Of street photography and balletProbably the silliest article I've ever written. Or just an excuse for a feature. Descriptions are freely taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_balletPremière position of street shooting:Through a viewfinder or LCDSeconde position of street shooting: Hipshot:Raise your arms to the side. Keep your arms slightly rounded. Lower your elbows slightly below your shoulders. Make sure your wrists are lower than your elbows. Keep your shoulders down, your neck long and your chin up. Pirouette à la secondeOr framing sideways with a tiltable screen:À la seconde usually means a movement done to the side such as a 'tendu', 'glisse' or 'grand battement à la seconde'. A technically challenging type of turn is pirouette à la seconde, where the ph
Just because you shot it in the street...JUST BECAUSE YOU SHOT IT IN THE STREET IT DOESN'T MAKE IT "STREET PHOTOGRAPHY"Street Photography is a largely misunderstood and misinterpreted photography genre http://myraincheck.deviantart.com/art/Statistics-on-Street-Photography-371453155 .So, let's try to kill the most common misunderstandings:Street photography is not photography of (empty) streets and it is not necessarily a photo taken in a street.Street photography most definitely is not photography of your All Stars shoes in the street, it is not photography of your cat, or of graffiti or 'street art' (that's another genre of photography), it is not photography of your friends or family on trip.Let's see some attempts to define street photography:"The essence of street photography is the impulse to take candid pictures in the stream of everyday life" (from 'Street photography Now')." For the most part, however, the photographers discussed in these pages have tried to work without being noti
The Artist's Toolbox: Street PhotographyThis article is for the CR project 'The Artist's Toolbox'Talking about an 'artist's toolbox' for street photography is simple and difficult at the same time.It is simple because basically to take a street photograph all you need is a camera. Street photography is about seeing and reacting, you don't 'make' a photo but mostly you see, find, seize it.It is difficult because street photographers bitch over everything and never agree. They argue about analog cameras against digital ones. Whether you’re required to look through the viewfinder when you shoot. If it is still a decisive moment if you can look at it in a LCD screen and retake it. They argue over which lenses are acceptable. Black and white or colors. Cropping or not cropping. And this only concerning the tools, let alone the definition of street photography itself Anyway, since that nobody is sponsoring or paying me to advertise (unfortunately), I'll tell you that fo
Busted? Make up an excuse!BUSTED! Street Photographers Caught in the ActNo success by PatrickMonnierMake up an excuse for getting caughtInspired by Thomas Leuthard 'The best excuses on the street' (http://floost.com/petapixel-post-humor-the-best-excuses-to-use-when-doing-street-photography-1338087http://500px.com/ThomasLeuthard/stories/5875/blog-13-the-best-excuses-on-the-street) here is my own contribution to the cause:Sarcasm by myraincheck Sometimes people ask you what you are doing and then you need a good answer. Here are
This is EnglandEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - IVAre there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.This article was written for us by Jan Rockar :iconlightdrafter: . I asked him how is 'street' like in England...THIS IS ENGLAND"Street is like a woman. She's dancing for everyone to see, but she only dances for the one she's loved by..." This statement has been circling my mind for some time now, but finally it formed to become a complete thought capturing the essence of the genre.Back to the question. What is 'street' like in England? I am not native to England, therefore no idea. I can tell you however, in L
Inside the mind of a Street PhotographerWhat is a street photographer thinking while taking photos?f8? f11? f16?Is that 10 feet away?Zone focus or hyper focus, that's the questionAperture priority or shutter priority?Look at that juxtaposition!Look at that gorgeous a**! got to move closer! Oh my god! she saw me and now she poses like a model!Why is he winking at me? When I told my girlfriend that the ideal length is 35mm, she stared at me and said "oh my god! this is TOO short!"Great light! 100 ISO, f16, 1/125 sec.FFS, it's getting dark and my ISO are so poor!Oh-oh is that guy looking at me?Dammit if only that man would move just a half step...there! stop! freeze!Why do the most amazing scenes ALWAYS happen when my battery is dead?Dammit I need a dog passing there. Where are the dogs when you need them?Come on, move out of my frame you idiot!Look at that symmetry!Stop stop stop! please please please stay still a second!Now? Now! Too lateGod, my feet a
Kisses: stolen, given, imaginedThis article is based on this italian article by Michele Smargiassi: http://smargiassi-michele.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/09/04/baci-rubati-regalati-immaginati/"In some way, a photo is like a stolen kiss. In fact a kiss is always stolen, even if the woman is consenting. With a photograph it’s the same: always stolen, and still slightly consenting" (Edouard Boubat). photo by Edouard Boubatphoto by Edourard Boubat"[Photography] can be like a passionate kiss, but also like a gunshot or a psychoanalyst’s couch" (Henri Cartier-Bresson).
