STREET CLUB FINAL WEEK: DEPTH/LAYERS

Updated on August 22, 2017 in Critique
133 on August 14, 2017

Update: Last video review and best photo/best critique

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WEEK 6 ASSIGNMENT: DEPTH/LAYERS
How to shoot layers:

> How to Capture Emotional Layers in Street Photography

> How to Shoot Layers in Street Photography

Assignment
This week, go out and take new photos that capture depth or layers. Post 1 photo to this thread and leave constructive feedback on at least 3 other photos.
Purpose
In this assignment you are trying to create “extreme depth” – in the sense that you want to shoot a street photograph with the following: a subject really close to you in the foreground, someone in the middle-ground, and someone far away in the background. You can do this assignment by doing the following: pre-focus your lens to 5–10 meters, find someone who isn’t moving around much in the middleground and background, and try to add an out-of-focus face in your extreme foreground. This will help you create more depth in your photographs and more visual complexity.

Nowadays in street photography, it is popular to add lots of layers, subjects, and complexity to your frame. Yet, sometimes we fall victim to this aesthetic— we add layers for layers sake. I feel what we should strive in street photography is this — seek emotional layers to our photos. To have emotional depth. To have emotional complexity.

Don’t think of composition for composition sake. Think of how you can add more depth in terms of emotion, feelings, and psychology.

How do your photos make your viewer feel? What emotional impact will your photos have in the heart of your viewer?

Add more soul to your images, and your images will live in the heart of your viewer forever.

Eric and I will be on the road working on new projects with HAPTICLABS in Japan, but we will leave a video review on Sunday August 20 (Japan time).
Photo by @Polish_Street (Michał Jabłoński)

 
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19 on August 14, 2017
on August 15, 2017

I like this one. Very nice “decisive moment”. Great composition. Plus the depth which is enhanced by the slight blur. I also like the parking sign and the car parked next to it. I like the line that takes you from the eye of the child to the rest of the scene. What I would try to remove from it is the yellow thing on the bottom right. It damages the color harmony in the picture, slightly irritates me and distracts from the main motive. 🙂 So…  either make a step or two to the right with the camera so that it gets covered by the family. Or try to remove it in the post process if reasonably possible and see if it improves the image (either desaturate the area or try to replace it by grey from the upper part of the door).

 

on August 15, 2017

This one looks like a still from cinema film! The left part of the frame is perfect for me. As of the right part of the frame, I would try to follow this group and maybe wait for someone coming in head-on. The background is pretty clean and also I like the slight grain that is visible in the shot. That adds to the cinematic look of the frame. I also would try to shot it vertical if I couldn’t find anything interesting on the right half of the shot.

Something like that perhaps… but strong shot anyway amigo! Grats 🙂

on August 15, 2017

 

Hey everyone! Nice to be here. This is my first post, also probably the last in this week of final assignment, haha!

on August 15, 2017

this is absolutely a wonderful shot the layering the mood and gestures. The graffiti robot in the background has the same arm gesture as the man on the left

on August 16, 2017

@yzjames Great shot!! 
Nicely layered. I like how the person on the left and the person in the background are creating this triangle ( as shown in the picture below) The person on the right does not stand out that much which makes it quite a surprise if you discover him. Great shot 

Note: You posted your picture as a comment on my picture, no problem at all, just for you to know 🙂 

on August 16, 2017

Welcome and great shot! Totally nailed it for depth and love the layers, leading lines, and love the grain too.

on August 17, 2017

Great shot Steef and the kid turning back with a sense of concern/curiosity makes the shot. Really like the girl in the background with her arms out for such a carefree contrast. Agree that the grain really plays nice to a cinematic feel. Could maybe be stronger with a slightly different angle but that’s nit picking and really like the shot.

 

on August 17, 2017

Very nice composition !! Strong black and white !

