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Tips on Street Photography
« on: April 10, 2006, 01:22:06 PM »
share ko lang  ;)

In most countries, it's perfectly legal to take pictures of people in public places. However, it's very important to be sensitive to their feelings. There are good guides to the dos and don'ts of "street photography" on the Web, for example a street photography article at Luminous Landscape by Michael Reichmann. I'm no guru at street photography, but I've stayed out of trouble so far by following these guidelines:

Don't sneak around

Make it obvious that you're taking pictures. Take your time, so that people have a chance of letting you know they don't like their photo taken, if that is the case. Don't go out of your way to ask permission, but if you meet their eyes, do so -- for example, point to your camera and make a questioning look, and acknowledge their response. (I.e., if they make a "no" gesture, nod and point your camera elsewhere. This rarely happens: I missed one photo for this reason on my December, 2002 trip to Lebanon, for example.)

Use a short lens (35 to 50 mm) and get pretty close to the action: using a long tele will make you look like a voyeur. Smaller cameras are less intimidating than big ones.

When people see you taking pictures, they wonder why you're doing it. For this purpose, it helps to give cues about it -- act out a role, if you will (see postscript).

Stick around

People get tired of mugging or acting self-conscious around a camera after a few minutes. The ones who don't like it have let you know they don't want their picture taken or have left, and the rest will go about their business. You can go about yours quietly without bothering anyone.

Be a lady -- or take one along

A man all by himself shooting pictures of passers-by might look somewhat suspicious, but a man and a woman taking pictures is completely harmless.

If asked, shoot

Even if you don't want to, and even if you're shooting film or running out of CF: one "wasted" frame can make somebody happy, and bring gobs of positive karma your way, letting you do your stuff in peace.

Use your common sense

Think "Would I mind if that was me in the viewfinder?" Don't take pictures of sensitive subjects. I wouldn't photograph a smooching couple except if they expressly asked me to. I'd avoid shopping malls, schools, and governmental buildings, and I'd be very careful about photographing unknown kids -- I'd be extra certain about having their parents' permission before shooting any frames. As Michael Reichmann puts it:

    A picture of a little girl sitting on her daddy's shoulders at the Santa Claus parade is one thing. A child alone in a public place is quite another. As commented on recently to me by street photographer John Brownlow, imagine what you would think if your little girl came home one day and said, "Daddy, a man took my picture in the park today." Needless to say, use mature judgment.

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Tips on Street Photography
« on: April 10, 2006, 01:22:06 PM »

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2006, 12:53:41 AM »
Whenever I do street photography or try to get some candid shoots of people, napansin ko na mas comfortable ang mga tao pag yung coolpix ang gamit k ko kaysa sa DSLR ko people tend to get intimidated when your pointing a big camera at them,

You should always ask permission before taking any pictures of any body, especially here in the Middle East. Another thing na napansin ko they to tend act more naturally with my coolpix than with my DSLR ( sobrang pa cute na yung iba).

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006, 01:02:23 AM »
Although it makes you look like a voyeur, sometimes using a telephoto also helps you get that CANDID shot you want :)
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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2006, 01:42:55 PM »
True , a long lens helps get the candid shots and allows you to stay unnoticed but then again, such equipement on an SLR will attract attention - something you don't want when out on the street. What I found useful was a mirror attachment which screws on to the filter thread of the lens and acts like a periscope - allows me to take right angle shots without my subject noticing as I am pointing the camera in a different direction. Got this some 20 years ago pa so don't know if it is still available . The only drawback is the photo comes out a mirror image.

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006, 01:48:39 PM »
basta walang arte at yabang di tayo mapapasama sa streets.. ;D ung bawal bawal effect ung ng 9/11 e ::)
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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2006, 01:59:15 PM »
nice ... thanks lee :D
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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2006, 02:09:23 PM »
IMO, eh satin naman ok lang yan eh lalo na sa provinces. hini naman salbahe sa ganiyan ang nga pinoy eh di ba?! YEBAH!

