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A Series of DecisionsIn its methodology, photography can be reduced to a series of decisions which determine the exact characteristics of each photo. When conducting street photography, in particular, the opportunity to make these decisions is limited. The process begins slowly, with lots of time allowed for selecting gear, setting the camera, and so on. It then advances to a fast stage with little time for the photographer to react—the actual moment when the photograph is taken. This is followed by another slow stage after the decisive moment in which the photo can be edited and processed.A Series of Decisions by =burningmonk
This decision-making process can be broken down in order to minimize the decisions that must be made during the fleeting decisive moment. This, in turn, allows the photographer more time to make the two key decisions that remain in that moment: composition and timing.
Before You Shoot: Gear Selection
The first decision the photographer must make is which camera and lenses to take out of the bag. Gear select
The English way..Written on request for our 'Street Goddess' , or as common mortals may know her, Mary :iconmyraincheck:, as part of her EXTREME STREET series of journal entries. If you are following you might have noticed she is taking you around the world in a sense of customs, law, practice of shooting streets in different corners of our planet... If you are not yet following I would recommend you start right here: http://myraincheck.deviantart.com/journal/?catpath=/The English way.. by =lightdrafter
THIS IS ENGLAND
"Street is like a woman. She's dancing for everyone to see, but she only dances for the one she's loved by..." This statement has been circling my mind for some time now, but finally it formed to become a complete thought capturing the essence of the genre.
Back to the question. What is 'street' like in England? I am not native to England, therefore no idea. I can tell you however, in London streets smell of coffee, bagels, cigarette smoke, fish a
Masters of Photography part VIIIVivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American amateur street photographer, who was born in New York, but grew up in France.Masters of Photography part VIII by `xbastex
In 1951, at 25, Maier moved from France to New York, where she worked for some time in a sweatshop. She made her way to the Chicago area's North Shore in 1956 and became a nanny on and off for approximately 40 years, staying with one family for 14 of them. She was, in the accounts of the families for whom she worked, very private, spending her days off walking the streets of Chicago and taking photographs, most often with a Rolleiflex camera. During those years, she took more than 100,000 photographs, primarily of people and cityscapes in Chicago, although she traveled and photographed worldwide. Between 1959 and 1960, Maier traveled to and photographed in Los Angeles, Manila, Bangkok, Beijing, Egypt, Italy, and the American Southwest. Toward the end of her life, Maier may have been homeless for some ti
Why I shoot StreetWhy I shoot Street by *PatrickMonnier
Street photography has captured my interest for multiple reasons. Good street photos are raw; they give you a feeling of being there. As Bruce Gilden says you can smell the street when looking at a good street photograph.
Taking street photos makes me feel alive. It keeps me on the lookout for the unexpected. Although elaborate planning can be an integral part of street photography, I personally don't have the patience. I'd much rather keep on moving, keeping my eyes wide open for the unexpected.
This picture is a perfect example of that. I was walking around in Portland, ME when this lady came out of a store right in front of me. I notice her "stature" right away but thought that taking a picture from the back was poor taste. Right after this thought, I saw the large ice cream stand and noticed the resemblance in the "swirls". As always, my trusty Fuji X100 was strapped around my neck, manually focused to