Fantastic expressions in the first and second photo. The first jumped off the page for me.
It felt good to strike up a conversation with my subjects, which immediately exposed their humanity further. I’ve never really spoken with the subjects let alone ask for permission to take their image; so, it was pretty refreshing and quite sweet to interact with humans.
I’ve been interested in learning approaches to portraiture and this was a glimpse into how one might develop their style when working with a subject so closely; portraiture always made me think how much trust is required or needs to be developed to get the true emotion and story of the person(s) you’re shooting. I digress..
I chose these images because of how simply adorable and sweet this man is. He seemed to be covering this car show I stumbled into and didn’t hesitate to say “yes” the second I asked him for permission. I was drawn to these images because of his genuinely gleeful smile. I’m happy he didn’t shy away when I got really close to his face either which allowed me to capture more detail of his face.
hi everyone, unfortunately i have not been able to do the assighnment this week. Usually i take around a hundred photoos a day however this week none. Will do the assighnment. Important for i have quite a block with asking people. Have had bad experiences and sort of decided just to take the photo and not ask. Lets see how to open up to this. picture below taken two weeks ago.
First time I did a homework twice and I loved it !!!
I was already used to getting rejected (as I have worked as a prospector, for a week, in the past) but I still was affraid of getting this big fat “NO“.
In fact I was more desappointed in some yes than some no’s.
What I mean is that, some of the people that said No to me were polite and smiling so I didn’t feel rejection at all!
But a few picture of the people who said yes were not good at all! Their facial expression was too cold and it was my fault because I couldn’t make them feel comfortable.
Here’s 2 of my more-than-twenty-yes-photos.
Ps: Sorry for the delay, couldn’t upload sooner. :/
At last someone is saying what I think about all the pomposity and ‘I am better than you’ attitude of the so-called street photography experts! :
“Now I feel liberated. I don’t even care for the definition of “street photography.”
“ I’ve declared my own definition.
To me, street photography is documenting, analyzing, and connecting with humanity.
“ If street photography is making you more distant from real human beings, you’re doing it wrong.
Street photography should bring us closer to real humans. Not to just treat them like “photo things” to be uploaded to Instagram, and to get likes.”
Eric Kim in “How to Make Controversial Street Photographs”
Look what I got through the post… can’t wait for my next assignment, got my 5Y & 5N, very interesting experience. What surprised me was how aggressive some on the ‘No_s’ were, unfortunately those were the more ‘interesting’ characters. It really got me thinking why they didn’t want to be photographed.
Often people would ask ‘why?’ when I asked them can I take a photo, eventually I found out that by answering ‘I’m learning photography’ I would always get a Yes – it seems people like when they can help.