything for your subject I would shoot when it’s cloudy and when it’s cold an hour that’s when the Sun is going to be like the softest and the most forgiving in your photos and also a pro tip that I learned for my boyfriend is shooting with your white balance on cloudy and this just gives everything a more warm like kind of tint to it and it’s pretty I would say set your camera to continuous shooting just so you get multiple shots at once this is great especially if you are us trying to take pictures of something that is moving very quickly and it’s good to have multiple shots of something in case you want to go back and say like oh I like this shot more than this shot it’s better to have so many pictures than to have that enough you know also keep taking photos of something until you’re happy with the outcome don’t just like say like oh I don’t like this like forget it let’s just stop keep changing your settings change your position change your composition until you like it don’t delete any photos don’t delete any photos until you put them in your computer and you decide whether or not you want to keep them or not I’m guilty of doing this I did this in the beginning of my photo career don’t do it because sometimes they’re salvageable in Photoshop don’t do it and just the biggest tip that I have if you’re starting with photography as cheesy as it is shoot every single day like you’re not going to get better unless you continue to practice with it and continue to like mess around with things mess around with your camera you’re not going to get better until you continue to shoot that being said I do have some photo book recommendations that you should check out if you want to like learn more about this I had two books right here but I actually have two that I don’t own the first book that I’d recommend to you if you’re a beginner is read this if you want to take great photograph written by kunal verma 500EXPOSURE.COM

the best camera for wildlife photography Sony Alpha 6600?

Hi  am kunal verma and i  am hear to tell you about  the body of alpha  6600 was a revolutionary   camera when it arrived three years ago tucked

inside that compact body with features market can touch it his success or the a 6600

few aps-c mirrorless cameras within body

stabilization and it now has auto focus tracking and other promising features however it still has the same old sensor as the last model to find out if he can break new ground like the a 6500 and leap ahead of the XP 3 let’s take it for

first time let’s look at the body I’m happy that Sony has increased the grip size it’s not only easier to grab it holds a much bigger Z battery that delivers 810 shots on a charge beating the xt3 and even the a7 3 the button and dial AO i hasn’t changed so there’s still no front dial or joystick and that’s inexcusable on a camera that’s expensive overall the ergonomics including the cameras awful menu system are subpar compared to the competition it still has a 5 axis in-body stabilization system that smooths out

video and lets you low-light it’s not quite as good as the a7 3 stabilizer but it’s very effective considering the smaller size its main rival the Fujifilm xt 3 doesn’t have that feature you’d think that on its aps-c flagship sony would have used a new sensor instead i was disappointed to see that hit it’s stuck with the same 24 point two megapixel chip on the last model it has terrible rolling shutter so it’s not good for action shooting an electronic shutter mode weirdly Sony makes the sensor used on the xt tree which doesn’t have that problem sadly there’s just a single memory card slot and worse it’s SD UHS one that’s another huge fault with this camera compared to the XT 3 and it’s gonna slow you down for action shooting the 2.3 6 million

dot OLED electronic viewfinder is the same as before and is yet again outclassed by the high res EVF on the XT 3 as for the rear display it now tilts up so you can use it for vlogging I prefer it to the tilt down screen on Nikon G 50 but you’ll need the optional $99 remote tripod to attach an external microphone the a 6600 only has a micro USB and no USB C port but at least it now has a headphone jack that the tilting screen would make it an ideal of vlogging camera except for a major problem that we’ll get to shortly

the shooting and autofocus performance is where this camera excels you can hit speeds up to 11 frames per second with the mechanical shutter which is fast but a bit slower than canons m6 mark 2 the xt3 meanwhile can hit 20 frames per second in electronic shutter mode however the a66 hundreds auto focus tracking in continuous mode is more accurate than those models it now has four hundred and twenty five phase and contrast to tech AF points plus a eye tracking powered by the bonds X image processor if you use the tracking either with or without face and eye detection Sony’s system is untouchable it stays locked on your subject with no lag delivering sharp shots in nearly any

