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