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Hi I'm decided to get into street photography and these are some of my best shots so far tell me what you think

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Street photography does not equal taking pictures of a street senpai
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>>2747051
Conceptually these might be... something... but that "something" isn't interesting, or fun, or communicative. This feels like FBI surveillance to me.
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@2747063
what do you mean? its pictures of daily life on the streets

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street photography involves being on the same plane as the subjects

like, google some street photography and think about the differences between how those were shot and these were shot

you photographed these people as if they were birds, get in there
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you guys are acting like there is only one way to do street photography I want to have a cool style and not just do the same retarded haha jokes like severin koller and the people that came before me

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This is creepy as shit senpai.

>>2747080
SHE KNOWS
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>>2747051
>>2747064
>>2747084
These are good, most others would've been better without people in them.
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What about this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgQc4ZkVeMY
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>300mm
>APS-C
This some stalkery Rear Window shit OP

>>2747051
This is the only one I like and it's mostly because of the trees and the pathway
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>>2747084
>I want to have a cool style
you failed. you're disconnected from your subject and these look like you were to lazy to get out of your room so you spied on people with your telephoto lens from your window.
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@2747087
That doesn't make sense. It's supposed to show humans in their environments.
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I like the style of these photos, particularly the simplicity and flatness of the scenes combined with emotional human beings. Speaking mostly of the pictures where the people aren't just simply walking, but have a particularly mysterious and quirky quality to their character and activity: the simplicity of the environments around them isolates them and really brings out those qualities they have while also making me wonder what they're up to or where they've been, even more so when they aren't on the sidewalk.
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I mean seriously this is some real creepy shit OP

>>2747053
>>2747060
>>2747065
>>2747080
It's not even diverse, you can notice badges and some nurse apparel pointing that there's a hospital nearby, which only makes it weirder
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These are bland as hell. These pictures aren't visually pleasing, and they don't make a statement. Stop being a bitch and take the critique.

>>2747096
>That doesn't make sense. It's supposed to show humans in their environments.
Nah.

>@2747087
pls b troll
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>>2747084
>I want to have a cool style
You're just too autistic to actually interact or even get close to people.

>>2747096
>It's supposed to show humans in their environments
It doesn't though. You have no foreground or background, it's all just people on the same plane. It's the equivalent of taking pictures of people standing right up against a wall.
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>>2747101
That makes me love this work even more.

Is OP in a hospital?
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>@2747087
confirmed troll thread

>>2747105
some mental shit probably
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>>2747102
it is a troll. op is using @ instead of >> like everyone else in this troll thread

the differences between this and real street are also really obvious, but it's of a street, so there's the catch.

let's all just report this thread and maybe a mod will realize that it's a troll thread
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>>2747101
And they're all blurry, you should at least double your shutter speed. For that you can lower your aperture a bit. Your subject, the foreground and the background elements are almost on the same plane so it won't matter
Remove the noise reduction, it honestly looks like shit
Pick a WB if you're not shooting RAW
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>>2747051
I actually really dig this one. The rest are creepy af
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>>2747096
>@2747087
>humans in their environments
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Please take more pics like this and put it on /p/ I could use a chuckle every now and then :)
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@2747111
What is WB and RAW?
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Have you been watching that film The Conversation recently OP?
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Get a super long telephoto and recreate Bruce Gilden's Face from afar
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>>2747051
I'm somewhat guilty of this too OP. My friend let me borrow his subpar 300mm to use for a sporting event and I wanted to test it from the hotel room the day prior. I deleted most of them afterwards because I knew that shit was creppy but I kept like 3 since the people in the photos made me giggle.
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>>2747051
>>2747053
>>2747064
>>2747084

These aren't bad, the first one is far and away the best though. You need to think hard about the kind of compositions your vantage points afford.

Full marks however for not taking the same old corny approach the internet demands and for looking towards the masters for inspiration.
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This "style" isn't even new, there was a guy here doing the same as you a few years ago.

It wasn't good then, it isn't good now
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>>2747222
Good luck photographing anything new these days. There is always someone who already done it, always someone who did it better and always someone who printed a book filled with stuff just like it.