 

on August 17, 2017

Thanks for the critique @LTVisions!! 

on August 18, 2017

I also liked a lot your photograph yzjames!!!…it does have great elements necessary for this assignmet…lots of layers …to me, it raises several questions and mysteries about the actual stage (scene) …what these people are really doing … what they are thinking at the moment … and, mainly, I liked the photo so much because you can see the connection between those people in the photo …

on August 18, 2017

This commentary refers to the photo by Steef_Jordans … I´m placing t here as I was not able to put right after the shot:

This photograph seems to invite me to walk with these people … it makes me think, imagine, about their daily problems of their lives … strongly reinforces the role in our societies of mothers in education and care with the Children … so, this photo shows me the love that these mothers devote to ordinary actions in the education of their children … for these reasons I think this is a very emblematic photo in the relations between human beings …

on August 18, 2017

@amozeto. This is the single greatest comment I ever had on a photo which I made. 
Thank you so much!  Thanks again!!

on August 18, 2017

Thanks for all of your comments on my photo, especially Steef_Jordans for giving me such a thrill when you analysed my work using triangle. I actually saw a square in it between the two teens around the graffiti and the elderly in the middle. It just widened my perspective! Also, really appreciate that this photo has evoked few questions on your mind, amozeto.

on August 18, 2017

Steef_Jordans, I really like your photo: the composition, the colors and the atmosphere. It reminds me of Antwerp, my place of birth. Where did you take it? The Netherlands? 

on August 18, 2017

Geschoten in Den haag @NIKH !! Antwerpen is ook een toffe stad voor straatfotografie!!! Dankjewel voor je comment!! Kan ik jou vinden op Instagram?

on August 18, 2017

yzjames, welcome!  I like how the arms are mimicking the robot grafitti one creating leading lines, nice job!

on August 19, 2017

This comment is for @Steef_Jordans. I love the way the black and blue colors unite all of the subjects in this image. While I like the vertical, I think that your original horizontal is better because it provides more depth to frame the primary subject that is looking into the frame. A fleeting moment well captured.

on August 19, 2017

This comment is for @yzjames.Truly a magnificent shot. Complex yet very clean at the same time. Welcome to the course.

on August 20, 2017

Steef, aha Den Haag! Ik heb nog geen instagram of website, misschien dat het er nog van komt!

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Very nice shot. I like the colors on this one. They work very… very well. The green and the white appearing in the foreground and the background as well. Also I like the purple guy in the bottom of the image. I personaly would maybe check the horizon again (seems a little tilted), try to increase light in the sadows (if possible) and also I don’t like the head of the guy touching the nose of the lady in the foreground. That’s all I can think of. This one is my favourite thus far.

on August 15, 2017

Nice shot! 
I like the layering in the picture. I also like the juxtaposition between the men and the women. The men are on their knees and the women are just walking around it seems. 
It almost looks like the women rule this place! 
Only thing, I would have waited a second so that the man next to the left woman would walk out of the frame. Besides this, great shot!!

on August 15, 2017

Intriguing shot with great juxaposition, Svyat!
Interesting layering decision you went for too – the shot almost has a collage effect to it. It’s definitely captivating. Every time I look I have more questions popping up into my mind, this must be a good thing? (: 
If it were me maybe I would have had taken a step or two back to have more of the two women in the frame + some of the street for added context. Awesome shot, though!

on August 15, 2017

That one is my favorite here so far! The close foreground is out of focus which I like as it works here. To blur out the background would bring in more confusion. Everything was said before, I would just try to maybe brush the middle area of the shot with some warmer white balance temperature, it seems too blueish a bit. Very well done! 

on August 16, 2017

Great shot, I agree with the previous comments, I also think it is great how the difference in lighting helps the two women stand out in relations to the background. It gives the feeling that they are not supposed to be there, and I think that fits with the theme of the picture very well!

on August 17, 2017

Great shot! Excellent layers and colors and I’d agree with everyone above that the only thing I’d change would be the guy walking on the left but sometimes I know these things can’t be avoided.

