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How to shoot street photography

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stephen Rundle, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I like to do a bit of street but I could never do what he does.
     
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  2. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    I didn't start out that way... I was a big scardy cat and very apprehensive but the more I got into street the more confident I got.
     
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  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I've been accused of being a pervert, or worse, three times while out with a camera.

    1. At the end of my own road, photographing a bridge. Some idiots in a car shouted it as they drove past. A bridge. Idiots.
    2. By a security guard at an outdoor event who disliked the fact that I'd taken his photograph and decided to accuse me of photographing the kids. https://perceptionistruth.com/2017/07/i-dont-need-your-consent/
    3. By a homeless lady high on something.

    I've never been accused, assaulted, attacked, abused or otherwise while out with a camera just taking photos in public. Don't hide, don't sneak, remain confident, be polite, smile, acknowledge people if they notice you, and don't have around pubs at kicking out time (unless you are @Done_rundleCams ) , you should be fine.

    My confidence levels ebb and flow, sometimes I can point a 35mm lens at someone right in front of me, other-times the best I can do is shoot from the hip and hope for something useable. It's a combination of confidence, practice, and self belief.
     
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  4. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    My post was tongue in cheek. I would be up front in using the camera. However if you wanted to pretend not to use the camera you switch it to live view and control it from the phone, using Snapbridge if you are a Nikon user, or other relevant ap if you are not.
     
  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I think @Done_rundleCams keeps his distance with his superzoom P900 for the 'Weegee' shots.
     
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  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Indeed, @Learning :D and @EightBitTony ... I'm never a bars (inside or outside) at closing time as I'm safely tucked in bed by nine bells :eek: .... :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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