>>2747051
Is good because of the repeated forms, the others fall flat because they are pictures of people walking.

What's up with your sharpness? The quality of these is lacking a lot.
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>>2747243
>Good luck photographing anything new these days. There is always someone who already done it, always someone who did it better and always someone who printed a book filled with stuff just like it.
>being this bitter
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>>2747243
Sharpness is a bourgeoisie concept

Thanks to all the people who had something constructive to say and as for everyone else I'm not surprised the internet has so many haters
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Don't ask for opinions and then bitch that you get your shit kicked, OP.
The only good shot here, the only one that's not just a snapshot from your bedroom window with no proper form, is the one in the OP and I bet you got it by sheer coincidence.
>muh style muh creativity
it looks like shit buddy but whatever works for you
Warhol made a career out of shitty pop art so you can do anything
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lol is OP Ted Forbes?
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Got to agree with some of the others here. These pictures are pure crap. No "Street Photography" here at all. Just some one taking pictures out of their window. You want real "Street"? Then get into the street. Go to a public event and get busy. Until you do that just sit back and watch how others do it.
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>>2747137
>@2747111
>What is WB and RAW?
Is this real?
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>>2747290
"Pure crap"
Yeah right asshole I'd like to see you do better some of these are pretty good and tell many stories
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@2747142
That's what it reminded me of too, a lot.
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>>2747304
yeah they tell the story of a shut in who thinks that street photography is taking pictures of people on the street while creeping out of his bedroom window.
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>>2747313
>@
y u do dat 2 me
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>>2747247
>Sharpness is a bourgeoisie concept
So what was your artistic intention on having them blurry and how does it add to your picture?
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>>2747324
They're far from blurry but ok anywaysit's to depict the rustle and bustle of everyday life
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>>2747243
>Good luck photographing anything new these days. There is always someone who already done it, always someone who did it better and always someone who printed a book filled with stuff just like it.

Not necessarily true. Everyone who puts effort into developing themselves can make something new, regardless of where they start. Haven't you noticed that new photogs usually start out the same way and then their style changes as they get better? Usually when you copy somebody, it's not at all the same exact thing because you're not doing it in the same mindset as them. Provided that you're aware of this, copying somebody usually leads to a certain dissatisfaction that allows you to change things up, whether that means adding or subtracting or both, according to what you want.
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it's a troll thread

TROLL THREAD

just report for fuck's sake, it's been up for six hours
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Street photography???
These looks they were shot from the 3rd story of a building through a window
SHIT THE BED!
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This is creep photography, not street photography.
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>>2747094
>This some stalkery Rear Window shit OP
seriously
this isnt even street photography, its just taking creepy surveillance shots of random people
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>>2747506
"Surveillance shots"
It's better than anything you can do man the haters are out in full force tonight
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>>2747528
>Anyone who criticizes my shots in any way are just haters and are jealous of my shots and style

Maximum hipster achieved
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>>2747528
i dont do street because its fucking played out pretentious trash, but if i did i wouldnt be shit at it and make it look like i was a sexual predator
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>>2747535
And so what Le Corbusier hated Philip Johnson
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I really like the concept but hate results.

>get long lens
>hide someplace
>get photos of people

It's neat but you suck at taking photos bruh
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Interesting concept on street photography. However, pictures like these don't interest the viewer. Try going downtown where you live and take pictures. You get to meet interesting people and hear interesting stories. Try getting up close to your subjects. Even if you have to take a sneaky picture at a distance, you can always crop in Lightroom later. For example, I took the image attached from about 6 feet away with a 50mm lens and then cropped it. Making your own style is great, but yet you still want to make your photos interesting to the viewer.
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>>2747553
I've never heard of either of those fucks, you prove my point
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>>2747084

you're acting like these are out of focus and poorly composed and have zero post processing like this is something you have purposely done, which it obviously isn't. you're really bad at street and you're trying to pass it off as innovation. we see right through you.
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>>2747607
>we see right through you
you're posting in a troll thread
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>>2747356
>they're far from blurry

lel kid; if you wanted blur on purpose you wouldn't be arguing that they're "far from" the thing you were intending to do. YOU AREN'T SLICK, STOP TRYING.
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>>2747068
Pretty sure that's a park.
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>>2747578
Forgive me for my angry rant but this is so much bullshit.

