dealing with street photography.

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  1. kekaru

    kekaru TPF Noob!

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    by which I mean taking photos of random people on the street, it can be stressful, how do you deal with it?
     
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    Ask, or, covert op, long lens. H
     
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    Location, location, location....the photographer's that is! :lol:

    Shoot from the shade into a sunny area, across a busy street, from a high position down or from a low position up, from bridges, across a narrow river or canal, from a car, etc.

    Using an articulated LCD screen and shooting from the waist also works, even in plazas. At an event or a touristy spot, cameras are hardly noticed at all, particularly if there are lots of people present.

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    Also I find that helps is to have a friend with you. I have a rather large daunting looking friend who is more than happy to accompany me on my photo shoots.
     
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    Telephoto.
     
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    What's to be stressed out about?
     
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    Maybe he's doing candid portraits of strangers with a ringflash and a fisheye. ;) I can see where that would generate some issues.
     
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    That makes it look like you're photographing some one from the inside of a toiler bowl.
     
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    Steel yourself.
     
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    I have a well-trained airedale who does not require a leash and that can be a great help too.

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    Yes, and it puts you right in their face with a bright light. :D Actually, if you go to Strobist there was a write up of a guy using an Orbis ringflash with a FE and it looked pretty cool. Of course I remember a while back on POTN there was a thread where a guy came across a photog doing street photography with a studio ringflash; the guy was just putting it right in peoples faces and shooting. I can see how that would get someone a little tweaked.
     
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    What a rip off.

    I was doing it first and with a ABR800. :er:

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