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Street-Photography "no no's"

 
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Jun 04, 2013 09:13 |  #61

Never heard a more true and accurate statement!^^^^^


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Jun 20, 2013 02:04 |  #62

No limits. Street photography is like documenting humanity. It serves a higher purpose.


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Jun 20, 2013 03:39 |  #63

Feryll wrote in post #16047536 (external link)
No limits. Street photography is like documenting humanity. It serves a higher purpose.

bw!

No limits for me either. If I take shots of those impoverished it isn't to make fun of them--I just simply find their aesthetics emotional and beautiful. It's all art. The picture I chsose to take is not meant to be any personal commentary about the subject himself. I don't know the person. But I do know I like what I saw and it's worth sharing.

Here is a shot that probably broke half the "rules" set forth in this thread:

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So why did I take this picture? As I walked past him with my family on my vacation I felt sorrowful down to my bones. About 50ft past him I almost cried--I think might actually have shed a tear and quickly wiped it off. I told my dad that I needed to get something and to keep going. I ran back and gave him probably the biggest donation he's had all day, if not more than he will get the entire day combined. It was pretty much all the money I had in my wallet.

Of course, looking at the picture no one could have a sense of what actually happened. But that's not the point. The picture was beautiful. And he changed at least a small part of my world.

As for treating others the way you want to be treated... Absolutely. I am no hypocrite. Take any picture of me you want if I'm in public.

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Jun 21, 2013 13:37 |  #64

Xyclopx wrote in post #16047644 (external link)
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No limits for me either. If I take shots of those impoverished it isn't to make fun of them

Then at least pay attention to whats in your picture, the guy standing there who appears to be laughing at him doesn't reflect your statement at all.




  
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Jun 21, 2013 13:59 |  #65

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Then at least pay attention to whats in your picture, the guy standing there who appears to be laughing at him doesn't reflect your statement at all.

He is laughing. The picture is as intended. And you're right it has nothing to do with the story I described here. That's kinda the point... Art is as the author intended it and who the actual person is is often not relevant.


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Jun 23, 2013 12:31 as a reply to  @ Xyclopx's post |  #66

This video is very amusing and very relevant to this thread.

http://www.liveleak.co​m/view?i=226_137194484​1 (external link)

Don't do street shooting like him. :lol: It will end badly.




  
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Jun 23, 2013 23:33 |  #67

Osiriz wrote in post #16057399 (external link)
This video is very amusing and very relevant to this thread.

http://www.liveleak.co​m/view?i=226_137194484​1 (external link)

Don't do street shooting like him. :lol: It will end badly.

What a clown, he obviously had nothing but bad intentions. I wish someone would have given him a whoppin so he wouldn't do that again, people like that really do make us look like an enemy in the publics eyes.




  
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Jun 23, 2013 23:53 |  #68

namtot wrote in post #16052248 (external link)
Then at least pay attention to whats in your picture, the guy standing there who appears to be laughing at him doesn't reflect your statement at all.

Exactly!!!!!




  
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Jun 23, 2013 23:57 |  #69

namtot wrote in post #16059050 (external link)
What a clown, he obviously had nothing but bad intentions. I wish someone would have given him a whoppin so he wouldn't do that again, people like that really do make us look like an enemy in the publics eyes.

Wasn't the whole thing staged?


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Jun 24, 2013 00:12 |  #70

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Wasn't the whole thing staged?

Honestly I had a slight feeling at times, but I didn't read that anywhere.




  
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Jun 24, 2013 00:21 |  #71

Fantastic street portrait. Were you using the 70-200 f2.8 II ?


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Jun 24, 2013 00:29 as a reply to  @ Perfectly Frank's post |  #72

Although rare, there are some risks...

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Jun 24, 2013 07:07 |  #73

OhLook wrote in post #16059093 (external link)
Wasn't the whole thing staged?

namtot wrote in post #16059105 (external link)
Honestly I had a slight feeling at times, but I didn't read that anywhere.

Not staged, and this is not his first video.

Yes he is acting like a douche, but that is not his real intention.

He calls himself "Surveillance cameraman", and he just wants to show citizens what the government is doing every day. No one gives a damn about the governments massive spionage on their citizens, but one guy with a phone camera pisses everyone off (and not just the people in the video). And meanwhile the government uses all kinds of spying software from cameras to audio wire tapping, but no one gives a crap.

You don't have to agree with him, but he has a point. :)




  
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Jul 03, 2013 02:41 |  #74

Last year a assumed mafia dude roughing up a person in the street. Hid behind the corner with the 200mm and squeezed off some shots. LOL




  
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Jul 03, 2013 03:04 |  #75

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Last year a assumed mafia dude roughing up a person in the street. Hid behind the corner with the 200mm and squeezed off some shots. LOL

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