First Foray into Street Shooting, C&C please

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by TiCoyote, May 7, 2009.

  1. TiCoyote

    TiCoyote TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    607
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    New England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I wandered around my little city shooting yesterday. Some of them are a little blurry because I was trying to shoot so fast. They're also a little noisy because they're zoomed way in, and then cropped and enlarged.

    1
    [​IMG]

    2
    [​IMG]

    3
    [​IMG]

    4
    [​IMG]


    5
    [​IMG]

    Gotta love the Paula Abdul T-shirt
     
  2. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    10,417
    Likes Received:
    9
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'm wondering, if these were someone else's shots and you were looking at them for the first time, what would your comments be?
     
  3. blash

    blash TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'm not really sure what to take from this.
     
  4. sauce839

    sauce839 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    None of these people seem interesting at all and the photos seem to have any real focus on what they are doing. The photos look like they were taken while you were in mid stride while walking down the street and really not stopping to study the person doing anything... "oohh, look... some old guy and his bags"... 'snap'...

    or

    "gross, that chick is wearing skinny jeans"... 'click'.

    Keep trying, and google street photography and see what inspires you. I know its tough to find interesting people in the core of the city, but most city's have an area that seem to attract a lot of 'street' people. Whether they are homeless, or street performers, vendors, skaters, etc. Try shooting those instead of a group of punk kids sitting on some stairs.
     
  5. Sjixxxy

    Sjixxxy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MN
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    They're also a little noisy because they're zoomed way in

    Try zooming out and getting closer to the subjects before shooting. Images that have the telephoto look like these have rarely get much respect from avid street photographers.
     
  6. woojiebear

    woojiebear TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Kelowna, B.C.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i'm wondering the same thing, sorry :S
     
  7. tim.bennett

    tim.bennett TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    They do look very zoomed. softish out of focus even. Would guess this is because you were quite far away from your subject. What the shots miss is what's actually going on.

    For Example pic 4 looks like they are rushing somewhere. Taken wider at a trainstation with other passengers and if possible a train it might have said more.

    An i'd say 3 might have had something more if you got his face in.

    The best tip I have ever had. When shooting street. Go wide and get close. you can choose to interact with the subject or not.

    I always get nervous when i go out street shooting. And I always get shouted at at least once. But when you get closer the results are so satisfying.
     
  8. boomer

    boomer No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Judging by his other threads about cropping, i'm guessing he cropped some of these pictures. That said, i think a few of them are showing distortion because they are cropped too much.
     
  9. TiCoyote

    TiCoyote TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    607
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    New England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for all the feedback. As I said, it was a first foray. I'll keep shooting.
     

Share This Page