situation because the ACC 600 uses slow uhs-1 cards though it takes ages for the buffer to clear and it doesn’t have a blackout free EVF like the xt 3 which can make it hard to follow action overall in shooting both animals and humans in the action and slower settings I rarely ended up with an O to focus shop particularly in the subjects eyes that’s all we can really ask for isn’t it well the sensor is unchanged a new processor helps it deliver sharper and more natural images whether shooting action street shots landscapes or night scenes it delivered rich colors natural skin tones and crisp details the a 6600 is the best low-light aps-c camera with

usable shots up to ISO 12800 and beyond when shooting 14 bit RAW files in low-light you’ll be able to find detail in highlights and shadows that aren’t there on other cameras all that said the XT 3 has more resolution and delivers sharper shots sony has a mature lineup

of email lenses including the latest 16 to 55 millimeter F 2.8 model I use to take the majority of these photos Canon and Nikon can’t match it only Fujifilm

measures up in the aps-c Department plus if you have a full-frame Sony a7 camera or lenses they’re fully compatible the biggest issue with the camera is bad rolling shutter because of that you can’t really use the electronic shutter for action unless you want terrible skew the a 6600 is acceptable for video but nothing more quality is good with crisp at full sensor detail and accurate colors however you don’t have as many options during the because of the low bit rates and lack of 10-bit output it’s a decent vlogging and general video camera thanks to the flip up screen and headphone output auto focus is also a strong point especially in face detection mode though it’s not quite as reliable as canons dual pixel system however you really have to be careful of the rolling shutter which can create a lot of jello effect Fuji films xt3 is better in that regard and canons and 62 can they’ll focus more often if you are looking for a mirrorless

camera three years ago the a 6500 was the best option hands down now I’m not so sure there’s no question that this camera can nail auto focus in just about any situation and give you natural colors and sharp detail that’s where it really excels however the sensor is showing its age and can’t keep up to  xt3 in terms of image quality and rolling shutter I also wish it had two faster card slots and more advanced 4k options if you’re looking to spend $1400 I’d get the XT 3 instead as it’s a better all-around camera if it’s resolution you need take a look at canons m6 mark 2 which is cheaper and can also shoot faster unfortunately the sony 866 hundred doesn’t live up to the standards set by

its predecessor and the incredible

full-frame a 6600 thank you for like this blog post


written by kunal verma


How to get portrait pictures background black and white on realme x2 Pro?

