How to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography (Gulf Photo Plus 2014)
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The slides I presented with my Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Photo Friday presentation: "How to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography" ...

The slides I presented with my Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Photo Friday presentation: "How to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography"

Download my free e-book: "31 Days to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography" here: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2012/06/20/free-ebook-31-days-to-overcome-your-fear-of-shooting-street-photography/

Learn more about street photography on my blog: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/

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  • 1. How to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography Eric Kim
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. What is street photography to you?
  • 4. What fears do you have when it comes to shooting street photography?
  • 5. The Psychology of Fear in Street Photography
  • 6. The Fears I used to Have in Street Photography
  • 7. “If your photos aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” - Robert Capa
  • 8. Street Photography GoPro POV • Beverly Hills POV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLIdKA9LZ94& feature=c4-overviewvl&list=PLE5DD74991A61FF7F
  • 9. Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography
  • 10. 1. Smile and say: “Thank You”
  • 11. 2. Realize you’re not doing anything wrong
  • 12. 3. Think about the worst-case scenario
  • 13. 4. When in doubt, “click”
  • 14. 5. Ask for permission
  • 15. 6. Talk with people afterwards “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” - Alfred Eisenstaedt“
  • 16. 7. Shoot with a friend
  • 17. 8. Compliment people (or explain why you took the photo)
  • 18. 9. Show them the photo (and offer to email it to them/business card)
  • 19. 10. Don’t photograph their face
  • 20. How to Be Invisible When Shooting on the Streets
  • 21. 1. Pretend you are taking a photo of something behind them
  • 22. 2. The “Video Camera” technique
  • 23. 3. The “Lost Tourist” technique
  • 24. 4. Click, hold, then move
  • 25. 5. Use a small camera
  • 26. 6. Zone focus
  • 27. 6. Zone focus • Example settings: • Aperture-priority mode (or manual) • Aperture: f/8-f/16 • ISO: 400-3200 • Distance: ~1.2 meters • Shutter speed: Minimum 250th/sec (not blurry)
  • 28. 7. Use a wide-angle prime lens
  • 29. 8. Thoughts on “Shooting from the Hip”
  • 30. Google my free E-Book
  • 31. Q&A
  • 32. Assignment Ideas 1. 5 yes’ & 5 no’s 2. .7 meter challenge (Satoki Nagata) 3. 100 stranger portrait series (Danny Santos) 4. Shoot people through windows 5. Tourist in your own city