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Street Photography...

22 Jan 2023 12:56PM   Views : 273 Unique : 147

"Street photography, a genre of photography that records everyday life in a public place. The very publicness of the setting enables the photographer to take candid pictures of strangers, often without their knowledge. Street photographers do not necessarily have a social purpose in mind, but they prefer to isolate and capture moments which might otherwise go unnoticed."

Depending on the style or approach of the photographers, Street photography can be classified in 9 categories, (but these are not exhaustive rather an inclusive categorization)...

1. Standard or unobtrusive street photography...where the photographer takes images without intervening the space of the people on the street, in this case the photographers try to blend themselves in the background & try to remain unnoticed...

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2. Intrusive street photography...Just opposite approach of unobtrusive street photography, here the photographers take rather bold approach, try to involve themselves in the scene...It is an aggressive approach to shoot "in the face"...So it is much more challenging...

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3. Raw street photography...It is an approach to reveal the darker side of the place...Often drug addicts, prostitutes, homeless people, beggar or the like are the subjects of photography...

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4. Fine art street photography...It is a creative expression...The goal of this type of photography is to express an idea, feeling or a story...often these common elements like light & shadow, simplicity, pattern, human element, composition play a great part to convey a story, emotion or feeling here...

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5. Abstract street photography...In this approach of street photography, the photographer focuses mainly on Geometric shapes, lines, sharp shadows created by structures, parallels, stairs, doors and anything Architectural...Inclusion of human element is considered the cherry on the top of the cake...

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6. Street portrait...It is an approach of capturing new faces mainly, it may be candid or staged...but no matter, it gives a fascinating subject of photography...It may be close up of faces or environmental portrait where the surroundings & its relations with the subject portrays a story or emotion to the viewers...

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7. Juxtaposition in street photography... Juxtaposition is nothing more but merely a fancy word for 'contrast'...In this approach, the photographer try to find out the contrast, it may the contrast of social positions, or the contrast of modern & ancient structures, or juxtaposition on the emotions or the like...This approach basically stand on the merit of the own vision of the photographer...

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8. Night street photography...In this approach, basically street lights are used in a creative way to paint the scene... Night street photography can be a bit challenging, but if you know how to use your camera well and understand the basics of how light works, you should be able to capture brilliant street photographs at night...Night street portraits, Architecture at night, Silhouettes, panning or the like are very common in night street photography...

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9. Black & White street photography...Personally my favourite approach, it serves a few purposes too like, it gives a timeless feeling to the images, it helps to remove distraction from the scene, it gives impact or enhance the story...

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So, what is your approach of Street Photography, can you share please in the comment section...

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