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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.

What does street photography mean to you? What does a good street photograph look like? Can you tell what's going on in this image? What's wrong with this photograph? Give your own interpretation of this image (Would be greatly appreciated).

STREET

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.

What does street photography mean to you? What does a good street photograph look like? Can you tell what's going on in this image? What's wrong with this photograph? Give your own interpretation of this image (Would be greatly appreciated).

comments (14)

Heck this is good Ada ...

My thoughts on street photography(I sort of do a bit myself as you know).

Throw conventions out of the window.
Be brave in your actions.
Keep a sharp moving eye open for opportunities.
Keep an open mind on what you shoot.
and lots lots more ...


''street photography'' is essential for me.

richard
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Richard. I need to be more confident. I actually took this from a moving car.
Good stuff Ada: I've always been a bit reticent to try this sort of thing
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Chris...You should try it.
  • sk
  • Switzerland
  • 16 Oct 2008, 08:08
street photography is a whole different type of photography and requires a photojournalistic eye which can be developed. A good street photographs tell a story plain and simple, its the sort of image that people try and figure out or the type of image that makes u laugh or cry. For awesome street photographs look into Jide Alakija portfolio. ok I have to say I am not very good at interpreting images so all
I can see here is two people walking, they could be married or not his carrying something probably a briefcase so his probably off to work
i'm no good at these...........
Ada Emihe: Thanks so much Asiko....Alakija does some amazing street photog, doesn't he?
My dear girl this absolutely out there. The process is spot on Ada. Na lesson well, well learnt.
Ada Emihe: lol...thanks so much ola
I pluck up the courage and do this now and then. It's a variation on candid. I don't think it should be cruel, but it can be honest! This is good
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Bill
  • FLOOG
  • The ample bosom of Mother Nature
  • 16 Oct 2008, 15:19
The guy has just got out of prison, collected by his wife, who married him whilst inside, doing a ten stretch for money laundering.

He stashed some of his fortune, and she turned up to collect him with a nice set of designer clothes and a Louis Vitton case, for his prison belongings. They've pulled over in the Lexus to pay a visit on 'fingers' Maloney, pawn broker, and friendly cohort in the shady side of life. He'll hand over a set of keys to a safety deposit box where the five million US is located.

And then life will be sweet again!

Those are Gucci sunglasses, by the way. Ha ha

Well you asked for my interpretation smile

I like the photo a lot, nice candid still from life
Ada Emihe: lol...This is so good floog....It will be a big sin if you do not get published. I WILL BUY EVERYTHING YOU WRITE!!! Thankyou
I really like street photography Ada and have a go from time to time, but as you know I'm timid! i tried some in Istanbul, using a zoom lens and fast shutter speeds. I thought I might get away with staying at a distance, but the results were disappointing. A lot of blurring, which I suppose must have been camera shake. I think I've got the eye for it, but perhaps not the nerve and maybe not the technique. Any tips would be welcome!
Ada Emihe: lol...Thank you so much Ian. I have a zoom lens. lol..So I get to focus on people without them knowing...but that is not so good...so I also talk to people too...or I take shots from my car.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2008, 18:34
What I find most interesting about street photography is all the small details that the camera picks up eg Zagat Survey report in the window of the restaurant together with two very out of date awards. Clothes are always interesting too and often help date a photograph. Finally the figures and their posture - could be they know each other or the woman could just have walked past the guy causing him to glance. Always helps when the photo is well taken too, like this one. Good range of tones and strong contrast suiting the mono treatment.
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Mike. Love your input.
  • DrAW!
  • the states
  • 16 Oct 2008, 18:52
nice one buddy

i have no interpretations of my own but i think floog deserves to be rich lol!
Ada Emihe: lol...Thanks Draw.
They are walking together but she's giving her back to him. She might be in a hurry but probably their relationship is not as good as it should be. Very cold but there's still an option of their taking advantage of the light reflected in the window to make it up and live happily here in Boston.
Ada Emihe: That's a good one Albert....It was not that cold. But it looked like they were having a lovers tiff...
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2008, 23:19
I know one thing, street photography scares the sh...t out of me. I'm afraid to take pictures of people on the street.
Ada Emihe: You? Afraid? I doubt it!
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 17 Oct 2008, 03:15
The man in the dark glasses is telling the woman something... I don't think she wants to hear it...
Ada Emihe: lol....Looks like it Larry....Thank you.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Oct 2008, 22:53
I'm with VZ on that one, one of these days though.
Ada Emihe: lol...Yes Pad...I look forward to it. Soon I hope.
  • Affi
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2008, 18:47
Hmm...Ada, a shot that makes one stop and think. I think the man is on his own and on a mission. He doesn't seem to know the woman. He's just passing by her quite swiftly while rushes down the street to catch the train. He seems quite focused on his destination. Great job!

I do some street shots as with everyone else and what I tend to do is just prop my camera on a tripod in the middle of a street and just stand there looking through the view finder. Most people walk by wondering what I'm shooting, if I'm a pro or a work for a paper, others just ignore me and my fancy and it's those people I tend to capture. Because to them I'm just not there. Or they are too engrossed to care.

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