Re: Street photography question
- From: Robert Coe <bob@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:36:59 -0500
On Sun, 18 Dec 2011 16:24:12 +0000, Pete A <pete3.attkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
: On 2011-12-16 01:29:47 +0000, tony cooper said:
: > On Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:31:17 +0000, Pete A
: > <pete3.attkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: >>> I think, starting out, if you'd take your camera mounted on a monopod
: >>> and just lurk around a reasonably high traffic area and wait for the
: >>> subject to come to you, you'd do well. You'll fade into the woodwork
: >>> with this approach, and the monopod will give you a little
: >>> stabilization with good maneuverability. Pick a view where there's an
: >>> interesting background and wait for people to pass in front of it.
: >> My experience today has been a sobering lesson. Using a monopod would
: >> not have made me more conspicuous. Perhaps I'm wrong, but it seems that
: >> once a stranger has scanned me up and down their attention quickly
: >> switches to something more interesting than a guy with a camera.
: > This is an (old) example of my lurk-and-wait strategy. I saw the
: > sculpture and the sign, and saw some joggers on the street, and wanted
: > the combination. I stood there for a good half-hour waiting before
: > this lady came on the scene. I wanted a landscape view leaving some
: > space for the runner to move into, but there were some other people
: > that didn't add to the scene moving in from the right.
: > http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/Other/Candids/i-728LbMp/0/X2/2009-12-26-X2.jpg
: I'd forgotten about that image. I guess the jogger (or any passer-by)
: would assume they are getting in the way of the shot rather than being
: part of it, if the jogger even gave it a second thought.
A jogger will never stop for anything, for fear of not being able to get
started again. So it makes no difference whether (s)he objected to being
photographed or not.