Friday night Street Specials v5.1A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.Have a nice weekend!
Friday night Street Specials v5.2A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.Have a nice weekend!
Street Photography DDs - May 2012About the Street Gallery, Street DDs etc.By saffaanQBy AlexandruCrisanBy northern-artBy milan-massaBy Annieta-KrBy artemmeluzovBy RobVincBy ferg3110By haksekBy iDieSummer Of Sex by MeggllesBy MeggllesFunny legs by laurent-conduche
Street Photography Tutorial - IIPART IIIThe series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL - PART TWOCOMBINATION OF HUMANs+SURROUNDINGS Photographing together human presence and surroundings, combining them in something interesting and unusual, we obtain the classic structure of a street photography.But mind you, it is not enough taking a photo with people and surroundings to have a good street photo! Remember that we have to strike, surprise, trigger an emotional response.And that we can do CONNECTING people and surroundings. by Nils Jorgensen by Nils Jorgensen by Nick Turpin
Street Photography DDs - July 2012About the Street Gallery, Street DDs etc.Fuel Stop by Miguel-SantosInnocent coffeecup romance by steppelandBaustelle by VesnafeIf you want your suggestion to havemore chances to get featured have a close look here:http://stamatisgr.deviantart.com/journal/About-the-Street-Gallery-Street-DDs-etc-269802095FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation? FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?FAQ #873:
Friday night Street Specials v6.1A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.Have a nice weekend15 days left to get your entry in "So you think you can Street Contest"
Street Photography Tutorial - IPART IIThe series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL - PART ONETHE HUMAN SUBJECT(article from photo4u.it - il portale italiano della fotografia translated and adapted to dA by myraincheck)Let's close our eyes and imagine going out in the streets and looking for unusual things. What do we expect to find? People, first of all.That's good, the HUMAN PRESENCE is a fundamental element of street photography.If we want to use only this ingredient, we'll be able to realize a true street photo only if the person we capture will have something unusual or interesting or is doing something unusual or interesting. Otherwise we'll have a good portrait, an enviromental portrait, a wide portrait whatever, but not a street photo.
Friday night Street Specials v9.1A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.Have a nice weekend!
The Essence of "Street"PART VThe series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* ends with:WHAT IS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY?Trying to define a genre of photography like Street, it implies the consciousness that one definition will never be enough, or exhaustive, or able to cover the molteplicity of its possibilities and situations. Nevertheless let's try to comprehend the philosophy behind the passion for street photography.Let's start stating that a street photo is not a photography of streets and it is not necessarily a photo taken in a street. So what does 'street' mean? Street is whatever background or surrounding, not staged, not posed by the photgrapher. And street is whatever photography which captures, explores humanity, the human behaviour, the relationships between individuals and between individuals and their surroundings."The essence of street photography is the impulse to take candid pictures in the
PE: dA Street shooters share their tips1. What is the gear that deviant Street Photographers use?2. What is the dream gear that they'd wish to have?3. What is the best advice they could give to an inexperienced street shooter?The answers are right below!in the order they came into my inboxNunoCanha says:1: 50/50 Nikon D90 / Sony Nex2: Leica M9P + 35mm3: Shoot. A lot. Be inside the action, to feel what´s going on with small focal lenght, or step back to realize a worthy context, but never be afraid to press the shutter. Never. You´re doing nothing wrong.kingmouf says:1. I have a 5DmkII and an EOS300 (film). Both share the same 35mm f/2 lens. I use them almost equally.2. I think the best camera is the one in your hand. I know it is a cliche but then again the problem most if the times is not at the camera but at the photographer. (now... for some inexplicable reason there came a guy and told me, "Just order wh
Goodbye Street GalleryIn few days, a whole year will have passed since the day I took over dA's Street Gallery as Street Community Volunteer.A neglected gallery, full of misplaced images, but also with many worthy submissions.I visited this galllery everyday, cleaning it (the 24h and 1month popular pages) and informing the photographers of the misplaced images (every single one of them), what Street is all about.At the same time, 3 days per week, I featured a worthy image as a Street Daily Deviation, taking in account your suggestions as well. The featured images were not necessarily the "best" of the featured deviants. My intention was not to feature "bests" but to draw the community's attention, to active Street photographers, both experienced and new to the genre, in order to boost their dedication to Street. I am content because a lot of times I succeeded.During this year, a lot of people helped me with their suggestions and with working in Groups, promoting the genre and de
A Visual Guide to Street PhotographyIt 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 IA 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 MO
Street Photography DDs - June 2012About the Street Gallery, Street DDs etc.6708 by NunoCanhaIf you want your suggestion to havemore chances to get featured have a close look here:http://stamatisgr.deviantart.com/journal/About-the-Street-G
