Street photography at Chandni chowk, Old Delhi

Huge rush of people moving in the road.

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 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 –

A busy market road in chandni chowk
A busy market road in chandni chowk
People walking on a busy street in Chandni chowk, Delhi.
People walking on a busy street in Chandni chowk, Delhi.
A narrow congested lane in Chandni chowk, Delhi.
A narrow congested lane in Chandni chowk, Delhi.
People traveling in a busy market street in chandni chowk.
People traveling in a busy market street in chandni chowk.

 

A busy market scene in chandni chowk.
A busy market scene in chandni chowk.
A long narrow alleyway in old delhi.
A long narrow alleyway in old delhi.
A long narrow alleyway with closed shuttering of shops in old delhi.
A long narrow alleyway with closed shuttering of shops in old delhi.
A long narrow pavement road in Chandni Chowk.
A long narrow pavement road in Chandni Chowk.
People eating and sitting inside a long narrow alleyway in old delhi.
People eating and sitting inside a long narrow alleyway in old delhi.
A long narrow archway in old delhi.
A long narrow archway in old delhi.
People walking on a busy street in Delhi.
People walking on a busy street in Delhi.
A roadside eatery selling wide variety of food.
A roadside eatery selling wide variety of food.
A roadside shop selling wide variety of woolen clothes.
A roadside shop selling wide variety of woolen clothes.
An e-rickshaw waiting for passengers in the road.
An e-rickshaw waiting for passengers in the road.

If you’re interested in using my photography or article please contact me as I am available for freelance work.

If you are interested in photography, visit my other blogs on Jodhpur street photographyMandore gardenJaisalmer street photographyBada BaghPushkar mela photographyKuldharaUdaipur photographyJaipur architecture street photography and Patwon Ki Haveli.

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