September 30, 2018 at 8:02 pm #17361
Once you attempt ‘Street Photography’ it can become quite addictive. You’ll soon learn it’s not just about going out with your camera hidden under your coat and taking a sneaky grab shot. While good street photography can have some luck, with careful planning and composition a cultured photograph can be created. If you study the best street photographers work you’ll see how the use all the elements of the infrastructure to support their subject. Often the subject is giving a gesture or has an unusual expression. It’s certainly an art that can be learned from experience and forth sight. The beauty of Street Photography is that as it’s not set up you can’t be sure what you’ll get so it can be a nice surprise.
There’s plenty of excellent websites giving good advice on Street Photography. Here’s some I found particularly good:October 1, 2018 at 4:53 pm #17368October 1, 2018 at 5:10 pm #17369October 1, 2018 at 7:32 pm #17372
Thanks for kicking off this months’ theme Ken. These are certainly examples of street photography. The first one is the simplier of the two and I like the tyre leading to the girl. In the second the guy looks a bit of a character and the children are perfectly natural. (I’ve moved these over from the other topic you started).October 2, 2018 at 8:25 pm #17373
ajroyleKeymasterOctober 2, 2018 at 11:23 pm #17374
Very good John—Nostos Hotel though is a corker–excellent capture–never get this in a re-enactment.Its the real thing.October 2, 2018 at 11:25 pm #17375
Think my first one misses its title—-Tired and Tyred.October 4, 2018 at 2:02 pm #17379
Sorry Ken, I forgot to transfer your title over. Nice pun.
I like John’s black and white Street Photography. It reminds me of Ian McNabs style. Perfectly natural as it is. Street Photography isn’t posed. It’s a skill to capture someone at the right moment in the right spot and with good gesture or expression.
My favourite of the three would be the second photo. I like the expression, gesture and composition. All the elements work well for me.October 4, 2018 at 5:43 pm #17381
Tell you what Peter—-bet you would not tell the lady in the first photo—-that you prefer the second one best. LOL—October 4, 2018 at 5:45 pm #17382
Yea – just came to me–Ena Sharples—–think we need to find out just where is John going for his photo shoots.October 8, 2018 at 8:44 am #17397
I saw this couple and wanted show them in the environment. So I had a look around and moved away to frame them with the locks. I think the locks maked an appropriate foreground as they reflect their relationship. I’m thinking of entering it in a PDI competition so it will be interesting to see what a judge thinks compared with what our members think. Please let me have your comments.
In the picture below I thought the guy looked a bit of a character and I liked the steps leading to him. It helped that he had a dark background. It’s a shame there’s a couple of distractions.October 12, 2018 at 9:34 pm #17446
Don’t do much street stuff – but am glad to make use of some of my attempts!October 12, 2018 at 10:31 pm #17448
Thanks for posting this Ralph. It’s good to see your Street Photography that we might not see otherwise.
The first thing that caught my eye was the size of those strawberries! Seriously though, you’ve caught the lady examining the fruit well. I think the activity in the background is typical of a busy market and sets the scene. Some may say it’s distracting, but that’s the way it was and that’s why Street Photography is different from other forms of photography. It’s all about capturing the moment.
I wonder how converting the picture to black and white would changed it as currently the strong red of the strawberries dominate the foreground. In black and white I think the lady would be more important?October 13, 2018 at 10:13 pm #17452
Thanks for the response – will try mono (but not for competition I fancy. Still got to sort out how to post on here – tried another last night but it got lost somewhere!!
Will try again!October 13, 2018 at 10:16 pm #17454
Ah Well – One in – One Out – I don’t know where that one went!
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