Do you love looking at small-town America photos as much as I do? For many, America’s small village is the embodiment of true Americana. The charming streets, colorful buildings, and inviting people of small-town America make it a great place to capture on camera. Here are some tips for capturing the beauty of small-town America in photos.
Small Towns Make Great Photos
The first thing to remember is to take advantage of the unique light that often comes with small towns. Whether it’s early morning or late evening light reflecting off shop windows or street signs, or the sun streaming through trees on a quiet side street, look for ways to highlight the beauty of your environment with lighting.
Secondly, don’t just focus on the buildings and architecture that makes up a town’s character—capture its people too! From local vendors selling their wares at farmers’ markets to friendly conversations between neighbors outside an old diner—the people of these towns add warmth and dimension to every shot.
And lastly, remember to take a step back and appreciate the bigger picture when shooting small town America. Even though it might be easy to get caught up in shooting close-up details like window displays or intricate brickwork on old buildings, pull out your zoom lens and look for ways to capture the entire street and all its beauties in one photo.
Capturing the beauty of small-town America in photos is all about finding creative ways to show its unique atmosphere and charm. So take your time exploring every corner of these towns—you never know what kind of amazing shot you might find!
The image at the top represents the small town of Bluffton, South Carolina. You can purchase it as a framed print for wall art, stretched canvas or other photographic options from my Pixels gallery. All photography purchases come with a money back guarantee.