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7 on August 14, 2017

I never thought I will visit such a place! Welcome to Bamako, capital of Mali in Central Africa. Incredible place, but that is a topic for different conversation 🙂

on August 15, 2017

Your shots are great! I love this picture. 
I like the man almost hidden behind the cages. 
Also, the fact that you do not see the hands immediately is a nice detail.  
great shot!!

on August 16, 2017

Fantastic! Love the color! I agree with Steef_Jorfans. I think It would be better if there was someone else walking by in the background. Either way still a great image! Good job!

 

on August 16, 2017

I like the colors, the layers and the composition. I wish the shutter had closed a millisecond earlier or later, the right hand of the person would probably have a more natural gesture. 

on August 16, 2017

interesting choice, snapmode!
I’m enjoying how the alley way leads my eye towards the trees and sky in the deep background and the interesting subjects I discover while doing so. I like it how your shot conveys your bravery to compose the subject mid-cigarette + staring at you. Also the hands creeping into the shot adds mystery and intrigue. Nice touch!

My two cents would be: possibly, to have a third subject at the back for the added depth factor or even reveal just a tiny bit more of the subject in the foreground. But otherwise it’s a cool shot! keep up the good work.

on August 17, 2017

 

Wow great scene and use of layering! Really love the way the chicken coup leads you to the guy smoking but the cut off hands at the front just adds a whole other level of mystery and interest. Also great tones and just love the whole image.

on August 18, 2017

I liked this photo … it’s difficult though to imagine a story attached to it … I declare myself unable to do this … if you had taken the photo from a more right angle, I believe, you would better show the person who Is sitting and smoking what could improve the photo … but it has a good dramatic and mysterious load …. I really liked the colors too …

on August 19, 2017

Nice colors ! 

What’s happen next ?!

 

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Dubai, UAE

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It almost looks like they’re on a space ship floating above the streets of Dubai! 
I like the layering here. Also, the lines are nice. The only thing I would have done differently is trying to get the line of the train track more in the middle of the frame if the window. Regardless a great shot!!

on August 15, 2017

Great shot, Tom! I agree with Steef (above). You made some great decisions in this shot i.e. b&w, waiting for the two guys to be looking the correct way and capturing their curious gestures. It definitely has a futuristic vibe to it. Almost like some kind of flying contraption out of Bioshock Infinite. 

on August 15, 2017

As @Steef_Jordans mentioned I would frame it symmetricaly. And maybe even crouch down and remove the street in order to get rooftops only in the train windows! Other than that is pretty decent shot. I think the silhouette head on the lower left is a bit of distraction as well.

Bravo for the post-production! Looks like pushed Tri-X! How did you do that? I’ve tried so many times to achieve this look, but I don’t like the LR grain. Also tried to use high ISO on my Ricoh but that still wasn’t it. 

The closest I got was to use the JT White (https://jtinseoul.wordpress.com) method where he used to post-processes his shots using Snapseed! 

on August 15, 2017

Great balanced image! Like the black and white and nice layers

 

on August 16, 2017

Thanks for the great feedback all! @snapmode Glad you like my editing but It was all done in camera! Shot in JPG with a black and white preset on a Ricoh GR IV. 

on August 16, 2017

This gives a very futuristic feel, like something straight out of 2001 space oddesey. Love how the simple and smooth background inside the train contrasts with the ridge lines of the view outside.

on August 19, 2017

I really like it, I agree with @snapmode which I also thanks for the interesting hint about JT White and Snapseed but also I don’t think that some pointed defects are a great issue. I like the mood anche the space feelink that Robert mentioned above. 😉  

on August 20, 2017

Love this. The symmetry, the contrast and the depth of field. Like a shot from a Stanley Kubrick film.