Street DDs November 2013Here is November's DDs selection, enjoy! I'm taking the opportunity to kindly remember you to suggest me DDs:MOVE YOUR BUTTS AND SUGGEST ME DDs, YOU BASTARDS! Ehm... No kidding, suggesting DDs is a great help for me in supporting street and street photographers on this website .Leaving you with a quote from, and a couple of links about, Saul Leiter, great street photographer recently passed away."I never thought of the urban environment as isolating. I leave these speculations to others. It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn’t have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty. I realize that the search for beauty is not highly popular these days. Agony, misery and wretchedness, now these are worth perusing.""Some photographers think that by taking photos of human misery, they are addressing a serious problem. I do not think that misery is
The Street Photography Addiction TestFor Patrick PatrickMonnierDISCLAIMER: silly journal enclosed. Forewarned is forearmed.The Street Photography Addiction Test (SPAST)Has it ever occured to you, that you're already addicted or rapidly tumbling towards trouble? The Street Photography Addiction Test is the first validated and reliable measure of addiction to Street Photography. Developed by Dr. Mary E. Cimetta and her esteemed collaborator Dr. Stamatis Grigoropoulos, the SPAST is a 10-item questionnaire that measures mild, moderate, and severe levels of Street Photography Addiction.To assess your level of addiction, answer the following questions and then add your points1. Can you get through the week without street shooting?4 = Never3 = Rarely.2 = Occasionally.1 = Often.0 = Always2. How often do you find that you stay out street shooting longer than you intended?0 = Never1 = Rarely.2 = Occasionally.3 = Often.4 = Always3. Does your spouse (or parents) ever com
Street, children, is a state of mindStreet, children, is a state of mind: what defines street photography is not the subject, but the 'forma mentis' of the photographer.Street photography is a way to look at the ordinary and see the unusual in it, to look at everyday situations and find a decisive moment in them, to look at candid happenings and see iconic interactions between people and surroundings in them.The iN-PUBLiC | Manifesto, one of the most representative sites about street photography in the world, states that "all the photographers featured there have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday life and to capture the moment".The subject of a street photo is not necessarily interesting, unusual, unseen in itself, but its strenght comes from the NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTION that the photographer is able to create around the subject. The way the photographer presents it, his original point of view, his capacity to take subjects out of context and juxtapose unrel
Is Street Photography a snapshot?IS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY A SNAPSHOT?Duh, of course not. Well, sometimes (ok, often) a great street photo is a matter of luck. Sometimes it just happens to be in the right place in the right moment and notice it.But often a good street photo is the outcome of a wise direction work. Which doesn't mean staging or posing elements, but playing with unaware 'actors' in a candid setting. Street photos are a matter of spirit of observation, capacity of anticipating and visualizing happenings.Sometimes a street photographer is able to take the photo he had in mind. But street photography is unpredictable and erratic and requires a lot of flexibility and readiness from the photographer, that might have to react fast to situations not to miss a good, unplanned and not foreseen moment.The decisive moment is more important than composition, in street photography, but let's not forget that a decisive moment plus a good composition can make all the difference."At a time when staged narrativ
Smilla's Sense of StreetAre there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.This article was written for us by :iconwchild: from...the Arctic Circle!LOCATION & MEI live in a small town in the northern Finland close to the Arctic Circle. I have been photographing for many years and for a long time I concentrated mainly on landscapes (or any scapes for that matter) and abandoned buildings combined with a lot of HDR shooting and heavy post processing. After some time I felt like I have been shooting in every possible location, in every possible light and from all the possible angles. It was around that time I somehow found out about street photography, got interested in it and realized that in this ge
Street DDs: October 2013Dear friends and watchers, 6 months have passed since I started my CV term and I would like to hear your feedback: complaints, suggestions, requests, comments, whatever. Enjoy October's Street DDs and remember: if you want to see images featured as DDs, you have to suggest them :iconPen-at-Work::iconNunofigueira::icontruerebellion::iconDouglasHumphries::icone-l-a-n-i::iconchimneysweeper::icondaliscar::iconferg3110::iconvitaloverdose::iconJack070::iconAwstein:Here's to you by Awstein:iconpigarot:
Friday night Specials v10.2If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, while browsing the Street Galleryand I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.Have a nice weekend.
KiwilandEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VIIAre there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.This article was written for us by Doug Richards aka :iconDougNZ: from New Zealand.Chuck Close, an American painter and photographer, said:“I always thought that inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. You sign onto a process and see where it takes you. You don't have to invent the wheel every day. Today you'll do what you did yesterday and tomorrow you'll do what you did today. Eventually you'll get somewhere. Every great idea I ever had grew out of work itself. If you’re going to wait a around for
Goodbye Street GalleryIn few days, a whole year will have passed since the day I took over dA's Street Gallery as Street Community Volunteer.A neglected gallery, full of misplaced images, but also with many worthy submissions.I visited this galllery everyday, cleaning it (the 24h and 1month popular pages) and informing the photographers of the misplaced images (every single one of them), what Street is all about.At the same time, 3 days per week, I featured a worthy image as a Street Daily Deviation, taking in account your suggestions as well. The featured images were not necessarily the "best" of the featured deviants. My intention was not to feature "bests" but to draw the community's attention, to active Street photographers, both experienced and new to the genre, in order to boost their dedication to Street. I am content because a lot of times I succeeded.During this year, a lot of people helped me with their suggestions and with working in Groups, promoting the genre and de
A Dog's Life!- A S t r e e t P h o t o g r a p h y F e a t u r e - Seanceby - gabyba33-vu Resistanceby - cahilus Ambushby - ZiaulKareem Stagecoachby - djailledie Blueby - sevron wake up friends ...by - punktual Invasion of Privacyby - RichardBublitz
Friday night Street specials v12.1A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, while browsing the Street Gallery and I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.Have a nice weekend
Ruth OrkinOrkin grew up in Hollywood where her mother was a silent-film actress and in 1939 she studied photojournalism. At the age of 10 she received her first camera, a 39 cent Univex, and two years later Orkin began to develop her photographs herself, and when she was eighteen she made national headlines when she rode a bicycle from Los Angeles to New York for the 1939 World's Fair. Of course she photographed along the way.In 1943 she moved to New York and began working as a nightclub photographer and shot baby pictures by day to buy her first professional camera.She later became a successful freelance photographer, traveling all over the world and contributing to Life, Look, Ladies' Home Journal and other periodicals.Orkin is best known for her naturalistic urban portrayals of Europeans and New Yorkers in the '40s, '50s and '60s, and for a series of photos she took from her New York City apartment with a view of Central Park (A World Through My Window, 1978 and More Pictures
Street Photography DDs - April 2012About the Street Gallery, Street DDs etc.By TombataBy tzajBy FaddoushBy jurcicBy f-i-g-m-e-n-tBy du-laBy HolybasilBy iapostolovskiBy cedrusBy zihnisiniryansima... by kuvarsBy kuvarsI had too -V2- by cinqthBy cinqth
Friday night Specials v5.1If you like what you see, this articleso it can reach as many deviants as possible.A weekly selection amongst the images I liked,while browsing the Street Galleryand I think they deserve more attention.Enjoy them, comment on them and rememberto visit the photographers' galleries as well.Have a nice weekend!