HI I am kunal verma and i am giving you the pro tips for real me x2 pro so from now we’re going to go ahead and test out the full cameras on the back as well as the selfie cam speaking about specs we have a main 64 megapixel cam is a Samsung GW one sensor with an aperture of f-18s can be bind down to 16 megapixels for a more detailed shot we have an 8 megapixel ultra wide camera with 115 degree field of view a telephoto lens which is packed with 13 megapixels and 2 times optical and five times hybrid zoom a depth sensor with 2 megapixels and a selfie camera which is 16 megapixels this all seems great on paper I cannot wait to show you guys the samples that I have taken recently guys this is Technic and let’s dive straight into the real me x2 Pro in depth camera review so as you guys have requested I’m going to start with ultra wide and then go into the main 64 megapixel camera then into the 16 megapixel bin pic and then 2 times optical telephoto and five times hybrid using the telephoto lens as well ultra wide looks really good and then hundred and 15 a field of view is not the widest but things look really good as opposed to other ultra lights the telephoto looks pretty good and the 64 mega pixel looks really great such as in this scene but I think that the colors pop a little bit more with the bin shot of 16 megapixels 2 times optical looks great though things are a little bit fuzzy when it comes to 5 times hybrid we do have 10 times digital and 20 times digital max zoom but we’ll get to that a little bit later on for now we’re gonna stick to the main cameras that we actually have on the back of the phone as you guys can see ultra wide over here going into that 64 mega pixel then the 16 megapixel bin looks a lot better 2 times optical looks really brilliant if you ask me five times hybrid is a nice option to have third is not the most detailed hybrid shot that I have seen on a phone before nevertheless this is a $400 phone and it is competing with other beasts out there and their new Shamim ECC 9 pro with a hundred and eight megapixel lens will soon be going up on my channel against this beast to see how different the 64 mega pixel 108 megapixel and 48 megapixel on the one plus 7t. Actually stand up against each other to see if megapixels actually do matter and if you ask me the reason why there have been shots is because megapixels Matt it’s about the detail that matter and talking about detail the sixty-four megapixels shot looks really good actually so similar to the bin shots the bin looks like the color pops a little bit more but I do think that the sixty four megapixel snap-on yeah looks even be better than the vivo next 3-5 g that I recently took which has the exact same camera two times optical looks pretty good this is outside my apartment block window over here ten times digital and twenty times digital don’t look too good but at least we have quite a far reach when it comes to zooming in as you guys can see the bin shot looks really great here two times optical looks really good no loss in detail there I do think that the fire five times Hybrid loses a lot of detail but not quite as much as the 20 times digital though at least we can still see text. sometimes the sixty-four megapixel main camera is a bit fuzzy though so you have to be really gentle with it when you are holding it because there is a lack of optical image stabilization here going into that twenty times we lose that stabilization so things do naturally become a bit fuzzy and when taking a picture of me Over here things look pretty good even in ultra wide the bin looks the best if you ask me the portrait looks absolutely phenomenal with no edge detection whats ever and the same can be said of taking portrait shots with an object such as my scooter over here it does an absolute superb job here is another little statue over here using portrait which we’ll get to now in a second and as I say guys it looks really really good and really natural here is another picture over here of more statues and I do think that things look really great when it comes to their portrait effect as you can see with the boy and the dog there now I do think that the 16 megapixel bin shot looks a lot better when taking a picture of a flower up close and using the portrait effect it doesn’t look the best when taking a picture of a flower but better than a lot of the others macro mode looks absolutely awesome so we’re showing the normal one and then macro and now we’re going into indoor pix over here so we have night mode or over here and night mode on on the 16 megapixel burned we cannot use night mode with 64 megapixel camera and when we go onto two times or five times when we shoot on two night mode it actually uses the main camera instead of the telephoto camera so we actually get a loss of detail when using night mode when going into two times or five times as you guys can see over here we’re losing the detail with five times going into night mode and things are a little bit brighter but we lose a lot of the details since we are not using the actual telephoto lens now moving on to night pictures over here do you think that it’s quite the opposite though it is pretty similar with the fact that we do not get to use the telephoto lens when zooming in the things look a lot brighter using the normal 16 megapixel bin shot and we can use ultra wide at night – meaning that we can actually turn ultra white night mode on when taking an ultra wide picture and things look really good I must say it looks a little bit better they’re not streaks better