Beginner in street photography. Help!

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  1. darry85

    darry85 TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I’ve been doing street for a VERY short time. I’m exclusively shooting on an iPhone 7 +, which I know is controversial, but I find it’s the most discreet option and the image quality has improved with the phones. I was thinking of upgrading to the canon M3, but I want to remain discreet and I’m concerned about the camera drawing attention that the iPhone may not. I wanted to post some images that I took recently and I hope for feedback. I know I’m not great, but any help will be appreciated. Also, any opinions on M3 vs iPhone would be appreciated as well. I’d like to stay with canon as I have canon lenses and I can just get an adapter. Thanks!

    [​IMG]street2 by Darrin Maier, on Flickr

    [​IMG]street3 by Darrin Maier, on Flickr

    [​IMG]street1 by Darrin Maier, on Flickr


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    I'm unable to view the attachments. I get an error.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    you could create a flickr account (free) and use the bb code to post them. A lot of us do it that way
     
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    Darry85, which lenses have you got? I'd opt for a dedicated camera, rather than a phone. You could do 'street' in touristy places for a while to build your confidence/ technique.
     
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    I'm using whatever lens that comes with the iphone 7+. I might buy the Canon M3, but I'm still undecided about whether I want an actual camera even though I know that a dedicated camera will have better quality.

    I'm not sure if you can see my images, but I did re-embed them on the forum from Flickr. Hopefully they're visible now.
     
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    In your first post you mention that you have Canon lenses?


    Yes, i see them now - good ! I like them !
     
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    You may quickly get tired of the huge depth-of-field in every image though; hard to get away from this with a small sensor compact or phone.
     
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    iPhone does have its very own appeal, and people are not threatened by phones as much as they are by "real cameras" these days.
     
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    Whoops! Sorry, I didn’t get that. I have a canon 50mm 19-35 and 28-80. All EF so I’ve got to get an adapter for the m3.


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    OK, I just took a look at the M3 - APS-C sensor - great! It can be good to develop some way of being that gets you closer to the people/subjects. Like using a small lens rather than a zoom. The flip out LCD as a waist-level finder could help with this: detached/avoid eye contact, don't review the pictures.
     

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