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Friday night Murphy's laws

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 6:39 AM
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A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs 
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Murphy's Law applied to street photography

by myraincheck

'If anything can go wrong, it will'.

Street photography's first corollary

When the unique happening happens...your camera is at home.

When the unique happening forgot the memory card (film).

When the unique happening'll manage to accidentally delete the image.

The probability of anything happening is in inverse ratio to its desirability and to the time you spent waiting for it.

London Gents by Treamus

Street photography's second corollary

If you have your camera, nothing interesting will happen.

The best focal length for a photo coincides with the lens you left at home.

just around the corner by DRIVINGYOU

Murphy's law applied to the "decisive moment"

The decisive moment always happens when you are looking away.

The decisive moment always happens when you are not ready.

The decisive moment always happens when you are changing the batteries.

The decisive moment always happens at the other side of the street.

The decisive moment always happens when you are setting the camera.

The decisive moment always happens when your battery just died.

The decisive moment always happens when your memory card (film) is full.

The decisive moment always happens when you have to pee.

Posters just wanna have fun. by Misterswede

Street photography's constants

If somebody can walk in your frame and ruin it, he will.

A car/bus will always pass in front of your subject when you're taking the shot.

If you are trying to blend in the crowd, you will meet somebody you know.

Weather never collaborates.

Light never collaborates.

Buildings never collaborate.

People never collaborate.

Billboards never collaborate.

Details never collaborate.

Colors never match.

People will remain in the best position for your photo until you are ready to take the photo. In that moment, they will decide to move.

Temptations by myraincheck

Street photography's postulates

Auto Focus - won't

Hyper Focus - won't

Long life batteries - aren't

Hip shots will invariably cut your main subject.

Hip shots are irresistibly attracted by the floor.

There is no such thing as a straight horizon line.

Most street photos requires three hands.

Your best street photos will be made by mistake.

For every frame, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

For every street photo there is somebody that won't understand it.

For every vision, there is an equal and opposite revision.

Bunny the Kid by Pixelrender

Street photography's axiom

You are not Henri Cartier Bresson.

LOL by BaciuC

 Have a nice weekend! :relax: :iconbutterflyplz:

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Bagigi Dec 4, 2012
Nice One!
StamatisGR Dec 4, 2012   Photographer
Grazie mille!
JamminJo Jul 17, 2012   Photographer
Added to #DevNews posting later today ~ July 17, 2012.
StamatisGR Jul 17, 2012   Photographer
So true, I'm sure we all carry around the memory of all the shots that we nearly got, the ones that got away. But that drives us to make sure it never happens again!
Thanks again! You two always manage to make me smile/giggle/grin/laugh - thanks so much! =)
batmantoo Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to know that I am not the only one who made this experience. ;)
Thanks Stam, that was a fun read and a great selection to boot!
Appendix to the 1st law: The unique happening ALWAYS happens when your lady begged you to leave the camera at home. At least there is someone else to blame for;)
PS Cracking article!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
StamatisGR Jul 9, 2012   Photographer
Great Appendix! :D
JonnyGoodboy Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Class article Stam :clap:
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