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Street Photography

Street Photography doesn’t seem to feature quite as much as other forms of photography on the forum so I thought I might add this. Last October, I was fortunate to be able to organise a day’s workshop for the RPS with Thomas Leuthard, a Swiss street photographer with a significant social media following. While Thomas's ‘up front and personal’ methods may not suit everyone, there is no doubt that he obtains some remarkable street images.

Thomas has just produced a training video 'Street Photography Basics', currently available in English. I am halfway through the modules, they have a total play-time of about 8 hours and although I was familiar with some of the material, I’m very happy to reinforce what I learnt on the day, plus there is new material with the promise of future revisions. I also like the chapters dealing motivation and setting projects

The price is $49, less an opening 40% discount, that’s roughly £18. An early bird discount is available until 1st September, if you are interested, have a look at the following link.
https://www.udemy.com/streetphotography/?couponCode=EarlyBird

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Re: Street Photography

Looks interesting & for £18 worth the punt
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Re: Street Photography

Hi Peter, like you I'm a member of the DVJ and believe this video course is ideal for that Group. The main area I part company with Thomas Leuthard is his method of candid street portraiture. He gets the image, I get some amazing encounters that he doesn't. Otherwise, I think his course is very valuable, not only dealing with technique but other areas such as motivation and 'photographer's block'.

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Re: Street Photography

Bruce Gilden is another great "in your face" street photographer.

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Re: Street Photography

Wow I wonder why that guy doesn't have a couple of black eyes. Quite a character.
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Re: Street Photography

I think that style is obtrusive, You couldn't photograph like that in the UK, you'd prob end up in jail or hosiptal, I think using flash that close can damage someones ones. I know some people with an eye condition could end up blinded by a flash further away than he was using his.

For me street photography is about capturing the moment, if people know you're taking their photo the moment is lost I think.

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Re: Street Photography

I dont like Bruce Gilden's style at all, it is rude and only upsets people.

However, I have just looked at the original link and that looks very good, the previews show some useful information, may be worth an investment.
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Re: Street Photography

Gilden has photographed in the UK, using his unusual style. It's certainly not a method I would be comfortable with, or even want to do, but it does get him some great results.
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Re: Street Photography

Sometimes when one asks, you get something like this which is where Gilden although he gets great shot, misses out

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Re: Street Photography

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Sometimes when one asks, you get something like this which is where Gilden although he gets great shot, misses out

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Yes, of course there are different styles of street photogaphy with perhaps the most obvious being posed shots compared to candid. Both are valid and both can yield great results - it depends what the photographer is hoping to achieve.
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