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Ivo_B

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Walking the camera out
« on: July 07, 2018, 01:57:50 PM »

Antwerp by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr

Antwerp by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr

Antwerp by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 06:35:48 PM »

I really like the last one.  The other two are OK.


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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 02:57:18 AM »

Each of these seems to have benefited from some thought being given to the composition. So many good photographers seem to go onto the street and forget to use their compositional skills or maybe I'm just being unkind.

I'd be curious to know if the first one was 'shot from the hip' or you got down low and used a viewfinder.

Mike
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 03:40:27 AM »

The three images are powerful. I like them.

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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 03:47:47 AM »

Each of these seems to have benefited from some thought being given to the composition. So many good photographers seem to go onto the street and forget to use their compositional skills or maybe I'm just being unkind.

I'd be curious to know if the first one was 'shot from the hip' or you got down low and used a viewfinder.

Mike

You are not unkind, Mike. You’re observations are correct. Even worse, lots of peoples with a camera go on the street and shoot around. Result in no interaction, no composition, no plan behind light, color, graphic etc etc. Shooting in the back, terrasse photography, museum visitors as subject, street performers are subject, disabled or poor, etc etc. That’s why I call them people with a camera and not ‘photographer’. It takes a bit more than owning a camera and running lightroom on a Mac.
Ok, this is unkind, I guess.
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 03:57:54 AM »


I'd be curious to know if the first one was 'shot from the hip' or you got down low and used a viewfinder.

Mike

I do this kind of shooting with my GR. It is already for years my favorite street camera. I owned the digital II, IV and recently I picked up a GRII for half the price.

I didn’t do a lot street the last years because my actual interest is documenting ‘today’

I have a way of walking with this little camera, I use it with a strap around my neck, sometimes I raise the camera, sometime just from the chest. Depending the situation. It doesn’t matter. One thing that matters is walking the street in the good direction with the light in the faces of the peoples, especially in harsh light.
The rest is interception and keeping eyes open.
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 07:08:26 AM »

Very expressive images.
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 11:23:20 AM »

Very expressive images.

Tx Rayyan
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 12:38:04 PM »

I sometimes use a small Nikon D5300 at waist or chest level.  I can swivel the LCD screen so it is horizontal and look down on it.  Very similar to using a Rolleiflex with waist level finder.  When you are looking down instead of at your subject, they don't seem to pay any attention to you. :)


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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 03:19:20 PM »

#3 looks like an Allen (Bourgeois) photo. This is a compliment! Haven't seen Allen around in a long time…

-Dave-
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 04:01:42 PM »

#3 looks like an Allen (Bourgeois) photo. This is a compliment! Haven't seen Allen around in a long time…

-Dave-

I had to Google, tx for the compliment.
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 03:21:44 AM »

You are not unkind, Mike. You’re observations are correct. Even worse, lots of peoples with a camera go on the street and shoot around. Result in no interaction, no composition, no plan behind light, color, graphic etc etc. Shooting in the back, terrasse photography, museum visitors as subject, street performers are subject, disabled or poor, etc etc. That’s why I call them people with a camera and not ‘photographer’. It takes a bit more than owning a camera and running lightroom on a Mac.
Ok, this is unkind, I guess.
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Hi Ivo - I missed your replies as I visit less frequently these days.

I think I can sympathise with your 'people with a camera' idea. but street is hard and we all have our own ideas.

Mike
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 03:22:24 AM »

#3 looks like an Allen (Bourgeois) photo. This is a compliment! Haven't seen Allen around in a long time…

-Dave-

airfrogmusic is Allen and I think he's good as well.

Mike
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 03:37:27 AM »

Hi Ivo - I missed your replies as I visit less frequently these days.

I think I can sympathise with your 'people with a camera' idea. but street is hard and we all have our own ideas.

Mike

I can not agree more, Mike.
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 04:36:31 PM »

airfrogmusic is Allen and I think he's good as well.

Thanks for this. Hadn't visited Rangefinderforum in ages.

-Dave-
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Re: Walking the camera out
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2018, 05:13:56 PM »

Thanks for this. Hadn't visited Rangefinderforum in ages.

-Dave-

With notable exceptions it's not a very rewarding place to visit.

I still mourn the passing of PhotoSIG.
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