Candid Street Photography

Started Feb 16, 2009 | Discussions
Skafe Regular Member • Posts: 277
Candid Street Photography

While I must admit to being shocked and appalled at the ignorance and presumptuousness of many of those who posted in the "Angry Girl" thread - this thread isn't about that.

For those of us who understand the history and traditions of Street Photography and understand that there isn't anything "predatory" about Candid Photography, this thread exists for you to share your best 3 shots.

rundadar Veteran Member • Posts: 3,053
my 2c worth of CC

the first one - the scene obviously has potential but the shot is not quite 'there' (and way too much in terms of local AND global contrast enhancement)

the second does not capture anything special in any sense - a pretty girl passing by. Frankly doesn't do anything for me

The third one - very very nice tonality, good conversion and generally a good shot in a nice, quite way.
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OP Skafe Regular Member • Posts: 277
Re: my 2c worth of CC

Although I hadn't asked for any C&C, your opinion is appreciated.

I've enjoyed your photostream - won't you share some of your street candids?
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DezM
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Not my best....

......just recent:

NY Bras In February

Distinguished Couple

Pro Choice

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radddad Veteran Member • Posts: 3,123
Re: Candid Street Photography

mainly from someone whom obviously was beat up regularly as a child , and feels the need to act tough behind a PC screen (hhmmm.. could it be G-force/joe??)

Skafe wrote:

While I must admit to being shocked and appalled at the ignorance and
presumptuousness of many of those who posted in the "Angry Girl"
thread - this thread isn't about that.

here is a pic I took of a guy that looked like he had all he owned in the bag , and not a care in the world.

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Andy Colman Regular Member • Posts: 181
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You found Morris ...
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ocrampix Veteran Member • Posts: 3,706
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Andy Colman wrote:

You found Morris ...

... it dose seem to make sense for some not to louse him for shore ...

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Andy Colman Regular Member • Posts: 181
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Hoe hoe ..
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david41 Regular Member • Posts: 479
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I dont know if it really qualifies as "candid".. but what the heck!

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One of my 1st dslr pics.

Taken with a D50 and a 300 f4 afs. Didn't want to get to close eventhough I found out afterwards that he's actually harmless.

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G4orce Studios Senior Member • Posts: 1,284
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I think "candid" or "street" photography is creepy. I really do not care what you think of my opinions. Sneaking pics of unsuspecting people, for no reason other than to feed voyeuristic needs, regardless of the place, is just plain creepy. Find other things to photograph, or those who give you permission to use their likeness.

Paparazzi and the bottom feeding losers like those TMZ-types, who harass celebs on a daily basis, when they are going to dinner, living their private lives, or out with their families, also need a good boot to the head. By leaving your house, you give up the right to go somewhere, without being harassed, or followed everywhere you go? Please. TMZ-type Paparazzi are the lowest scumbags of the photo world.

I LOVE when I see Sean Penn, or someone like him, smashing the gear (or face) of some smart-mouthed jerk paparazzi-photog, who is invading their space and harassing them. Just because someone acts in a movie, or puts out a record, means they deserve to be harassed EVERYWHERE they go, by a gaggle of bottom-feeding morons? Please. On the red carpet. Fine. Going to dinner with family, leave people alone to live their lives in peace.

As far as being beaten up as a child, maybe 2-3 times, when I was 8-13 years old.

All I know is if some creepy guy was sneaking pictures of my wife, son, or daughter, at the mall, walking down the street, in a diner, etc., I would have a big problem with it. If you gave me attitude when I asked you to delete the pics, I would take matters into my own hands. Again, I could care less how you feel about it, or if you believe me. I guess you would have to try it with my family to see how I act outside of my computer room.

Having been a radio personality for 20+ years, I have had my share of experiences with creepy stalker types and other morons. My kids and wife are off limits when it comes to some loser's secret photography.

