Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
Street Photography noob
Lens: 40mm Camera: K-x Photo Location: Chicago, IL ISO: 3200 Aperture: F11 
Posted By: erickallemeyn, 01-05-2010, 05:03 PM

Hey all. I'm definitely a street photography newbie, but have always been fascinated by it. I went out today armed with my K-x and DA 40mm lens, let me know what you think. Constructive criticism only please!

Took about 200 shots, loved every minute of it. Sorta exhilarating, in a way. Will definitely be doing it again

Views: 1,746
01-05-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
Inactive Account

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,547
This is a good start. The first shot works the best for me. With street shots the hardest thing can be composition, especially if you are taking street candids. Second shot is not a bad capture either.

All of the shots seem a little noisy, but i'm guessing you wanted them this way. These could definitely do with a few tweaks in PP. Thanks for sharing Eric and look forward to seeing more.
01-05-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
pardes's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Delaware
Posts: 171
I like #3. Can't help it. It's the chemist/physicist in me that takes the view that even an electron as a subject that doesn't even know that it's being observed still has a reaction to being observed....or something like that....

I suppose it's not purist street photography, but I like some engagement with the subject, even if it's very subtle, and especially if they are pretneding that they haven't noticed you noticing them.

I too, look forward to seeing more of your photos! Street photography rocks.
01-05-2010, 09:20 PM   #4
Senior Member

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 112
Original Poster
Like in the 'double slit experiment'. That fascinates me too! Thanks for the comments as well

here's a few more from the shoot:

Last edited by erickallemeyn; 01-06-2010 at 08:23 AM.
01-06-2010, 02:24 AM   #5
Veteran Member

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Spain
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 574
I love this kind of photography. Just one opinion: Ask some people to do a close portrait. Some of them will say no, but the ones who say yes will be very kind. You will feel great to speak with kind persons and the portraits will be fantastic. Sure.
01-06-2010, 06:29 AM   #6
Veteran Member
68wSteve's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hurst, Texas 76053
Posts: 474
I really like picture # 5. The guy reminds me of the father in "Boondock saints"
01-06-2010, 06:56 AM   #7
Veteran Member
RBellavance's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Near Montréal, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,716
I'm no expert on the matter, but I think you're off to a good start ! I really like the man's expression on the 3rd of the first series.

PS.: I completely understand your feeling of exhilaration while doing this, I felt the same way.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, photo, photography, street, street photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Streets My take on street photography aaronius Post Your Photos! 35 04-17-2011 08:42 PM
Street photography? PHOTOCOP Photographic Technique 30 04-09-2010 04:44 AM
Street Photography MightyMike Post Your Photos! 12 04-28-2009 07:08 AM
Street Photography-Photographing the street photographer? Reportage Photographic Technique 10 03-23-2009 07:41 AM
Photography noob needs expert advice nichomerrri Pentax DSLR Discussion 10 05-23-2007 07:22 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:29 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]