Friday night Street Specials v6.3A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.Have a nice weekend
Street Photography Contest - Spring 2012Spring is here!For many of us, street shooters, it's the best season to go out and shoot "street".And then come back and show what we got.And maybe enter a neat little contest "So, you think you can street?" It is my great pleasure to announcethe first Official deviantArt "So you think you can street" Photography Spring Contestwhich will be held from May 1st till June 15th in deviantArt site.Everyone is welcome to enter !Contest Guidelines1. Your entry must be a STREET photograph.2. Your entry must be submitted in a special deviantArt category which will open on the 1st of May and can be found following this path: Submit art > Category > Choose category > Contests > 2012 > So You Think You Can Street3. You can enter the contest with ONE photograph that must have been taken from April 1st till June 15th and
Friday night Reasons to meet (or not) a StreettogA weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.10 reasons NOT to date a street photographerby myraincheck1. They don't have orgasms. They have 'decisive moments'.2. If they could save just one thing from a fire they will be wavering between you and their camera. And if the camera in question is a Leica, then you are screwed.3. You can forget romantic dates in quiet, secluded or isolated places.4. You are never going to have a family album but tons of albums of photos of perfect strangers. Obviously they won't take a picture of you because 'you are not a stranger'.5. Even when they SEEM to be taking a picture of you, they are ac
Friday night Street Specials v7.2A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.If you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.Have a nice colorful weekend!
Street Photography for dummiesWhat do we need to shoot a Street picture?1. A camera Whatever kind of a camera is good. Either it is a ridiculously expensive rangefinder or an unbelievably cheap point and shoot compact. Either it shoots digital or it shoots film. Either it weighs a ton or it weighs few grams. ANY camera is fine as long as you have it with you.2. A public place This can be out in the streets or at the beach or inside a hotel's lounge or in a diner place or inside a supermarket or a mall or a school or whatever PUBLIC place. This public place must be visible in our picture. And things must be happening in this public place.3. People Exactly, people! We need people in candid situations. Definition of "candid" from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary: "subjects acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed" Definition of "candid" from Wikipedia: Candid photography is best described as un-
There's something about StammyStam, you know you're one of the responsible for me startdoing Street photography. I still remember that reply, once, on FB:"Don't forget, street is a serious thing!... " So, not only I have tothank you for guiding me into the right path, but also for being such aninspiration to us all, with your talent and engaging effort, forpromoting Street Photography to the highest level in dA, and most ofall... for being there.Yeap, "Mr. Street", you're a great guy.- Nuno Canha -"Stam's work is a best practise of voluntary work proving how far you canreach doing something you are passionate about. One can not imagine theamount of work he has put into this. If there was a StreetPhotographers Award all categories, Stam would be the natural winner.Thereare many of us out there just taking all kind of stuff for granted.Stam has ben doing something. He is the true doer when it comes tostreet and the inspirati
Decisive Moment vs Moment to DecideHenri Cartier-Bresson defines "The Decisive Moment" as follows:"There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever."However, Henri Cartier-Bresson didn't only take one single photograph when he saw a decisive moment ready to happen (David Hurn refers to this as a "pregnant moment") but rather took several images of the same scene.That truth is reinforced by the fact that "Gare" is one of only two photographs I know of that Cartier-Bresson cropped. There was a fence off to the left, and he didn't have time to move to the right before it was time to shoot.You can see the original, un-cropped version in his book, Henri Cartier Bresson: Scrapbook.If you look carefully at the masters work like Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, or
Street Photography: To Lo And Behold!Street Photography Quiz:When was the last time a random passenger in a bus made your jaw drop?Happens with me all the time!Whenever I go out into the streets, I never plan on what I'm going to shoot, nor do I have a particular theme in mind.Mind you, planning ahead is highly benefical to a Street Photographer or any photographer for that matter - a practice that almost always yeilds excellent results when properly utilized.For me, it's just the sheer excitment of stepping into a vast concrete jungle, unsure about what's around the next corner, or perceiving an event that is about to unfold before you, the sound of your heart beating as you walk/run towards the developing scene - all the while hoping that you get there in time to take... that one shot, that ultimate payoff; is all that matters.Sometimes you could be standing there observing a street scene when you begin to notice things falling into place; a photo opportunity forming right before your very eyes.Beli
