Street photography is a really common form of photography, as it is relatively easy to get into—and it's simple to start doing it, and it comes with no guilt, as the law says you can do it.The question is, should you? Saying, "the law lets anyone photograph on the street" doesn't answer the question. Street photography is about artistically displaying, or glamorising the normal day to day events.
Posing someone is only one part of portraits, as are the camera settings. These two get all the attention, and they don't really deserve it. What is more important is understanding what you are taking, and why you are taking it.
I am going to start by saying this article isn't about the actual ways you should or shouldn't frame a photo, but instead about the abstract idea of language.
What does shutter speed do? I believe that is a good place to start.
We all know about light and how it interacts with a camera. We all know that black and white are dangerous places to play in when editing.
So you are probably thinking that I am talking rubbish, but there is history to it. The way in which film was developed was greatly influenced by the early users.