Want to shoot moody, mysterious street photography with your iPhone? Creating mood and mystery in the streets' images can sound loud. But with a few tricks, you can take great, compelling images that impress the viewer. Read on to discover 8 secrets to creating moody and mysterious street photography with your iPhone.
1. Obscure The subject's face to create mysterious characters
Street photography is about photographing people.
But that doesn't mean you have to show faces in your photos.
In fact, it is one of the easiest ways to create mystery in the streets' photos.
And that's what I do in most of my photos.
When you hide the face of the face, they become a mysterious character.
So it's always a good idea to add something to the viewer's imagination.
If you exclude the person's face, the viewer will make his own story about the image.
They start asking questions …
Who is that person? How do they look? What do they feel?
The viewer can even imagine that it is them or someone they know in the picture.
So how to hide your face while taking pictures
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Perhaps they love a newspaper or stand behind a street sign.
Or maybe their face is hidden by another person in the scene.
One of my favorite techniques is to capture the subject's face in shadow or as a dark silhouette.
(You will soon learn more about shadows and silhouettes!)
Explain the subject's face encourages the viewer to engage with the image on a deeper level.  So go ahead and try it for yourself.
If you hide the subject's face, your iPhone street photography becomes more moody and mysterious.
And that's exactly what you want!
2. Capture Dark Shadows For Moody & Mysterious Street Photography
... includes shadows in the composition.
So how do you find big shadows in the city? 19659005] First you need to find the right type of light.
A cloudy day is not good because the light is soft and smooth. You need direct sunlight for dramatic shadows.
Early morning and late afternoon are the perfect times for shading.
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Look for areas in the city where you have light shafts of light and dark shadows.
Or just take the shadow of a person to a fascinating composition.
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Here's an important tip for shading:
Before taking the picture, adjust the camera's exposure to ensure that the shadows become dark and dramatic.
Fortunately, this is easy to do in the iPhone Camera app.
First, click on a bright part of the scene to reveal the highlights. This ensures that the bright areas retain color and detail - rather than being overexposed.
You can further reach the dark image by swiping down the screen.