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Urban Portrait Ideas | Such Lightings. Much Life. Very you. Wow Urban.

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Urban Portrait – We are not fans of “almost but never enough” idea but there is one almost that would sure be enough for us: almost candid photos. These are the photos that we want to look like we’re not posing but we actually calculated our every move. And candid photos are nice to be seen in urban streets. In a spontaneous setting with your carefree self, what could possible go wrong? Such lightings. Much life. Very you. Wow urban.

1.) Crossing the street – What makes crossing the street compelling is that the subject has bunch of people as a backdrop which gives off an honest busy vibe. It’s like different stories of people altogether in one frame making it a cool urban portrait.

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Photo by Angelo Bryan Canlas | IG @abc0531

In the picture, it helps that the subject wears red which made the subject stands out the crowd. Plus the subject must be a little forward than the rest to become more of a subject. You can never be too of a subject anyway.

2.) Street Arts – It could be a plain wall there. But no, it is painted blue and orange today. And maybe some time after it could be yellow and green, or maybe a graffiti or political grievance or a plain wall again. So might as well take a snap and freeze that moment to remember that once, that wall was blue and orange.

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Photo by Angelo Bryan Canlas | IG @abc0531

3.) Doing something photos – Looking far, far away is not the only way to go in looking candid. Acting like you’re doing something maybe a way to shine in your urban portrait.

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4.) Bokeh, bokeh everywhere! – you may mispronounce it but you could never go wrong in shooting with bokeh in an urban setting.
It is easy to play with city lights at night time to produce soft and fuzzy colorful background.

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In photos below, the photographer took advantage of the stopping car lights to get some smooth creamy bokeh goodness.

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About the Photographer

Angelo Bryan Canlas or ABC is an Artist Beyond Creation. He works as an IT Consultant and has photography as his pastime. He loves photography since college and likes taking landscapes, portraits and candid shots. | IG @abc0532 | 09277534879

22 thoughts on “Urban Portrait Ideas | Such Lightings. Much Life. Very you. Wow Urban.

    1. You must try all of those, Tia. What could possibly go wrong in an almost candid photo? ☺️☺️

    1. Me too, Im too conscious on cam. Just put your cam on burst. There would be one perfect shot that looks honestly candid 😎

    1. Me too, Im too conscious on cam. Just put your cam on burst. There would be one perfect shot that looks honestly candid 😎

    1. Hi Ginger! I would feel bad if your city has no street art. Please tell me there are street arts there. Even just one β˜πŸΏπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

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