Presenting the dynamic and ever evolving art of Street photography the way it was meant to be; a straightforward observation of life out there on the streets.
Yard Tuesdays: Zoom In/Get TightZOOM
When I say "zoom" above, I don't mean telephoto lens.
What I meant is a way of looking when one is out on the streets.
Let your eyes mentally "zoom in", and your cameras frame it tight.
Street Photographers gets close to their subjects most of the times,
but some likes to get closer than the others.
Bruce Gilden is one that comes to mind when we talk about getting close.
His style is literally "in-your-face!" and complete with flash,
the results are amazing (and divisive).
However, each of us has our own way of doing it to achieve different results.
What makes a Street Photographer get close?
There are 3 main reasons, with lots of overlap between them.
Let's explore them one by one:
1) Street Portraiture
The Street is filled with interesting people.
It's just natural that we want to take a portrait of them at the "best" moment possible;
Armed with a camera (and nerves of steel
No sale today
People, friends, often ask me:
"Why photograph strangers, why travel thousands of miles to go and get intimate with complete strangers... take their pictures and walk away? Why?"
It's a very good and deeply introspective question, in my opinion. It's a good question because I do spend a lot of effort (and money) getting to these places and getting these shots. It's introspective because there has to be a reason for me doing this, a reason that says something about me, who I am, what I value in life.
Life is hard, life can be really hard, but it is all relative. I am not saying I feel better personally seeing people struggle more than me. Everyone has had difficult times in life. Everyone I have met, interacted with, and value in my life has had life struggles.
As a documentary photographer, life struggle is an aspect I particularly li
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I know, I have missed any of you, beautiful people.
Forgive me and please send me more images ...
if you like what you see, this article
How to be a street photographer in four lessons'How to be...a photographer in four lessons' is a satyrical notebook written by Brussels-based photographer Thomas Vanden Driessche http://www.howtobe.be/htb/index.php?/thebook/english-edition/ (english edition) http://www.howtobe.be/htb/index.php?/thebook/french-edition/ (french edition).
In strips of four typewritten lessons and four Photo Booth images each - it offers the basic gist of how you can instantly become great in contemporary photography, war photography, conceptual photography, street photography, marriage photography, and much more. I enjoyed it because it highlights with humor and wit the stereotypes and spinoffs of certain trends of contemporary photography.
So, here is what it says about how to become a street photographer! I have the french edition of the book, so I asked :icondjailledie: to translate the lessons in english for us:
HOW TO BE: A 'STREET PHOTOGRAPHER'