advice wanted: street photography
Being new here, I apologize in advance if this topic has been covered heretofore. In admiration of the many great results I've seen from skilled street photographers, I've often wanted to try it. However, every time I do, I'm confronted by that invisible barrier that exists between ourselves and strangers.
So last Thursday, when we had our nature photography shoot at Silver Spring, I rode up there with my teacher, Donnell, and I asked him about this subject. He told me it is an art in itself; that one has to establish an unspoken rapport with subjects and test out their willingness to be photographed non-verbally.
Anyway, I received an e-mail from an on-line friend who had been a professional photographer for many years before he decided to make some money as an electrician; he sent me a picture of a t-shirt he created that says, "I shoot in RAW so I can PP later." (He had submitted a draft of a tutorial he wrote on the subject for critique, which is probably why he sent me the t-shirt picture.)
So the confluence of these events led me to think of a design for a t-shirt that could possibly be of use in doing street photography. I already ordered it on-line, but I would be interested in any predictions as to its effect, which I will discover empirically, but also any other tips that you find to be helpful in this genre. The idea of this shirt is to capitalize on the stimulus-response connection we all have for the sign "Student Driver."
street photography shirt by ChicagoJohn, on Flickr
Last edited by chicagojohn; 06-16-2012 at 08:29 AM.
"'There's more to a picture than meets the eye; hey, hey; my my." - Neil Young