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Prague

on August 15, 2017

Nice shot!! I like the layering and movement in this shot!! 
The woman in the middle catches your eyes and brings you to and through the arch to the other side. I think this picture would have been more powerful if you zoomed in more on the group of people on the right and leave the left side out of it. Great shot!

on August 15, 2017

Never tried this technique, but I would try doing that sometime. It always reminds me of the great shots made in Mumbai Train Station by so many. I think the horizontal motion of the crowd deserves to be shot downwards, like here:

Doesn’t seem very safe but you could stand on the stone wall on the right maybe?

I really like this shot anyway, it is very easy to judge afterwards, but on the streets we have only a split second to compose a frame! Great picture!

 

on August 16, 2017

It’s a nice shot, but I think it lacks the immediate foreground required in this assignment.

on August 18, 2017

All these people … the existence of this phenomenal arch … and, in the last plane, scenes from the streets after the arch … this photo makes me feel like I want to be there right now… walking … doing nothing … just walking slowly and looking at everything and everyone passing by …

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3 on August 15, 2017

Bucharest

on August 15, 2017

Even though I do not see real layers or depth. I like the shot. 
I like the fact that at first, you do not see the person laying on the wall. This was a nice surprise. What I would have done differently is to go closer to the group of people so you’re more involved in the action which is going on. 
Nice picture!

 

on August 15, 2017

Much appreciated. I guess the layers, in my opinion, are the mother with her offsprings, the stroller and the guy on the fence. Maybe too much space on the right of the frame.

I need to face my fears and get closer to people.

 

on August 15, 2017

I think it is good you left the right part of the frame as is. You got a nice frame within a frame thing with this wooden construction. What I like about this picture is that it forces you to move around the frame, and that wooden fence-like walls helps in moving around the frame. The structure of those seeds/garbage on the ground works very well in black and white, and this one kid who doesn’t give a crap and goes barefooted is also a nice addition 🙂 And the contrast is spot on! Perhaps I would try one more shot, moving one step inside and to the right, to get the feet of the sleeping dude and to remove the wooden pole on the left.

 

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12 on August 16, 2017

Usually don’t crop but felt it made the image work as the upper portion was just a brick wall. Went out last week with the goal of depth as I was following the book so gotta make up on my gesture goal.

on August 16, 2017

Very nice! I was a bit confused about what I’m looking at but that’s a good thing! Great composition and the framing your subjects. This image fits the theme perfectly!

on August 16, 2017

Very nice! I was a bit confused about what I’m looking at but that’s a good thing! Great composition and the framing your subjects. This image fits the theme perfectly!

From Tom Leung

+1. There’re a lot of  details that one wants to look at and that’s great!

on August 16, 2017

Very dynamic shot! Especially with how the two people in the foreground are standing, it feels like the photo is dragging me in.

on August 17, 2017

 

Thanks guys! Really appreciate the input and was excited when I saw the scene and was able to have someone walk by for that extra layer. Fun to go out with an objective like this.

on August 17, 2017

Well done, we are lost, how many people are real ? 😉 Only 3, i think. 

on August 17, 2017

Great shot!! Good layers. I like how you created this surreal picture using the back ground like this. It creates confusion when first looking at the photo. 

Good shot!

on August 18, 2017

LT, I really love this picture.  In fact today when I was wandering around downtown with my camera, I made a superb shot using a bus advertisement as the background. I absolutely identified the scene because I had seen your photo. Thanks for the inspiration! I also want to say I have appreciated your excellent feedback and comments on various photos. Thank you! 

on August 19, 2017

Crazy confused but in a really good way. You’ve really pushed the limit by adding, adding, adding without the image falling apart. Harnessing chaos. Excellent.

on August 19, 2017

I love the complexity of this scene, it stopped me from scrolling further to better analyze it. Bravo. 😉

on August 20, 2017

Excellent photo! I like how you did it in black and white coz it blend in with the background pretty well

 

on August 20, 2017

Well done! I agree with what Lisa said, you pushed it by adding without it falling appart, really like it, a lot to take in and look at !

on August 22, 2017

 

Thanks everyone for the kind feedback and really glad the photo caught your attention like that. So great to have this group to share and discuss our work!