The Essence of "Street"PART VThe series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* ends with:WHAT IS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY?Trying to define a genre of photography like Street, it implies the consciousness that one definition will never be enough, or exhaustive, or able to cover the molteplicity of its possibilities and situations. Nevertheless let's try to comprehend the philosophy behind the passion for street photography.Let's start stating that a street photo is not a photography of streets and it is not necessarily a photo taken in a street. So what does 'street' mean? Street is whatever background or surrounding, not staged, not posed by the photgrapher. And street is whatever photography which captures, explores humanity, the human behaviour, the relationships between individuals and between individuals and their surroundings."The essence of street photography is the impulse to take candid pictures in the
All time Mary's specialsIf you like what you see, this articleso it can reach as many deviants as possible.This journal is dedicated to the most special person I've met in dAwho also happened to take care of the Street gallery during the last 12 months,as a small gift, or another way of saying "thank you". Or rather"Grazie! ":iconmyraincheck:djailledie:"Being a great street photographer doesn't make you a great street CV. That's I'm sure something that the dA staff is well aware of. It REQUIRES to be a great street photographer, but it takes a lot of other skills:- Accept to spend a lot of time, finding the hidden gems of this huge community, browsing hundreds of images every day, fighting the overdose, and keeping a fresh eye. If I look at the exposure that the recent Street DD awardees had prior to receiving this DD, I am very happy to see that a lot of them were highly underrated. Mary has shed some light on people who were unknown to most.- Ha
Friday night Specials v11.3If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, while browsing the Street Galleryand I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.Have a nice weekend.
EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON deviantART. Ed. APRILSunny greetings from Greece everyone! For this month's feature I chose someone I admire for his talent, his mediterranean temperament and his emotional generosity, Doug Richards :iconDougNZ: - Tell us a little about yourself.- I’m the youngest of 14 children – 7 brothers and 7 sistersI was born and still live in Auckland, New Zealand, though I spent years travelling and living abroad in the UK, Europe, Australia, Philippines and USA.Last year I made a huge career change after decades of selling new houses to working as an Employment Broker helping to get the unemployed back into work – less than half the income for me but ten times the satisfaction.Two kids – a boy and a girl. Two grandkids – a boy and a girl. - How did your relationship with Photography begin and how has it developed through the years?- I’m so old that I can remember taking photos of my brother with a Kodak Box Brownie. I
STREET RACK : Vol. 1Abrivadoby - 13-septembreThe cowboyby - PatrickMonnierThe Rubber Shooterby - sandas0400273 by - NunoFigueira LifeForms - Travel without movementby - CwitheVoyeurby - saintvinasseobtuseby - lightdrafterShinzo Abe in Singaporeby - Timothy-Sim
PE: dA Street shooters share their tips1. What is the gear that deviant Street Photographers use?2. What is the dream gear that they'd wish to have?3. What is the best advice they could give to an inexperienced street shooter?The answers are right below!in the order they came into my inboxNunoCanha says:1: 50/50 Nikon D90 / Sony Nex2: Leica M9P + 35mm3: Shoot. A lot. Be inside the action, to feel what´s going on with small focal lenght, or step back to realize a worthy context, but never be afraid to press the shutter. Never. You´re doing nothing wrong.kingmouf says:1. I have a 5DmkII and an EOS300 (film). Both share the same 35mm f/2 lens. I use them almost equally.2. I think the best camera is the one in your hand. I know it is a cliche but then again the problem most if the times is not at the camera but at the photographer. (now... for some inexplicable reason there came a guy and told me, "Just order wh
September Street DDs:iconsandas04::iconpunktual::iconaR-Ka::iconikarisou::iconvalkeeja::icondriftermanifesto::iconfuxs::iconwheeler-photographic::iconeyalbin::iconsnolover::iconpetach123:Hold tight 2 by Petach123:iconJACAC:Postcard from NY 17 by JACAC:iconDRIVINGYOU:amazing by DRIVINGYOU:iconcelilsezer:176 by celilsezer:iconJadedPhotographer:Life on the street by jadedPhotographer:iconBatsceba:fairytale by Batsceba:iconGarelito-Photos:A Dog's Life by Garelito-Photos:iconmojave-plain:1 2 3 'All By My Self' by Mojave-Plain:iconigy:hurr by igy:iconkmcdon3960:Jealousy by kmcdon3960:iconthelizardking25:Jaffa 2 by thelizardking25:iconacidedcom:<