I hope you all have the same love for photography as I do. Capturing moments while walking along the streets. Capturing people dining and chefs creating their magic on food. The mouthwatering smell across the whole street and your nose take it deep into your stomach. While it is a paradise for foodies, photographers find these places like a perfect canvas to capture the moments of joy.
Today, because of the easy mobility and technologically advanced cameras available within in the smartphone, mobile phone photography has really grown. The access and ease of instant uploading feature for social media platforms are fairly smart and saves a lot of time.
Although being a smart photographer helps you click more interesting photographs while being in the crowd, I believe certain ideas can be put to use for improving the skill.
Capturing the story
While you are clicking the moment, please think of the story which will be shot. Photographs capture moments, but the photographer can capture a story. The difference is within the photographer’s mind. You can always capture moments which will connect with viewers.
Street food is not just food to fill the stomach. It has a bigger purpose. It reaches the heart of the people. The love for food brings people from distant places. While you intend to capture someone while they eat their meal, if you wait fairly enough, the taste might offer you a portrait expressing an emotion. Capturing that emotion is the key here.
Shadows and the light which creates them.
Light and shadow are weights in a photograph; the balance between these attracts attention. A photographer is allowed to play with the balance in order to enhance the skill and understand the art. It is very important to find the perfect light to the story within the photograph is bright.
Use of different angles
Smartphone cameras give you the complete mobility and access to reach different areas which help you capture new frames. In the world of photography, anyone who brings something new gets the advantage. It makes the photographer find the job interesting.
This can be called a creative space for the creative mind to work. Today, the ability to use ‘out of focus’ photographs and build it to your advantage is incredible. This helps the viewers to find art even with the ordinary portraits. This comes very handy in the street food photography, as you can make the whole theme alive showing the busy workflow of the place.
Let me know if you connect with these themes and how are you able to use the cameras to your advantage.