The Essence of 'Street'PART VThe Essence of 'Street' in Art Features More Like This
The series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* ends with:
WHAT IS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY?
Trying to define a genre of photography like Street, it implies the consciousness that one definition will never be enough, or exhaustive, or able to cover the molteplicity of its possibilities and situations. Nevertheless let's try to comprehend the philosophy behind the passion for street photography.
Let's start stating that a street photo is not a photography of streets and it is not necessarily a photo taken in a street. So what does 'street' mean? Street is whatever background or surrounding, not staged, not posed by the photgrapher. And street is whatever photography which captures, explores humanity, the human behaviour, the relationships between individuals and between individuals and their surroundings.
"The essence of street photography is the impulse to take candid pictures in the
Street Photography Tutorial - IIPART IIIStreet Photography Tutorial - II in Art Features More Like This
The series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL - PART TWO
COMBINATION OF HUMANs+SURROUNDINGS
Photographing together human presence and surroundings, combining them in something interesting and unusual, we obtain the classic structure of a street photography.
But mind you, it is not enough taking a photo with people and surroundings to have a good street photo! Remember that we have to strike, surprise, trigger an emotional response.
And that we can do CONNECTING people and surroundings.
by Nils Jorgensen
by Nils Jorgensen
by Nick Turpin
The Lucky 13 (street tips)13 Street Photography TipsThe Lucky 13 (street tips) in Art Features More Like This
Tony Ray-Jones was an English street photographer. In the early 60′s he traveled to the U.S for studying for a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design at Yale. He moved to NY after graduating and got a job as an art director for CBS records but he was determined to become a photographer. In New York he became good friends with Joel Meyerowitz and became part of the NY street photographers scene led by Garry Winogrand.
Jones kept notebooks, a journal if you'd like in which he wrote down his thoughts, lists and plans about photography. In one of those lists, titled "Approach" he listed some tips for better street photographs. These tip are still valid today and can be used as a basic guidelines to better street photography.
1. Be more aggressive- just to be clear, this does not mean at any way that you should jump into situation that could become violent! In a way, this simple