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02-12-2009, 08:07 PM   #331
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Thanks Steve,
That day was flat awful. Right smack in the middle of the noon day sun in a really sunny southern cali day. As for the DOF, not much I could have done there. I shot that with film and I basically preset the camera to F16 and prefocused. This is the best way to get street shots like this.
I wanted to understand the term "prefocus" so I googled it and found an interesting discussion of street shooting on flickr:

Flickr: Discussing Camera setting for street photography (do you prefocus?) in RAW Street Photography
02-12-2009, 11:45 PM   #334
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I wanted to understand the term "prefocus" so I googled it and found an interesting discussion of street shooting on flickr:

Flickr: Discussing Camera setting for street photography (do you prefocus?) in RAW Street Photography

There is some good discussion there. I have read that article from P.net as that is where I usually post at. Street shooting takes time to learn I think. I have been street shooting for about three years now and still struggle every now and again. Always learning new things.. The latest thing that I have learned is to try and catch peoples ''eyes'', preferably looking at the camera. Of course this takes confidence and some people might get upset..The intersections are the best places for this, because you are very obvious as people are already looking in your direction waiting for the light to turn green.... NEVER sneak around, I never hide what I am doing. Just yesterday or was it the day before, I caught this one fellow with his girl and got a great reaction. About 20 minutes later I saw them again and got a second shot. Priceless.....I will post them up in a second. Went to another intersection and just pointed across the intersection and waited for someone to notice and got another good image. After I shot these girls, they started to pose and ham up for shots, but those posed shots, I am not interested in....People are always hamming up to me and of course at that point they are no longer candid...


There are many different techniques and which one to use will depend on equipment for that day.

I use maybe, 5 or 6 different set ups and I decide what to use depending on where I am going. My two favorites are my ME SUPER with 40F/2.8 pancake and my K10D with Tamron 28-75 F/2.8...With my ME being number 1

With the ME SUPER and the 40 F/2.8 It reaches infinity at 10 feet, so it is very forgiving. That particular lens is an amazing performer. Here is my baby that goes with me every place I go...It is small, light, compact, does not draw attention, looks old, so people ignore it...Film these days is cheap. But because it cost money, most shots are keepers....









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The story of these three images is above in blue.

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Sure - why not?

Great shot Mike. What are they looking at?
They were all four out hunting for photo subjects for an upcoming exhibition (I stopped and talked with them a while). They all seemed to be trying very hard to take the exact same shot of the exact same objects all the time I was watching them.
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They were all four out hunting for photo subjects for an upcoming exhibition (I stopped and talked with them a while). They all seemed to be trying very hard to take the exact same shot of the exact same objects all the time I was watching them.
That's why I dislike photographing in groups.
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I missed the focus in this one




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Some else from Jerusalem..

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Say cheeeeeeeeese!
Love these two. Kids and a proud papa always make for a great capture.

The fellow shooting a lousy pigeon with his cell phone is classic.
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Some else from Jerusalem..

security guy


this image tells a great story with your single simple sentence. ISRAEL, is on my list of places to visit.
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this image tells a great story with your single simple sentence. ISRAEL, is on my list of places to visit.
You really should visit Israel. Although Israelies seem tough at times this is only because of the problematic situation in our country, they are actually very warm and kind people.
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Nesster, I like this last one very much!
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