>>> Street Photography eXchange #41 <<<

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>>> Street Photography eXchange #41 <<<
Apr 19, 2013

SPX is a place to post examples of your recent street photographs for feedback, discussion and critical appreciation.

PLEASE post new photos as a reply to THIS MESSAGE directly, to help keep the thread organized and readable! Posting in “threaded view” will make immediately clear to you where you want your reply to be appended when responding to other photos and comments.

The street photography we love encompasses a wide variety of styles and subjects, but usually centers on spontaneous shots of people in public. You can emphasize personalities and expressions, momentary juxtapositions, form, composition, color; you can record life as it is lived, or flashes of the surreal, or moments of transcendence. Among the pioneers of the genre are Henri Cartier-Bresson; Helen Levitt; Robert Frank; Garry Winogrand; Mary Ellen Mark; and certainly many more. Street photography would not be what it is today without them, and no doubt is on its way to becoming something else again, with your help.

This is intended as an serial, ongoing thread, and will be replaced whenever the 150 post limit is approached; past threads will be numbered and linked in the current active thread.

As a continuous feature, the goal is to sustain an ongoing discussion and exchange of ideas and inspiration about street photography, as well as to get to know other photographers a little better. Everybody with an interest in SP is welcome to post photos, write comments and critiques, or just to lurk; please don’t be shy about participating in whichever and however many ways you like! But, posting your own photos helps people to understand where your comments are coming from, and commenting on other’s work can help us to see where your own pictures are coming from... so we hope you decide to do both.

SPX is an excellent place to share your latest favorite shot, the beginnings of your newest project, the discovery of a new approach to making the shots you want to make. Sharing works in progress, as opposed to completed portfolios, is encouraged; you can expect some genuine, hard, but positive critique here, and commenters will be able to fulfill that expectation better if you post no more than 1-3 photos at a time.

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>>> Links <<<
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post links to resources and subjects of pertinence to street photographers here.

PLEASE post links only in reply to this message.

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SPX #40 : the SPX thread immediately preceding this one.

geneaology : various links and resources to some of the dpr street photography threads that came before SPX.

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[m6ttl+35/1.4+portra 160]

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Complex !

Have a nice day

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counting money !

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our favorite paddler selling flowers

violet & red

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Street art

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This is great. The women of his dreams floating around him

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The best thing you can do to improve you images and workflow is to download LR 5.  It will do more for  you than any camera body or lens.

These Adobe videos show what can be done with the new healing brush (bye bye PS), perspective control and radial filter.

http://www.youtube.com/user/AdobeLightroom

These videos are broader, but not as deep, also recommended  (HT Zubu):

http://photoshopuser.com/lightroom5/

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xtoph wrote:

[m6ttl+35/1.4+portra 160]

The skillfulness of this exposure leads to an esthetic conundrum:  How do I feel about being made to see with this kind of eye?   The highlights on the skin, while not blown, are difficult to look at.  The actual face is obliterated, the pasted ones are real.   The post above the head is also a little off-putting.   The  nearly centered, cruciform geometry of the person/bench/post also objectifies him.   Esthetically interesting, but perhaps a little unsettling.

I applaud you on cutting off the bottom of the feet.   More people should do it.

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So all day long the noise of battle rolled
Among the mountains by the winter sea;
Until King Arthur's table, man by man,
Had fallen in Lyonnesse about their Lord,

You haven't addressed the main PP issue, how to make the costumed figure stand out better.   The pole above her head is better rendered.

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xtoph wrote:

[m6ttl+35/1.4+portra 160]

he certainly is dead center and what happened to his foot. there are some interesting things here though. if you dont mind  a humble suggestion or two I liked it cropped in a bit from the left to almost the pic of the woman which in my mind seemed to relate to his day dreaming. The other is purly mechanical it seems a tad contrasty and crop up so the foot lobotamy looks planned instead of accidental :-))

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Deepak Kaw wrote:

your fist shot is confusing I think your high camera angle is working against you. The second shot is very interesting the vee of your compositon leads us straight to the man in the middle this works much better than the first good shot

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xtoph wrote:

SPX is a place to post examples of your recent street photographs for feedback, discussion and critical appreciation.

PLEASE post new photos as a reply to THIS MESSAGE directly, to help keep the thread organized and readable! Posting in “threaded view” will make immediately clear to you where you want your reply to be appended when responding to other photos and comments.

The street photography we love encompasses a wide variety of styles and subjects, but usually centers on spontaneous shots of people in public. You can emphasize personalities and expressions, momentary juxtapositions, form, composition, color; you can record life as it is lived, or flashes of the surreal, or moments of transcendence. Among the pioneers of the genre are Henri Cartier-Bresson; Helen Levitt; Robert Frank; Garry Winogrand; Mary Ellen Mark; and certainly many more. Street photography would not be what it is today without them, and no doubt is on its way to becoming something else again, with your help.

This is intended as an serial, ongoing thread, and will be replaced whenever the 150 post limit is approached; past threads will be numbered and linked in the current active thread.

As a continuous feature, the goal is to sustain an ongoing discussion and exchange of ideas and inspiration about street photography, as well as to get to know other photographers a little better. Everybody with an interest in SP is welcome to post photos, write comments and critiques, or just to lurk; please don’t be shy about participating in whichever and however many ways you like! But, posting your own photos helps people to understand where your comments are coming from, and commenting on other’s work can help us to see where your own pictures are coming from... so we hope you decide to do both.

SPX is an excellent place to share your latest favorite shot, the beginnings of your newest project, the discovery of a new approach to making the shots you want to make. Sharing works in progress, as opposed to completed portfolios, is encouraged; you can expect some genuine, hard, but positive critique here, and commenters will be able to fulfill that expectation better if you post no more than 1-3 photos at a time.

A couple old and one new

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Ignore the frames

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