Well actually street photography can be a difficult discipline to master. There are a lot of elements that make up a great street photograph, and the street photographer only has a fraction of a second to combine all these elements to create their piece of art.
This realization can be very frustrating and cause many photographers to abandon their quest of becoming a street photographer. Don't give up if this is the case, you just need to work on your craft more to improve your street photographs.
Now I am far from being an expert on street photography, as I am fairly new to it myself so I can only speak from my experiences of how I learnt to improve my street photography skills.
I believe in taking a much different approach to improving your street photography than most.
My Golden rule if you are starting out in street photography is:
DON'T SHOOT STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
I am not saying don't shoot street photography ever, but at the beginning your focus should be placed elsewhere in order to improve your street photography skills.
At the beginning you should be practicing specific skills that will pay dividends later, so for the time being, ignore your urges and follow the golden rule; Don't Shoot Street Photography!
In my next post, we will look at the first skill required if you want to master street photography.