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Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by ChangshaNotes, Apr 12, 2013.
Great shots, and I really like your processing.
Amazing shots (as usual) Colin
Love the PP too
And that concrete balls on pic #2 look familiar...I remember another great photo you took of those
Nice look, nice work
They all have a story to tell. Nice work and pp.
I could smell the street , I like your photographs and PP, well done man.
Very inspiring. Feels like I'm there. Thanks for sharing them.
Thanks guys. A few more.
Colin, for me they are the real "street" shots, nice work
Well done as usual Colin.
Superbly and thoughtfully framed. Not sprayed and prayed, like most "street photography" nowadays.
Good street photos here and the processing is great for emphasising the mood.
I also not that people in China don't seem to be bothered by being photographed but carry on with their business. Is that true?
In other places you have to be more discreet as people will freeze if you point a camera at them.
It's not so easy actually. I'm not Chinese and I live in area of China with few foreigners and where most people have never met anyone that wasn't Chinese. I'm not in a tourist area so I really stand out. Camera or no camera, I get stared at.
People are friendly, so if I talk to them there's usually no issue getting a portrait or any posed photos but trying to get natural photos can be... well, trying.
There are some advantages. Most people here adhere to the 'bigger is better' rule, so my little NEX-7 doesn't intimidate.
I can use the fact that people are so curious about me. If I point the camera somewhere, everybody tends to try and figure out what I'm shooting at looks that way, then I can quickly move my camera and get the shot I want.
There are so many people here, that it's easy to get 'lost in a crowd' where people don't see me. Changsha has 7-8 million people and is about the 20th largest city by population in China.
I'll often sit somewhere a little out of view and zone focus, then when people come in view, I can get the shot before they notice me. Sitting with camera on my lap using the flipped up screen, keeps people from noticing me as much.
Women are often easier to shoot than men especially in shopping districts. They're kind of in their own little world.
I often use a 40 or 50mm lens for my street shots that give me a little more working room.
Very good street photography.
Wow, thanks for the explanation! That makes it all the more impressive. This kind of adheres to the old rule that a skilled person can make a difficult thing look easy
I do a little street photography (crap) but I just shoot from the neck strap with a pancake lens. That way I don't disturb the scene. Recent example:
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You have the skill (and patience) I wish to have, Colin.
Maybe when I grow up.
Wonderful thread, Colin. I enjoyed all of these.
Colin, This second set is incredible, your street photographs are amazing, very inspiring.