October Theme – Street Photography

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    Pete Robinson
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    The theme for September is now closed

    The theme for October is

    Street Photography

    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:

    Eric Kim’s beginners guide to Street Photography

    The British Journal of Photographs examples of Street Photography

    The Digital School’s guide to Street Photography

    Thank you everyone who contributed to last months theme.

    It’s easy to upload your pictures now. Login and open the Forum post. Ensure the ‘Visual’ tab is selected and not the ‘Text’ tab. Then click on the right hand icon in the edit menu that looks like a picture of a mountain. If you wish you can prepare your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 650px at 72ppi, but the upload dialogue box has a resize option.

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.

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    #17368

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    #17369

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    #17372

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    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).

    #17373

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Concierge

    Joni

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    #17374

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    Very good John—Nostos Hotel though is a corker–excellent capture–never get this in a re-enactment.Its the real thing.

    #17375

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    Think my first one misses its title—-Tired and Tyred.

    #17379

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    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.

     

    #17381

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    Tell you what Peter—-bet you would not tell the lady in the first photo—-that you prefer the second one best. LOL—

    #17382

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    Yea – just came to me–Ena Sharples—–think we need to find out just where is John going for his photo shoots.

    #17397

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    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.

    #17446

    RALPH BROWES
    Participant

    Don’t do much street stuff – but am glad to make use of some of my attempts!

    #17448

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    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?

     

    #17452

    RALPH BROWES
    Participant

    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!

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    #17454

    RALPH BROWES
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    Ah Well – One in – One Out – I don’t know where that one went!

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