Street Photography Tip: Wear Basic Black!

Chinatown Cafe - New York - 2014

Here’s an image I’m using to make a point – if you’re doing street photography, you might want to think about wearing an all black outfit. At last week’s Jay Maisel workshop, we briefly discussed this – Jay wears black shirts constantly.

For street photography, you’ll sometimes find yourself in the image – such as me in this image of a Chinatown Cafe early in the morning. You can see my reflection – especially my white hat! – just above the cook himself. I had a black jacket on – which you can also see – but it’s much more subdued than that white hat!

I’ll be shopping soon enough for a black version of my favorite hat!

Shot with my Fujifilm X-T1 and processed in Lightroom 5.

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