hey djailledie one question i have is, when you take street photography and just take pictures of people, do they ever say anything about it? I'm pretty sure you spoke to the people for the ones where they posed for you but did any problems arise?
Sorry for being so slow to answer. In fact all my photos posted in "Street" are photos of people I haven't spoken to, and sometimes I'll smile to them afterwards. For the posed ones, at the beginning, I got some "no" but now that I have practiced my explanation, I am very successful, and will only get a occasionally a no.
This is terrifically polished. I would Photoshop out the white streak on the wall to the left of the middle of the man's back. I would also Photoshop the small white spot from trash on the pavement that shows up right on the left edge of the picture about a third of the way up from the bottom. I know some do not like to interfere with the reality of a shot but when you are attempting this kind of clean, modernist look I think you can make it, well, cleaner if you like. haha. And anyway, the whole framing of reality is a manipulation.
That's a very interesting point of view, Josh, but you are going to get me in trouble with all the "Street Photography" community of dA
I see your point, and while the white spot on the ground was there, I wonder what is the one in the man's back. As this is a new camera that I used there, I am even a bit worried, and I'll have to check on other recent images.
You're right also that Street Photography is manipulation, simply based on point of view and framing, but somebody else who is on the spot at the same time wouldn't necessarily see the same thing.
Of course they wouldn't see the same thing at all. I didn't mean to suggest that. The moment of image taking and the eye to make that decision is part of what I meant to include in the term "framing." Photographs suggest "truth" or "reality" but even before special developing, printing and negative effects (and later Photoshop) photographs failed to present anything other than a view through a lens which can leave out, re-contextualize and include elements, by the very nature of the process from lens to recording medium, that are purely transitory - - as in your wonderful photograph - - or distorted or made too beautiful or ugly for the truth in any sense. The purists of "street photography" claiming "realism" are just silly imho.