Matt WeberMatt Weber shots his way through life.Started out as a taxi driver and saw so many things on the streets that he kept saying "If only I had a camera…" A camera seemed like the only way to capture the crazy stuff which was happening almost every night.Claims that the 70's were more interesting than the 80's, but in December 1984 bought a competitive camera, an AE-1 and a 50mm lens.Started out in color film, but one year after he turned to b/w, because color was tricky to develop.Thinks that failure is important, and that failing over 99% of the time and not giving up is something to be proud of. Takes "awful pictures on a daily basis and always will. There aren't too many other types of photography where that's the expected result."Suffered from the photographic equivalent of "Writer's Block" for many years and it would be the crazy decision to spend most of my savings on a pair of M6′s and a few lenses that helped him to comeback. "The 28mm & 35mm lenses are the perfec
TSF: A "Posters In The Street" FeatureStreet Photography:Posters! Posters!! Posters!!!"Everyone in the business world knows the importance ofposters and ads in advertising for specific products.Posters are an integral part of advertising. An eye-catching, attractive posterthat conveys a professional, compelling message about a product, serviceor event will invariably hold the user's attention."**That is until a Street Photographer comes along....Posters, Billboards, Large Display Panels, etc. they're all around us!Every street corner, building and display window in this ad-mad world of ours is adorned with thesewonderfully enticing, heavily photoshopped and grossly misleading sheets of prevarication.Malls, museums, art galleries, subway, bus stations, airports, public toilets....great places for (non pervy) Street Photographers to hang out on a slow day.Now add posters into the mix and "BAM!" we have a great photo op on our hands!If you're starting out in Street Photography, I'd say look
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURESTREET ON DAdA, as any community on the internet has its pro's and con's. For me the best part of dA has been The Yard Collective The-Yard-Collective, a group for street photography aficionados of all skill levels from all corners of the world. For the last year I have had the priviledge of leading this group, but as of today this is no longer the case. Instead NunoCanha is its new Skipper.Anway, it was a blast and as a tribute to The Yards members as well as to the genre of street photography itself, I below showcase some of my favorite images that belong to the group. (Sorry fellow group admins, only non-admin members only, after all, they are the blood that is being pumped through the groups vains.)
Rinzi RuizBack!... in Black. Hopping you entered 2013 the best way possible, and wishing you all a Happy New Year, let's get down to pixels. Today I bring you Rinzi Ruiz.He is a Los Angeles based photographer who picked up a camera only 2 years ago (I can relate ) Known to find beauty in humanity and in capturing the emotion, the mundane, and the art in reality that is found everywhere, without ignoring the fact that he has a background in fine arts and graphic design (but photography is "much more fun and rewarding").He is a phenomenal black & white street photographer, a light painter and a user of profound dark shadows and light reflections.He is currently shooting with his first DSLR, a Nikon D90, and a Fujifilm X100 (because he got physically tired of carrying the bag), and shoots mostly at about F/5.6 to F/8. Go check him out.Note: Do you know what is "Chimping"? It's a syndrome, a bad addiction that runs in the digital photography community, and the ma
Ruth OrkinOrkin grew up in Hollywood where her mother was a silent-film actress and in 1939 she studied photojournalism. At the age of 10 she received her first camera, a 39 cent Univex, and two years later Orkin began to develop her photographs herself, and when she was eighteen she made national headlines when she rode a bicycle from Los Angeles to New York for the 1939 World's Fair. Of course she photographed along the way.In 1943 she moved to New York and began working as a nightclub photographer and shot baby pictures by day to buy her first professional camera.She later became a successful freelance photographer, traveling all over the world and contributing to Life, Look, Ladies' Home Journal and other periodicals.Orkin is best known for her naturalistic urban portrayals of Europeans and New Yorkers in the '40s, '50s and '60s, and for a series of photos she took from her New York City apartment with a view of Central Park (A World Through My Window, 1978 and More Pictures
How They Did It: The Story Behind the ShotHTDI:TSBTS aims to guide emerging photographers by showcasing tips, techniques, and stories generously shared by some of dA's most accomplished Photography > Animals, Plants & Nature artists. At the same time, we hope to shed light on the often overlooked amount of effort that is required to create striking images like these. Making a great photograph takes time, planning, a creative eye, and solid photography skills. What happens behind the lens is just as important as the final product!I am sure many of you have been told "Great photo! You must have an awesome camera!" or "Wow, you sure were lucky to get that shot!" While a "good camera" and "luck" are small ingredients when creating a visual feast, we photographers would like to remind everyone that technical competency, determination, patience, and creative vision are the real meat and potatoes of any tasty photo."Was it luck that I happened to wake up at 3am fi
Street Photography DDs - April 2012About the Street Gallery, Street DDs etc.By TombataBy tzajBy FaddoushBy jurcicBy f-i-g-m-e-n-tBy du-laBy HolybasilBy iapostolovskiBy cedrusBy zihnisiniryansima... by kuvarsBy kuvarsI had too -V2- by cinqthBy cinqth