Urban street photographer reveals his candid capture secrets

Urban street photography
(Image credit: Michael Eugster)

1. Statics and movement 

By combining rigid architectural characteristics with organic structures, Michael has created an interesting interplay between a still moment and movement. The contrast turns the human silhouette into an additional graphic element of the photography and, because of this, the photograph is eye-catching and visually appealing. Integrating a person into the background allows parallels to be drawn between graphic and dynamic structures, preserving the balance within the image.

Michael Eugster

Zurich-based Michael Eugster focuses on candid moments on urban streets. By observing people, he captures unique moments and documents everyday life. His work was presented at the PhotoSchweiz 2021 exhibition. 


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Kim Bunermann
Technique Editor

Kim is the Technique Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine. She specializes in architecture, still life and product photography and has a Master's degree in Photography and Media with a distinction from the FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany. While studying, Kim came to the UK for an exchange term at the London College of Communication. She settled in the UK and began her career path by joining Future. Kim focuses on tutorials and creative techniques, and particularly enjoys interviewing inspiring photographers who concentrate on a range of fascinating subjects including women in photography, the climate crisis; the planet, its precious creatures and the environment.

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