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Feb 25, 2010 00:33 |  #286

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Yes, true. I have missed several good moments while changing the camera settings. I have just started to take photos in Manual mode. Still I need to learn to handle aperture and shutter speed. Hope I will learn it soon with practice. :D

Practice will get you there...don't forget to try "A" mode. This is very effective on the street....
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Feb 25, 2010 01:10 |  #287

Streetshooter wrote in post #9678101 (external link)
Practice will get you there...don't forget to try "A" mode. This is very effective on the street....
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Green box mode, or A-Dep?


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Feb 25, 2010 01:12 |  #288

Aperture Priority.

You set the aperture to the amount of depth of field you want and the camera will set the shutter speed. Another good trick is to use Auto ISO......

Look up Hyperfocal Distance..this will help you choose the fstop.
I'm around if ya need help...
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Feb 25, 2010 08:24 |  #289

Streetshooter wrote in post #9678261 (external link)
Aperture Priority.

You set the aperture to the amount of depth of field you want and the camera will set the shutter speed. Another good trick is to use Auto ISO......
don

Your tips are useful. I will try with the Av mode this weekend :)


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Feb 26, 2010 20:07 |  #290

Good luck and be safe out there.....


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Mar 04, 2010 02:28 as a reply to  @ Streetshooter's post |  #291

Hi Streetshooter,
As I have said I tried street photography last weekend with Av mode. It was lot easier than the Manual mode. Some of the latest pictures are here. If you are interested please see more pictures at my flickr Street Photography (external link) set. Thanks, Jay:D


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Mar 06, 2010 13:24 |  #292

I checked out your gallery. Seems that your coming along at a quick pace. It may be to your advantage to loose the titles.
They set preconceptions and don't allow the viewer to come to their own conclusions...just my opinion...
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Mar 11, 2010 12:18 as a reply to  @ post 1373225 |  #293

the best way i have found is to have the sun low in the sky behind you and make sure you are in a crowded area people coming towards you don't notice that your there because the sun distracts them. i have done this many times and got better photo's. 99% are unaware that that they have been photographed.




  
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Mar 30, 2010 14:55 |  #294
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I wish I was more of everyone else's age here.
Being my age everyone looks at me with great suspicion.. "16 yr old buff asian with a little camera and long red-ringed thing sticking out of it around his neck that is going to photography your signs and sell them on ebay"

I find myself being escorted away from everywhere even when I'm not taking pictures. Pretty sure I made a thread about it a while back..


But from experience, my tip would be to do "hip shots"- not looking at your camera and just holding it to your side with a wide angle (I used to use my sigma 30 1.4.). It's a lot less suspicious than holding the camera directly in front of your eye.


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Mar 30, 2010 15:15 as a reply to  @ Deep Pocket's post |  #295

I never do hip-shots. I walk along the people, then just shoot and go. At first I was nervous to do street photography, but now i am little bit bold. Few weeks back I saw a YouTube documentary video about the great photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt. In that documentary, he said 'I am shy, but when I have camera in my hands, I become bold'. It is a nice documentary. :)


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Apr 07, 2010 05:48 |  #296

Streetshooter wrote in post #9678261 (external link)
Aperture Priority.

You set the aperture to the amount of depth of field you want and the camera will set the shutter speed. Another good trick is to use Auto ISO......

Look up Hyperfocal Distance..this will help you choose the fstop.
I'm around if ya need help...
don

Awesome tip Streetshooter. I followed these and tried some hip-shots with good results. Here is my fav


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The girl reminds me of a celeb, but I am not able to recollect who.



  
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Apr 17, 2010 15:52 |  #297

Worth a read for street tips ... click (external link)


http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1203740

  
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Apr 18, 2010 17:41 |  #298

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Worth a read for street tips ... click (external link)

Thanks, David. That is a very useful link.bw!


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Apr 25, 2010 16:35 |  #299

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Awesome tip Streetshooter. I followed these and tried some hip-shots with good results. Here is my fav
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The girl reminds me of a celeb, but I am not able to recollect who.

The girl reminds me of my youth but I don't recollect that either.....


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Apr 26, 2010 07:56 |  #300

Streetshooter wrote in post #10063573 (external link)
The girl reminds me of my youth but I don't recollect that either.....

ROFL
wheres the TF :D

Great thread btw, ive been focusing mostly on landscape, nature and wildlife photography in my spare time, and weddings/portraits as a side job.
Ive wanted to get into street since a while but keep putting it off.
Hopefully ill work up some courage to go and shoot street soon, especially with warmer weather being outside and shooting is just so enjoyable.


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