What are the reasons and purposes behind Street Photography?
Street Photography is a common practice by foreigners, specially when they visit a new village or a new city in their holidays. But they are not the only ones doing this thing, many people enjoy doing this for different purposes and in some cases, people even take a photographs for business and marketing purposes.
Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons why people decide to take part in Street Photography as an activity.
– It’s a good way to get to know a city:
If you have recently got in a new city and you want to explore it, wouldn’t it be cool if you took a photograph of every beautiful part of this new place you want to explore? It also can help you remember your root if you accidently forgot it.
– Every city hides interesting secrets:
You will not be able to find every secret that goes on in the city by taking photographs of course, but you might be able to take some good photographs on some of the most mysterious and secretive places. Imagine if the buildings from old soviet cities could talk… What do you think they would tell us?
I certainly don´t know, but I’m sure that it would be worth hearing.
– You need images for a blog:
Every blogger likes to show beautiful images on their posts, and because of this some of them decide to get up and start taking pics around their cities!
– Business and Marketing:
There are some websites that are paying good amounts of money for people that are able to take beautiful and original pics of cities. Usually, what they do is they pay the photographers a reasonable amount, and they exhibit the images on their website with the goal of offering stock images with all legal rights to possible buyers. These images are often sold to their buyers for more than 200$ so this could definitely be worth your time. However, this is not an easy task to do, since they are looking for the best and most shocking photographs on the highest quality possible. ShutterStock and DepositPhotos are some examples of this type of website.
– Keeping good memories:
Maybe you suddenly feel nostalgic after finding out that you have to move on to another city because of a job offer after 20 years of living in the same place. Taking photos to capture the beauty of your city could definitely make a beautiful souvenir in form of album. Or just imagine having kids in the future and showing them your beautiful album showcasing the city from when you were raised…
As you can see, there are so many different reasons for people to decide to start taking photographs of their cities. In this link, you will find a short interview to some of the most popular and most awarded street photographers of all time, talking some of the tips and tricks about this topic. It’s really interesting, check it