best wishes and go for it
just to 'show the whole picture' ...... Eric's works in various cities are in areas where there is heavy tourist load or known areas for eccentricities
Shinjuku in Tokyo
Champs Elysees in Paris
Time Square and 5th Ave in NY
oh ... where did he shoot in Singapore?
and back in Seoul Korea, he suddenly goes all traditional street ?
from what I see, he has not brought this technique '2 alleys deeper' where more serious subjects await his flashing technique
so, by all means, go for it , but do the buy-in of this technique wisely
Last edited by ed9119; 5th March 2012 at 12:16 PM.
shaddap and just shoot .... up close
hi bro, i wanna join you, how to contact?
Some of us are already shooting street seriously.
Don't talk about it so much. Just do it. Walk the back alleys with no light.
Orchard road, clarke quay, chinatown? you will find those are not very interesting once you start shooting.
And we do not use flash. Flash is slow, not versatile and very disruptive when used on the streets at night.
Last edited by daredevil123; 20th March 2012 at 02:04 PM.
Ask tung tong to lead the group?
I find Eric Kim's style intrusive but that's only my personal opinion.
Whether you shoot alone or as a group, it doesn't change the fact that it will be consider as a public nuisance. In fact the bigger the group, the more the photographers will be deem public nuisance and knowing Singapore, it might not be long before some laws are added/amended to add more restriction to us photographers.
I was once at a photo shoot in a public place and nearby some children are playing and one of the photographers took their photos and the parent is shouting at the photographer and protecting the children but that photographer only argues back as his right in a public setting. Fact is it is indeed legal to take photos at public places and all the time, we are video by the massive amount of security cameras around, if you have not noticed. Still is it right to deny others their right to enjoy public places? You can do your own stuff, just don't disturb others.
I do condo taking street photography close up but do it in a way that is not intrusive or offending to others. Easiest is to ask for permission first, if they ignore you or decline, move on, Singapore is a concrete jungle overcrowded with animals, sorry I mean people from all over the world, surely you will have other opportunities.
I personally take streets with a 70-200 or 400mm (with TC 2.0). It's my style and I still get the pictures I want.
i do it alone... and am not a weirdo... if you can justify in your own right mind that what you intend to do is right, then just do it... why ask for others to join? no guts? don't go... shooting streets as a group and using flash might cause a stir here in Singapore, and it might not be in a good way. anyways, just to prove that i shoot streets with an off camera flash, here's a pic, so you can't say that i can just talk but not really do it... cheers!
Why so serious... Son?
agree with you, daredevil, i only use it if needs be, cos my favorite lens only has f4 as the biggest f stop and shooting in very low lights, i need some lighting... was thinking of led but am shooting with rangefinder, i need my other hand to focus... sheers!
Why so serious... Son?