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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309

    You seem like a smooth-talker. Why not try 6?
    Oooh. Maybe I will.






    On you.
    Last edited by digitalpimp; 18th January 2012 at 09:42 AM.

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    Just wanna share with ts i also started street probably like 2 months back and I've been doing quite a bit of landscape
    It was really scary at 1st but I tell myself I just gotta do it
    I adopted mostly the "camper" n "prowler" technique

    Slowly I became more comfortable w it

    I have had situations, after I took pictures they saw me, I smiled n they smiled back end of story





    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    There are many different types of street photography.
    Candids or with Permission
    Isolated Portraits or Environmental Portraits
    Serious/Funny/Beautiful ppl/Unique ppl/etc

    Here are two e-books which may help you out.
    85mm Street Photography


    There are many types of techniques for street and candids, imho, here are some :
    1. The Happy Camper : waits at a spot (perhaps an interesting bkgnd) waiting for the right subject to pass
    2. The Prowler : strolls along, looking ahead to see any interesting subjects/occurrences (note : looks ahead before the frame of photo, else its too late to react)
    3. Sniper : Long lens dude (some say he's a coward, but the isolating effects of long lens produces nice results too.. )
    4. The Assault Warrior : In your face approach (google Bruce Gilden to see an example )
    5. Sneaky guy : Camera hidden/ Chest level shots/ Fake lens that shoots side ways/ etc
    6. 'Confidence' Man : tries to persuade subjects to give him a pict
    7. Hit and Run speciallist : Shoot from car or motorcycle (or shoot at ppl in Bus/Car/Motorcycle )
    8. The Great Pretender : Pretends to shoot something else, while in fact the wide FOV of the lens has the subject in place on the sides.
    9. The Quick Draw : "f8 and be there dude"; lens prefocused for hyper-focusing distance; just take up camera> shoot > down camera (subject does not even know it happened)



    Choose your character and/or mix and match.
    Enjoy your journey

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpimp View Post
    I'm 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9!
    No wonder you so good at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam

    No wonder you so good at it
    Bro pinhole, just for that, kopi gao's on me.

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