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02-24-10 – On the Streets

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  • #1772
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Candid photos (i.e. not posed) of people outdoors in public or on public transportation going about their daily routine. Difficulty: Nobody you know can be in the picture, including celebrities and famous people.

    Thank you, corsec67, for the theme suggestion!

    #26465
    U-Man
    Participant

    This is cool. It will push those of us on the edge into somewhat uncomfortable photography. Some won’t be ready for it.

    #26466
    lokisbong
    Participant

    I have been out once or twice and tried this. I think I have one good one so far and a bunch of blurry shots.

    #26467
    orionid
    Participant

    This is cool. It will push those of us on the edge into somewhat uncomfortable photography. Some won’t be ready for it.

    Hello, zoom lens.

    #26468
    sleeping
    Participant

    Hello, zoom lens.

    This guy may be overstating the case somewhat, but he does have a point:

    http://www.prime-junta.net/pont/Pontification/n_Telephoto_Is_For_Wimps/a_Telephoto_Is_For_Cowards.html

    #26469
    linguine
    Participant

    This is cool. It will push those of us on the edge into somewhat uncomfortable photography. Some won’t be ready for it.

    Hello, zoom lens.

    Sissy, go with a wide angle lens so you have to get right up in strangers faces.

    #26470
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    Does it have to be “outdoors”? I shoot a lot of candids (and not so candids) of the crowds at clubs and bars.

    http://galleries.musicinpictures.net/thumbnails.php?album=18

    #26471
    orionid
    Participant

    Y’all are gonna get me punched. But TFA and you guys bring up some good points. And I can get lots of practice next weekend when I take a little trip to an outdoor festival that’s already going to be photographer-rampant. But man, leaving the comfort zone….. urgh. I know it’ll be rewarding.

    /Mardis Gras in Baton Rouge
    //With Kodachrome

    #26472
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Does it have to be “outdoors”? I shoot a lot of candids (and not so candids) of the crowds at clubs and bars.

    http://galleries.musicinpictures.net/thumbnails.php?album=18

    The original theme description discussion was really about street photography, not grocery store/walmart/bars/etc type places. But corsec can clarify if he’s ok with that.

    I kinda hesitated scheduling this one for this time period because of the time of year, but it had a lot of interest and I didn’t’ want the theme to have to be delayed much longer than it already has been.

    #26473
    corsec67
    Participant

    Does it have to be “outdoors”? I shoot a lot of candids (and not so candids) of the crowds at clubs and bars.

    http://galleries.musicinpictures.net/thumbnails.php?album=18

    The original theme description discussion was really about street photography, not grocery store/walmart/bars/etc type places. But corsec can clarify if he’s ok with that.

    I kinda hesitated scheduling this one for this time period because of the time of year, but it had a lot of interest and I didn’t’ want the theme to have to be delayed much longer than it already has been.

    I was reallying thinking public areas, so not in stores. Malls would count, I think, but not outside the stores themselves. Definitely not clubs and bars.
    I wanted to include the areas in public transit that need a ticket to be in, like train and subway platforms, but the focus definitely should be on the people.

    (This is my picture I was thinking of when I suggested this theme.)

    This is cool. It will push those of us on the edge into somewhat uncomfortable photography. Some won’t be ready for it.

    Hello, zoom lens.

    Sissy, go with a wide angle lens so you have to get right up in strangers faces.

    Actually, I like my 10mm lens for street photography, because people assume I am not taking a picture of them.
    A friend was with me when I was taking a picture of a building, and he was standing in my view. I told him to get out of the view, and he asked me where that was. “With this lens, behind me”.

    #26474
    Choc-Ful-A
    Participant

    What about organized street protests, parades, etc…?

    #26475
    lokisbong
    Participant

    What about organized street protests, parades, etc…?

    Those would seem to be perfect to me.

    #26476
    U-Man
    Participant

    “With this lens, behind me”.

    Literal LOL. 🙂

    #26477
    U-Man
    Participant

    corsec67‘s comment made me go look around the ‘net for fisheye lenses (briefly and – thankfully – without success). I did stumble upon this though. http://content.photojojo.com/diy/make-your-own-fisheye-lens/

    My middle kid is far sighted. I just found a pair of her old glasses. The lenses are really scratched and pretty small. But I am definitely going to try it sometime over the next few days.

    #26478
    olavf
    Participant

    corsec67, I hope I’m not picking nits, but one of my favorite shots (as in, I have it hanging on the wall) is of a woman holding a glass of wine in a winery parking lot. Difficulty is, that someone I know is technically in the picture (ie his shoulder) but not enough of him that he’d even recognize himself. cool? not cool?

    Here’s the picture in question:
    http://65.78.140.207/gallery2/main.php/v/olav_art/girl_bw_2190_sm.JPG.html

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