The "creepy" factor everybody's bitching about is what makes the photos interesting to me, like Boards of Canada's "Turquoise Hexagon Sun" or all of Geogaddi. And you know what? To some people, Boards of Canada is boring, while to others their music is brilliant. Flash news everyone: photography's value, like music, can be placed on its ability to make you feel a certain way! And your aversion is not a universal truth!

I wonder if /p/ has ever been to a museum or art gallery. I've only recently been making visits to them, and yet each time I go, I see stuff far different from Henry Cartier Bresson or Steve McCurry or Edward Weston or whoever /p/ jacks off to. Why? Maybe because their style is their own, it's new, it's thought provoking, it's challenging, it's appalling, it's subtle — or maybe it's a refreshing approach to a medium overpopulated with Henri Cartier Bresson and Ansel Adams wannabe's? Galleries and museums seem to hardly give a shit about quick-shot street photography and pretty landscapes in a contemporary context, only the internet does. More and more I'm seeing art works which /p/ would describe as painfully boring (or creepy), and yet when I read the descriptions of these works or consider them myself, their depth and "interesting"-ness is fascinating.

When will /p/hotogs become conscious of their closed minded tendency to place their values on photographic eye-candy and a photograph's ability to stimulate the viewer with flashy compositions? When will uniqueness (no matter how subtle in its manifestation) be truly noticed and praised instead of held as an abstract ideal? When will pretentious photographers condescendingly described as "super-artsy" be met with an encouragement to keep trying new things instead of pure degradation disguised as "tough love"?

/rant
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>>2747637

these aren't in any way unique, challenging, or thought provoking: bad telephoto shots of people in public have been around forever.
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>>2747637
If you're all about the creepy factor everyone is talking about and that style, by all means, go for it.

I think a lot of the problem is that a lot of people have a very loud tendency to scream about the fundamentals of photography (which is important to know). But if you know them, and you're trying something different in the hopes of cultivating your own style or improving as a photographer--more power to you. Just be aware that it either won't be very good in the technical sense, or not marketable in whatever you're shooting for.

It's all about balance though. Learn, know, and understand how to take a proper photograph, but it's perfectly to "play some jazz" so to speak with your pictures. As long as you're enjoying it (which this place, 4chan as a whole, has a tendency to stomp on), who cares? If it means something to you or is important, that's really all that matters.

Progress, not perfection, man. You can't really improve very much if you're not willing to go beyond your comfort zone or do something different.
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>>2747637
Taking a photo out of your window isn't street photography.
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>>2747151
Guess I only saved one, here it is.

I call him Sulky Sullivan.

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>>2747051
comp is solid, subject is boring. you should have just framed that shot and waited for someone more interesting to come along than a dude dresssed in black. had to be someone with something more colorful on to give a bit of a counterpoint to the beige.
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>>2747700
this is actually pretty striking. did you crop it?
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>>2747733
Yes, but not too much. Picture was originally soft to begin with since the glass isn't all that great. And thank you m8.
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>>2747738
Nice. I like the way the softness obscures the expression on the face and actually adds to the (emotional) contrast with the shadow.

plus, props for framing.
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>>2747051
Hey OP, I agree with some people in here about the OP picture is the most intriguing.
Maybe you should elaborate on it?
I'm sure I've seen something very similar.
It was based mostly on repetition of this view and body analogy in the frame.
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>>2747051
>>2747820
Oh, yes. I also agree:
>sharpness </i>is<i> a bourgeois illness.
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>>2747738
If you don't mind me asking what lens was it? Can't find it on EXIF data
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>>2747843
Yeah I'm posting off my damn phone since I can't post off the computer. Lens is a Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 usm iii and the camera is a 650D.
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Fuck off Alphon
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lol what is this
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the memeiest form of photography

stay away
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