his take on photography varies. some of them seem like portraits, while others are obviously not.
which is a trait i envy about him - he keeps things interesting.
True freedom may be having somewhere to return to.
Check out HARDCORE (warning) Street Photography in JB
I think this is a good idea! Il buy that weird hat i saw the other day..Originally Posted by kei1309
Not everyone can pull that off... Haha. Most people can spot a singaporean a mile away. So glad that i don't look localOriginally Posted by Ding5678
just to highlight the The Sartorialist is not consider a street photography, he is a fashion photographers on the street, shooting street fashion, he don't shoot his subject sneakily, he do approach his subjects and make clear his intention of taking their photographs.
thread move to appropriate section.
Street photography is not really defined. Even HCB himself have a lot of posed work, and still people call those stuff "street". Different people have different definitions of something as loosely defined as street photography.
Last edited by daredevil123; 26th May 2012 at 04:16 PM.
Street photography has been going around for a long time. So long you are in public places, just assume you are free to take pictures. If it is published and the subject objects despite it being a flattering picture then take it down. End of story. That said, in HDB heartlands different rules apply. People there have very low level of awareness where photography is concerned. They assumed you are from a news agency and they are going to appear in Wanbao tonight. You will see their annoyed stare even if they are more than 50 metres away. We have so many people asking if we were reporters. I even have had 2 undercover detectives asking me why I am taking pictures. Just the other day, a self styled neighborhood vigilante asked why I am taking pictures (of my motorcycle). Gave him a piece of my mind, ask him to go ahead and lets call the police. You'll need to call their bluff as some bullies will even snatch your camera. Practice your exit routine, warn them you will scream robbery! if they dare. The law is always on your side.
If you are a timid person, go to Peoples park and mingle among the camera touting tourists. P&S are best and many are capable of high quality snaps. No one will pay you any attention. Beside that, Thailand, Bali, even Little India have their photography friendly inhabitants where it is safe to shoot.
Or use long lens.
Here are some tips for better shoots,
Use Clean Skills
Keep Subjects Withing Frame
Shoot Subjects with Resale Value
Shoot Various Arrangements at any given time
Use Different Props for Same Setup
Shoot Various Expressions and ideas at any given time
Research before you decide to shoot
Help make your photos look special
Shoot Greatest Resolution
The most important skill is to smile.
Your smile can open doors to great shots
Or calm an angry person.
Say thank you and smile, talk to them if they can spend the time
If you behave sneakily then you will be seen as sneaky.
If you behave as if it is normal then it will be seen as normal.
Just remember to smile.