If the room shots are paid or negotiated, then he had a way of getting access, which is an asset he could use in future. But the room shots themselves are mediocre at best.
Last edited by kentwong81; 13th January 2011 at 04:01 PM.
great discussion topic.... but no photos from TS..........moved to Kopitiam
Last edited by ed9119; 13th January 2011 at 04:32 PM.
Take street shots of people you know. Do you have kids? let them do their stuff, bring their friends and tell them to forget about you and just shoot whatever. Do you have friends? Tell them to model for you or something. Do more of that and I think you can be confident later.
PS. My other advice is not to take on too many fields of photography at once, it's too overwhelming.
I find this photo extremely powerful:
But of course it's mine LOL
But then again I do agree with you at times... How I wish I'm invisible so that people will just ignore me while I'm shooting... People tell me to get a zoom lens instead so that people won't noticed you while you're far... But I can only feel that feeling when I'm near...
Street shooting better to be in small groups or shooting alone actually.
I got not much action to look into la, just use camera shoot lor
Here is me "in action lor" hahahaha
wondering if anyone ever got beaten up? must have some out there..
i'm very surprised the pedestrians were so mild mannered towards him. could be one of his good days i guess? or maybe people just take him for a random hobo?
i suppose singaporeans will act differently too hey?
So far, I have not experienced any adverse reactions. Most people are either unaware, or too busy getting out of the way. I've also found that Little India is friendlier than Orchard Road.
I need to practice more, my confidence reduces the longer I go without shooting.
I take shooting people on the 'streets' as more a social activity than photography
Usually the first thing I do is .... strangely enough....... PUT THE CAMEA away to one side .... get to know people first ..... THEN if it happens.... it happens.....
Walking away with some photos is ONE thing.......... walking away with an UNDERSTANDING/Appreciation of a situation and maybe a STORY that is beyond skin-deep and superficial ..... is another
I've tried in my early days to approach these types of street shooting with a purely photographic perspective ...... u know, just get the pics..... I just wasnt any good nor got anywhere with that approach
I just can't shoot strangers really, without knowing if they mind or not... I guess I have to start working with interaction...
PS: For 'insulting' photos, let's not misunderstood that I took them deliberately, rather, the shutter click + something happened at millisecond = something that looks really weird = something that doesn't tell a story, but rather a freeze frame that look ugly/insulting/not wanted/people will scream you to delete... Hope that clears up the air