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    Free ebook on street photography

    I picked this up on another forum.

    http://book.85mm.ch/GoingCandid.pdf
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    Re: Free ebook on street photography

    Thanks -

    It looks an interesting read.

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    Re: Free ebook on street photography

    It was an interesting read. The author has some good things to say and useful tips. But I find his street photography style quite obnoxious. As I looked at the photos while I read the book, I was impressed with the strong expressions he captured in his subjects. Then he described his technique (shown clearly in the videos he links from the book). It seems that those expressions are often not a powerful, natural view of the subjects' experience in the city; many of them are more likely the subjects' reaction to having a camera shoved 1 meter from their face while a 3-image burst is captured. The author then walks away without even making eye contact.

    There is no doubt that he makes some great images this way. But it's not the least bit friendly, IMO, and I don't find it to be a very satisfying way to practice photography.

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    Re: Free ebook on street photography

    Quote Originally Posted by hschnee View Post
    It was an interesting read. The author has some good things to say and useful tips. But I find his street photography style quite obnoxious. As I looked at the photos while I read the book, I was impressed with the strong expressions he captured in his subjects. Then he described his technique (shown clearly in the videos he links from the book). It seems that those expressions are often not a powerful, natural view of the subjects' experience in the city; many of them are more likely the subjects' reaction to having a camera shoved 1 meter from their face while a 3-image burst is captured. The author then walks away without even making eye contact.

    There is no doubt that he makes some great images this way. But it's not the least bit friendly, IMO, and I don't find it to be a very satisfying way to practice photography.

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    I thought it was a great read and very interesting, but it's clear that some street togs are a breed apart. I couldn't do it, not like that!
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    Re: Free ebook on street photography

    Thanks for the link. Interesting read and the pages fit perfectly on my Kindle!

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    Re: Free ebook on street photography

    Quote Originally Posted by hschnee View Post
    There is no doubt that he makes some great images this way. But it's not the least bit friendly, IMO, and I don't find it to be a very satisfying way to practice photography.
    - Hal -
    I entirely agree. Street photography isn't my thing, but I just couldn't (and wouldn't) work like this. There must be some sensitivity towards the subject. I can think of plenty of places just in London where, with this approach, he'd need surgery to get his camera back (and I wouldn't have too much sympathy for him, either)!

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    Re: Free ebook on street photography

    I just read this today, while it may be rude St times, it would be difficult to get some shotsvwithout snapping first, cheking later. I enjoyed the book alot
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    Re: Free ebook on street photography

    A fun and informative read. Quite enjoyed it as I'm interested in the field of street photography.

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    Re: Free ebook on street photography

    he released another free ebook: collecting souls. it's on his website. good information in the book, although if i'm in someone's face, i probably would ask for their photo.
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