(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.
Street...without PeoplePART IVStreet...without People by StamatisGR
The series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT PEOPLE
First things first let's remember that street photography is not so much about the subjects as it is a style of photographing, a 'forma mentis', a way to think, see, capture images. A forma mentis that can be summed up in the ability of RE-INTERPRETING, RE-CONTEXTUALIZING, giving a different interpretation, placing in a different context, the reality around us, giving it an additional significant meaning.
Even if the classic structure of street photography is a meaningful interaction between human and surroundings, we can have street photos where the human element is not physically present. Sometimes it can be symbolized by other elements, sometimes it is completely absent. Let's show some examples:
SYMBOLIC HUMAN PRESENCE
The human element is not physically present, but t
The Streettog: An Unexpected Journey“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, )The Streettog: An Unexpected Journey by myraincheck
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 many frames, so few photographs". (Richard Bram)
"When shooting, I don't know precisely what I'm looking f
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.
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