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    If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Then there perhaps is something to be learned from the audacity of this man, photographing himself grabbing 100 female breasts during Burning man. After this series has gone viral, the photographer has attracted both accolades and criticisms.

    Let's leave out the right and wrong for a moment and focus on the photography. It isn't half bad. These shots were clearly not staged (meaning with hired models), and both the photographer and the subjects seemed to be having fun.

    So, is "don't afraid to ask and get close" the moral here? or does that only apply to Burning man?


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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Clearly part of a drug obsessed culture?

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    I dont get the idea -iif there is any

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    I like to keep a breast of new trends, but I think the guy is the boob.
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    I have a major problem of getting close to subjects and ask to take a photo, let alone do something like this. And there's the issue of focusing my leica single handed
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    No link? Fail.

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Is this a one handed AF test. ?

    I think you should try 2 hands now that be a trick
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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    I have a major problem of getting close to subjects and ask to take a photo, let alone do something like this. And there's the issue of focusing my leica single handed
    1. Lose the lenshood.

    2. Gordy' strap. Classy yet secure. Oh, lose the lens cap as well, for best results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    Let's leave out the right and wrong for a moment and focus on the photography. It isn't half bad.
    People who go to events like that are 'up for it', they want to be noticed. So what is so great about photographing people who are desperate to be photographed? It is just tourism, where the tourists go to see each other. I really can't see what you are looking at (other than the obvious) to say this "isn't half bad".

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Quote Originally Posted by 250swb View Post
    People who go to events like that are 'up for it', they want to be noticed. So what is so great about photographing people who are desperate to be photographed? It is just tourism, where the tourists go to see each other. I really can't see what you are looking at (other than the obvious) to say this "isn't half bad".

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    It is totally bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    No link? Fail.
    Link Man Grabs 100+ Boobs at Burning Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    I dont get the idea -iif there is any
    Before him there was this Russian kid grabbing 1000 female breasts and then shaking President Putin's hand Путин лапает избирательниц! / Epic! Putin paws women voters! - YouTube
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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    The horizon is tilted on some of the photos

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    You need a Tilt/Shift lens for this kind of work.

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    I used to walk up to my wife with a camera, raise the camera to my eye, reach to move her hair or pose her head and instead grab her nose and quickly snap a picture. I can see now Im going to have to change my technique.

    I love this guy!!!

    No burning man is not a bunch of drug craised nuts or exhibitionists.

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Is this a one handed AF test. ?
    Actually, the focal distance is perfectly standardized to the length of his left arm. Plus a little...

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    A slightly sad pursuit...
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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    You need a Tilt/Shift lens for this kind of work.
    I think that is tit/shift...

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    That might work at Burning Man but I wouldn't try it on a city street. (unless you want to see the inside of a jail)

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    I`d like to see the ones when he got punched into his face or kicked elsewhere. Would be much more interesting than these.

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    It seems all pics where shot without a tripod, i.e. ... hand-held.

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    I have a major problem of getting close to subjects and ask to take a photo, let alone do something like this. And there's the issue of focusing my leica single handed
    It would be much better to use an RX-1.

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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    Karsh grabbed this guy's oral fixation (according to legend) to get a decent portrait, so maybe it's legitimate:



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    Re: If you are shy about getting close in street shooting......(don't view at work)

    With a 50+ kg of equipment and a few handlers, that was hardly a "grab" shot!

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