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Basic Smartphone Street Photography Tips by VSCO Academy

Street photography is one of the easiest genres to get into, and one of the hardest to build up the courage to actually try. Hopefully, this quick video by VSCO Academy will show you just how simple it can be to start capturing great street shots.

Every month, VSCO Academy releases a new video lesson to help you dive into some aspect of photography. This month, the subject was Street Photography. It’s the perfect subject for a company like VSCO because you can literally just grab your phone and start shooting great street photography—expensive gear really isn’t necessary like it is for wildlife or sports photography.

A good eye and some creativity can easily translate into shots like this:

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In a few minutes, VSCO’s Max Cleary and Katy Lester share a few composition tips, photo ideas, and let you watch them get shut down as they they try to convince a few strangers to let them shoot street portraits. If nothing else, it’s a great example of the kind of rejection you should expect if you’re interested in street portraiture.

So what are you waiting for? If you’ve been itching to try your hand at street photography, grab your phone, hit a busy intersection in downtown, and give it a shot. And if you want a few more street photography tips, click here and here.

(via VSCO Academy via Digital Trends)

VSCO is Revamping its Mobile Camera App: Here’s a Peek

VSCO has announced that it’s redesigning its popular mobile camera app for both iOS and Android. The new app will be focused on both creating and consuming content, increasing the app’s strength as a photo sharing social network.

“VSCO has always been a community for expression; what started as just a photo editing app has since turned into a place to create, discover, and connect for a diverse, passionate community,” the company writes.

The new app will allow you to “move seamlessly between a space for editing and publishing, and a space for consuming great content from the people you follow and VSCO Originals.”

Here are some screenshots showing the 3 aspects of the new app: create, discover, and connect.

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VSCO passed 30 million active users back in January 2016, up from 20 million in April 2015. It still has a long way to go before catching its main rival Instagram, which blew past 400 million users in September 2015, adding 100 million in just 10 months.

No word on the exact date on which this VSCO Cam update will be available. Just know that it’s “coming soon.”