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Mar 25, 2014 16:25 |  #46

airfrogusmc wrote in post #16785572 (external link)
Sometimes I wait in places for something to happen, sometimes I'm on move searching but it's always more than just snapping. I look for leading lines, patterns, repeating shapes, contrasting tones and an interesting subject or moment when all of this come together.

iamascientist hit the nail on the head.

Look a the work of those that did have done it very well.Read their philosophies and how they approached it. They are widely varied but there are some common threads that run through and reasons why their work is singled out. Here is a link that I've probably posted in this thread but worth a repost. A good $13.00 spent and a great insight into some of the best.
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Right, there might not really be any rules, but whether taken by a photographer this past year or 60 years ago, I typically gravitate towards "street" photos shot with wide to normal. Obviously, there are exceptions, particularly with short-tele's.

As always, use what's best to reflect your vision.

[You know, haven't seen the movie, waiting for a hard copy, since I'm not set up for streaming on the tube (and I ain't watching it on my Macbook Air).]


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Mar 25, 2014 16:27 |  #47

jonneymendoza wrote in post #16785110 (external link)
first ruke of street photography. there is no bloody rule so stop moaning about how u HAVE TO SHOOT wide and close because its false and complete bull

Tough cookie... :rolleyes:

Your current Flickr page looks like predominately wide for the street shots on it, BTW.

I'm not so ruke anymore to lug around tele for the picture which is easily obtained by walking closer.
If we look at something regular, we don't need telescope for it. The street photography isn't special either. Just walk like tourist and look around :)


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Mar 25, 2014 17:00 |  #48

sjones wrote in post #16785806 (external link)
Right, there might not really be any rules, but whether taken by a photographer this past year or 60 years ago, I typically gravitate towards "street" photos shot with wide to normal. Obviously, there are exceptions, particularly with short-tele's.

As always, use what's best to reflect your vision.

[You know, haven't seen the movie, waiting for a hard copy, since I'm not set up for streaming on the tube (and I ain't watching it on my Macbook Air).]

I think it's being screened in some cities also. Waiting to hear when it will be in Chicago. :D




  
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Mar 25, 2014 17:45 |  #49

now that I think about it...perhaps this would be the ideal set up.

A small mirrorless set up like the Fujifilm X camera with a 28/35mm lens for walking against the flow of street traffic and approaching people...and an SLR with a long telephoto lens to capture spontaneous moments from a far with a pleasing and creamy bokeh as the background.

If only money were no option! I have very limited gear because i make no money from street photography, but most of it from portraiture.


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Mar 25, 2014 21:36 |  #50

golden1245 wrote in post #16786005 (external link)
now that I think about it...perhaps this would be the ideal set up.

A small mirrorless set up like the Fujifilm X camera with a 28/35mm lens for walking against the flow of street traffic and approaching people...and an SLR with a long telephoto lens to capture spontaneous moments from a far with a pleasing and creamy bokeh as the background.

If only money were no option! I have very limited gear because i make no money from street photography, but most of it from portraiture.

lots of film photographers were predominantly shooting with either a 28mm, 35mm or 50mm, then have a 2nd camera with a med tele like 85mm or 135mm for the rare moments that they need some reach.

there's no rule on street photography and personally IMO it's such a broad term.
the only relationship that some photos may have is that they were taken on the street.
the main reason why most 'real' and hardcore street photographers prefer a wider lens is because it gets them close and personal to their subjects, almost like you are viewing the world through their perspective and not from someone 20-30 ft away from them.

using some of my photos as example, these would have looked and expressed different emotion if taken farther

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but i have also used longer focal length
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now a days, 28mm, 35mm and 50mm are my favourite focal length and while I love 90mm and 135mm, I now find them too long for most shots and only use it for capturing and isolating candid scenes

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Mar 25, 2014 21:40 |  #51

A great piece on Winogrand. He brings up the street photographer label.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=3RM9KcYEYXs (external link)




  
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Mar 25, 2014 22:18 |  #52

taemo wrote in post #16786533 (external link)
using some of my photos as example, these would have looked and expressed different emotion if taken farther

wow, excellent photos Taemo! They really capture the essence of LA. I love the shot of the bicyclist carrying the surfboard. The length of the surf board trailing to the edge of the photo really leads your eye into the subject. Awesome! shot from the hip??


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Mar 25, 2014 22:21 |  #53

Another cool piece from Meyerowitz
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=Xumo7_JUeMo (external link)

A couple of real gems in there Taemo




  
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Mar 26, 2014 11:37 |  #54

airfrogusmc wrote in post #16786624 (external link)
Another cool piece from Meyerowitz
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=Xumo7_JUeMo (external link)

A couple of real gems in there Taemo

thanks!
I love watching and rewatching those street documentaries on youtube
another one that I like from Joel, http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=b1gICU1H78s (external link)

golden1245 wrote in post #16786620 (external link)
wow, excellent photos Taemo! They really capture the essence of LA. I love the shot of the bicyclist carrying the surfboard. The length of the surf board trailing to the edge of the photo really leads your eye into the subject. Awesome! shot from the hip??

thank you, yeah those kind of shots can't be done with a tele lens.
yes I was shooting from the hip back then, 5D w/ 24-105L at 24mm and f/8 or f/11


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Mar 26, 2014 11:50 |  #55

Thats a great piece Taemo. I actually saw him speak in the mid 1980s. Redheads was the exhibit at the time IIRC. He shot Red Heads with that beautiful Deardorff of his as well shooting Cape Light with it. They are both great books BTW.

This is a cool piece on the day he met Robert Frank.
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Mar 26, 2014 11:51 as a reply to  @ taemo's post |  #56

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Mar 26, 2014 12:12 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #57

As ambiguous as street photography is, perhaps its primary consistent is that it is socio-anthropological in nature, in that it typically reflects the presence of humanity, whether humans are in the photo or not. As such, the setting does not even necessarily need to be urban, thus allowing for a broad scope of possibilities.

Still, while the 'rules' are flexible, most of us have a general perception as to what falls in line for street photography---if we see a book with "street photography" in the title, we have certain expectations. But as they say, even if it is difficult to verbally delineate, we know it when we see it...sort of...


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Mar 26, 2014 12:39 |  #58

I personally like to shoot with a 70-200 lens, almost 100% at 200 length (my favorite lens was the 200 f2.8L) I like to be unabtrusive but get in really close via the 200mm. I find you can step back and sink into the background and take pics many times without people noticing. I really like to bring the people on the street into almost a story telling close up of them.

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Mar 26, 2014 12:45 |  #59

Another pretty cool but long piece by Meyerowitz. His ground zero work is pretty powerful.
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Mar 27, 2014 05:47 |  #60

kf095 wrote in post #16785811 (external link)
Tough cookie... :rolleyes:

Your current Flickr page looks like predominately wide for the street shots on it, BTW.

I'm not so ruke anymore to lug around tele for the picture which is easily obtained by walking closer.
If we look at something regular, we don't need telescope for it. The street photography isn't special either. Just walk like tourist and look around :)

yes it is wide. i shoot mostly wide ;) but also sometimes shoot tele. So i am no fanboy of such a length but basically telling you all that it does not matter what focal length you shoot. one doesnt mean its not street photography and thanks for viewing my flickr ;)

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