The Yard Collective EditorialHello, dear Members, Watchers and bystanders. The Yard Collective Editorial by *NunoCanha
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This Journal is an Editorial, general one.
Lots of words, few pixels. But, if your bare with me it will (probably) make sense.
Long is the list of Journals and notes about street photography, definitions, tendencies, and all that philosophy that comes with the genre we came to love.
But, as a community, street photographers are in part forgetting to go through the ABC periodically, so that newcomers and enthusiasts can feel comfortable and empowered to taste this misunderstood part of photography.
So, with a surprise unveiled somewhere below, let’s start going through the ABC (I’ll be needing your important input as comment too), like that part in the end of the camera’s user guide : “Camera doesn’t shot>Turn it on; Camera doesn’t work>Check your batteries for charge.”
Street Photography @ 50mmThe use of 50mm in SP is almost a legacy.Street Photography @ 50mm by *NunoCanha
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Without going through the discussion of telezoom vs prime lens, let’s just keep in mind that street photography is all about narrative. To have narrative, to tell a story, you have to be near the main character(s) in order to put the viewer in the same place. And if you’re documenting a time and a place your images should look precisely like that.
Like if you were there.
And that’s why the photos you like from the “Master of Photography” look so real (leaving lots of aspects aside, of course): the focal length. The 35mm look more real, put you right there even if with some distortion, but 50mm is close enough too, and without disturbing the scenery and providing enough set for your characters.
Of course there’s always the discussion of the crop factor (Canon’s 1,6x sensor will turn a 50mm lens into a 80mm and Nikon and most brands 1,5x sensor into a 75mm, and so on...), but you’re documenting ou