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I Like the way you create the layers with the faces. I think it would have been better if the woman was a little bit more in the middle of the frame and separated from the guy from the left. Other than that, I like the picture! 

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This is from my recent trip to Japan. It was during sunset near the Shibuya crossing.

on August 17, 2017

Nice picture ! Did you do it with film camera ? 

 

on August 17, 2017

I used the digital leica m9. Ran out of film on my nikon fm2 at that time lol.

on August 19, 2017

Gorgeous image. Love how the lighting on and your proximity to the nearest subject frames him and creates focus out of seeming chaos on the street. The person to the right of the frame with hand outstretched further supports the focus on the main subject. Nice

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on August 18, 2017

This is such a lovely, soft mix of the reflection of the trees and the poster. I do like the contrast between the relaxed, serine woman in the poster and the rather severe looking woman in the foreground. It would be interesting to spend some time at this spot and photograph different types of women who cross in front: an even more dour looking business woman, someone with red flowing hair, someone in a colourful flowery dress, etc, playing with similarities and contrasts of the woman in the poster. 

on August 18, 2017

Thank you Geoff, for your critique and great idea! I will do that! 

on August 19, 2017

Love your use of reflections to create the depth in this image.

on August 19, 2017

Thank you Lisa! Appreciate it!  Love your blog BTW ! 🙂

on August 19, 2017

🙂 You are lovely to say Vicki. Thank you for having a read 

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5 on August 16, 2017

Toronto 2017

on August 17, 2017

Great how the people are spread across the frame! Also nice colors

 

on August 17, 2017

Nice picture! Like the separation between the people. It actually  reminds me of one the more famous pictures from Henri Cartier Bresson. I think what would have made this picture a little better is if you moved in closer and cropped out the left part of the pictures. This also would give you more details from the people themselves. 
Other than that, nice picture! 

on August 18, 2017

yep same here reminds me of this photo below

on August 19, 2017

@ehilafo06 that’s the one I was talking about!

on August 20, 2017

Thanks guys! I really worked the scene with this one and i tried to space them out to give each subject some character. 

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5 on August 16, 2017

queen st, auckland, nz

on August 18, 2017

I really like this juxtaposition of the man with the cane and the eyeglasses store. I also love the reflection of the store clerk in the mirror. I do think that both the top and bottom quarters of the frame detract from your subjects. In fact, the in-store poster near the top of the frame really grabs my eye because it is so light. That said I am amazed you were able to capture this quick moment. In cases like this when the shot is so rare and the moment so fleeting, would cropping be okay? Something like this? 

I understand cropping is controversial in the street photography world, but I wonder if there are exceptions. 

on August 19, 2017

I really like this shot, I agree with what Geoff said, the dichotomy of the blind man in front of the eyglass store is great! I also agree that the lightness of the poster draws your eye, so I like the crop 🙂 

on August 19, 2017

@Geoff thanks for the constructive advice + your added cropped insert of the original! both added new insights for me that I hadn’t considered before. I too love the juxtaposition in this fleeting moment and I reckon exceptions can be made as you said (:

on August 19, 2017

@vickiseabrook thanks so much for your critique you and Geoff nailed it I think 🙂

on August 21, 2017

Geoff: I understand cropping is controversial in the street photography world, but I wonder if there are exceptions.

You should absolutely, definitely never crop a photograph… EXCEPT when you should. 😀

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8 on August 16, 2017

Hi Eric,

Here are my shots, because i pushed the film so the quality maybe not so good, sorry about that.

Thank you.

on August 17, 2017

Love it! The second one is my favorite shot so far. The grain and atmosphere really make it stand out. Great moment and subtle layers.

