(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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Submit your Challenge photographs into The-Yard-Collective Favourites: MARCH Challenge Folder The Challenge folder will be open for submissions between 1st and 21st of March. All submissions to that folder will be automatically approved without the regular voting system.
The Essence of "Street"PART VThe Essence of "Street" by StamatisGR
The 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
PE: Street Photography for dummiesA brief guide to Street Photography beginnersPE: Street Photography for dummies by StamatisGR
What do we need to shoot a Street picture?
1. A camera
Whatever kind of a camera is good. Either it is a ridiculously expensive rangefinder or an unbelievably cheap point and shoot compact. Either it shoots digital or it shoots film. Either it weighs a ton or it weighs few grams. ANY camera is fine as long as you have it with you. The most expensive rangefinder or SLR is completely useless if it's been left at home! So...Carry a camera. Always.
2. A public place
This can be out in the streets or at the beach or inside a hotel's lounge or in a diner place or inside a supermarket or a mall or a school or whatever PUBLIC place. This public place must be visible in our picture. And things must be happening in this public place.
PE: dA Street shooters share their tips1. What is the gear that deviant Street Photographers use?PE: dA Street shooters share their tips by StamatisGR
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 inbox
1: 50/50 Nikon D90 / Sony Nex
2: Leica M9P + 35mm
3: 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.
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
Street and neighborhoodSometimes deciding if a photo fits Street category or not can be really quibbling.Street and neighborhood by myraincheck
Categories mean nothing outside this place (or other art sites) and mean nothing about the value or quality of an image. Though they are useful to make it easier to see, discover, find street images. I hope that these few lines will be able to clear some of the most common doubts in submitting to street category, and would spare you flipping a coin before submitting.
So let's try to set some limits to street photography, even knowing that the edges between street photography and other neighbors genres of photography will ALWAYS be thin, vague, and often subjective.
ENVIROMENTAL PORTRAIT, SPONTANEOUS PORTRAIT OR STREET?
What is the difference between enviromental portrait or spontaneous portrait and street photography?
A street photograph is not posed. If the portrait is posed it is not street (whoa I made a syllogism).
A street photograph needs a background. A NOT vague or accidental backgrou
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