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It is my great pleasure to introduce you to a series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by the wonderful myraincheck and slightly edited by moi.

Part I


A VISUAL GUIDE TO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY


(the article is from photo4u.it - il portale italiano della fotografia translated and adapted to dA by myraincheck)

The iN-PUBLiC | Manifesto, one of the most representative sites about street photography in the world, states that “all the photographers featured there have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday life and to capture the moment.”
Yes but…
What is UNUSUAL? What does it mean IN THE EVERYDAY life? And what is the MOMENT?
It would be very difficult giving an unambiguous and comprehensive definition of street photography, so let’s try to visually show street photography and those concepts.

Let’s start with a little test:
Look at these three images and ask yourself, very simply, what do they represent.

A (by Blake Andrews)

 


B (by Blake Andrews)

 


C (by Nick Turpin)
 


If you replied:
A:  A butt
B:  Buildings
C:  A painting

Then this article is for you!
Just kidding, but a more appropriate reply could be:
A:  an analogy
B:  an anagram
C:  a symmetry

The first photos connects human legs and dog paws.
In the second photo LOANS is the anagram of SALON.
In the third photo the gesture and pose of the woman is symmetric to the man in the painting’s one.

If you take away the dog in A photo, or change the signs in B photo, or imagine the woman in another pose, you will have uninteresting images or not (good) street photos.
And instead these photos are from valued and famous contemporary street photographers.
Now watch the following images from dA fellows trying to notice in everyone something that will capture you, trigger your curiosity, surprise you, amaze you. If you can…then you are on the same wavelength with STREET PHOTOGRAPHY!


The brain by SUDOR by :iconsudor:

089 by eyalbin by :iconeyalbin:

The Art of Zen by Treamus by :icontreamus:

131 by felixlu by :iconfelixlu:

assimilation by SimonSawSunlight by :iconsimonsawsunlight:

:bigthumb259513497: by :iconhbapt:

1-ball Pool by StamatisGR by :iconstamatisgr:

Surfer by DougNZ by :icondougnz:

Patriot by Gorgoro by :icongorgoro:

street 490439043 by ohyouhandsomeDevil by :iconohyouhandsomedevil:

The buried foot by myraincheck by :iconmyraincheck:


Do you see now what does it mean having “the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment” ?


Stay tuned, 4 more articles to come


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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
stay tuned ;)
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:iconmyraincheck:
myraincheck Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I hope people will enjoy the articles and find them useful, despite my italinglish translation! :lol:
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
You bet ya'!

:nod:
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:iconcybergranny:
cybergranny Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did ^^
Thanks to both of you.
I learnt quite a few things :D
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
You rock babe! Numero Uno :#1:
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Mary, thank you Stam!
A funn read that is very helpful.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
:)
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:iconikarisou:
Ikarisou Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Great! I want more!!!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
you shall have! :D
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:iconikarisou:
Ikarisou Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
:dance:
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:#1:
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
terrific info
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
:highfive:
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
TY TY TY TY!

Pelle
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
:#1:
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very fantastic, learned a few things myself too.
I actually answered 2/3 as originally said ha.
a) A boring oddly cropped butt
b) A boring quiet empty street

c. Was of course amazing.

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I often ask myself the question :"What's the point and motive behind shooting this?"
I might go overboard with it, and art is always subjective, but even in street, one must ask that question instead of just capturing a random candid moment, but to answer and fulfill this requirement to interest the common public to be able to safely answer in the same way about the point of the picture in itself.

Ultimately, and this can be very heavily contested, my stand is that if my picture captures the attention of even a person who knows absolutely nothing about photography, then I have done my job as a photographer by bringing across the point to anyone and everyone.

Great read, and gave me quite a lot to think about in street!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
A random candid moment doesn't necessarily have a story to tell.
And usually it's boring.
Your point stands more in the PJ field.
In the street genre, there are times that the viewer must know "street" in order to appreciate certain images. Good example is the boring quiet empty street :D
How many hundrends of people passed in front of that scene? It took the eyes of a street shooter to see the anagram and click his camera :)
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's pretty true. I guess we're a little more liberal when it comes to street. Capturing the moment.
Need to get out of my mindset more often!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Photographer
we all need to.
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:icontoolbazar:
Toolbazar Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: Great! Can't wait for the following!
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