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dancook

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Re: Voyeurism
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2014, 08:05:25 PM »
I have serious GAS issues, all this talk of 'needing' a 50mm - and all I can think of is the otus.. I feel sick  :o - the crisps and coke might not have helped though.

I had been yearning for the 200mm f2 so long, and second hand it's about the same price as the otus...

I could sell the 35mm Zeiss and get the 21mm..  - have 21mm 2.8, 55mm 1.4, 85mm 1.2, 135mm 2...oh GAS sucks :D

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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2014, 06:10:02 AM »
I didn't see the other thread but the thing I find detached from using the longer focal lengths is, the detached feeling! There is no communication with the subject so you are just framing juxtapositions, it is far more difficult to get a compelling image from mere juxtaposition.

Having said that I am all in favour of more photographers and fewer theorists on the forum so welcome  :)

I happened upon the thread again actually.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13782.15

That is akin to sniping.
Find yourself a good place to hide and wait?
Sorry mate, but this voyeurism, not street photography.
Having the balls to get up close and personal to take the shot in the first place is the whole point of street photography...

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Wasn't so tongue-in-cheek I guess :)

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2014, 04:42:13 PM »
I was reading some threads, one post which suggested anything over 50mm was not street photography - it was voyeurism. Albeit, tongue in cheek - but some people seem to be really opinionated about focal lengths.

I have only recently started to try my hand at 'street photography' or 'voyeurism'. Using a 5dm3, I felt most comfortable with my 135L (The 85mm is a bit slow in gaining focus). I did try to go back to my 35mm - but instantly felt lost. I would probably need more time with it, change my thinking, but I enjoyed having a good radius to with the 135mm.

My 5dm3 is gripped and my 35mm is the same size as my 135mm! So it's rather conspicuous. I've been saving up for a 200mm (white beast) - and whilst I might go back to the 135mm, I'm very interested in giving it a go on the street!



First of all the gentleman on the right took my interest, reminded me of Gene Wilder (although I first thought Eric Idle.. I get confused by those two) - maybe the little girl was trying to figure it out herself.


Curious Girl by dancook1982, on Flickr


This gentleman in Covent gardens, who's reflection appears on the shoulders of the mannequin


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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2014, 05:07:32 PM »


6,7 photo where is that?

Waterloo bridge

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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2014, 08:15:14 AM »
Like most things in photography, it is a balancing act.

With shorter FL's the photographer is part of the street scene and therefore influences the scene.
With longer FL's the photographer is not part of the street scene and has a lower influence of the scene.

It all depends on what the photographer is looking for.  Each will generate a different type of photograph.   

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Having the balls to get up close and personal to take the shot in the first place is the whole point of street photography...

Ugh.  More "if you don't do it my way you are wrong" viewpoints.  Do we really need that in art of photography?
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2014, 10:26:19 AM »
Some really cool pictures.

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Re: Voyeurism
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2014, 10:31:22 AM »
Having said that I am all in favour of more photographers and fewer theorists on the forum so welcome  :)
+1
Like the film said, not because you talked alot about Kung Fu that makes you a Sifu.
Nice series there.

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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2014, 10:31:22 AM »