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    street images, any camera

    seems like this would be a good idea for a camera agnostic genre

    from Nepal several years ago:


    new london ferry:
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    Re: street images, any camera

    coney island, early season
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    Re: street images, any camera

    i'm gonna keep posting until this thread gets some legs...
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    Re: street images, any camera

    The Hague, earlier today.

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
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    Re: street images, any camera

    Good idea
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    Re: street images, any camera

    farmers market couple
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    Re: street images, any camera

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
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    Re: street images, any camera

    I really admire good street photography, rather than just photographs taken on a street as is so often the case! Unfortunately it's not a style I have any skill at and I'm rarely anywhere interesting enough, here's one I like from Xinmen Island, just to support the thread!

    http://matrichardson.com/
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    Re: street images, any camera

    Don't ask me, Mat. I don't have a clue. But from the little I've understood, there are certain criteria that have to be fulfilled for a photo to be categorized as a street photo:

    - It must be taken with a Leica rangefinder camera or any other rangefinder camera if black and white film, preferably Tri-X, is used.
    - It's obviously black and white only.
    - The lens should be a 35mm stopped down to minimum f/8
    - Still, it should be slightly out of focus
    - The subject should be serious behaving, very ordinary people, busy with their daily chores
    - It's always taken in a city (Pretty obvious. There are no streets in rural areas or at sea.)
    - Cropping is strictly forbidden
    - No editing!
    - Always wear casual clothing when taking street photos. You have to blend in or else risk being disqualified.

    So this is not a street photo and very off topic. Please feel free to delete if offended

    D810 with 105mm f/1.8 @ f/5.6, heavily cropped and edited

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    Haha, did you feel I was commenting on your shots Jorgen?! Actually I found your previous post to be what I like about "street" photography, it's a social commentary, a record of what is happening in an interesting thought provoking way, I don't care for any other rules, it just has to appeal to me in order for me to like it, I don't much care what anyone else thinks. I don't think personally that labelling a photograph street means you don't have to think about composition, interest, message, processing or anything else, it doesn't have merit to me just because it was taken on a street.

    I'm not that keen on your non street photo, not because I don't think it's street but because the block on the right just draws my eye and ruins an otherwise interesting shot, why don't you think it's street?

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    Re: street images, any camera

    No Mat, and I probably wouldn't believe you if you said you did comment on my photos. It's pretty unpretentious stuff, or at least that's what I like to pretend it is. In reality (does reality exist?), I work hard for every photo I take

    Sorry about the block. I was going to edit it out, but I'm lazy.

    Seriously, I don't like the term street photography. To me, it's somewhat pretentious and I don't really feel at home with it. It's all about people, wherever they are, trying to get behind the facade by capturing that decisive moment that shows an expression that really tells the story, not necessarily the true story, but the dream inside.

    That's also why I don't like most "travel portraits", because they mostly don't show the context, just a face. The face is sometimes spectacular and often decorative, but I miss the background. Where does that face fit in, and where is it going? There are exceptions of course. Some of the exceptions are very good, like Kurt Kamka who sometimes visits these forums.

    I'll do something about that block before I go to bed

    Edit: There was a problem editing last night. Works better now.
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    i agree about the social commentary; so much gets revealed by a gesture, expression, eye contact, etc.
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    Re: street images, any camera

    using quick reply and even trying to add text via an edit to the above post:
    clicking the mountain usually brings up the dialog to add your link, but no go. copied it in manually with the sq bracket format, got some message about sending an encrypted messsage, and it went awol.

    use the new reply and it worked...hmm

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    I couldn't get it to work either, will try this.

    For me "street" is all about the man on the street, life as it is, I'm not entirely sure that street can even be current, I feel that the power in the old black and white images comes from the fact that it's not now, it's also not focused on diffraction, corner sharpness, mtf, evf, esp, it's just the image. I could obviously be talking utter bollocks!

    Here's one that fits all of Jorgen's criteria!, b&w, 35mm, slightly out of focus and probably at f8! Must be street.

    http://matrichardson.com/
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    It helps if you're familiar with dutch folklore ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post

    It helps if you're familiar with dutch folklore ...
    i understand that the Belgians reformed and progressed.
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    wife; a fave shot
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    Re: street images, any camera

    Quote Originally Posted by mjr View Post
    I couldn't get it to work either, will try this.

    For me "street" is all about the man on the street, life as it is, I'm not entirely sure that street can even be current, I feel that the power in the old black and white images comes from the fact that it's not now, it's also not focused on diffraction, corner sharpness, mtf, evf, esp, it's just the image. I could obviously be talking utter bollocks!

    Here's one that fits all of Jorgen's criteria!, b&w, 35mm, slightly out of focus and probably at f8! Must be street.

    Good one Mat, and it fills another criteria as well: it shows a context.

    Now, I cannot like (now I can). Last night, I could not edit, so I've edited my ramblings now, heavily. Hope they make more sense. I'm not sure. Haven't had breakfast yet. I'll have some pickled herring and a cup of oolong tea to get things started
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    i understand that the Belgians reformed and progressed.
    Absolutely, they are much smarter ...
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    I took a walk around the block after lunch and saw these folks but didn't have a camera with me. So I ran back up to my 5th floor office and grabbed my X-M1. They were still there when I got back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I took a walk around the block after lunch and saw these folks but didn't have a camera with me. So I ran back up to my 5th floor office and grabbed my X-M1. They were still there when I got back down.

    John
    I take it you asked them for permission before you pressed the button, John
    Any idea what they were doing there ?

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    Pfff - this thread is dead already ...
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    some cpr...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Pfff - this thread is dead already ...
    Nah... it ain't dead. Just moving slowly.

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    sorry mate ...
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    D810 with 50mm f/1.2 AiS @ f/8 and 1/30s

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    Nice Jorgen, here's one from the markets on Xinmen Island.

    http://matrichardson.com/
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    in my neighborhood...
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    Well, I was walking the streets of Kathmandu recently, before the earthquake, so I have a few. Leica M8.2, 35 mm Summarit:

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    Here's one from Kabul, Afghanistan.

    http://matrichardson.com/
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    Commerce Street - Fort Worth, Texas




    Spider-Man




    Elvis On 7th Street - Fort Worth, Texas




    Deep Ellum - Dallas, Texas

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    Evening.

    Seems we have little interest here, in an attempt to spark some life, here's a couple of shots from this afternoon, streets of Bamako, iphone shot through bullet proof glass in an armoured vehicle, I like them.



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    at the farmers market, eugene, or
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    Nice jlm

    Here's more from the iphone, great little camera on this to say it's shot through bullet proof glass!



    http://matrichardson.com/
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    soho streets
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    fellow photog:


    - - - Updated - - -

    NYC, soho
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    bass player and acapella group


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    noodle eater in chinatown
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    Full Stomach and Empty Boxes



    Street Entertainment



    Frustration

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    modern soho street urchin: mono 246, 75mm cron
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    Between Friends
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    Spotted!

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