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Old 14th of April 2012 (Sat)   #331
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Default Re: Shooting 'the streets/candids' - all the tips!

Allow yourself a good half an hour to 'warm up'.

Street photography is like riding a bike. You never forget how to do it, but if you haven't done it for a while (a few days) then you lose confidence. Give yourself half an hour to get warmed up.
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Old 20th of April 2012 (Fri)   #332
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Default Re: Shooting 'the streets/candids' - all the tips!

Hmmmm, my wife says the same thing at night....
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Old 24th of April 2012 (Tue)   #333
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I believe street photography, and candid shots are my calling. I try to shoot everyday(im sure everyone does). I stopped shooting altogether for about 3 years. here are some of mine, i love all critiques.




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Old 24th of April 2012 (Tue)   #334
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Default Re: Shooting 'the streets/candids' - all the tips!

if you continue to work like # 3 & 5....you'll be right on....the others are ok but those 2 are on the right track....
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Old 22nd of June 2012 (Fri)   #335
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Default Re: Shooting 'the streets/candids' - all the tips!

I forget if I added this tip to this thread, but I certainly still get nervous when I shoot street...comes with the territory being a natural introvert.

the fix for me is ipod and earbuds and great music. separates me a bit and even if someone is bothered by my picture taking and says "hey what do you think you're doing?!?" i'm oblivious to it! lol...give it a try I recommend good ol' 80's music of course...karate kid soundtrack if you've got a copy
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Old 22nd of June 2012 (Fri)   #336
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If ya are using one of them there ipoddy thangs, how ya gonn hear dem sounds of life on that there STREET?
I'm just sayin'.......
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for me personally i like to listen to the music of my choice...kind of like a movie then for me
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plus 80's music just can't be beat
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That's a good way to look at it....
My daughter was stationed at Scott some time ago. Nice base, she's now at Dover, ATC.
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Default This may seem to be too basic...

However for street photography of any kind, know how to handle your camera so you can bring it up and shoot quickly and with the least possibility that your subject will notice you and change his or her behavior because you are shooting...
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My second time now getting to go out and shoot strangers whether it's asking them first or candids...I notice I'm getting much more confident.
I really like your post processing!
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Old 25th of October 2012 (Thu)   #342
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Size does matter. a 200mm f/2.8 is better used than a 70-200mm f/4 even if it's more convenient, and a 35mm f/1.4 is better used than either of them.
Sometimes, small is not that good - once one sees you using your 40mm f/2.8 pancake, they would come to you and say "awwww it's so cuuutee" (or any other word that explains its cute size)
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For more inspiration,

Singaporean adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow finally stood on the summit of K2 (one of the deadliest mountain in the world) on 31 July 2012,
the 1st South East Asian to do so.

He is giving a free talk on his experience on Saturday 10 Nov from 2pm-4pm at Canon Imaging Academy.
To participate, just need to register on Canon EOS World.
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For more inspiration,

Singaporean adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow finally stood on the summit of K2 (one of the deadliest mountain in the world) on 31 July 2012,
the 1st South East Asian to do so.

He is giving a free talk on his experience on Saturday 10 Nov from 2pm-4pm at Canon Imaging Academy.
To participate, just need to register on Canon EOS World.
Anything to do with streeting?
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Allow yourself a good half an hour to 'warm up'.

Street photography is like riding a bike. You never forget how to do it, but if you haven't done it for a while (a few days) then you lose confidence. Give yourself half an hour to get warmed up.
Agree even if you do it all the time for me it usually takes me a while to get the rhythm of the street.
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