than the original photo taken that being said I think that the main lens taking the photo with night mode off looks really good and I think that having night mode on actually just kind of rounds the shot off and takes away a lot of the fuzziness and makes things look a lot more clear I actually look more for that in a camera using night mode than brightening up the shot. because I think it is more about capturing the detail than the actual light and as you guys can see over here with this shot you can see exactly what I’m talking about now that same picture that I took outside during the day earlier I’m taking the same picture at night and things don’t look too good with night mode off or on and sometimes when zooming in you guys can see that we use a lot of the detail when we turn night mode on as you can see that fuzziness is absolutely terrible but things were really dark there now moving on to night mode off to on over here taking a picture of the signboard on the streets things look a little bit better but once again a little bit fuzzy so we get the details but we get a little bit of fuzziness when turning night mode on as you guys can see over there we actually lose a little bit of the detail in the text now ultra-wide with my mode or fan on shooting over the lights gives it this really awesome effect over there though I don’t think it is the best effect I’ve seen using a night mode shot but it looks a hell of a lot better than when night mode is fourth though sometimes taking a picture of a light at night with five timers makes it go a bit of a different color now moving on to video over here we do have 4k 60 frames per second and this is shot at raw because this is a 4k video things are actually really stable because there is absolutely no stabilization I am impressed there is no oh is over here and things are very very stable guys I must say 4k looks really good but when you get a little bit of too much sunlight and it kind of ruins the video footage moving on to full HD 60fps much can be the same but this is upscale since this is a 4k clip so this is a 1080p video up scale to 4k and things look really good though I must say that we haven’t lost a lot of the detail though the stabilization seems to be pretty similar to that 4k shots and once again the light coming in from the god rays from the Sun do kind of ruin the video quality just a tad now when we come into ultra wide things aren’t as stable anymore that E is the electronic image stabilization is pretty much gone and the 30 frames a second is what we are cap to when filming ultra wide over here so we cannot use 4k 60 or full HD 60 at an ultra wide method so we are kept to 30 other things look pretty good and the wide feature looks 2d sense I must say better than other ultralights that I’ve seen and when we do go into one times using 30 things look just as clear as Full HD 60 telephoto we can actually jump into two times and 5 times hybrid on 4k full HD 60 or 30 FPS which is really great now this is 4k riding on the scooter and now full HD riding on the scooter and as I was mentioning earlier guys the sun-god rays actually ruined the shot and going back against the Sun over here with the Sun behind us you don’t see that lens flare which is really good to see so make sure you keep the Sun behind you we also have slow motion at HD which is 720p at 960 FPS which the quality does not look that great but the slo-mo is pretty good and we also have an option of 480 fps but also capture 720p this would have been nice to be in full HD but the one that we do have our full HD is fortunately and unfortunately 240 FPS third is not that slow the quality looks a hell of a lot better than the previous two though it is not that slow as I mentioned before it still looks just great now we’re going to move on to video footage at night and 4k 60fps doesn’t look too bad though I do think that lights kind of affect the lenses quite a bit e specially when recording at night as you guys can see things are quite a bit blown up the same can be said with Full HD 1080p at 60 frames per second at least things are smooth here but I cannot say that this is the best footage that I have seen when taking video during the evening when it comes to ultra wide it is absolute garbage taking a video at night I don’t recommend that you guys take ultra wide videos at night if you do plan on picking up this phone when it releases in your country it looks really really shoddy when it comes to the selfie camera we have a 16 megapixel camera and I must say that the portraits don’t look perfect you can see a bit of edge detection there and it blows things out a bit too much in the background though you can adjust doesn’t look terrible and I think that it picks up a lot of detail on my face especially with my facial hair and things look really good and really sharp e specially when taking pictures with two people it keeps portrait mode looking nice and sharp at night things don’t look too good and we do have option for portrait mode as well but there is no night mode and let’s jump into video what’s up guys this is technique s hooting a front-facing video on the real me x2 pro this is capped at 30 frames per second and also limited to just 1080p let me know what you guys think of the quality as well as the mic quality – Cheers so let me know what you guys have thought about that footage during the day of full HD 30fps using the selfie cam and the evening footage over here as well as the mic test thank you for reading this blog written by kunal verma 500EXPOSURE.COM 


