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Re: Street Photography.
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 06:23:00 AM »

is the pubic dot com is your book?
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 08:58:47 AM »

I don't think Stamper is David Gibson. Stamper does excellent Street photography without (to my knowledge) using any handbook.
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Re: Street Photography.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 02:44:00 AM »

Re read my post.....I have no connection to him. Smiley


Ha ha ya, I read it now ... Smiley :P
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Re: Street Photography.
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 11:49:06 AM »

Was wondering...does anyone have images of strangers hanging in their living room?
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 01:09:42 PM »

Was wondering...does anyone have images of strangers hanging in their living room?

Not in my living room, but I have plenty of them in hallways and bedrooms. For instance, the one I've attached.

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 12:39:32 PM »

The Street Photographers Manual [Paperback] David Gibson.

I found the book difficult to read: the font used for the main text is tiny, the writing style seems to be rambling monologue, and equivocation makes the writing confused.

For example:

page 141 "Empty chairs and benches on the street announce their presence because of their emptiness. Their function is always incomplete without people, so they are never completely empty when photographed." -- No, they are completely empty when photographed, and their function brings to mind what's missing.

page 142 "Empty is a spurious word when applied to street photography because it suggests something lacking -- an empty street is supposedly always awaiting people to furnish it. Streets are functional, they require people but their absence can actually be the photograph." -- So stop misusing the word; or untwist the equivocation to make clear that in one case we're describing a physical street, and in the other case we're describing the feelings evoked by a photograph of an empty street.

page 122 "There is no colour in shadows, so they are more dramatic." -- A photographer who hasn't noticed that there is colour in shadows? Less interestingly, on page 25, the Martin Parr photograph shows blue shadows on a blue towel.

"Ethics" page 180-181 once again demonstrates the wisdom of Richard P. Feynman -- "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool."
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Re: Street Photography.
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 01:30:59 PM »

I found the book difficult to read: the font used for the main text is tiny, the writing style seems to be rambling monologue, and equivocation makes the writing confused...

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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 01:02:46 PM »

... Or maybe get someone to read it to you as a bedtime story? ;)

C'mon, Isaac, that was a genuinely benevolent advice. Given your difficulty in comprehending the text, you would fall asleep even before the first chapter is half-over.  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2014, 01:24:21 PM »

Is mockery really the best you have to offer?

Only if your fragile ego can not distinguish mockery from a friendly teasing ;)

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2014, 08:29:47 PM »

Only if your fragile ego can not distinguish mockery from a friendly teasing ;)
Perhaps he needs an introductory text (large type, of course) on the usage and meaning of smileys.   :D
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2014, 01:49:38 PM »

Do you make jokes about yourself...

Yes, quite often.

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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2014, 03:01:11 PM »

Do you make jokes about yourself. . .

Something you might like to explore, Isaac. It beats putdowns and wins serious consideration of what you have to say.

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 05:35:39 PM »

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=96073.msg785268#msg785268

If that was true, it wasn't a joke then. If it was not true, it was a lie, not a joke either. Admitting a mistake is honesty, not humor.

This, on the other hand, is: "When you are wrong and you say it, you are smart. When you are right and you shut up, you are... married" :)

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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2014, 11:25:38 AM »

Do you make jokes about yourself or are your jokes just put-downs of other people?

Do you just repeat yourself or you can come up with something fresh instead? ;)
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