So far young punks will pose for you. They sometimes even ask you to shoot them again as they change their pose. LolOriginally Posted by Sgdevilzz
And here is my second take at Geylang bazaar during the fasting month:
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After these two tries, I dropped the whole idea. Wasn't my kind of thing. haha
Its one thing to get out of your comfort zone... another thing altogether if you annoyed your subject/passesby just for your 'Art'.
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Getting good photos has nothing to do with doing things out of the ordinary. Just because people do get good photos by doing so doesn't mean you have to. There are great street photographers who quietly record life. Of course if you want to be a thrill seeker ok la then it's your choice
Just like landscapes, if someone stay on shore , compared to another person going waist deep, tripod gone, almost wash out to sea.. Doesn't mean person two get better photos compared to person one. of course person two will get more views, but don't equate danger to success in photography.
i don't see why, just because there's a bunch of people doing it the Bruce Gilden style, that we have to follow it.
this is a typical "Challenge Accepted" scenario.
what's the point of surprising people with Flash Photograhy on the streets? to capture their stunned expressions? to scare them? in Singapore, i once did it accidentally. i left the flash up on my NEX-5 and scared the crap outta a mother and her young son.
is that what you want to portray? Shock? or is there something else you want to achieve other than "i used flash for street photography"?
not that i don't approve, but ask yourself what is the purpose of this other than to irritate others on the streets.
being a Singaporean, i'm sure you've heard stories of people getting beaten up for no reason at all. please be more considerate of others' feelings in Singapore, and remember that not everything that "famous" photographers or what others try in other countries will work here in Singapore.
and one more thing, Shock may be natural, but by doing that, all the photos will be altered by you. you're not gonna get other natural expressions. perhaps, you might even capture someone running at you with a parang if you're not careful.
Wah lau chill la..Originally Posted by kei1309
Some newbie wants to try this technique only what. Guide them and let them find the answers themselves by giving them questions so they can ponder. Self-discovery usually is the best experience.
I did the same technique not because some old guy named Bruce Gilden did it. Just cause he's famous? Definitely not. I was interested by how you can present artificial lighting and make your subject stands out. It was a good experience to try while shooting street portraits. Then i find it not as fulfilling and scrap the idea.
Even now, i find this technique a little 'bullsh*t', sorry for the lack of bettet word, but hey just try it out if you want to!
Have you tried it before in Sg, literally other than your accident? Have you experience how locals react other than the mother and her son? Perhaps you can do it as a social experiment?
Frankly, 90% dont give a hoot. Another 5% probably will entertain you. While the other 5% might scold you. Get out there with common sense and some street smart.
So yeah, thats about it.
enough said.. photography is a subjective art and to each his own. The process of getting a picture may be controversial, but shouldn't stop one from getting the picture he hungers for.
I've started threads like this a few times, not many are keen and ultimately ending up doing it alone. But after watching the video I got a bit optimistic and wanted to ask if there are any like-minded shooters out there.
Xsaifuddin, thanks for your replies. Your photos inspired me. I think I should start doing it alone and then come back and share my photos and experience. Arrghh why is there so much procrastination!
I believe thats what most of us are worry about... If someone decided to do a series, lets called it "Human Emotion"... and that include 'PAIN'... and if he/she (Photographer) is hungry enough for the real thing... are you ok, with the Photographer torturing the model ?? I'm sure there will be lots of controversial... so... still hungry ??
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I think what you saying is that you feel some of those street photography are unethical because they were taken without permission. I understand and not asking you to accept them if you can't. Not going to argue what's ethical and what's not ethical here. Bottom line is to find friends to shoot with for mutual encouragement and company etc.
It's like a group of friends going to hawker centre and I choose what I like to eat, and don't have to share if you don't like my food.
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If the photographer saw someone who got a bad stomachache, in pain, and shot it.Originally Posted by diver-hloc
I don't think it's impossible to get the 'pain' emotion right?
If person A steps on person's B foot accidentally and you got the shot of his expression in pain. Pain also right?
Basically it depends on how you perceive it and approach to get your shot. And you do have a crude way of perceiving things by 'torturing the model'. Tsk tsk
Controversy also depends on how sensitive you are to the situation. Why shoot someone in pain? Is that ethical to capture and show the feeling of despair and agony to others? Humiliate the person?
Then again it depends on your motive, your cause, your objective.
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What better way to show my intention than with photos? I hope they turn out good.
Enough said. More shooting, less typing.
i'm not saying all that to discourage people from doing that. i'm asking whoever plans to do it, to think about what he/she wants to achieve and to think in local context.
locals here already aren't very receptive to having their photos taken.. (unless you look like a tourist... or to a certain species of local girls, if you're a Caucasian man).. if they notice you, they'll go after you if they don't like it. add flash into the picture and you might just be asking for trouble.