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cjogo

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Candid street shooting
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:18:19 PM »

Well at least my candid style  ::::  Tripod mounted -- normal lens -- exposure set --cable release   ...waiting to fill the frame. ;)   This lady was waving her cane at me -- yelling some obscenity..
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 02:32:39 PM »

What happened to the frame with her waving and yelling?  Was it any straighter than this one?
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 02:38:02 PM »

I was trying to respect her wishes --NO PHOTO -- but couldn't resist ~~ after she relaxed her cane  :)
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Rob C

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 02:55:09 PM »

Now there's the problem with this sort of photography: I find the pictures really interesting but also, at the same time, find myself unhappy looking when I know they are stolen. Especially from an old person of limited means who has expressed lack of consent....

What's the difference between doing that and bullying?

I hate writing this because I like the photographer's work.

Had the person been unaware, it would still feel bad to me, but not too bad... Curate's egg? 21st century morality?

Rob C

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 04:19:29 PM »

Well, guess I am not really in their face  --- actually quite a distance.  But, as I have said, not really a paparazzi shooter  .. more a  war correspondent fine art approach to my photography. 
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 06:16:58 PM »

I was trying to respect her wishes

Obviously not -- "her wishes" are just a joke to you.
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 06:49:16 PM »

What's the difference between doing that and bullying?Rob C

There is no difference at all Rob,

And not just in Cjogo's image but in others also.

When the person is aware of the photographer's presence and indicates that they do not wish to be photographed I think that there is a "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" dimension which must be respected.

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W
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 07:03:25 PM »

I agree that if a person is aware of your presence and asks not to be photographed you need to respect that wish. But the key is not to make your subjects unaware of your presence (sneak) but to be non-threatening so that they don't really care whether or not you take their pictures. It's a big difference.

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 07:11:41 PM »

Maybe it comes from being a wedding/corp photographer for 30 years.  No one really loves their photo taken at a cocktail gathering BUT its my job to "engage" a  couple or foursome for the client.  Some may call my  profession  a bit of bullying :(  guess I have brought my methods into the field with me ...
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cjogo

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 07:13:42 PM »

I agree that if a person is aware of your presence and asks not to be photographed you need to respect that wish. But the key is not to make your subjects unaware of your presence (sneak) but to be non-threatening so that they don't really care whether or not you take their pictures. It's a big difference.

Unfortunately ::  in these days I used a large gitzo/spot meter / a vest full of gear/ no zooms  and Rollei or Hassy .....so not too inconspicuous  :D
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 07:17:53 PM »

It's a big difference.

Russ,

I'd venture to suggest that it is a marginal difference at best largely influenced by how one feels about 'street' photography.  You and I both are aware that we will never agree on that topic and so it is best just left as a given.

I will make one observation about it to say:  I do a lot of work with my camera(s) set up in the street it comes with the territory of working in the built environment for architects and developers.  These days that happens mostly with a DSLR and people passing by do sometimes exercise caution or eye-ball me with mild trepidation.  When I do exactly the same thing with a 4x5 camera they express interest, sometimes engage quizzingly or respectfully pass by giving a wide berth.

All down to perceptions I guess.

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Walter
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 07:24:27 PM »

 These days that happens mostly with a DSLR and people passing by do sometimes exercise caution or eye-ball me with mild trepidation.  When I do exactly the same thing with a 4x5 camera they express interest, sometimes engage quizzingly or respectfully pass by giving a wide berth.


Many people are much more inquisitive when you command a larger camera /// this boy stopped dead in his tracks >{ the dog wished to bite me  :o} ...but this  gun-toting youth was just as interested in this strange foreigner as I was with the scene I captured.
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 08:04:45 PM »

Only been shot at once :o ... and attempted arrest > twice.  :-[
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 08:28:27 PM »

Many people are much more inquisitive when you command a larger camera /// this boy stopped dead in his tracks >{ the dog wished to bite me  :o} ...but this  gun-toting youth was just as interested in this strange foreigner as I was with the scene I captured.

Now that is a good image - bravo!!!

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 09:51:17 PM »

Thanks  >>>>  Maybe I will load it up in colour ....really saturated clothes /gun combo  ;)
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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2013, 04:24:03 AM »

Maybe it comes from being a wedding/corp photographer for 30 years.  No one really loves their photo taken at a cocktail gathering BUT its my job to "engage" a  couple or foursome for the client.  Some may call my  profession  a bit of bullying :(  guess I have brought my methods into the field with me ...

And this is why a lot of people hate wedding photographers.  Engaging people and chatting to them, and taking their picture by consent is very different from going ahead anyway even when they are reluctant.  I have never needed to bully anyone and certainly would not photograph anyone who did not want to be in a picture.

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2013, 04:28:37 AM »

Obviously not -- "her wishes" are just a joke to you.


He hasn't actually said what she was yelling about, of course. Maybe she was trying to tell him that his tripod wasn't straight.

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2013, 05:16:47 AM »

She was probably telling him that there had been an earthquake and she was departing to a safe haven. That is WHY the building was slanted. ;) :)

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013, 10:29:39 AM »

She was probably telling him that there had been an earthquake and she was departing to a safe haven. That is WHY the building was slanted. ;) :)


If it was in the south of Spain, she would be right: they had an earthquake yesterday. As an irrelevant footnote - well, sort of - I made three exposures of a lovely new boat in the marina yesterday afternoon (cellpix) and on looking at them when I got home, every single one had something cut off - it was impossible to tell in the sunlight. I told myself in consolation that the 2/35mm shuld be here next week and I could try then, but the damned boat was gone today. Something less to worry about, I suppose.

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Re: Candid street shooting
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2013, 01:10:24 PM »

He hasn't actually said what she was yelling about, of course. Maybe she was trying to tell him that his tripod wasn't straight.

Jeremy

Surely my problem ;D .. I have a level on my tripod & was using a waist level finder... SO, the tripod was level on its ground and looking down < from about 24 inches >  you tend to sometimes have a little sway, with a ball-head  :o>
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