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Sneaker Photography Tips from the Best #Straatgram Creators of June 2017

Sneaker photography tips from four of our favorite Straatgrammers featured on #straatgram in June 2017.

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Like @shoberrysho’s #straatgram submission, taking a sneaker photo against a unique backdrop does wonders for a sneaker shot

We feature sneaker photography tips from some of the best #Straatgram creators of June 2017. They are @johnpaulvbriones, @sihetcheeare, @shoberrysho and @janzabdj.

Read on for the tips and tricks to help improve your sneaker photography game.

@janzabdj

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“For this shot, I wanted to feature the pigeon logo, a significant icon for most of Staple’s designs,” said Janz

1. Where was this picture taken?
This picture was taken at Bukit Panjang, Singapore. They actually opened a new extension to the park, which I really like.

2. What equipment did you use to capture this shot?
I don’t use any expensive, high-end camera. The picture was taken using a mirrorless Samsung NX camera with a 45mm f/1.8 lens. As for editing, I usually use Photoshop or Lightroom on my Mac but for this picture, I used a Lightroom app.

3. Any tips on getting the perfect shot?
It all boils down to your inspiration. I’ll usually browse Instagram and Facebook for inspiration before conceptualizing my shot. The location selected also plays an important part. Additionally, your mood matters – in my opinion, you have to feel good to do something well.

@janzabdj’s shot was featured on Monday, June 5, 2017. View more #Straatgram selections from that week here.

@johnpaulvbriones

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“My buddy Bryan took the shot. It was pretty difficult to keep my feet still. Good thing we managed,” said John

1. Where was this picture taken? 
Biopolis, Buona Vista in Singapore.

2. What equipment did you use to capture this shot?
I used a Nikon D7100 and a Nikkor 50mm 1.8 prime lens. As for editing, we used the Snapseed app – which did the trick.

3. Any tips on getting the perfect sneaker shot?
The best advice I can give is that it takes time to produce a perfect shot, you just have to keep trying and continue working with what you love best.

@johnpaulvbriones shot was featured on Monday, June 12, 2017. View more Straatgram selections from that week here.

@shoberrysho

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According to Sho, it “wasn’t the wisest choice to hike in” these Nike Flyknit Oreos

1. Where was this picture taken?
Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, USA.

2. What equipment did you use to capture this shot?
I used a Sony A6300 with a Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens.

3. Any tips on getting the perfect sneaker shot?
I don’t really have any. This picture was a semi-accident! I was configuring my camera settings for a sunset shot when I noticed my sneakers in the frame.

@shoeberrysho’s photo was featured on Monday, June 19, 2017. View more selections from that week here.

@sihetcheeare

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(L-R) Nike Blazer Vintage from 2011, Superga 2750 in Velcro.

1. Where was this picture taken?
This was taken right outside of ION Orchard.

2. What equipment did you use to capture this shot?
I used a Fujifilm X30 and then edited it with VSCO, a popular camera app.

3. Any tips on getting the perfect sneaker shot?
Accentuate your pictures by using bokeh. Tapered pants and cool socks can also add character to your sneaker shots.

@sihatcheeare’s sneaker shot was featured on Monday, June 27, 2017. View more selections from that week here.

For a chance to be featured, hashtag your sneaker shots #straatgram on Instagram. Follow us at @straat0sphere.

The interviews featured have been edited and condensed. 

Read More: A Guide to Better Sneaker Shots