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I spent an enjoyable 15 minutes listening to these wonderful musicians on Shop St., Galway last weekend before approaching them to ask if I could take a few photographs. No problem. I also found out that they were from Slovakia but the language barrier prevented us from having a more in depth conversation.

I usually like to let people know I'm taking their photograph as it gives them a chance to react to the camera and have some involvment in how they want to be portrayed. I was rewarded in this shot with the young violin player's gaze straight into the lens.

Pity you can't all hear the music too.

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 18 - 50mm
Title:Spirit of Django
Username:John_Humphreys John_Humphreys
Uploaded:24 Jun 2007 - 11:37 AM
Tags:Folk, Galway, Ireland, Music, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Roma
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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2007 - 7:21 PM

like the perspective and the eye contact..a good street photography

ATB and cheers 4 your support


ollie

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Ganto
Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2007 - 10:30 PM

Nice street shot.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
25 Jun 2007 - 3:33 PM

Excellent street photography

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GeorgeRusky
25 Jun 2007 - 4:44 PM

Very well-taken shot!
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John: "I usually like to let people know I'm taking their photograph as it gives them a chance to react to the camera and have some involvment in how they want to be portrayed."
George: "Amen!"
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Why, John, these your eventful words are not heard by some epz candids' photographers who like spy and steal photos?!
Excellent observation-goes to my "Words of Photography Wisdom" collection
Cheers
George

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 12:11 PM

I think I would probably do the same in this situation John. They look natural and I do like your use of selective colour.

In response to George... Then it wouldn't be a candid ?!

Regards Phil

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whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104042 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 9:12 PM

The interaction works well here. It wouldn't have had the impact if they were not aware of your camera.

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 4:48 PM

Good street photography, John. Hope you pitched a few coins into the box.
Dave

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 9:30 PM

I'm catching up with this before working on a PM, this is our sort of music! Lovely shot.
Moira

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2007 - 12:16 AM

Such a natural pose you have caught the spirit of the band.. excellent

Bernie

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