Outstanding Street Photography by Several Photographers…(Part.1)

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January 5, 2013PhotographyNo comments

Street photography is a kind of photography that features topics in open situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings.

Street photography and documentary photography are two much related categories of photography that often correspondence while having distinct individual qualities. Street photography has the capability to document while documentary has the definite intention of recording history. Documentary photography can be candid, but street photography is defined by its candidness. Street photography creates mocking pleasure while documentary provides expressive power. The language of street photography is delicate and not as loud and outspoken as documentary photography often is.

Street photography uses the methods of straight photography in that it shows a pure visualization of something, like holding up a mirror to society. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or emotional moment.

On the other hand, much street photography takes the opposite approach and provides a very literal and extremely personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with.

In the 20th century, street photographers have provided a representative and detailed record of street culture in Europe and North America, and elsewhere to a somewhat lesser extent.

Many classic works of street photography were created in the period between roughly 1890 and 1975 and coincided with the introduction of portable cameras, especially small 35mm, rangefinder cameras, most famously the Leica, as used by Henri Cartier-Bresson, among others.

It is similar in method to photojournalism and mostly involves people (and/or animals) in a populated environment (which provides the context of a story told), such as a city. Though, street photographers often focus on routine lives of strangers rather than some kind of important event photojournalists are more interested in. Commonly, street photographer’s effort as much as possible to stay unobserved when photographing. The aim of street photography is to capture scenes natural by the author of the work so as to show a natural story and subject. Story and subject are possibly the most important aspects of a good street shot. Henri Cartier-Bresson, arguably the best street photographer of all times, “the father of photojournalism”, had once said: “Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.”

Technique

Most kinds of portable camera are used for street photography; for example rangefinders, digital and 35mm SLR s, and point-and-shoot cameras. A generally used focusing technique is zone focusing — setting a fixed focal distance and shooting from that distance — as an alternative to auto focus, particularly using wide angle lenses with their increased depth of field. Zone focusing facilitates shooting “from the hip” i.e. without bringing the camera up to the eye. Alternatively waist-level finders allow for composing the shot or adjusting focus without bringing attention to the photographer.

In this article I have collected some beautiful examples of street photography, along with their links. Take a look and enjoy…

EYES

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..kuala lumpur @ dusk…

 

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” The right side “

 

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