Ten Street Photography Tips for the Daring–Part 2

By Matthew Bamberg / Feb 20, 2013

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good street photograph, one with the look of a Levitt, Evans or Siskind street photography style, whether it be an abstract piece or whether it one that was a perfect coincidence that you caught in the right place at the right time. This is the second of a two-part article about how to be a sharpshooter on the street by taking photographs from the hip and beyond. Ten Street Photography Tips for the Daring Part 1 is the first.

Here are the other five tips. These street photography tips for the daring work best when you apply one or more (as many as you can) at a time.


Photograph someone photographing.


Catch someone with their all limbs extended.


Find frame (wrought iron gate) for pretty object (bow).


Sitting in an unconventional seat.


One person who is real and one who is not in the same frame.


About the author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg has provided photographs and written articles for various Southern California newspapers and magazines, including The Desert Sun and The Press-Enterprise. More recently, Matt has been teaching at UC Riverside while also authoring several books like the Quick and Easy Secrets book series (Cengage), Killer Photos with Your iPhone (with Kris Krug and Greg Ketchum, Cengage), the 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco (Cengage) and Digital Art Photography For Dummies (Wiley).