What is STREET PHOTOGRAPHY?

AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedownPosts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
edited November 2, 2009 in Street and Documentary
Since there's been so much discussion and confusion about how one defines Street Photography I thought I'd set this sticky of links for everyone to take advantage of.

Hopefully everyone can learn a bit through a little research and studying.


http://www.nonphotography.com/streetphotography.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_photography

http://photo.net/learn/street/intro

http://www.in-public.com/information/what_is

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/street.shtml


Also - feel free to take part in the discussions about famous photographers here: http://dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=142396 Some infamous Street Photogs are and will be featured:

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Comments

  • JimWJimW Major grins Posts: 333Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 31, 2009
    Excellent. Very helpful. Thanks for this Angelo.

    I don't want the cheese, I just want to get out of the trap.


    http://www.jimwhitakerphotography.com/
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Posts: 2,235Super Moderators Major grins
    edited November 1, 2009
    That iN-PUBLIC link is going to get a lot of use from me. I've just signed up to their mailing list. Thanks!
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 17,736Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited November 1, 2009
    Thanks, Angelo. thumb.gif I added this thread to the Tips and Resources sticky,
  • tortillatorturetortillatorture Major grins Posts: 194Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2009
    yeah i was laughing when i read this in the iN-PUBLIC link =)
    Friends that I met for lunch would, just be back from the ‘war in Bosnia’ and
    I would declare proudly that I was just back from the ‘sales on Oxford Street’.
  • sara505sara505 Major grins Posts: 1,663Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2009
    yeah i was laughing when i read this in the iN-PUBLIC link =)

    A couple of quotes from The Luminous Landscape sum up what I was trying to say in the discussion about the secret spy lens:

    "Street Photography involves getting close to people — often very close. To do this type of shooting successfully you have to be in the scene, part of it, not a distant observer. This means shooting with wide lenses; certainly nothing longer than 50mm. With a wide-angle lens you are a participant. With a telephoto you are at best just an observer, at worst a voyeur."

    "Don't be sneaky...... Don't hide your cameras. Don't "sneak" your shots. Don't skulk at a distance shooting with long lenses. Don't be a voyeur, be a participant."

    Thanks, Angelo.
  • JusticeiroJusticeiro E clunibus tractum Posts: 1,207Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2009
    this link, http://www.deviantart.com/download/38038974/street_photography_for_the_purist.pdf, reminds me of why I hate deviantart. Also, some photographers should never, ever, write.
    Cave ab homine unius libri
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Posts: 2,235Super Moderators Major grins
    edited November 1, 2009
    Justiceiro wrote:
    this link, http://www.deviantart.com/download/38038974/street_photography_for_the_purist.pdf, reminds me of why I hate deviantart. Also, some photographers should never, ever, write.

    I've actually read that piece. It's not good writing, not even close. Ok, it's horrible and the language is, um, rough. But there is something to take away in terms of his passion not to mention many interesting shots.
  • JusticeiroJusticeiro E clunibus tractum Posts: 1,207Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2009
    michswiss wrote:
    I've actually read that piece. It's not good writing, not even close. Ok, it's horrible and the language is, um, rough. But there is something to take away in terms of his passion not to mention many interesting shots.

    Yeah, the shots are good. The rebel posuer bit is a bit overdone.
    Cave ab homine unius libri
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Posts: 2,235Super Moderators Major grins
    edited November 1, 2009
    This is great information, now how about the same for PJ and Documentary.

    [SOAPBOX]
    I think this is going to be the last time I comment on this type of thread. But go look for yourself, it's all out there. Form your own opinion. Go shoot, post your images and read the comments. Comment on the images of others posted here on what works for you, and why. Learn. If the Mods happen to move an image to another area, think about that too.

    But please stop expecting others to define this for you.
    [/SOAPBOX]
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2009
    Maybe you enjoy sensorship, but I for one do not.
    Censorship? We don't censor here. If your post is within the forum rules, it can stay.

    But we may move it around - that's the job of the moderators here on Dgrin. They do this job as volunteers, and for nothing more than their love of photography. I'll appreciate it if you let them do it.
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