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Monday, June 25, 2012

Film, Digital And Camera Types In Street Photography

Film vs Digital. Who cares really? I like both and I shoot with both. Having said that, all of my street photos are shot on film. And there's a couple of reasons for this. I like the look of film, and, the type of camera that, (I feel) works well for street shooting. Personally I prefer a "Rangefinder" or a small discreet, point and shoot type of camera. But that's me and I don't know shit. But I find these cameras are almost invisible, and don't spook potential subjects. In fact, most times aren't even noticed till your walking away, shot taken. But film cost's coupled with low success rates can be quite disheartening, all though winning shots more than make up for it.
However DSLR's and SLR's too a degree, are large and very noticeable and can render a situation unnatural, possibly scaring a prospective subject. Thus ruining a shot. But with DSLR's, digital happy snaps and even Iphones, you get consistantly good shots (and no hair see the second shot above) that you can preview and delete at your fancy. Here in lies the problem. Often, you spend more time looking at an LCD screen, editing, than you do taking photos. so a lot of the time you miss what's going on around you. Hint, edit when you get home.
Either way, just get out there and shoot. Here's a couple of tips I use when street shooting.
1. Get close.
2. Get closer.
3. Don't be shy, but don't be rude, a fine line sometimes.
4. Thank your subject, and if they get shitty say something like, your face looks great in this light. Or, your munted head will make my friends laugh when I show them... Don't say that.
5. Don't get too caught up with perfect exposure/focus. Just get a good photo, that will take care of the technicality's. But be aware of them, they are your friends.
6. Have fun! and send me your photos, I'll post my favourite ones here, that is if anyone reads this blog.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

talking shit

Why I love street photography

Iv'e been (consciously) shooting street photography for about 6 months now, and I think I'm addicted.    Particually, because of the drive to get that awesome shot, and partly because of rush it provides when shooting at an around random strangers. Also the situations it can produce.

But I'm a relatively shy person, so starting the days shooting is a positively daunting and pant soiling activity. I recently read a blog from one of my favourite skateboarders and his mate. A couple of first time rock climbers. They didn't start climbing small faces at first. No. They went full steam and preceded to climb a 3000 ft monolith. What I could relate to was there recounting of being, almost at the end of there climb, and how they were still struck by terror at starting the new days climb.

I get the same feeling every time I take my first street shot of the day! My heart starts racing, I get fidgety (which doesn't help to be conspicuous) I then proceed to denounce street photography and tell myself I'm an idiot, and what are you really doing. But I fight it, push the down the shutter. Click! Walk away, buzzed out, waiting for a punch to the back of my head, or a verbal stoush. Nothing! So I get a little more bold. By the fourth or fifth shot It all makes sense why "I lud dis shit"

Peeps! All the photos you see here where taken with film cameras I got for under $10 from op shop's.

I encourage you all to buy a cheap film camera, or ask a uncle, aunt or grandparent if they have one. Then go hit the streets (you'll be glad you did) Remember, get close and don't worry about perfect exposure and all that crap (I respect it but it's not the be all) Just get a good photo, I hope I get there one day.

See you out there streetogs.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

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