How to Take Good Pictures in Crowded Places?

Written by: Sauvik Chatterjee

Photographers have to travel to various places to click photographs and as a photographer, you should never take it for granted that things would always go your way. Sometimes you might spot a really good subject, but the perfect angle is blocked by a crowd. Don’t worry yourself in these situations, here are a few tips for you to click photographs in crowded places.

Patience and Persistence

Patience plays a huge role in any type of photography. So, when you travel to a popular location you need to have the patience to click a photograph to get good travel photographs. You might have to wait for more than 10 or 15 minutes just to take one photograph but trust me it's worth it.

Picking good angles is essential

The beauty of your photograph depends heavily upon where you position yourself and the type of lens you use. So, to keep undesirable elements out of your photographs such as a group of tourists, use a long lens and stand behind something in the foreground.

Take a look upwards

There is always something interesting in front of you, but have you ever looked upwards and checked? Sometimes you can’t wait for a long time to take a photograph, so that would be a good time to look upwards and find interesting things to click.

Get close to your subject

When it is tough for you to get the bigger picture, why not get closer to the subject and look for minute details to click? You’ll be surprised to know how such macro subjects could tell a story of that location.

Sometimes crowded places are a nightmare for a photographer as they can prevent you from taking good pictures. But these tips would help you maneuver through these difficult situations and get the best out of the location you’ll visit. 


Written by: Sauvik Chatterjee


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