All the World’s a Stage: Week 6: “Contemporary Street Photography”

December 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Experiment:

  • Take a photo of a stranger without their permission, and explain why you took a photograph to them. Show them the photo you took of them on your LCD screen, and offer to email them a copy of the photograph.

The challenge I found with this experiment was to find anyone that was interested in the shot I had taken.  I eventually managed to get a guy and his dog to show enough interest and explained what I was doing.  The guy seemed interested enough but was not keen to get a copy of the image, which I thought was very good, but then, I may be biased.  This was another useful experience though, and highlighted the fact that although you may be nervous, the subjects on the street so far, don’t seem to be to concerned about having their photograph taken

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The readings for this week were very interesting and the “In-sight” documentary highlighted how well protected we are as photographers and I found it very encouraging that the police were so supportive in the situations shown.  I have recently met some photographers on my walks around the cities in Scotland and have had some random conversations with these complete strangers about the situations they have been in with privacy laws, tripods and general misconceptions from the photographers themselves and the people in “authority” that they talk about.

I’ve recently had feedback from Eric about the progress so far and this was very encouraging.  I am taking on the tips from here on in and will avoid cropping, and stay with either colour or black and white.  I will also be using the same camera for all shots.  I have decided to go one step further and avoid all post-processing on the essay photographs as an extra challenge.  A decision I may regret but what have I got to lose?



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