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Street Photography


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Street Photography

  1. 2. <ul><li>Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects within public places. </li></ul><ul><li>Such as streets, parks, beaches, shops, political conventions and other settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography, in that it shows a vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. </li></ul><ul><li>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 moment. </li></ul>
  2. 3. “ There are things hidden for all the world until photographed.” - Craig Coverdale
  3. 4. “ We declare the world as our canvas” – Street Art Utopia
  4. 5. <ul><li>Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer, who was considered to be the father of photojournalism. </li></ul><ul><li>He helped develop the &quot;street photography&quot; or &quot;real life reportage&quot; style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed. </li></ul><ul><li>Bresson believed that “The Decisive Moment” was that split second of genius and inspiration that a photographer had to capture a certain moment. </li></ul>
  5. 6. “ Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson
  6. 7. <ul><li>Elliott Erwitt has created some of the most memorable images of our lifetime.  </li></ul><ul><li>He has combined  irony, humour and emotion throughout his photographs, which intersects with moments in our lives that are common to all of us. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>“ I don't start out with any specific interests, I just react to what I see. I don't know that I set out to take pictures of dogs; I have a lot of pictures of people and quite a few of cats. But dogs seem to be more sympathetic.” – Elliot Erwit </li></ul>Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1988, Bulldogs
  8. 9. Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1974, Felix Gladys and Rover Elliott Erwitt, California, 1955, Couple Kissing
  9. 10. <ul><li>From researching what is street photography, to inspirational street photographers I have learnt that the key factors in order to capture good street photography is to; </li></ul><ul><li>Choose interesting subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Shoot abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Capture activity and movement </li></ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Always be ready with your camera </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph a concept </li></ul>
  10. 11. The Jamaican steel drum Punk with present