Weekly streetphotography thread - august 24th PORTRAIT-SPECIAL

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Peter Dumont
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Weekly streetphotography thread - august 24th PORTRAIT-SPECIAL
Aug 24, 2008

The streetphotography weekly of sunday the twentyfourth of august is here with a

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STREETPORTRAIT-SPECIAL ------------------------------------

A streetportrait can be interactive or non-interactive.

I searched the internet for a good definition of the term "streetportrait"
but instead I found more questions about it, such as:

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what is the definition of a portrait?

-- what is the definition of a street portrait?

-- do shots of people working on the street count?

-- does "people" mean the same thing as "portrait"?

-- can street photography be done in a rural setting?

-- how much of the surrounding context needs to show? how much is too much? how much is - - --too little?

-- what is and what is not "street" and what is and what is not "portrait"?

-- what is the difference between street portraits and street photography?

-- how obvious does the street have to be?

-- where do "suburban" shots (ie - malls, campuses, parks) fit in?

-- do street markets qualify?

-- do street portraits have to be taken within a certain focal range? what is too close and what is - -- too far?

-- does a street portrait require that the image shows interaction between the "street" and the-- ---person?

-- does an image of someone "lost to the world around them" qualify?

-- does the person's face have to be clearly seen to qualify?

-- aren't street portraits merely photos of people taken on the street?

-- what is the difference between street life and street portraits?

-- does an image of a street with no people (but with evidences of people) qualify ?

-- what about extreme close-ups with no context of the street?

-- do shots of friends and family taken on the street qualifiy?

-- are candid images of people on the streets street portraits?

-- what about images with extensive photoshopping that goes beyond color, hue, contrast,------- ----saturation, sharpness, etc.?

These questions were posted by Babasteve on Flickr.
Here is a link to this discussion:


Please, please don't be shy and show us your (recent) street-PORTRAITS in this thread.

!!! Post them as an answer to THIS first post so they won't be misplaced !!!

Underneath the "TECHNICAL CORNER" you can post technical tips and/or questions concerning street-PORTRAITURE .

and underneath the "HISTORICAL CORNER" you can post your personal favourites from masters of street-PORTRAITURE from the past .

Previous weekly streetphotography threads:
august 17th
august 10th
august 3rd
july 27th
july 20th
july 13th
july 6th
june 29th
june 22nd
june 15th
june 8th
june 1st
may 25th
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