TO start street photography many of us using mobile camera now days and their lens and and camera are pritty good but to make you an advance level you have to start from dslr . I want to answer a question

that I’ve been asked many times and that

is where do you even start in street

photography like I want to do it now

but where do I start what do I do to

just get going

before begin let’s quickly identify what

street photography is overall and now

everyone’s got their own opinions but

just as a general overall what the

street photography actually mean to

avoid any confusion going forwards to me

simply means taking photos in an urban

environment of everything included

within that environment at a specific

moment in time therefore almost

documenting what that urban environment

looks like now in terms of styles there

are many different styles of street

photography ranging from really sort of

gritty black-and-white documentary type

stuff all the way to really clean you

know polished fine art type photography .

And in terms finding which style is

right for you to be honest that just

takes time and effort and you just need

to keep doing it and keep repeating keep

fine-tuning until you figure out what

works for you and just run with that and

the final most important point there are

some very opinionated people on the

internet who will tell you what street

photography is and why isn’t in their

opinion and if you don’t agree with them

they will bring you down they will tell

you you’re wrong just that they can

bring themselves up and make themselves

feel more important and like they know

what they’re talking about avoid those

people block them ignore them unfollow

them because you just don’t need that

especially when you’re starting out so

yeah just forget all of that and do what

you want to do

street photography is unpredictable but

you can literally go out right for 30

minutes and come home with five good

images also you can go out for five

hours and come back with nothing so

there’s really no sort of like direct

correlation with regards to time you put

in verses the results you get out

obviously the better you get the more

good results you will get but as an

overall yeah there’s no correlation to

put it further into perspective ask any

good photographer that you know online

whoever in street photography and

landscape photography anything where the

elements are out of your control and

they will tell you 12 good images a year

by good I mean images that you can put

in a gallery or you can print 12 of

those a year is a very very good result

and finally you re frame your mind and

your attitude towards street photography

or any photography in general so rather

than going out and putting the pressure

on yourself saying okay I need to come

back with these many photos just go out

for a nice walk okay and if you come

home some pictures it’s a bonus if you

don’t come home with any pictures well

guess what you’ve gone for a nice walk

you’ve done some exercise and you can

have a pizza or something now to

celebrate now let’s talk about some

boring stuff I’m not a lawyer this is

not legal advice this is just my opinion

for my research I’ve done I did do a

whole video about this separately. so off

link to below basically in the UK if

you’re on public land you can take

pictures of whatever you want if you’re

in private land in theory you need a

permit but to be able to view many

places in London they are private even

though they’re clearly like you’d think

a public like Canary Wharf in the lot

tourists go there so you can take photos

there in many cases you will be fine

just be ready to get hassled by security

if you turn up with a massive camera and

a gimbal and all that sort of stuff also

what you want to do with those photos

has a huge impact on what type of like a

permit you might need so for example if

you’re just putting on Instagram or in a

gallery or for artistic purposes you

don’t need anything really however if

you want to say

s treet photography even if it’s on

public land and there’s people you can

recognize or private property that you

can recognize such as buildings you

might need various model releases to be

able to use it commercially and that’s a

whole separate thing which I’m not going

to get into this video but it’s just

something to keep in mind now as for the

ethical side of stuff to be honest view

that really depends on your own sort of

morals and opinions now I personally do

is I don’t take any photos of people are

in vulnerable positions such as homeless

or disabled things like that also if I

have kids in my photos I make sure that

they’re hidden as in they’re hyper

selected or you can’t see their face

clearly and generally speaking I don’t

want anyone in my photo to look bad so

if I show my photo to someone they look

at my god that’s disgusting I kind of

failed now I know all of this content

really off-putting but honestly just

don’t overthink about it as long as you

don’t go into someone’s private property

start taking photos and then if they get

funny about it you get funny about it

you should be fine anyway in india within reason is not a problem and the

only time people really bother you is if

you’re like pointing your camera at you

know CCTV cameras in the big building or

the doors or anything like that

so as long as you use common sense you

wouldn’t have any problems so what about

if you get stopped you’re walking around

taking pictures it feels great and then

someone you took picture of or security

come up to you and be like what are you

doing what you do then and to be honest

with you this is one of the biggest

things that sort of prohibits people

from really diving into the genre

because they are not scared for their

like apprehensive about getting stopped

and to be honest with you. I completely

understand it because it can be quite

intimidating because yeah usually when

people stop you they are questioning you

as if you’re doing something wrong so

yeah I can definitely see how this

yeah how this can seem very intimidating

to start with so to put things into a

bit of perspective I’ve been doing the

street photography for quite a few years

okay and I’ve been going into rajasthan india at

least once a week and taking photos for

hours at a time and in all of that time

like tens or hundreds of thousands of

photos I’ve only been stopped three

times okay

and all those three times were by

security guards and not by just normal

members of the public

every time normal members of the public

did sort of look at me or cloth while I

was doing usually we’re just like a

s nice polite smile oh sorry I was in the

shot or hope it was a good shot so what

do you do if you do get stopped by a

normal member of the public if you’ve

taken that photo well generally speaking

just be really open be really honest

with them about what you’re doing you’re

a street photographer this is your hobby

you’re taking pictures of the city you

show them the picture you’ve taken of

them show them your work say your

Instagram quickly just to show them that

you know like some weirdo and in 99.9%

of cases they will be happy because

they’re like okay can using it for fun

and then I’ll go a step further and say

some what’s your email address that will

show into the user name I’ll send you

this photo once I’ve done with it and

then most people are coming to anyone in

their right mind you’ll be looking I

don’t want now and she get stopped by

security just be completely open and

honest with him say those are taking

pictures as a hobby I’m a street

photographer to take pictures around

india and that’s it and honestly 99.9%

of cases they will not bother you

anymore they might ask you look don’t

take pictures of the doors over there

don’t have pictures of the cameras over

there which is fair enough you know we

live in weird times

but yes seriously you have nothing to

worry about okay as long as your motives

are good okay as long as you’re not

trying to do something weird you haven’t

got anything to worry about

so this helicopters gained quite loud so

I’m probably gonna bugger off but

basically for this bit don’t let the

fear of someone stopping you stop you

from going out and taking pictures.

