I don't get street photography. Please explain

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
lukaw
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Re: PEEPING TOM" voyeurism.
In reply to Midwest, May 4, 2013

Midwest wrote:

lukaw wrote:

Generally speaking, the term 'Street photography' represent a collection of dull, uninteresting  with no story snap shots that any 10 years old will do.

In most cases it represents lack of talent and / or creativity.

I would compare it to throwing a bucket of paint on a canvas and calling it a painting,

I have used that same analogy. Disclaimer: I HAVE seen some really good street shooting but it's well under 10% IMO.

Most are nothing but rubbish.

What is funny is the concern over "stealth!" - street shooters want small quiet cameras so they can take these random photos. Some even put black tape over parts of their camera so as to not draw attention to themselves and thus ruin their 'stealth'.

This type of activity "Street photography" is invasive and on the border line of " PEEPING TOM" voyeurism.

Subjects are photographed without their knowledge and of course without consenting to it.

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