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Not a Street Photography Guide by The-Yard-Collective Not a Street Photography Guide by The-Yard-Collective
"This is Not a Street Photography Guide "
by ^bQw dA Street Gallery Moderator [link]

Thank you Brian!
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very helpful, thank you :)
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EdBrew51 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great tutorial. The "how to read a room" is a fantastic advice.
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
hip shots

i love seeing people do that :giggle:
i notice them more than people not doing it
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:iconbdwfh:
bdwfh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
nice information! i still like hip shots though ;)
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bdwfh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
:iconbowplz:
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009   Photographer
:wave: Hi there!

This tutorial and others are favs in the #NewsStand Group and has been featured in our very first newsletter: [link]

:clap: Congrats!

Eloísa Valdes,
#NewsStand's Managing Editor
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symonfly Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
very clear and exhaustive...i'll try to see...thank you!
:worship:
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:iconthe-yard-collective:
The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
welcome :)
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:iconznow-white:
znow-white Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Your Tutorial have been included in my Weekly Gems Article for the Resources & Stock image gallery [link]
Thank you for sharing with the community.:rose: :heart:
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:iconthe-yard-collective:
The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
you are very welcome :)
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znow-white Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
:hug:
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aR-Ka Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Very nice article and very helpfull,either ur expirienced or not!
I agree about the hipshot technique ;)
:highfive:
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:iconbqw:
bQw Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconeliza-mac:
Eliza-mac Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Glad to see this in The Yard, I couldn't get at it through Brian's journal :blushes: Great tutorial!
I switched back to using hyperfocus yesterday, something I used to do with film but hadn't tried that often with digital.
Out of almost 300 shots yesterday 4 of them were hip shots. There are places you can't blend in with a camera to your face ;)
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
the hip shot, is being understood as a must do shot and yet it is seldom used but it is the hardest technique to get right. It has its uses especially for a quick angle change and for passing shot etc. Glad to see someone gets benefit from it, I am beginning to wonder if the hip-shot has become a no-no...sp
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I doubt I will quit shooting from the hip anytime soon :-) There are situations and places where I would sooner rely on "hipsight", it gets better with practice, and it's just another technique. I know one street photographer with an unusual and charming technique. I've walked down streets with him watching him work, he spots a couple of old geezers smoking in a pub doorway, wanders over for a chat, asks if he can take a couple of photographs of them, 9 times out of 10 they say yes. He'll take a couple of posed shots, make out he'd do a better job of it with the other camera hanging around his neck and switch. During a short, friendly conversation he can appear to have taken maybe 4 pictures but has actually shot closer to 20. He has such an amazing technique, he's more of an illusionist than a hip shooter. He's also a design and photography lecturer, I want to go back to school =D

This might also be a lead into a subject I would like to discuss with other street photographers, where do you draw the line? I have no qualms shooting from the hip but I do think long and hard before I post an image. I have many images I would never upload, I wonder what other photographers consider street no-no's.
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
This is a very interesting subject you are mentioning here. Where to draw the line concerning what to shoot and upload and what not.
Speaking for myself, I follow a very easy but quite subjective rule. I never upload scenes that I'd hate seeing myself being photographed at. A very rough example: I wouldn't want someone to shoot me while picking my nose. Therefore, even if I shoot such a scene, I'd not upload it :)
When I look at my pictures after having shot them, I imagine myself in the position of my "victims". If I feel ok with what I see, then I upload. :)
*StamatisGR
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
I caught a guy picking his nose in a café :picknose: I was trying to get a good angle without being too obvious. His arms attracted my attention, he was heavily tattooed. As soon as I started clicking he started picking :laughing: Another shot I hope to post when I deal with the head wrecking color, one of the patrons of a café spotted me as I was shooting through the window, his pose was to jam a finger up his nostril :O_o:
I have a bunch of stuff, it's more freak show than street, it remains unedited.
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bQw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I forgive you for the 4 hip shots :D

Is your camera FF or APS-C?
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Nikon D60, I wish I could afford an FF :(
I'm looking for a 2nd hand Nikon, FM series. Finding one in good condition is a pita!
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bQw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
With the smaller sensor, hyperfocus is even more effective. Smaller sensor = greater DOF.
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EnGeeBee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Great article, I normally link hyperfocal to landscape and it's hit me that it suits street very well.

I agree with hipshooting, I have tried it and it makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong where as shooting from the viewfinder is somewhat more up front. Plus hitshooting when using film can certainly be an expensive learning curve if you don't develop your own!!

Thanks for your time in writing this!
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
we are glad you enjoyed it
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:iconbqw:
bQw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Good read and interesting work method :)
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NightArmie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tutorial!
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:iconbqw:
bQw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite welcome!
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PhotoLust Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
This tutorial has been collected in =PhotoLust's favourites gallery (home of loads of brilliant tutorials) and has also been featured in February's journal. Thanks for making such a great resource!
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
thanks you but our thanks are to ^bQw for making this possible.
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:iconbqw:
bQw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Can you also place the link where I originally published the article on my blog?

[link]

Thanks!
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PhotoLust Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
I just collected it in my favourites. I haven't listed it or linked to it anywhere.
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Nat-ty Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Very helpful indeed!
I like Street photography mostly because ppl and situations surprise me all time!
This patience thing i will practice it:D
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
its not easy to be patient with a scene, I think thats what cuts masters from students in photography, =stuartperry
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:iconnat-ty:
Nat-ty Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
patience is a virtue :D
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
and a great photo
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:iconnat-ty:
Nat-ty Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
:nod:
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nonparticipant Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
sweet stuff, thanks for passing on your experience.
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:iconthe-yard-collective:
The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
our pleasure
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:iconbqw:
bQw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the kind compliment. :)
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:iconstuartperry:
stuartperry Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
superb! now I know I'm crap :D
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:iconthe-yard-collective:
The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
yes we know :D
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:iconbqw:
bQw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
So am I, I just smell better. ;P
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stuartperry Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
LOL that's just a rumour
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. I learned a lot from this article. :w00t:
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
thank you but our thanks are to ^bQw for making this possible.
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconbqw:
bQw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad and thank you for the compliment.
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome.
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itsmeandre Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009   Photographer
Great aticle thing is, i've tried the hyper focus theory and it works! I reckon it just needs more pratice but for now i'm not really catching on with the "hip shots" technique. It just feels strange (to me at least) and awkward perhaps due to me going on the more conventional "point and shoot" methods of photographing that i've been working on since i picked up a camera.
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