 

on August 17, 2017

Hi,

Here is my picture for this week : DEPTH/LAYERS. 

The photo was shot in Paris with a film camera and Kodak TMAX. 

on August 17, 2017

My picture for this week, one I took yesterday in ‘De Haan’ in Belgium. 

 

on August 18, 2017
on August 18, 2017

What a beautiful shot. I can almost smell the rain on the concrete. I imagine you walking behind the man in the umbrella. It would be interesting if the shot was taken just a few moments later, a few feet further along the sidewalk, a few feet closer to the man, and past that square of newer, replaced sidewalk in the bottom right-hand corner. I love the buildings vanishing into the mist! 

on August 19, 2017

Nice picture. I prefer the main subject closer but I think you wanted the reflection on thje floor. Also, you can try to apply more contrast. Regards

on August 19, 2017

You are making me very homesick with this beautiful image. I feel like I am walking directly behind the subject with the umbrella who is leading me into the scene. I can smell the smells, hear the sounds of traffic, and feel the rain on my head (as I tend to forget to my umbrella). Beautiful.

on August 20, 2017

I feel the same as Lisa! Homesick, can smell the concrete, feel the hot sticky humidity from summer rain….Great capture!

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I love the light and colours in this shot. The 4 people in the distance with their beach towels wrapped around them is a nice touch. I do wish I could see more of the horseplay happening with the man and his kid. Too bad they didn’t turn a little so you could better see the boy being lifted into the air.

on August 19, 2017

Nice colors and lines. Do you have a photo of the four women in the sea? Nice scene over there. 

on August 19, 2017

Magnificent golden hour … great photo in every way … I enjoyed the colors as well as those of the juxtaposed layers…

on August 19, 2017

Thanks for the feedback.NINH, I dont have photos of the 4 women because I shoot with a 24mm on a crop sensor and they were to far. Geoff, I also was expecting to see more of the child but after editing 8 frames I choose this one. Amozeto, I’m glad that you enjoy the moment.

on August 19, 2017

Nice one, the four women would have been a nice shot, worth to get into the water. 😀

The three (four) subjects on the left could have been a more simple composition, have you tried isolating them? 

on August 19, 2017

Personally, I would be reluctant to give up the four woman and their wonderful reflection near the shore. The crop does focus much more on the boy. Tough one. I guess it comes down to artistic preference. 

on August 19, 2017

I like both crops but prefer the original

on August 20, 2017

Glorious colours. The way those blues contrast with the pops of reds is truly lovely. The orange light coming in from the left gives the whole thing a gorgeous glow. Great shot.

on August 20, 2017

Thanks Marco. Those four old ladies were the first thing I saw from a considerable distance. They has the right, as members of the family. to remain within the frame. Also, I try not to cut in post. Its better when you do it with your camera. Regards

 
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I immediately loved the scene on the right and the hands on the left. But my first thought was that I didn’t like the photographer in the middle ‘chimping his pictures’, thinking that the photo might be better as a verticle with only the right side and no photographer. But on further consideration, I think the scene works well as it is. Photographers are becoming more and more prevalent on the streets and on my travels (Mostly, I enjoy meeting other photographers on the road and sharing our passion, but sometimes it is challenging…like yesterday, there was one local walking down the street and 5 photographers climbing over each other to get a shot of him as if we were all paparazzi he was Brad Pitt ). Street photography is designed to mirror images of society and this does so perfectly.

on August 19, 2017

…and actually, now you have inspired me to shoot more scenes with photographers climbing over each other to get ‘the shot’ 😉

on August 19, 2017

Geoff, I’m really enjoying the softness of this image. Especially conveyed through the contrast of the young and the old, and what seems like a big focus you’ve chosen is: hands. It’s an image that drives me to ask more questions: who are they? who is the photographer? I like that about your photo that I’m pushed to ask. The lower angle is nice too as it gives us that perspective from a younger person. I also enjoy that half of the image is bathed in light and the other in shade..nice decision! Such a moment would be hard to go back and improve so I can’t think of what I would do differently. Perhaps a follow up image with a slitghtly wider angle where more of the lady on the left is in the frame a little more (just for an added difference?). Cool shot mate!

