martosc >> Hey.. You've nailed what I've pretty much been doing. Start from a point and walk. Haha. Just the other day,I decided to venture into the heartlands. I hit the neighbourhood of Bedok Town and I must say that there were some really interesting sights. But I didn't manage to come away with photos that I was happy with. Shall try the heartlands yet again. Thanks for sharing!
Octarine >> Haha.. you are so right that no one knows how many shots you take of a particular scene. I do get surprised when I get back and upload the files into the computer and find that there are like 20 shots of that one scene that I was trying to capture. haha.. And yeah, I'm not concerned with the shutter count. Just a little surprised that it can hit so high so fast. Thanks!
I hardly if ever shoot streets nowadays, but previously I shoot with pre focusing. End up at times i need small burst to increase chances of a focus.
There will be some annoyance but it is kinda like a rite of passage for street photographers, especially if you love using wider focal lengths. And that is where courtesy and politeness counts.
My thought process as follows,
Got nothing to do during the weekend > take a walk > OTOT taking photos happily along the street > go for beer with friends after that. Photography is therapeutic to me. I look through the viewfinder and forget everything at the office. So I'm happy just taking photos.
Last edited by macaroni; 27th May 2013 at 02:12 PM.
Read the scene, see the picture, understand the story, anticipate and position yourself and then trigger the shutter.
All these can be just under a second....
Last edited by coolthought; 27th May 2013 at 09:58 PM.
Coolthought - 冷静思考 - クールだ http://xaa.xanga.com/0aba0666d143253.../t35917343.gif
'Street Photography' is more about social anthropology and an interest in society THAN it is about photography.... the camera is the observer's notepad and pen nothing more
So yes, look for the stories not just the images