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    I'll do street photography when I carry 70-300mm and I'll shoot from far away
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    Use a fisheye lens. You can get real close and still make them believe you're shooting something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee-Phone View Post
    I'll do street photography when I carry 70-300mm and I'll shoot from far away
    Ya, seen it before along Orchard Rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cks2k2 View Post
    Legally it's not wrong, but with all the news of child molesters/pedophiles - most parents would freak out at a stranger shooting their kid.
    Quote Originally Posted by naynoy View Post
    depends on the subject.
    public places can also stare publicly..

    problem is if you stare at the wrong subject you might end up beaten or worst, dead.. same with taking photos of people..
    Not wrong, then can shoot. I always shoot on the street.
    Even quarreled with a busker before. Nothing unusual when you do this in S'pore.

    That joker even called police, but in the end he got caught for illegally busking + my photos are evidence against him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken

    Not wrong, then can shoot. I always shoot on the street.
    Even quarreled with a busker before. Nothing unusual when you do this in S'pore.

    That joker even called police, but in the end he got caught for illegally busking + my photos are evidence against him.
    Mind to share here, what were u guys quarrel about? Is it something like ask u to delete the photo?

    When he called police, did he ask u to stay?

    *just curious*😁

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    i usually shoot street holding my camera like a pns....i walk and move my camera left or right and snap when a composition is achieve, sometime i act lost..so far have not encounter any issue...i also wear a "singapore is a fine city" t-shirt...which probably makes ppl think i am a tourist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laksaman View Post
    i usually shoot street holding my camera like a pns....i walk and move my camera left or right and snap when a composition is achieve, sometime i act lost..so far have not encounter any issue...i also wear a "singapore is a fine city" t-shirt...which probably makes ppl think i am a tourist.
    Thanks for sharing the tip! Shirt available at Bugis Street right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Csboi View Post
    Thanks for sharing the tip! Shirt available at Bugis Street right?
    yea...haha. my tip only useful for mirrorless and pns...not sure bout dslr though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laksaman View Post
    yea...haha. my tip only useful for mirrorless and pns...not sure bout dslr though
    Hmm maybe I try then tell you? Haha
    Cheap lenses are not good AND Good lenses are not cheap!

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    Well... I don't practice all these fanciful tips like posing as a tourists and all. I just hold up my camera and shoot, and so far so good. Plus if people not happy and wanted me to delete their photo, I will do what they ask... and if they are rude, I just walked off.

    Well... I am a Singaporean, I don't pretend to be what I am not.
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123
    Well... I don't practice all these fanciful tips like posing as a tourists and all. I just hold up my camera and shoot, and so far so good. Plus if people not happy and wanted me to delete their photo, I will do what they ask... and if they are rude, I just walked off.

    Well... I am a Singaporean, I don't pretend to be what I am not.
    Well said ^^
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    I like to shoot up close to the subject, zoom lens are out, cos u will never achieve photos like this.

    The below shot? I am sitting just right next to their table.




    Last edited by sinned79; 15th December 2011 at 12:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Well... I don't practice all these fanciful tips like posing as a tourists and all. I just hold up my camera and shoot, and so far so good. Plus if people not happy and wanted me to delete their photo, I will do what they ask... and if they are rude, I just walked off.

    Well... I am a Singaporean, I don't pretend to be what I am not.
    hmmm...i think i should stop reading too many blog and try it ur way...any bad encounter and ways to diffuse the situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laksaman View Post
    hmmm...i think i should stop reading too many blog and try it ur way...any bad encounter and ways to diffuse the situation?
    A smile? Doesn't only help for photography ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laksaman View Post
    hmmm...i think i should stop reading too many blog and try it ur way...any bad encounter and ways to diffuse the situation?
    So far I didn't have any bad encounter, and I have been shooting regularly. People are actually pretty friendly and alright... of course you must practice some common sense, if someone doesn't look too happy or was not the type that you think is safe to shoot at... don't shoot at them.
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
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    tough one. I'm a parent and I must say it's best to practise caution when it comes to little kids, as some have already rightly pointed out. Certainly a friendly eye contact with the parent first, before you shoot his or her kid, will go a long way. I will feel somewhat concerned if I turn my eye away for a moment or two only to find some strange man busy snapping away at my girl. I know friends who would freak out in fact. It is hard to say as it does depend on the "vibe". But to be safe, it is always better to "engage" the parent first.

    Also, can I just say that if you are taking street photos and the "object" happens to be a baby, that you mustn't use flash in their face. That is really really inconsiderate and can cause harm to little babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInPink View Post
    Also, can I just say that if you are taking street photos and the "object" happens to be a baby, that you mustn't use flash in their face. That is really really inconsiderate and can cause harm to little babies.
    That's a scared parent's myth. The flash won't do any harm.
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    this thread is still alive. wow.

    actually the parents would be more alarmed if the Flashing is that sort of "Flashing"

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    i just shoot random people therefore just whack only. if they ask just say i never take they also LL hahahaha

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