Last year, I visited Delhi for the purpose of street photography and it was an unbelievable experience. Before coming to Delhi, I had read in internet that Old Delhi is quite good for street photography and it was right as the streets of still retains the history and charm of the by gone era. However, I had not anticipated Delhi to be that overcrowded and busy. I did street photography in other cities of India, but they were nothing in comparison. There was an endless sea of people and vehicles continuously coming from all directions, even though it was early morning. Nevertheless, I managed it after struggling initially.
Few tips while taking pictures
- If you stay in Delhi or are going there for street photography, it is better to start early in the morning.
- Also I have felt that some people are not keen on having their pictures taken. In fact, I had to delete a guy’s picture.
- Delhi is notorious for its crime, so be careful while taking pictures.
- If somebody asks you you delete their picture, politely delete it and do not get into an argument with strangers, you will lose.
- Also, if are new to the city and are not comfortable of doing photography alone, take a local guide or join a local photo walk or a walking tour. I joined the morning walking tour conducted by Yo tours.
- Also take care of your camera as too many vehicles pass by and they might end up hitting your camera or lens.
Some of the pictures that I have taken are given below –
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If you are interested in photography, visit my other blogs on Jodhpur street photography, Mandore garden, Jaisalmer street photography, Bada Bagh, Pushkar mela photography, Kuldhara, Udaipur photography, Jaipur architecture street photography and Patwon Ki Haveli.