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STICKY: Shooting 'the streets/candids' - all the tips!

 
n.nickels
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Apr 24, 2012 13:18 |  #331

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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Streetshooter
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Apr 24, 2012 17:46 |  #332

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....
Don


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Miyagi-san
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Jun 22, 2012 16:23 |  #333

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 :D


".....Nice camera! .....How many times zoom?!?"

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Streetshooter
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Jun 22, 2012 16:38 |  #334

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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Miyagi-san
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Jun 22, 2012 22:19 |  #335

for me personally i like to listen to the music of my choice...kind of like a movie then for me :p


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Miyagi-san
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Jun 22, 2012 22:23 |  #336

plus 80's music just can't be beat


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Jun 23, 2012 06:40 |  #337

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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RPCrowe
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Jun 25, 2012 11:38 |  #338

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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Yelo
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Jul 31, 2012 01:13 |  #339

boingy wrote in post #13099037external link
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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Oct 25, 2012 23:10 |  #340

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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Nov 02, 2012 09:11 |  #342

Harry Can wrote in post #15197824external link
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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airfrogusmc
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May 28, 2013 18:59 |  #343

demonboy wrote in post #14263567external link
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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airfrogusmc
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May 28, 2013 19:11 as a reply to airfrogusmc's post |  #344

In my opinion there is nothing better for the street than a range finder and a normal or for me wide lens. Heres a few of my favorites that I've shot. I shoot with a Leica M Monochrom and a 35 lux FLE. IIRC all but one was shot with the combo. I tend to look for moments when things like repeating shapes, tone, leading lines, etc that all support the subject. I also seem to see triangular compositions. Some of this work was in a large one man show I had back in April.

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May 28, 2013 19:20 as a reply to airfrogusmc's post |  #345

A couple more.

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