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MARY'S JOURNALS ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

MY 'SERIOUS' JOURNALS ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY:

:bulletred: JUST BECAUSE YOU SHOT IT IN THE STREET IT DOESN'T MAKE IT 'STREET' myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: STREET, CHILDREN, IS A STATE OF MIND myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: STREET AND NEIGHBORHOOD myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: THE STREETTOG: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: CLIFF NOTES ON HISTORY OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MYTHS myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FAQ myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: Is Street Photography a Snapshot?
myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: The Artist's Toolbox: Street Photography myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: Grammar Lessons for Street Photographers myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…

MY 'PRANK' JOURNALS ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY:

:bulletred: The Street Photography Addiction Test myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: Feel the force, or YODA's lessons on Street Photography myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: Inside the mind of a Street Photographer myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: Street Photography and Religion myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: Of Street Photography and Ballet myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: Busted? Make Up an Excuse! myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: Murphy's Law applied to Street DDs myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
:bulletred: How to be a street photographer in four lessons myraincheck.deviantart.com/jou…
Of course photographs do not move. They are still. Though photography somehow solved the problem of how to represent motion, thanks to stratagems that force the language of photography (and that not all the photographers like and approve): it solved it through the blur.

The Motion blur is that faint trail that objects in motion leave when we use a long exposure that is not quick enough to freeze them in one position only. The blur is a side effect of the fake one-dimensionality of photography, a collision between time and space.

T Pict3a by myraincheck
Alexey Titarenko

City Pict1a by myraincheck
Alexey Titarenko

City Pict12a by myraincheck
Alexey Titarenko

86 Cresci Sup 10120 0000484 by myraincheck
Mario Cresci

006 Otto-steinert Theredlist by myraincheck
Otto Steinert

Another stratagem is the out of focus. The slightly out of focus that made Robert Capa famous in his D-Day photographs is a built-in-camera micro blur due to a camera shake. 
Many publications added a caption to those photos, to explain to readers why they were blurred and slightly out of focus. It read simply: “Capa’s hands were badly shaking.”
Capa Omaha Beach1 by myraincheck

“The next shell fell even closer. I didn’t dare to take my eyes off the finder of my Contax and frantically shot frame after frame. Half a minute later, my camera jammed—my roll was finished. I reached into my bag for a new roll, and my wet, shaking hands ruined the roll before I could insert it in my camera.”
 
“I paused for a moment…and then I had it bad. The empty camera trembled in my hands.”
 
“The rip tide hit my body and every wave slapped my face under my helmet. I held my cameras high over my head...and told myself, “I am just going to dry my hands on that boat.”
(Robert Capa, Slightly Out Of Focus).

And than there is the focus blur made with the (even intentional) wrong evaluation of the distance between the eye of the camera and the objects: the photographer, usually using long lenses and wide apertures in manual mode decides not to focus on the subject. The subject is intentionally unfocused.

Daido-moriyama by myraincheck
Daido Moriyama
“For me, capturing what I feel with my body is more important than the technicalities of photography. If the image is shaking, it’s OK, if it’s out of focus, it’s OK. Clarity isn’t what photography is about.”  (Daido Moriyama)

Klein Dance by myraincheck
William Klein

  Parke.Magnum 10 by myraincheck
Trent Parke

Nyc16722 by myraincheck

Bruce Gilden

Blur can be created also panning the camera, moving the camera laterally to follow the motion of the subject to create a fairly sharp subject on a blur-streaked background. Or locking down the camera to create a sharp background and a highly-blurred subject.
The camera shake can be combined with the use of a strobe. You can combine long exposure and zooming, long exposure and strobe, or long exposure, strobe and zooming of the camera, creating different kinds of ghost effects, mix of sharp and blurred, lines and streaks of light. 
Blur can also be post-produced, in the darkroom - Mimmo Jodice for example created his blur effect moving the enlarger, bringing to life the faces of antiquity - or in photoshop.

78896 by myraincheck
Mimmo Jodice

Blur can be a valuable story-telling tool. It inserts a direct trace of time in the image. It plays with the boundaries separating reality and the representation, vision, dream of it.
It can demonstrate the speed of a fast-moving subject, or communicate anxiety with a bit of camera shake, or even create a dynamic attention-grabbing special effect via zoom blur. It can transform subjects in abstract forms or in concepts.
Blur can be employed in street photography too.
This selection will show you:

In transit by Phoenixstamatis

Metro 56 by Hengki24
The other site by xbastex
Bada-Ghost by bada
Phantomcity 08 by Elerko
oct2 by Elerko

The Rickshawala by siddhartha19

Ghosts of the City by AnilTamerYilmazz
 Dsc9512 by Batsceba
Smoker by xbastex
Red Alert by siddhartha19
memories of light by Elerko
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 by JACAC
Pa250114 by Batsceba
some more by arslanalp
express by davespertine

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JACAC Featured By Owner 5 days ago

t h a n k . y o u . Mary :wave:

m a y . 2 0 1 6 . m a k e . y o u . s m i l e . =)

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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Lots of thanks again, Mary :hug:
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ciao. Secondo me tu sei un genio..........
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Mohensia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
It's Nice for making horor picture with that motion blur  :D (Big Grin) 
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madadascar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Bella gallery!!!
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