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Street Photography


9 Oct 2012 12:51AM
Separate tags by commas.
You can't suggest any new tags until you have uploaded over 10 photos.

Architecture
Black & white
Close-up / macro
Digital art
Digitally manipulated
Fine art nude
Flash / lighting

Flowers & plants
General
Humour / fun
Landscape / travel
Nude / glamour
Pets / captive animals
Photo journalism

Portraits / people
Specialist / abstract
Sports / action
Transport
Wildlife / nature

this is the list of tags people (newcomers included) see if they want to upload a picture Pete. Excluding street photography and considering it as 'everybody has their own genre of photography' is belittling. including digital art and humour/fun, and excluding street, is funny Smile
sorry, but you give the wrong signal with this. with a simple missing tag.
Let's for example remove landscape/travel from the list, and ask people to select a 'main' tag that is the closest representation of 'their kind of landscape photography' (is there a tree in the picture? flowers? a person perhaps? or a house? is it in b&w?... well, there you go) , and let's see what happens next.

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9 Oct 2012 12:53AM
(I should add that I'm grumpy tonight Wink )
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
9 Oct 2012 12:57AM
Maybe Pete should remove, Portraits / people, Fashion, Nude / glamour and just have a people tag then koen, street photography isn`t a genre.
9 Oct 2012 1:03AM

Quote:Koen what is street photography can you define it, its not a genre is it.

sure it's a genre Paul. and just as easy (or difficult) to define as most other genres. but it's not mathematics. so it's a definition that is not clearly aligned. there are grey areas. sometimes it overlaps with other genres. it's not static. it evolves. but then again, so do these other genres. they can be defined, but they are also not clearly aligned. I really don't see any difference. except perhaps that for street photography the question itself on whether or not it is street photography is apparently more important and more often asked as it is for f.e. landscape photography.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
9 Oct 2012 1:11AM
Street photography definition . Smile
9 Oct 2012 1:11AM

Quote:street photography isn`t a genre

(exploding smiley) Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
9 Oct 2012 1:11AM
I`ve often seen street photography described as the most basic form of photography, most genres follow set rules, street photography doesn`t.

Its Probably why I like it so much Smile
9 Oct 2012 1:14AM
too late... I exploded Tongue
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
9 Oct 2012 7:07AM
perhaps just remove the `categories' altogether and let everyone `tag' their own images?
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
9 Oct 2012 9:06AM
I often wonder why there's not a Still Life tag. None of the main tags seems to cover this.

Also, Candid would be quite a good tag to differentiate pics of people taken off guard and surreptitiously from posed portraits and studio work.

I can't quite understand why we have a Digitally Manipulated tag as most images on here have had some form of manipulation. I never use it as I don't know what that encompasses. Digital Art is at least a genre and readily understandable.
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
9 Oct 2012 9:24AM
Ok so now we have to add
Street Life
Candid
Still Life

we've also been asked for many others including

Birds
Weddings and social
Documentary
Seascapes

Ask anyone and they will recommend "essential" missing categories

So the main supermarket categories grow and it becomes a mess.

I agree about the humour fun category feeling odd but that's an early one added in to filter our fun friday type stuff that was very popular, and it does allow people to upload jokey photos that can then be filtered out easily by those who want a more serious gallery to browse.

Digitally manipulated is the place for concept images that don't often don't fit a category and again has always been with us because in the early days of the site we had a lot of film photographers still so it was more important to be split.

The new tag based categories are good because if people are using them they naturally become busier and appear higher in the list. So, for example, people wanted a seascapes category and we said no. But then we introduced the tags as categories and that meant those who wanted seascapes could tag seascapes. As it happens they tagged sea and this "sea" picture tag has risen up and now features in the most popular list. If those taking street photography tagged their photos with the "street photography" tag that too would appear higher up the list.
mikehit e2
5 6.8k 11 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 9:28AM

Quote:Ok so now we have to add
Street Life
Candid
Still Life

we've also been asked for many others including

Birds
Weddings and social
Documentary
Seascapes



New category:
"Documentary pictures of a bird standing still in the street watching a wedding overlooking the sea"

Sorted.
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
9 Oct 2012 9:33AM
Thanks Mike that would almost work - you forgot to make them candids Wink
Easily fixed
Candid documentary pictures of a bird standing still in the street watching a wedding overlooking the sea
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
9 Oct 2012 9:35AM
I wasn't suggesting you add them. They're just ones I often use as they are more descriptive of the content.

So, how would you categorise Digital Manipulation? At what extent does the usual levels adjustments and cloning out become Digital Manipulation?
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
9 Oct 2012 9:46AM
If you feel by cloning you've digitally manipulated an image you can add it as the tag, but generally I would think it would probably fit into another category better. As I said earlier digitally manipulated is the place for concept images that don't often don't fit a category and again has always been with us because in the early days of the site we had a lot of film photographers still so it was more important to be split.

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