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006, 09:46:07 PM »
True , a long lens helps get the candid shots and allows you to stay unnoticed but then again, such equipement on an SLR will attract attention - something you don't want when out on the street. What I found useful was a mirror attachment which screws on to the filter thread of the lens and acts like a periscope - allows me to take right angle shots without my subject noticing as I am pointing the camera in a different direction. Got this some 20 years ago pa so don't know if it is still available . The only drawback is the photo comes out a mirror image.

nice! very ingenius accessory. hehe.

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006, 11:00:03 PM »
Here's one tip for street photographers. Learn how to shoot without looking through the viewfinder by setting the lens to its hyperfocal distance.

And here's my personal tip. Get a rangefinder.  ;)

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2006, 12:15:48 PM »
get an angle finder, para you can face in a different direction while shooting someone. hehe.

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2006, 01:09:27 PM »
By Oxford Dictionary

candid  adj. 1 frank; open. 2 (of a photograph) taken informally, usu. without subject's knowledge.  candidly adv. candidness n. [Latin candidus white]

I guess if you ask their permission it wouldnt be candid anymore.

get an angle finder, para you can face in a different direction while shooting someone. hehe.

you can angle your lcd on different directions PS digicam

Although it makes you look like a voyeur, sometimes using a telephoto also helps you get that CANDID shot you want :)


there are some PS digicam with good enough reach, some even have image stabilization (Canon S2is)

Whenever I do street photography or try to get some candid shoots of people, napansin ko na mas comfortable ang mga tao pag yung coolpix ang gamit k ko kaysa sa DSLR ko people tend to get intimidated when your pointing a big camera at them,

You should always ask permission before taking any pictures of any body, especially here in the Middle East. Another thing na napansin ko they to tend act more naturally with my coolpix than with my DSLR ( sobrang pa cute na yung iba).

my too cents

what im trying to say here is that when you have a small compact digicam and starts shooting people tend to just ignore you and go more in there normal ways, what ever that is(which is what you really want). but with a DSLR and big lens hanging in your neck you attract attention even before you start shooting (not that I hate the attention, especially dun sa mga chickas i have to admit DSlR is really a babe magnet, it is not scientifically proven but i think you guys know what i mean).
Shoot first ask questions later!!..
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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2006, 01:46:13 PM »
nice lee... try ko nga street photography one day... or better yet, i'll try it later na. malapit lang naman ako sa market dito.  ;D
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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2006, 10:01:18 PM »
nice tips, masubukan nga  ;D
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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2006, 11:15:57 PM »
Thanks for the tips. I needed that. :)

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2006, 12:30:20 PM »
Check out 2point8, "a wide-open view of the practice of street photography by Michael David Murphy, While Seated."

There are tips here:

http://2point8.whileseated.org/?page_id=8

Click each of the Ways of Working tips. The author lists 10.

The discussions and interviews are also interesting:

http://2point8.whileseated.org/?page_id=36


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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2006, 04:01:09 PM »
Tip for LOCAL street photography: keep careful watch of your gear, especially if you're walking around some ill-reputed streets, hehe.

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2011, 09:48:16 AM »
nice set of tips!  ;D
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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2011, 11:30:50 AM »
Learn to shoot from the hips and dont review the pics immediately, it would look obvious.

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2011, 09:48:40 PM »
Nice tips. TFS. Ako pag nag street shots, prime lang para di masyadong nakakatakot tignan. Pag naka zoom lens ka kasi parang nakakatakot or nakaka intimidate pag tinutukan mo mga tao sa streets.  ;D

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2011, 10:12:01 PM »
OT: Napadaan lang,nakakamiss ung TS. RIP

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2011, 11:22:09 AM »
nice tips! hehe pag ng street kc ako medyo sneaky pde plang hinde :D

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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2011, 02:22:06 PM »
this blog is very helpful so im sharing this link from a pinoy street photographer based in singapore..

http://www.dannyst.com/how-to-shoot-street-portraits/
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Re: Tips on Street Photography
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2011, 05:32:37 PM »
thanks for the tips. these will surely help me. ;D

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