PE:"So you think you can Street" ContestSpring is here!
For many of us, street shooters, it's the best season to go out and shoot "street".
And then come back and show what we got.
And maybe enter a neat little contest
"So, you think you can street?"
It is my great pleasure to announce
the first Official deviantArt "So you think you can street" Photography Spring Contest
which will be held from May 1st till June 15th in deviantArt site.
Everyone is welcome to enter !
1. Your entry must be a STREET photograph. If it isn't, it will be removed from the contest and you can replace it with one that it is.
2. Your entry must be submitted in a special deviantArt category which will be open from the 1st of May till the 15th of June and can be found following thi
"Street": The origins - Defining StreetStreet Photography: The Origins
As we all know from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding everything was invented by the Greeks.
Well, ok we left some trivial things to be invented by the Chinese as well.
What you may not know is that Street photography was also invented by the Greeks before Photography itself was even invented.
Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment or "the supreme moment". The Greeks believed the concept of Kairos is achieved when such a moment is grasped for otherwise the moment is gone and cannot be re-captured. According to ancient Greeks, Kairos was the god of the “fleeting moment.”
Interestingly the ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. Whi
PE: Street Photography for dummiesA brief guide to Street Photography beginners
What do we need to shoot a Street picture?
1. A camera
Whatever kind of a camera is good. Either it is a ridiculously expensive rangefinder or an unbelievably cheap point and shoot compact. Either it shoots digital or it shoots film. Either it weighs a ton or it weighs few grams. ANY camera is fine as long as you have it with you. The most expensive rangefinder or SLR is completely useless if it's been left at home! So...Carry a camera. Always.
2. A public place
This can be out in the streets or at the beach or inside a hotel's lounge or in a diner place or inside a supermarket or a mall or a school or whatever PUBLIC place. This public place must be visible in our picture. And things must be happening in this public place.
PE: Street Photography for experts
Defining Street Photography
by Dave Beckerman
Most types of photography can be easily defined by their subjects. A wedding photographer takes pictures of weddings. A portrait photographer poses someone and takes their picture. The nature photographer covers a wide area, but it is easy to categorize.
Street photography is difficult to define because it can encompass just about any subject.
If I were to ask you to name a few famous street photographers, you might pick, Garry Winnograd, Henri Cartier-Bresson, or maybe Robert Frank. But if I asked you to define street photography that would be more difficult. You might say that street photography is candid pictures of strangers on the street. That might be a good start, but it doesn't really
PE: dA Street shooters share their tips1. What is the gear that deviant Street Photographers use?
2. What is the dream gear that they'd wish to have?
3. What is the best advice they could give to an inexperienced street shooter?
The answers are right below!
in the order they came into my inbox
1: 50/50 Nikon D90 / Sony Nex
2: Leica M9P + 35mm
3: Shoot. A lot. Be inside the action, to feel what´s going on with small focal lenght, or step back to realize a worthy context, but never be afraid to press the shutter. Never. You´re doing nothing wrong.
1. I have a 5DmkII and an EOS300 (film). Both share the same 35mm f/2 lens. I use them almost equally.
2. I think the best camera is the one in your hand. I know it is a cliche but then again the problem most if the times is not at the camera but at the photographer.
(now... for some inexplicable reason there came a guy and told me, "Just order wh
Friday night Street Specials v4.4Friday Night Street Specials
is an old idea of mine which has its roots in the #The-Yard-Collective group, long before it was even a group. Older deviants remember the time when groups were clubs. I started posting this weekly feature back then, every Friday afternoon, showcasing 7 street shots that had been submitted to the club and had caught my attention during the past week. The feature lasted for a long time, untill I left dA for personal reasons for few months. When I got back in dA and wore the Street CV hat, the idea of reviving this weekly feature came up again vividly. This time my intention was to showcase and promote street shots from all over deviantArt.
