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Why Street Photography? You have a camera. You're here. It's what you see. Its your life. It's what you want to remember. You should shoot it. Lets do it better!

QUESTIONS What do you know about street

photography? What are some of your fears/ concerns? What do you want out of this fieldtrip?

What is Street Photography?Street Photography:

Capturing the beauty in the mundane

Typically of candid images of people interacting with their environments Storytelling Everyone has their own definition.

How will getting close help your street photography?

1. How to overcome the fear of shooting in the streets

Rewire your brain

Smile and say Thank You

Compliment people

Get close to your subjects

Be prepared how to react

Ask for permission

2.How to be invisible when shooting in the streets

Pretend like you took a photo of something else

Walk calm and relaxed

Use a wide-angle prime

5 Key Themes to Street Photography Juxtaposition Interaction Emotion Surrealism Decisive Moment

Juxtaposition

Combines opposites and contrasts of objects, ideas and people, all combined in a frame

Find contrasts, set up the scene, and wait.

Gary Winogrand

Matt Stuart

Brian Soko

Interaction

Interaction of people and place, concepts and ideas.

Joe Wigfall

Thomas Leuthard

Bruce Gilden

Brian Soko

Emotion

Emotion. Candid look. A snippet of life. Use the interactions of people and place to capture a sense of emotion and feeling.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Brian Day

Brian Soko

Bruce Davidson: NYC subway

Surrealism

Surrealism. Extraordinary people or places. Minimalism, maximalism. Shadows and light. Lines. Symbols.

Brian day

Jason Martini

Brian Soko

Decisive Moment

A concept popularized by Henri CartierBresson, its the creative fraction of a second that makes an image memorable.

Gary Winogrand

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Brian Soko

How???

Take a lot of picturesLearn how to use your camera. Learn the basic rules of photography , then learn how and when to discard them. Even if youre not shooting, always be looking.

Dont worry about how good your camera is

The best camera is the one you have with you. A better camera doesn't take better pictures.

Light gear & open mind

One camera, one small bag. Look like a person, not a photographer.

Move your body, not your lensKeep an open eye and walk where your eye takes you. Do not use a long lens. Long lenses separate you from people, are a crutch from getting you to interact, and will make you feel sneaky.

TEACHER NOTES:Homeless people are clich for street photographers USE APERTURE PRIORITY Find the perfect lighting Hip-shots are key Wait on a corner ALWAYS ask permission unless you are doing a hip shot Pretend to photograph someone else

Wander and find interactionsChoose a place where people interact and with activity so as to capture the unexpected. The best moments in life are usually those that often go unnoticed and with nothing to show for them, but that can easily change.

Above all

HAVE FUN!!!!

STREET PHOTOS FROM MS. SORTINO aka Ninja Mouse

A-Priority: SMALL DEPTH OF FIELD

A-Priority: SMALL DEPTH OF FIELD

A-Priority: MED DEPTH OF FIELD

What is the juxtaposition here? What is the angle of view?

Decisive Moment and Hip Shot.

Framing, Proportion, Lighting

Simple backgrounds

Wait on a Street Corner, Shallow DOF, Hip Shot

Wait on a Street Corner, Shallow DOF, Hip Shot

Saw him coming from across the street, Shallow DOF

A-Priority Shallow DOF

Angle of View

Some people are suspicious, Repetition of signage of car and cars in background