BTW, the bra picture is creepy and voyeuristic. I would imagine someone got a lot of mileage out of that pic, late at night.

I also think the Google "street view" of people's dwellings should be removed immediately. Aiding thieves, pervs, stalkers, and any other jacka$$ that wants to see how to sneak around your house is just asking for trouble. Nobody has the right to post pics of my family, or my house, on the internet, without our permission. I could care less what the "law" says. The law sucks in many ways.

I don't know why I am wasting my time with this, as I really don't care what people think of my opinions.

activator Regular Member • Posts: 473
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Well scafe.....I liked them particularly the first one,

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DezM
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G4orce Studios wrote:

BTW, the bra picture is creepy and voyeuristic.

Not even. The women were walking outdoors in public & they past right by me when I was taking a photo of a reflection that I saw.

They obviously were trying to make a statement. I approached them and asked them if I could take some shots of them and they said "no problem". So I did.
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activator Regular Member • Posts: 473
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I don't know why I am wasting my time with this, as I really don't
care what people think of my opinions.

Well you must care quite a bit to spout such a lot of drivel on the subject....
.

And its good to know that you won't care that I think most of what you wrote was rubbish.........even if you are/were a well known radio personality with your own personal stalkers

Who knows if you were more photogenic ( in a street like way) you may have made it onto TV !

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John Garth Contributing Member • Posts: 732
Re: Candid Street Photography

I totally agree. This is just another method for the liberal freaks to engage in their perversion. No matter what "the law states", it just isn't right to take photos of people and put them on he internet w/o their permission. It's another one of those lib "civil rights" thing. This is how the pervs HIDE behind the "law".

They should take pics of their mother, wife, sisters, daughters, & neices, and see how they feel about it.
But, once a pervert, well .... always a ....
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G4orce Studios wrote:

I think "candid" or "street" photography is creepy. I really do not
care what you think of my opinions. Sneaking pics of unsuspecting
people, for no reason other than to feed voyeuristic needs,
regardless of the place, is just plain creepy. Find other things to
photograph, or those who give you permission to use their likeness.

Paparazzi and the bottom feeding losers like those TMZ-types, who
harass celebs on a daily basis, when they are going to dinner, living
their private lives, or out with their families, also need a good
boot to the head. By leaving your house, you give up the right to go
somewhere, without being harassed, or followed everywhere you go?
Please. TMZ-type Paparazzi are the lowest scumbags of the photo
world.

I LOVE when I see Sean Penn, or someone like him, smashing the gear
(or face) of some smart-mouthed jerk paparazzi-photog, who is
invading their space and harassing them. Just because someone acts
in a movie, or puts out a record, means they deserve to be harassed
EVERYWHERE they go, by a gaggle of bottom-feeding morons? Please.
On the red carpet. Fine. Going to dinner with family, leave people
alone to live their lives in peace.

As far as being beaten up as a child, maybe 2-3 times, when I was
8-13 years old.

All I know is if some creepy guy was sneaking pictures of my wife,
son, or daughter, at the mall, walking down the street, in a diner,
etc., I would have a big problem with it. If you gave me attitude
when I asked you to delete the pics, I would take matters into my own
hands. Again, I could care less how you feel about it, or if you
believe me. I guess you would have to try it with my family to see
how I act outside of my computer room.

Having been a radio personality for 20+ years, I have had my share of
experiences with creepy stalker types and other morons. My kids and
wife are off limits when it comes to some loser's secret photography.

BTW, the bra picture is creepy and voyeuristic. I would imagine
someone got a lot of mileage out of that pic, late at night.

I also think the Google "street view" of people's dwellings should be
removed immediately. Aiding thieves, pervs, stalkers, and any other
jacka$$ that wants to see how to sneak around your house is just
asking for trouble. Nobody has the right to post pics of my family,
or my house, on the internet, without our permission. I could care
less what the "law" says. The law sucks in many ways.

