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Friday Night Specials v2.2

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 12, 2016, 2:24 AM
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A weekly selection amongst the images we liked,

while browsing the Street Gallery,

and we think they deserve more attention.

Enjoy them, comment on them and remember

to visit the photographers' galleries as well.


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Out-of-body Experience by IrynaFedorovska

SILVER by MARX77

Public Display by Vermontster

Kayaoglu by niklin1

Perspective by burningmonk

Shoreditch, London by richardjohnford

 

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Come on guys, lye down on the couch, today we will do a bit of psychology!
More precisely we are going to learn something about human visual perception, and about some principles of visual perception that come into play when we 'read' images. We'll try and understand why and how they work, we'll see how to take advantage of them, improving as side effect our composition technique and effectiveness conveying messages in our photos.
Mind you, these are not the same old composition rules,  and they will come most in handy when you try to make juxtapositions in your street photos.
What is a juxtaposition in street photography?
Juxtaposition is a fancy term to say 'connection', 'combination', 'interaction' between elements in the frame. If you look at street photos - especially contemporary ones - you will find that this trick is very often used by the photographers to visually connect unrelated elements and re-frame, re-interpret reality, giving to a photo a new narrative, meaning, or a surprising effect

Gestalt psychology studied the way the mind understands external stimuli and  organizes, structures them using grouping laws.
Here are a few of those laws and a few examples of their visual and compositional use in street photographs. You'll be surprised to see how often street photographs use and exploit these rules!

Law of Proximity—The law of proximity states that when an individual perceives an assortment of objects they perceive objects that are close to each other as forming a group. This law is often used in juxtapositions to emphasize which aspects are associated:

01.Matt Stuart Trafalgar Square copy by myraincheck
photo by Matt Stuart 

27 by myraincheck
photo by Todd Gross

Law of Similarity—The law of similarity states that elements within an assortment of objects are perceptually grouped together if they are similar to each other. This similarity can occur in the form of shape, colour, shading or other qualities. This law is probably the most employed and exploited in street photos (and not only).

16-siegfried-hansen by myraincheck
photo by Siegfried Hansen

06 by myraincheck
photo by Todd Gross

Law of Closure—The law of closure states that individuals perceive objects such as shapes, letters, pictures, etc., as being whole when they are not complete. Specifically, when parts of a whole picture are missing, our perception fills in the visual gap.  Also looking at photos we tend to complete images leading back to known figures and patterns.

1646285827 8481202695 B by myraincheck
photo by Mark Powell

46.Matt Stuart New Bond Street copy by myraincheck
photo by Matt Stuart

Law of Symmetry—The law of symmetry states that the mind perceives objects as being symmetrical and forming around a center point. It is perceptually pleasing to divide objects into an even number of symmetrical parts. Therefore, when two symmetrical elements are unconnected the mind perceptually connects them to form a coherent shape. 

4-siegfried-hansen by myraincheck
photo by Siegfried Hansen

6-siegfried-hansen by myraincheck
photo by Siegfried Hansen


Law of Common Fate—The law of common fate states that objects are perceived as lines that move along the smoothest path.  We perceive elements of objects to have trends of motion, which indicate the path that the object is on. The law of continuity implies the grouping together of objects that have the same trend of motion and are therefore on the same path. 

3-siegfried-hansen by myraincheck
photo by Siegfried Hansen

30-siegfried-hansen by myraincheck
photo by Siegfried Hansen

In conclusion, Gestalt theory explains that we tend to perceptually group together elements forming a pattern that is regular, simple, familiar. We tend to superimpose meaning to what we see.

We can take advantage of perception's rules to create effective compositions or to juxtapose unrelated elements creating something new and different. "The whole is other than the sum of the parts" as Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka says.

Here is a little selection of dA street photos that would make Gestalt psychologists proud:

* by MirabellaStefano

Demolition Man by Fruity-Nut-Bats

Smile by avanderplaat

Some Assembly Required by Jinnger

full bloom by lightdrafter

Chicago Flowers 2 by niklin1

Hello Mr. Tomlinson! by ZiaulKareem

Modi2 by Elerko

hide by arslanalp

 A293699 by Elerko

Broadgate030815 by streetmax

Untitled by du-jamais-vu



Friday Night Specials v2.1

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 4, 2016, 11:53 PM
image by Vermontster



If you like what you see, +favlove this article

so it can reach as many deviants as possible.

A weekly selection amongst the images we liked,

while browsing the Street Gallery,

and we think they deserve more attention.

Enjoy them, comment on them and remember

to visit the photographers' galleries as well.


Friday Night Specials stamp by wchild




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Waiting for the Bus by sandas04

Then laugh, because life is funny!



Duplicity by burningmonk
Chipped! by MARX77
Interested by Markotxe
My inanimate friend by ZephyraMilie
Eat! by Vermontster

Street Photography by sagi-k




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Happy Birthday Anja aka Ikarisou

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 4, 2016, 6:31 AM

Ikarisou

Anja


Summer by Ikarisou

Austria

 Personal Quote: On any given Sunday you're gonna win or you're gonna lose.  


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Self Portrait by Ikarisou

Split Personality by Ikarisou

Berlin Self with Sparrow by Ikarisou

Vienna Self with Car by Ikarisou


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The Zebra by Ikarisou Fashion Victim by Ikarisou Doggy by Ikarisou



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Mindbenders







camouflage by hersley

Simulacres et Simulation by MARX77



Sometimes I look at a street photo, then do a double take.
Something doesn't seem right...

What's going on? Is that photomanipulated? Is it really one image? Is that a photo of an ad?
Oh, oh, that's clever!

How did he/she shoot it?
Then the penny drops and makes me love the image even more.

Reflections, light, shadow, perspectives, layers, clever camera angles, l'instant décisif...
Street photography is never set up, and to produce photographs that takes a while to decipher requires great amounts of careful observations.
Marvel at the quick wit and creativity of our fellow street photographers here on dA with these mindbenders.


mirror by arslanalp

Matrix by Batsceba

On the edge by La-Tete-Ailleurs

glass by poulopoulos

Collisions by burningmonk


Concealed Carry by MARX77

P1269 - Tsunami. by Lothringen

... by DinoKose

40 by sevron

A stroke of luck by myraincheck

Invention of the wheel by myraincheck
Floating by makepictures
:: S and M by noahsamuelmosko

Split by djailledie



Mirrors by burningmonk

Street Photography color 140 by sagi-k

24042014F7.11/20 by NunoCanha

not shot on iphone by arslanalp

The death of god by ahermin

Ping by sevron

Spotted by djailledie

Window wash by PatrickMonnierRomeo by Vermontster

Tilt by mariomencacci
DNA by DougNZ
Starlight by Vermontster

Img 20140819 130045 by Elerko

Crespi d'Adda - Ghosts by mariomencacci

street_121 by pivan

Demon by cahilus

0-0 by DinoKose

Disjointed by Vermontster
* by MirabellaStefano

II by sevron
Mermaid by DougNZ
amazing by DRIVINGYOU

Low profile by Blakk-mamba

* by MirabellaStefano

Postcard from London 11 by JACAC     Double size by MirabellaStefano


“To me, photography is an art of observation.
It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…
I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see
and everything to do with the way you see them.”

– Elliott Erwitt

Welcome to the Yard




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
2. AIMS and OBJECTIVES
3. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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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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