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04-20-2013, 03:32 PM   #7561
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Nick, I really like your stuff, especially the night time/snow ones...how do you shoot? From the hip? MF or AF? Focal lenght? Lens? It seems I always get busted, and wondering how you're doing it (and all the othes) with a big and noisy DSLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steppenfuchs Quote
Nick, I really like your stuff, especially the night time/snow ones...how do you shoot? From the hip? MF or AF? Focal lenght? Lens? It seems I always get busted, and wondering how you're doing it (and all the othes) with a big and noisy DSLR.
Thank you

Well, for street photography I've tried all the possible combinations with my cameras and lenses so there is no rule regarding focal length.

I always shoot with center point AF, focus and recompose. I'm using the OVF with the K-30, and the LCD with other cameras, usually at hip-level (but I don't shoot blindly).

About lenses, the DA 70 is nice for street portraits, the FA 43 is great for low-light conditions, and the DA 21 and DA 15 are the most fun to use because you have to get closer to your subjects

But lately what I'm using the most is the Ricoh GRD : small, black (my K-30 and K-01 are white), wide angle, and the snap focus feature is just great. Also it's pocketable so it's almost always with me.

About getting busted, my only "rule" is that the subject must not have noticed me before pointing the camera to him, otherwise the shot is already ruined.

Then once you get the picture you have several options :
- Avoid eye contact with the subject and go away
- Give a smile and say "thanks"
- Or pretend you wanted to shoot something behind him and take another shot from a step aside so he won't ruin your shot this time

But most of the time people won't notice me or just don't care.
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Thanks for the tips.

Thinking about getting a GR as well, budget permitting...
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I'm not sure if you're aware of this but an unknown 20th century street photographer, Vivien Maier, is now being considered quite seriously, as perhaps the best street togg of the 20th Century.

Found at Auction: The Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic
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Hiya Folks! Always a pleasure to drop in here. Here's an image from Monday, an autumn day in Melbourne, Australia. People on a tram:



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Some interesting faces. Sharp, detailed and well converted black and whites. I like #4 the best.
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Hiya Folks! Always a pleasure to drop in here. Here's an image from Monday, an autumn day in Melbourne, Australia. People on a tram:
A couple of kooky characters there, Daniel. For a second, I almost thought the girl on the left had a snake around her neck. That would have made for quite a scene.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
Some interesting faces. Sharp, detailed and well converted black and whites. I like #4 the best.

Thanks. Anyone who doesn't have the "plastic fantastic" DA 35 2.4 is missing a very reliable street lens. I have the DA 21 for the wider FOV, but keep going back to the DA 35.

I keep reading so much about the FA 31, but at more than four times the price of my trusty DA 35, I can never get there. Maybe I will rent one and see what I am missing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steppenfuchs Quote
Nick, I really like your stuff, especially the night time/snow ones...how do you shoot? From the hip? MF or AF? Focal lenght? Lens? It seems I always get busted, and wondering how you're doing it (and all the othes) with a big and noisy DSLR.
Why not use a small and silent DSLR instead, like the K-5?
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Why not use a small and silent DSLR instead, like the K-5?
Funny you say that, I just got a K-5 yesterday. Miles better than the K-x.
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