I don't know why I am wasting my time with this, as I really don't
care what people think of my opinions.

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hotiwal Regular Member • Posts: 220
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Nice pictures. All three of them. Somehow some people will torture themselves over your pictures. The 'debate' is still going on in 'Angry Girl' thread.

hotiwal Regular Member • Posts: 220
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John Garth wrote...

They should take pics of their mother, wife, sisters, daughters, & neices, and see how they feel about it.

Something wrong with taking pictures of the females in one's own family?

Patco Forum Pro • Posts: 13,249
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hotiwal wrote:
John Garth wrote...

They should take pics of their mother, wife, sisters, daughters, & neices, and see how they feel about it.

Something wrong with taking pictures of the females in one's own family?

And posting them on the internet without their permission?

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david41 Regular Member • Posts: 479
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mmm.. all seems a bit overblown to me!
Maybe we should use the description .. "human interest".. as opposed to "candid"

Jeepers!.. my photo collection would be pretty shy if I got rid of all my people shots.. relatives or otherwise.

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Joe Federer Senior Member • Posts: 2,501
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I suspect those that assume everyone is a pervert are, perhaps, projecting...

... and those that see nothing wrong with making a photograph containing a stranger are, perhaps, not the ones you need to be worried about.

John Garth wrote:
I totally agree. This is just another method for the liberal freaks
to engage in their perversion. No matter what "the law states", it
just isn't right to take photos of people and put them on he internet
w/o their permission. It's another one of those lib "civil rights"
thing. This is how the pervs HIDE behind the "law".
They should take pics of their mother, wife, sisters, daughters, &
neices, and see how they feel about it.
But, once a pervert, well .... always a ....
============================================

G4orce Studios wrote:

I think "candid" or "street" photography is creepy. I really do not
care what you think of my opinions. Sneaking pics of unsuspecting
people, for no reason other than to feed voyeuristic needs,
regardless of the place, is just plain creepy. Find other things to
photograph, or those who give you permission to use their likeness.

Paparazzi and the bottom feeding losers like those TMZ-types, who
harass celebs on a daily basis, when they are going to dinner, living
their private lives, or out with their families, also need a good
boot to the head. By leaving your house, you give up the right to go
somewhere, without being harassed, or followed everywhere you go?
Please. TMZ-type Paparazzi are the lowest scumbags of the photo
world.

I LOVE when I see Sean Penn, or someone like him, smashing the gear
(or face) of some smart-mouthed jerk paparazzi-photog, who is
invading their space and harassing them. Just because someone acts
in a movie, or puts out a record, means they deserve to be harassed
EVERYWHERE they go, by a gaggle of bottom-feeding morons? Please.
On the red carpet. Fine. Going to dinner with family, leave people
alone to live their lives in peace.

As far as being beaten up as a child, maybe 2-3 times, when I was
8-13 years old.

All I know is if some creepy guy was sneaking pictures of my wife,
son, or daughter, at the mall, walking down the street, in a diner,
etc., I would have a big problem with it. If you gave me attitude
when I asked you to delete the pics, I would take matters into my own
hands. Again, I could care less how you feel about it, or if you
believe me. I guess you would have to try it with my family to see
how I act outside of my computer room.

Having been a radio personality for 20+ years, I have had my share of
experiences with creepy stalker types and other morons. My kids and
wife are off limits when it comes to some loser's secret photography.

BTW, the bra picture is creepy and voyeuristic. I would imagine
someone got a lot of mileage out of that pic, late at night.

I also think the Google "street view" of people's dwellings should be
removed immediately. Aiding thieves, pervs, stalkers, and any other
jacka$$ that wants to see how to sneak around your house is just
asking for trouble. Nobody has the right to post pics of my family,
or my house, on the internet, without our permission. I could care
less what the "law" says. The law sucks in many ways.

I don't know why I am wasting my time with this, as I really don't
care what people think of my opinions.

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