Street Photography Tip – Composition

Street Photography Tip – Composition is the number one aspect that separates a snapshot from a memorable photo. Digital photography is very forgiving and so much can be repaired in post-processing. Except for composition! It’s one method of upping your odds in street photography.


There is much emphasis in street photography as being an activity where you have to chase the shot! But that’s only one way to do it. If you’ve been on aphoto tour or workshop with me you’ve likely witnessed me stopping everyone to look at a red wall or repetitive patterns or shadows. . . Look for that thing that really attracts your eye. Then wait for people to enter the frame! In New York City or other cities with a good population you won’t have to wait for long for someone to enter your frame. Like it or not! Patience is a virtue.

Anyway, I call it slow photography. That may seem contradictory for some when it comes to street photography or even being in the middle of the buzz of millions of people. Try it. You might like it.

From Issue 2 of the Shoot New York City Newsletter. You can subscribe here.

Backward Glance 2012

Backward Glance. Flashback from 2012.

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Flower Delivery

Flower Delivery from a recent photo tour

Flower Delivery

Hat in LES

Hat in LES from a recent photo tour

Hat in LES

Pleasure! 2011

Pleasure! Flashback from 2011


Bench Time 2010

Bench Time – Flashback from 2010

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Wheels in Motion 2012

Wheels in Motion – Flashback from 2012

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