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My Street PhotoBlog: Streets of Athens
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:bulletblack: I ONLY accept suggestions for Street Photography.
Click on the words to get a rough idea about "street"

:bulletblack: Before making a suggestion, check that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past SIX (6) months, is still an active deviant and is not yourself.
FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?

:bulletblack: When making your suggestion, please send it to me in a note with the words, "DD Suggestion," as the Subject. I will get to your suggestion as soon as possible.

:bulletblack: Be sure to include the deviation's :thumbxxxxxxx: code in the note.

:bulletblack: It would be wonderful and very helping if you also include your reasons for suggesting the deviation for a DD. It doesn't have to be much, just few lines.

:bulletblack: While all suggestions will be looked at and considered, please be aware that it is not possible for all suggestions to make it as a DD. So always feel free to continue suggesting other deviations.

:bulletred: If you consider suggesting images with empty streets, buildings, converse shoes, your girl/boy friends or any staged or manipulated image, please don't bother. These images are simply NOT Street Photography.

Few helpful hints for street DD suggestions

:bulletblack: I like featuring relatively unknown to the community photographers and not the ones who already have been featured a lot of times.

:bulletblack: I like better street shots from close, which put one right into the action, without totally rejecting shots from far, which showcase a carefully composed scene pleasing to the eye.

:bulletblack: I am not fond of beggar and homeless shots, from people who just sit still, or from shots of people just passing in front of a poster. As a matter of fact, I don't like "just" shots! (Just another guy, Just another pretty girl, Just another backshot, just another street musician etc.) but I'm seeking for those special moments that take place out in public places with people interacting with their environment in a special, unusual, unique way which forms a story worth telling by an image.

:bulletblack: I am not fond of pictures of people shot from the back unless we're talking about very special images.

:bulletblack: I believe that a good street shot needs nothing more than minor adjustments in contrast and sharpness.

:bulletblack: I like shots where even if one thinks one is close enough, one gets even closer!

:bulletred: I know that the street genre is a very misunderstood one, a very broad one almost with no limits and is higly subject to each one's peronal tastes. I will respect your taste, please respect mine.

:bulletblack: I am 48 years old, with a full time job, a lovely wife and 2 wonderful kids, and a real demanding life. I'm here for the love of Photography, which for me is a hobby and not a profession. So, if If I don't get back to you immediately (specially during the weekends), please don't get mad at me. It's bad for the health :)

About dA's Street Gallery

:bulletblack: There isn't much I can do for the state the Street gallery is.
If you wanna see "street" go to the Street Groups and support them.
There are plenty of them. Choose the ones you like best and stick to them.

:heart: Thank you for your time, I wish and hope we're going to have an awesome time!

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:iconpatamfreti:
patamfreti Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Very helpful :)
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steppeland Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Photographer
:thumbsup:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
What if it was just another guy tumbling down a series of stairs in a subway because someone had a low skirt dress at the top of the stairs? :lol:
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sakisda Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Bravo Stamati!
Too much and heavy workload on your shoulders!
This way the street photography in DA revives again since it has fallen to disgrace a long time now!
I'm not blaming anyone namingly but i think this job needs devotion and many hours logged on!
Again good luck with your new endeavour.
I'll be watching nearer now since last months i'm not so active ...
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I AGREE! Long live Stam!
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:iconsakisda:
sakisda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:ahoy: :wave:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   Photographer
not too much, not too heavy...:)
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VeryBadGirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
You're great, Stam! I often wondered how you manage to find so much time to devote to the Street Gallery, Street DDs, etc. Thanks for all you do! :bow:
:heart: :hug:
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
:nod:

And ciao piccolina...
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VeryBadGirl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Ciao to you, piccolino! =P
:tighthug: :heart:
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