From first effort at street.

Started May 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
dave rogers Regular Member • Posts: 405
Re: drop the zoom

sigala1 wrote:

dave rogers wrote:

sigala1 wrote:

Bassam Guy wrote:

"Not street photography"? I see a street to the left and a sidewalk in the foreground. What could be more "street"? Please explain to us, he who defines the term "street", how the lens type (zoom/wide/tele) is important. It would be best if you gave us a clear definition and a list so that we can comply.

"Street photography" has a more specific meaning than a photograph taken of a street or on a street or where you can see a street in the foreground or background.

In the immortal words of The Dude: "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."


No, it's NOT my opinion, the phrase "street photography" has a generally understood meaning in the fine-art photography community.

It should also be noted that the OP was familiar enough with the existence of the genre to make his photo black and white and name the thread based on the genre, so let's not play dumb here.

Nobody's playing dumb here. I just did a quick search for "definition of street photography" and found a number of sites discussing the style or genre, none of which make specific demands on focal length, almost all focus on subject matter and interaction between the subject and the photographer (specifically, the lack of it).

If there's some gated community known as "street photography" that permits only specific focal lengths, its zip code is unlisted.

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