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Nov 15, 2016 10:30 |  #1

Does anyone carry a flash with them when shooting street photos? i carry one of my small sb200's from my macro flash setup in my hand when doing candids at a location say car show, or other large gathering, but havent really had the guts to flash someone on the street, and limit my nighttime street photos to areas where light is working in my favor. Just wondering what others do


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Nov 15, 2016 10:40 |  #2

Can't say i have ever needed a flash. If you feel insecure, you could always get the shot you want, keep the camera up to your face and take another shot after the person has moved. as if you were taking a shot of something behind them?


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Nov 15, 2016 10:51 as a reply to  @ urbanfreestyle's post |  #3

thanks for the reply. I dont really have a problem with making any shot, but sometimes when the light is strong behind the subject a fill would be nice. Im just not too sure how it would be received getting flashed i guess there would be one way to find out


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Nov 15, 2016 15:45 |  #4

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I take a flash everywhere.


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Nov 15, 2016 19:17 |  #5

...I've never used it but Bruce gilden carried a flash. I like some of his photos and try to copy his approach - but it's a bit aggressive!!!

why not try it for yourself and see if you like the results!!!




  
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Nov 15, 2016 19:33 |  #6
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ONE30 wrote in post #18185567 (external link)
...I've never used it but Bruce gilden carried a flash. I like some of his photos and try to copy his approach - but it's a bit aggressive!!!

why not try it for yourself and see if you like the results!!!

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Nov 15, 2016 20:19 |  #7

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I meant for him to try flash not Bruce's approach.

I've been doing the "up in your face" approach for about a year now, but the results are not as appealing as
Bruce's work.

haven't had any negative confrontations yet, it also helps to not use a dslr!!!




  
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ONE30 wrote in post #18185600 (external link)
I meant for him to try flash not Bruce's approach.

I've been doing the "up in your face" approach for about a year now, but the results are not as appealing as
Bruce's work.

haven't had any negative confrontations yet, it also helps to not use a dslr!!!

Lucky you! ;)

I guess it also depends on your appearance and personality. And the place you live, methinks.


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Nov 16, 2016 05:21 as a reply to  @ Alveric's post |  #9

I tend to carry around business cards too incase people ask me who i am / where i put the photos.


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Nov 16, 2016 07:43 |  #10

ONE30 wrote in post #18185600 (external link)
I meant for him to try flash not Bruce's approach.

I've been doing the "up in your face" approach for about a year now, but the results are not as appealing as
Bruce's work.

haven't had any negative confrontations yet, it also helps to not use a dslr!!!

i see where a mirrorless or rangefinder (the latter a bit excessive my skill level) would be MUCH better for street photography. I have been looking at an xpro2 for a walk around, till my ability can justify a true rangefinder.
As for the flash i will probably stick to very crowded venues for that. I sure do like the results for as little practice i have put to it though.

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I tend to carry around business cards too incase people ask me who i am / where i put the photos.

I carry a few cards with me as well


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Nov 16, 2016 09:49 as a reply to  @ DogDaze's post |  #11

I tend to shoot with my A6k for street, or occasionally a Lubitel2 120 TLR. The latter gets more interest then anger :-)


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Nov 16, 2016 12:11 |  #12

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I tend to shoot with my A6k for street, or occasionally a Lubitel2 120 TLR. The latter gets more interest then anger :-)

if I seen you out on the street shooting with it, I would have interest as well


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Nov 16, 2016 12:39 |  #13

Even this place can cause discomposure on the part some, but not these.
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Nov 16, 2016 16:53 |  #14

I don't but Bruce Gilden does.

Shoot street with a Leica M Monochrom (original) and a 35 1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE




  
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Nov 16, 2016 17:01 |  #15

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I don't but Bruce Gilden does.

Shoot street with a Leica M Monochrom (original) and a 35 1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE

yeah i got a lot of learning before i can justify that, my mind says yes, but my images say no
watching Bruce's videos is why I was intrested on how many folks use flash


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