Question for street photographers

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: Question for street photographers
In reply to jeffharris, Jan 10, 2013

jeffharris wrote:

alolywu wrote:

How do you do it? I'm always conscience that people don't want to be photographed without consent so how do you do it? With a 35mm FOV, you really have to be pretty close to people.

I love the street photography that I see people post but always wondered how they do it.

I use a bunch of different manual lenses: 12mm, 25mm, 35mm and a 75mm. Sometimes a 50mm.

With my GH2 I swing out the LCD and pre-focus, then quickly compose and fire with my right thumb. Sometimes I'll cover the camera with something or rest it on a lumbar pack swung around in front.

I shoot on the subway too, but learned from my days of drawing to shoot people who are diagonally across from me, NOT directly in front… unless they're asleep or otherwise involved.

Jeff - would that be regarding the perspective re the composition, or one's perspective re confrontations?

I get it, either way, but wouldn't have thought of it otherwise.   I sit on the subway and think about doing a series on shoes across the aisle (but haven't done so yet  ).

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