Last edited by gimumancer; 24th October 2009 at 09:21 PM.
www.in-public.com gets a thumbs up from me too. highly recommended.
For streets and candid, I just shoot.
good advices. thanks for sharing
"Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool"
WHo really cares if u r sneaky or not if the shot is on the table? who r u to tell others whether the shot was taken sneakily or not? were u there? of cos not. SO stop talking like u were there. Or laying judgement on whats moral and what's not?
as long as it looks good, really, do u even care if one uses a zoom or a holga? Does it matter if u almost got killed to take the shot? I think not.
i guess shooting in India or some other 3rd world country where u point the camera right at the poor kid's face and ask them to smile is a real hero photographing.
PS: To call Dannysantos's streetshots "sneaky shots of girls" must be the biggest joke i've heard all year.
Hey danny, i was wondering in your "street portrait" how do you get the lighting focus on the subject and darken all else around it?
did you use photoediting software for that?
Just find an area that's mostly shaded, and has some spots of light coming through, then set your camera to 'spot metering'. As soon as a subject passes through that light, focus on a lighted area on the subject, then click if done right, you should get the same effect. The dark areas are basically the other subjects that are in the shade/shadows.
PP involves the usual shapening and adjustment in contrast, and the occasional vignette. Hope this helps
Get a small camera. I highly recommend GRD3. Most hardcore street photographers use Leica Ms or film cameras, because (i) less shutter lag; and (ii) shutter is silent.
Street photography is essentially stealth photography. Get up as close as possible and take the shot without the subject knowing.
Street photography is also possible with dSLR, but you will need a telephoto zoom to shoot from far away, otherwise the subject will easily notice or hear the dSLR. I have tried DSLR for street photo but I do not like it because (i) subject always notices me; and (ii) the telephoto zoom gives a look that I do not like.
most pro street photographers are at rangefinder forum
Thanks for sharing. will try it soon!
use normal digital camera which has 600mm focal length
Nikon coolpix P90 seems good, sometimes i do consider getting a digital camera for their ultra zoom.