(a) Images submitted to the group are accepted after the administrators vote on them.
(b) Everyone can submit up to 2 images per week, except from the crew of the group who can submit up to 1 image only.
(c) You may ask for a critique if your image is not accepted on the group and if time permits, you will get one.
(d) All images should be submitted to the "Street Photography" gallery.
(e) Only admins can submit street photos that caught their attention to the "The Crew's collection" gallery.
PE Street Photography FAQSTREET PHOTOGRAPHY FAQPE Street Photography FAQ by myraincheck
What is street photography?
Ha! You didn't read my previous journals, did you?
Street photography is "un-posed, un-staged photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings".
Street photography is an eye focused on the ordinary, on the every day life. Its interest is in capturing every day moments and situations that filtered through the sensitivity, vision, personality of the photographer are able to pass emotions and sensations to the viewer.
Moments can be of every kind: ironic, sad, melancholic, surreal, wry, tender, beautiful, poetic, destabilizing, documentary. They all show aspects of life.
You can read my take on it here: Street, children, is a state of mind
I feel awkward/shy/embarrassed
PE Street Photography MythsSTREET PHOTOGRAPHY MYTHSPE Street Photography Myths by myraincheck
Myth No 1:
People will stare at me, sue me, beat me up, break my camera, think I am a terrorist, shoot me and dance on my grave.
No, most likely people won't even notice you. Most likely they will think you are taking pictures of something else around you. Even if they do notice you, most likely they will pretend not to see you. Sometimes they will look at you as if you were a weirdo (which you are) and they will keep away, but most often they won't mind being photographed. Sometimes they will even feel flattered by it (well, ok, don't think you will get girls' phone numbers this way, though). I never had problems taking photos of strangers. If after taking a photo you look intensely to something else, people will think you were photographing it. If after taking a photo you turn and take another one...the same. If you get spotted and caught, just smile. People will be less likely to break your nose. If somebody complains abou
PE Cliff Notes on History of Street PhotographyCLIFF NOTES ON HISTORY OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHYPE Cliff Notes on History of Street Photography by myraincheck
Photography first emerged in the eighteen century http://www.photohistorytimeline.com/?page_id=52, but it wasn't until roughly the 1880s and 1890s that film speeds became advanced enough for a normal street scene to be captured (without having to use a long shutter speed that would normally result in blurs). Also around this time, the flash was developed, allowing the photographer to venture into areas that were once too dark for exposure. But one of the assisting inventions of street photography was the emergence of portable cameras, especially small 35mm, rangefinder cameras, first introduced towards the late 1800s, most famously the Leica, as used by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Photographers of both Europe and North America spread the popularity of the genre and developed the art behind it. Some well-known street photographers were Henry Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Robert Frank, Diana Arbus, William Klein, Walter
PE The Streettog: An Unexpected JourneyTHE STREETTOG: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEYPE The Streettog: An Unexpected Journey by myraincheck
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, )
Taking a successful street photo, a photo that is able to strike, surprise, trigger an emotional response is not easy. You have to be looking, without really knowing for what.
You have to be looking for the unexpected.
You have to be alert, focused, intuitive, to foresee what could be a potential good street photo.
"Street Photography may be the single most difficult photographic genre. It is a fierce challenge: to condense from the chaos of reality something visually valid and psychologically revealing about both the subject, the viewer and perhaps the photographer into a rectangle in a fraction of a second. The editing process can be downright heartbreaking: so
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