because in 99.9% of cases your

interactions will be positive and

chances are you will probably never even

get stopped

please remember there’s no such thing as

a bad light it’s just different light

which look different and create a

different result

obviously soft golden light that you

will get at sunrise or sunset will give

the most pleasing result overall however

don’t dismiss mid day harsh life because

if you expose all the harsh light you

can get some really nice abstract photos

with loads of deep black shadows and

really soft nice and bright highlights

in the same way don’t dismiss boring

cloudy days because you can use boring

cloudy days to create really soft moody

black-and-white photos as well as

any thing with skin tones so portraits

anything skin tone related will look

much better on a cloudy day because the

cloud is effectively a child softbox so

the takeaway here is go ahead and

there’s many different conditions as

possible find what you like the most and

then just focus on that but also don’t

forget to practice in urban lighting

conditions so that you can take photos

regardless of the lighting conditions

I’ve said no weather if you don’t


subjects are a very personal thing and

can range from anything like an old

newspaper on a table all the way to a

cityscape everyone has their own

preferences for subjects and over time

you will as well now even though it’s

not for me to tell you what’s a good or

a bad subject what I can do is share my

approach and then you can make your own

conclusions as to why I’ve picked this

approach so I will photograph everything

that you would find in the city taxis

buses people buildings streets

newspapers literally everything and the

reason for that is quite simple I want

to document the city as a whole and not

just focus on one or two specific things

about that city so this is your first

time and you’re just starting out I

would actually recommend this approach

okay photograph everything okay if you

see something you think I want to take a

picture of it take a picture of it over

time what you’ll find is there’ll be

certain things that you gravitate to the

most so let’s say Street portraits you

might really enjoy doing and then maybe

focus just on that and honestly there is

something to be said for getting very

good at one specific type of street

photography rather than being like meat

of you know a bit of everything

as for compositions that’s an entire

topic in itself however for this video

let me just quickly give you three

things you can start using right away

the first one is the rule of thirds I’m

sure you’ve heard of it before basically

you take the frame split it into like

nine squares or rectangles and basically

whatever they crisscross which is in

third of the frame that’s when you want

to have your subject or a point of

interest the second thing is leaving

lines and leaving lines basically means

that whatever your subject is there is

something in the frame that would lead

the viewers attention to your subject so

for example in this frame that we’ve got

here that building is of slightly

pointing towards me leading sort of the

viewer towards me

finally is framing and framing is where

you take your subject and then you put

them within something else to capreit

therefore no driving your viewers

attention to that subject again if you

take this as an example I’ve got the

building there I’ve got a building there

that friends me because behind my head

is just kite


the following two techniques are very

basic but they’re fantastic for starting

out and even at any level they work so

the first one is called phishing and as

name suggests you basically find the

composition in a particular location

where the light is good everything sort

of works and then you just wait for the

right subject to come into the frame

roughly where you want to be then fire

off a burst of images and then hopefully

there’s one there that you like this is

a very tried and tested method one thing

I’d say though is don’t hang around the

same area too long it looks a bit weird

and it’s a bit of a waste of time my

limit is about five to ten minutes

I mean if it’s really good I might stay

longer but if nothing has come through

I’ll use this my phone take a picture of

it now I’ve got the date at the time the

GPS coordinates and what it looks like

so that I could come back in the future

and see if I can get this photo again

the second technique involves having the

camera at just below chest level with

the screen filtered up so you can see

what’s happening then walking around the

scene looking down at the screen and

framing and taking photos the reason

this is such a good beginners method is

