Was looking through my photos when I came upon the “Reuben’s Street Photography” album.
We were out together, he took my camera and started snapping away.
It was me who gave it that title, “Street Photography”.
It was because its simply photos thats taken on and of the streets. *maybe more than just streets.
That made me think, whats “Street Photography”? What defines “Street Photography”?
Wiki-ed and it gave me this:
Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings.
Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment.
Not contented, and I went on.
Michael Kaiser – Germany
Why We Shoot And How: Street Photography For The Purist – various authors mainly from DeviantArt
You may be able to operate your gear well, you may have done amazing macros, table-tops, architecture-shots and even portraits, you can and should read all of the following – and yet you may not have a frigging clue afterwards, what Street Photography is about. Because it is something very personal. Because you have to leave your shell. Because you have to – in some cases – expose yourself. Because you have to love people. Street Photography is about sympathy, not hate. It is about community, even if it pictures solitude. It can be ironic, but never offending. When you are taking street shots you are commenting, much like a journalist. And this gives you a good deal of responsibility.
Street Photography is easy. And it is difficult.
I think I got it…
Do you? 🙂
If you dont, then click me. Read the article, let the photos talk to you. 🙂
Photos need not necessary be blurred. But its in the exposure.
Exposing whats on your street, exposing what you saw. exposing you.
Ladies and Gentleman, 🙂
Reuben’s Street Photography
What do you see through his eyes?
*besides me of course 😀
Go, come up with your own street photography album. 🙂 Impress yourself. 🙂
Dont be quick to get a perfect picture.
P/S: Click here to read Tony W-Jensen’s notes on Street Photography