Using an action camera in street photographs… Why not?

Updated on January 14, 2022 in Photography
76 on July 4, 2017

I often use my GoPro Hero Black 5 in street photos and I like the result (it’s not an advertisement, ok?)  🙂 

They are small, discreet, does not make clicking noise, has lens settings from wide to narrow, and you can make a nice crop in the photo, without wasting time in focusing well, making a quick and discreet photo.

With funny results sometimes.

You do not have to take eye level and do it in burst mode (3 or 5 to shot), where at least one photo will be acceptable! 

I like take in color too.

All the photos were made by me.

More on my site rubemrocha.com

Thank you all and Eric Kim for the opportunity to use this website!

 
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1 on July 4, 2017

Not a bad idea. You have to use whatever you have in your profit and squeeze it. I found myself having a Hasselblad and a Leica digital and I’m using for street and candid an iPhone 4s, so, it’s just using the most convenient tool for the assignment.

The ideal is having tools to choose for different assignments. Worst case scenario, best having one tool that you feel comfortable with every kind of photography, be a phone, be a Leica.

on July 4, 2017

Perfect remarks and I think very similar!

I try to go out with different cameras to force different results and get out of the my comfort zone.

If I need ‘zoom’, I’ll get closer. If I need a bigger angle of coverage, I’ll move farther away. 🙂

I like photography because is a hobby and leisure and I try to learn a little of everything.

Thanks for the comment and visit!

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2 on July 17, 2017

other:

and more:

on July 18, 2017

Looks like it’s working great for you. Go for it!

on July 19, 2017

I used it today. New photos soon!

Thanks for the visit!

 

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1 on July 19, 2017

Super cool mate.youre innovating. Keep it up 

on July 20, 2017

Thank you so much, Eric, really.

I’m a big fan of your texts and photos!

Have fun!

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1 on July 20, 2017

I bought a GoPro Session last year which is great for what it is. I took it to Niagara Falls a month ago and was able to snag some great personal photos that I couldn’t get with my phone or camera because of the water.

I just wish I had paid more attention when buying it because when I bought it, the newer version of the Session was released, but Walmart was still selling the old one which does not have nearly the picture quality as the new one. 

Great idea for covert photography though! Will try this when I upgrade!

on July 21, 2017

I wish see your photos! 

Is easy to transport but pay attention about not be confused with a snooper.

I keep the camera clearly visible so as not to take this risk!

Greetings from Brazil.

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0 on July 26, 2017

in color with GP. a musician in street.

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4 on July 27, 2017

I really like them. Is that a native black and white mode in cam or converted afterwards?

on July 28, 2017

Hello raven!

About what image you asked me, please?

Thank you!

on July 28, 2017

I think  he is asking if there is a black and white profile in camera or if you convert them afterwards to black and white 🙂 

Nice pictures!! They look great. Just a great example of that it doesn’t matter which camera you use. It’s all about the picture! Great post!

on July 31, 2017

Yes, exactly what I was asking, I was wondering what, if anything, you were using to convert to black and white – thanks both.

on August 1, 2017

Hello friends!

Well, the GoPro Hero Black 5 no have black and white profile in camera, I guess.

So, I convert in photoshop later (I use Nik filters – b&w).

Thank you again for your message!

Keep on

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1 on August 3, 2017

I think GoPro made good photos, but it distorts pictures a bit.

on August 4, 2017

Hello MisterR!

Use it in Linear Mode, close to people. Is the best, I guess.

Keep on!

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0 on January 5, 2018

Beautiful. Im surrently using a 4k action camera this should be more easy to acquire.

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0 on January 5, 2018

These are very good, well done

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0 on March 25, 2021

This is a true classic of street photography. A great addition to my collection. I also recommend everyone to try these out.

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