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Street Photography Tutorial - I

Mon May 14, 2012, 2:26 AM

PART II


The series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL - PART ONE



THE 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.


  
by Cristophe Agou


   
by Matt Stuart


   
by Melanie Einzig


   
by David Gibson


  
by Maciej Dakowicz


CONNECTIONS


Let's now introduce an essential ingredient in street phtography: CONNECTION
The first thing we can do is connecting two or more persons together. Similarity, opposition, symmetry, repetition of details, whatever. What matters is to HIGHLIGHT something special.


   
by Matt Stuart


   
by Nick Turpin
StamatisGR: When I first saw this picture I was left speechless! What are the chances? 2 pairs of men(similarity), 1 pair coming 1 going(opposition), both pairs dressed in the same way (repetition), one pair wears helmets the other is bald (similarity). The photo could be staged. But it's not! And this makes it a perfect street shot!


   
by Adrian Fisk


   
by David Solomons


HUMAN SUBJECTS from dA street shooters



angel ? by jurcic by :iconjurcic:

San Diego County Fair 1 by Nirka by :iconnirka:

The Crosswords Master by DeviousClown by :icondeviousclown:

by :icondu-jamais-vu:

Woman with goggles by panfoto by :iconpanfoto:

Krusty by DougNZ by :icondougnz:


HUMAN CONNECTIONS from dA street shooters



The reader by VisualBreak by :iconvisualbreak:

3 in 1 by marius1956 by :iconmarius1956:

Worlds Apart by Faddoush by :iconfaddoush:

:bigthumb271980635: by :iconhbapt:

Run for it by aR-Ka by :iconar-ka:

Tetrapus touristicus by StamatisGR by :iconstamatisgr:

Social Climbing by Elizamac by :iconelizamac:



  
   by :iconmyraincheck:
StamatisGR: The art of looking and seeing 2 stars, 2 butterflies!! I love :butterfly: btw

Stay tuned, 3 more articles to come

*StamatisGR made the CSS of the article and added few pictures

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A Visual Guide to Street Photography

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:iconpandoralewis:
PandoraLewis Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great tuto.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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:icondraw2death:
Draw2Death Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool snaps. I find it useful & interesting.
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:iconnattygrego:
Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful article.... I love it, truly inspiring !!!!!!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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:icondu-jamais-vu:
du-jamais-vu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
great series! and still more to come! thanks, stamary! :-)
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:highfive:
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:iconnirka:
Nirka Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
:clap: very inspiring! Thank you!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:glomp:
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:iconbuntscheck:
buntscheck Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Thank you very much
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
welcome
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:iconjonnygoodboy:
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job!...enjoyed :reading:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
thanks a lot mate!
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:iconikarisou:
Ikarisou Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Thanks so much to the two of you!
:blowkiss:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:glomp:
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:#1:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:#1:
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I see there has to be another Greek election, and I feel the result will be hung. How do you see it, on the ground?
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Photographer
I see it as a dead-end my friend :)
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It reminds me of the old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Photographer
Indeed!
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:iconnunocanha:
NunoCanha Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconclappingplz:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:D
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:icongerem:
GEREM Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Excellent !
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:)
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:iconsplendidofsun:
splendidofsun Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very helpful article Stam, Mary :nod: :huggle:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:)
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:icondavid-will:
David-Will Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The best piece I've seen written about Street so far. It really explains/illustrates the difference between candids and what Street really is. Shooting candid photos is challenging, but street takes it to another level that is as much about luck and determination as it is about skill. In the right place at the right time, a good eye and the skills to capture the moment. That's what separates the mediocre from the exceptional. Candids of people drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes or walking their dogs isn't enough to make it a truly notable Street photo.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
So VERY well said! :nod:
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:iconmarius1956:
marius1956 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A short but good lesson!
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:iconmarius1956:
marius1956 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Bravo!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconmarius1956:
marius1956 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You do a great job-like usual.We are lucky to have a such a devoted street photographer here,on dA.
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:iconananaszynska:
AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Lovely article! :love:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
Merci beacoup!:D
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great stuff
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:)
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I like many of these images, but Eliza's "Social Climbing" is special to me.

Thx to Mary and Stam and to Photo4u as well!

Pelle
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
Sure is! Get her back! :cries:
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I am too afraid of her. :giggle:
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:iconarslanalp:
arslanalp Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good start of week
Great job Stam and Mary!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
Cheers!
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:icondougnz:
DougNZ Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Thanks guys, really well done :D I nearly piss myself laughing every time I look at the little angel at the window! :lol:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
The angel rocks! :lol:
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:icona-teinna:
A-teinna Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great and very helpfull :clap:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
:)
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:icontoolbazar:
Toolbazar Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: Thank you guys!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Photographer
cheers!
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