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The-Yard-Collective is a club dedicated to Street Photography. Everyone who is interested and wants to learn more about this genre is welcome to join!

1. What is STREET photography

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Submission Guidelines
(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.

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34 deviants said awards don't matter, the important thing is to play
6 deviants said no awards I don't care

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Doubly Bottled by Jinnger

Is the shot above even Street? To me, it is.

"Wait, what? That's Street?! Blasphemy! There's not even people in it!"

Yes, we Street Photographers are interested in life and humanity.
People, or even living things, are not compulsory in Street Photography.

Still, that does not mean that any shots of empty laneways or landscapes
will qualify as Street - those fall into the Urban/Rural/Nature/Still Life category.
Street's got to be more than that.

Empty Street is not empty of humanity.
Life and humanity leave traces, and those're what matters in non-people Street.
Hundreds of people may walk past them every day, but only few would see, stop, and photograph them;
and then show the rest of the world the uncanny connection made out of randomly-placed mundane objects.

Sometimes, a zero-human Street's very lack of people makes their absence even more pronounced.

An unexpected juxtaposition.
A inadvertent arrangement of objects creates a surreal scene.
An inanimate object emoting.

These are the reasons why sometimes they border on conceptual photography (like my shot above).
I personally tend to think of them as conceptual photography on the fly.
The spirit behind the shot is still spontaneous and unplanned.
We still depend on the Street Gods on what they decided to offer us that day.
(though one can sacrifice a telephoto lens on a pentagram to tip the odds in our favour)
There might be a decisive moment.
There might not.
But the point is that the photographer saw the connection that others missed, and framed it for the world to see.


We'll see how far we can push the limit of no people
and still consider the shot "Street".
Let's start off easy with some images where we know human presence is nearby, 
and we'll gradually remove them from the picture (no pun intended) as we go on, 
until eventually no animate things are left in the frame :D

PS: Pardon me for shamelessly putting some of my images into the mix.

Naked Shadow by myraincheck

Bercee par l'eau 2 by SUDOR

Crossing by pavboq

Los Tres Amigos by DougNZ

Hide and seek by cosmin-m

Too Excited by Jinnger

Torture Device by Jinnger

Chipped! by MARX77

Untitled by DinoKose
Untitled by paubuscato

Somehow by ezkilzon

Untitled by paubuscato
Divorce by DougNZ
A love story by herissonbleu

the LEON jump by cosmin-m

Morning Ghosts by djailledie
Wings by wchild
Untitled by kuvars
hunting by gndrfck

153 by eyalbin

Three horses by myraincheck    Role model by ChristiaanKanis

GPS doggy by cosmin-m

Camouflage fail by PatrickMonnier
bad Stewy!! by lightdrafter
158 by eyalbin

untitled 2014-06-15 by wchild

Shit happens by myraincheck
The Future of the Automobile by wchild
Fries and Furious by Jinnger

Untitled by du-jamais-vu

W A I T ! by stephane-bdc

Golden Arches by Jinnger

Red Rebel by MARX77

Red Screen Palm Tree by makepictures

Hope by arslanalp

Monkey by pavboq

Chicago Flowers 2 by niklin1

Copycat by myraincheck

Of donuts and sewer grids by wchild
Flower Wheels by Ikarisou
Do two 'X' make a picture? by mariomencacci

the wheels scuffle by hazub
.. by panfoto
Derriere l'eglise by SUDOR

Bye Bye Blues by myraincheck

Stay Positive by Jinnger

Smile by avanderplaat

Below are some amazing non-people Streets from some of the masters of Street Photography:

by Jesse Marlow

by Matt Stuart

by Matt Stuart

by Martin Molinero

by Robert Walker

by Blake Andrews

by Blake Andrews

"The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street."

- Robert Doisneau

JohannaNeurath by Jinnger
by Johanna Neurath

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CreoleLadyLayla Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks so much for accept me as member :rose:
niklin1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure!  :-)
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
niklin1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure!  :-)
jesseboy000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:la: Spin Another Request!?  Day = Made!

jesseboy000 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not everyday I get a request from the yard!!! Thanks so much for making my day! :highfive:
Batsceba Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016   Photographer
Our pleasure :)
mpouzianis Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2016
Thank you very much for the feature :) (Smile)  i am honored, sorry for the delay, i didn't notice before
Batsceba Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016   Photographer
Our pleasure :)
IrynaFedorovska Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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