(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.
Just because you shot it in the street...PE: JUST BECAUSE YOU SHOT IT IN THE STREET IT DOESN'T MAKE IT "STREET PHOTOGRAPHY"Just because you shot it in the street... by myraincheck
Street Photography is a largely misunderstood and misinterpreted photography genre.
Browsing dA's Street Gallery I'd say that people are under the impression that street photography is photography of:
1 street signs
2 side-walk close-ups
3 love padlocks
4 shoes (All Stars preferably)/photographer's feet
5 graffiti/tags/street art/cool vandalism
6 empty roads
9 abandoned buildings/urband decay/trash
10 cool cars
11 cosplayers posing in fairs
12 family in family-trips, friends in cool poses
13 sexy models in subways/women wrestling in swimming suit (don't ask, I don't know)
14 lights bokeh
15 light paintings
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 st
Stop taking boring photos!An extract from Tony Ray Jones's http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/how-to/icons-of-photography/534741/tony-ray-jones-iconic-photographer notebook contains some interesting tips to take better street photos:Stop taking boring photos! by myraincheck
BE MORE AGGRESSIVE
GET MORE INVOLVED (TALK TO PEOPLE)
STAY WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER (BE PATIENT)
TAKE SIMPLER PICTURES
SEE IF EVERYTHING IN BACKGROUND RELATES TO SUBJECT MATTER
VARY COMPOSITIONS AND ANGLES MORE
BE MORE AWARE OF COMPOSITION
DON'T TAKE BORING PICTURES
GET IN CLOSER (USE 50mm LESS)
WATCH CAMERA SHAKE (shoot 250sec or above)
[Bullet; Red] DON'T SHOOT TOO MUCH
[Bullet; Red] NOT ALL AT EYE LEVEL
The Artist's Toolbox: Street PhotographyThe Artist's Toolbox: Street Photography by myraincheck
This 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
Street Photography Tutorial - IPART IIStreet Photography Tutorial - I by StamatisGR
The series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL - PART ONE
THE HUMAN SUBJECT
(article from photo4u.it - il portale italiano della fotografia translated and adapted to dA by myraincheck)
Let's close our eyes and imagine going out in the streets and looking for unusual things. What do we expect to find? People, first of all.
That's good, the HUMAN PRESENCE is a fundamental element of street photography.
If we want to use only this ingredient, we'll be able to realize a true street photo only if the person we capture will have something unusual or interesting or is doing something unusual or interesting. Otherwise we'll have a good portrait, an enviromental portrait, a wide portrait whatever, but not a street photo.
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