Shooting techniques to capture life in the subway

  In cities, the subway has naturally integrated into our daily lives and has become one of the public transportation methods. For photographers, the subway is another scene with rich shooting themes. Let’s take a look at how to shoot the big scene in the subway.

   dynamic and static combination

Shooting techniques to capture life in the subway

  Picture from Martin Ceralde

   The flow of people coming and going , In and out of trains, these scenes more or less have two forms of movement and stillness. Taking advantage of the relationship between movement and stillness can effectively improve the atmosphere of the picture. For example, passengers waiting at the same place and trains slowly entering the station, trains that have entered the station, and passengers hurriedly getting on and off are all scenes that have a dynamic relationship. Making good use of these visual elements can create special picture effects and improve the expressiveness of the picture.

   Humanities documentary

Shooting techniques to capture life in the subway

  Picture from Viktor Forgacs

   During the ride, passengers often It is the protagonist in the train compartment, and at the same time, you can see the life in the subway. Grasping these wonderful moments that may appear can increase the richness of the style of the work to a certain extent. At the same time, it should be noted that there will usually be a certain amount of shaking when the train is running, which is easy to produce shaking during the shooting process, which affects our shooting. Therefore, when shooting in the train, the shutter speed can be appropriately increased to reduce the influence of train shake and increase the filming rate.

  Try a special focal length

Shooting techniques to capture life in the subway

  AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

   In a relatively small environment such as subway stations or carriages, the use of a 50mm lens with a regular focal length can well express the images we need. However, it is difficult to quickly attract the attention of viewers for such works shot in common focal lengths. At this time, we can try to shoot with some special focal length lenses, such as wide-angle or fisheye lenses, so that our works can quickly stand out from many works. The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is a compact and lightweight high-performance wide-angle fixed focus lens. The lens uses nano crystal coating, aspherical lens and low-dispersion glass lens to achieve optical performance with less ghosting and chromatic aberration.

   The above are some tips and suggestions for shooting in the subway, I hope to provide some help for your shooting.

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