because it’s very easy to just blend in

like that because you just end up

looking at the tourists like you’re

taking a video no one really plays

attention people generally start paying

more attention when the camera is at eye

level so if you’re looking through the

viewfinder and obviously if you’re just

starting out that can be a bit

intimidating so if you use this method

like for the first few months until you

get really comfortable you’ll be off to

a very good start and finally let’s talk

about gear which is arguably everyone’s

favorite topic however for street

photography it’s actually the least

important thing unlike things like

I like things that wildlife photography

where you need a massive lens that’s

worth more than your house for street

photography you don’t really need that I

mean it’s a matter of fact you can get

away with using your phone obviously I

wouldn’t recommend it because

economically phones are not that

comfortable but basically you don’t need

a really fancy expensive camera and

there’s a matter of fact if you rock up

without an hour 1dx massive lens on

usually let stick out like a sore thumb

whereas you have like a really compact

camera some like when those repo

point-and-shoot cameras you’ll just

completely blend in so regarding lenses

you got two options you go zooms and

you’ve got Prime’s

now there are some people out there that

are very vocal about what is a street

photography lens my two cents and this

is this so first of all both are equally

as good as each other they just serve

different purposes the zoom lens will be

much better when you physically can’t

move yourself so let’s say if you’re in

the back of a taxi driving around the

city a zoom would be much better because

you physically can’t move as if you’re

walking around the city then the prime

is way better because you stay

incsonspicuous because it’s smaller and

lighter so it’s easier for you to carry

but also it forces you to move around

and by moving around you start looking

at different compositions and finding

different ways to compose the images

which will ultimately make you a better


writer , kunal verma
from 500


my first story


The camera arrived in India in the mid-19th century, in the heyday of imperialism as you say. In that sense, would you say that the camera was a boom for the country or did it throw across more challenges?

It’s hard to say whether the camera was truly positive or negative. At the time, it could be an instrument of violence, because it was an instrument of documentation of control by the colonial state. On the other hand, as an archivist or scholar working on these photographs two hundred years later, they are incredible historical remnants of a previous social and political order. For instance, the book includes photographs from the album ‘The Oriental Races and Tribes, Residents and Visitors of Bombay’, which is the first ethnographic album made in the 1850s and published in the 1860s. While the albums are peculiar because they attempt to clinically capture every community in Bombay, they also give shape to the dominant or ‘typical’ characteristics of each community. Other photographs by British civil servants who were photographers really reveal how coercive the photographic process could be, with Indian subjects often visibly uncomfortable in front of the camera. But I think we are all the more rich in our history for the photos and enrich with our tradition and our c culture and now on the 21st century we how to enrich and follow our spread our culture in whole world.

Photography in India in the 19th Century

Photography came to India in 1840 and various British photographers traveled to India to record the historical monuments and the varied landscape of the country. In 1847 William Armstrong Fallon surveyed in Temples in the Ajanta and Ellora caves and published a book.

Thomas Biggs, Bombay Artillery was appointed architectural photographer in 1855, and made 100 negatives of Bijapur, Aihole, Badami and other sites. In Madras Linnaeus Tripe was appointed official photographer. Tripe photographed the temple architecture of Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tanjavur, Madurai and other places. In 1870 Archeological Survey of India appointed Major General Alexander Cunningham and thousands of negatives and prints were made of various heritage sites.

William Johnson and William Henderson photographed various people and published 2 volumes called the “Oriental Races and Tribes”. In 1868 Captain Meadowes Taylor published the “People of India”, 8 volumes that contained 500 original photographs. The first photographic societies of India were found in 1854 in Bombay and 1857 in Bengal and Madra