Till now, 22 FNSS have been posted, you can find them in my personal account profile page. They average over 1000 pageviews each, and as I've been told by several fellow street shooters, it's a feature worth waiting for, every Friday afternoon. In every FNSS
PE: Deviant Street Books-Inspirational linksFirst it was film, darkroom, paper. Then it became pixels, software, screen. And for some paper too.
A big thanks to those who decided to let us enjoy their pictures in paper and get the feel of the real thing.
It needs time, devotion and trust to set a street photo book of your own. Let's see who did it!
HAPHAZARD ANTHROPOLOGY - By Simon Becker from 46,74 €
HAPHAZARD ANTHROPOLOGY in short - By Simon Becker from 30,64 €
I finally got around to putting together a new book. And because it turned out kind of big and rather expensive, I thought I'd add a smaller, reduced "pocket" version (64 frames instead of ~100 in the "big" version). They are both a little more sophisticated and imo "richer" than my p
PE: 52 Street tips from the Masters
“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” — Bruce Gilden
“Turn your attention to the four-legged population.” — Ying Tang
“Take a bus. Do weekly shopping. Pop into a public loo.” — Nils Jorgensen
“Document some evidence of human ingenuity that would otherwise go unnoticed. Do it without including any humans in the picture.” — Michael Wolf
“Get lost in a thicket of signs and structures.” — Wolfgang Zurborn
“Never ignore a cliché.” — Artem Zhitenev
“When you have to shoot: shoot! Don’t talk!” — Il Brutto.
Street Week in dA - The epilogueStreet Photography* Week 23rd - 29th, April
It was a great week for deviantArt and your response was overwhelming.
Street community in dAland might be relatively small in numbers
but I dare say it is the MOST DEDICATED community of all!
Project Educate's street journals reached so far around 10.000 pageviews
and I expect this number to rise twice as much.
Thank you all for your great support,
your comments and your encouraging attitude.
You can find below the updated Overview of the PE Street Week where every day links to a journal.
Thank you once again and I hope I'll be seeing you in the upcoming
"So you think you can Street" Contest
Monday, April 23
The Showcase - Photography Feature: April#TheFavouriteShowcase - the most beautiful favourites!
Purpose: to give its members the exposure they deserve.
It's the home of photographers, digital and traditional artists. We're not just hanging your works at our gallery walls! We intend to make people see them.
Let's show some appreciation to our dear photographers
Photography from :iconTheFavouriteShowcase:
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"The pursuit even of the best things should be calm and tranquil."
New Fun Themed Challenge - NOW CLOSED :new: :new: :new: :new: :new: :new: :new: :new: :new: :new: :new: :new: :new:
UPDATE: SINCE THERE ARE NO PARTICIPANTS IN THIS CHALLENGE, WE'VE DECIDED TO END THE CHALLENGE.
IN FACT WE'RE ENDING ALL CHALLENGES FOR THE TIME BEING. THEY WILL BE REPLACED BY AN EXCITING CONTEST!
KEEP AN EYE ON THE GROUP, BECAUSE VERY SOON WE'LL LAUNCH A NEW CONTEST FOR ALL MEMBERS. THE SUBJECT IS STILL SECRET, BUT WILL BE REVEALED THIS WEEK.
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The People's PostHello everyone
We would like to inform you all
that starting next month (May)
we will have additional folder
to be made. And this is
"PUT THE SPOTLIGHTS ON"
This folder is for members who wished to be
on the spotlight.
We will feature the chosen member with
his/her works and also some short interview
that you must answer for as to know you better
Submit one photo per month to the said folder.
General submission guidelines http://thepeopleavenue.deviantart.com/journal/WELCOME-TO-THE-PEOPLE-AVENUE-Update-266412206 is also applied here so submit your best.
Photos already submitted to the group will not be move.
Admins will decide who will be on the Spotlight.
The chosen member/s will have a special feature in our main page for a month
Have a great week everyone