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5 on August 18, 2017

Milan, Italy.

on August 19, 2017

What a colors! Really like your shadows and how the line of the coat continues in the line of the building. Fantastic shot, but maybe it would have been better if there was a little bit more space at the left? 

on August 19, 2017

Beautiful light!. Maybe with more detail of the foreground figure, aligned with the boy and the girl with the red shirt they could have composed an interesting diagonal. Regards

 
on August 19, 2017

I like the shot exactly as it is taken. The way we see the shadows on the right side of the frame but not the full images of the subjects creating the shadows is my favorite bit of the photograph. The lighting and color are quite strong too! Nice work

on August 19, 2017

Thank you all, I was working on layers with my mobile phone. I was aiming for the guy moving packs when things somehow fit together. 😉

on August 19, 2017

@Eric I took this picture few months ago during a personal exercise on layers after reading a post on your blog. 😉

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3 on August 19, 2017

Ahoy from Hsipaw, Myanmar. My SE Asia land travels continue as do my struggles to take decent street photographs while underway given frequent location changes and my incessant need to document everything I see (which detracts from creating art).  But I didn’t want to miss out on this last week of school, so I am giving you the best I have got this week. 

I have adored this course and am sorry to see it draw to a close. Lucky for me I have Mobile Street Notes so can continue to work through assignments on my own. Hoping that my travels bring me to a place where I can join one of your courses in person someday.

on August 19, 2017

I love the layers in this photo! I just want to zoom in and look at everything more closely. Great capture of the potato woman’s eyes! The colours are beautiful. Everything is so crisp and clear. Wonderful work! 

on August 20, 2017

Agree – you really nailed the assignment here! The layers make my eyes travel from foreground to background, and back again! Lots of movement a nice earthy colours.

on August 20, 2017

Love this Lisa, Well done! The color is great but there is so much more. The expressions  and gestures that you captured on just about everyone you can see takes you right there!

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3 on August 19, 2017

This is my submission

on August 19, 2017

This really makes me wonder what the heck is going on. Is the Jesus figure an actor? The pose is absolutely perfect. Is this a shot from a movie? It’s beautiful. I’m really torn by a couple thoughts on this. First, would the photo be better without the dude walking across? It would be cleaner, for sure. But, in the end I like the guy walking across the frame. The fact he is walking past the Jesus figure says so much, and it anchors the photo in modern times, even more so than the modernist architecture. Just so intriguing! And again, how did all this come together? Wow! 

on August 19, 2017

Love this work. Like Geoff it made me say ‘huh, what’ as I wondered what was going on. Actually, I agree with all of Geoff’s comments and have little more to add except to echo his ‘Wow’

on August 19, 2017

hey Geoff thanks saw him standing there and took a first shot by himself then saw the person walking right by the corner then took the final shot. No that person is not an actor if you google jesus of hollywood also appeared in chris weeks documentary video called documenting the human condition part 3/3 01:29

   

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Really interesting perspective. Chaotic yet clean with great color. Love the circle formed from the what brim to the girl’s heads to the elbow to the red shirt.

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Hare Krishna dancers in Soho, London.

on August 20, 2017

The motion created by the two heads turned in opposite directions against a still crowd is perfect! I also get a sense of a circle of dancers from their outstretched arms and turn of heads although I can only see two. And the colors are luscious! 

on August 20, 2017

Hello everyone!

 

Sad (because it’s ending) but amazed in this great club that made me improve my skills and get my work revised!

I wish Erik and Sindy move on here with new assignments !!

Here is my last photo for this week:

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