Playing hacky sack with the police. Street photography 4.

Building better community relations: A police officer plays hacky sack with a man in a downtown park. ISO-400, f/5.6, 1/250 sec.

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Street photography 3

I have previously published two posts with “street photography” in the title so I am going to start numbering the street photography posts since I am apparently too lazy to think up catchy titles for each post.

My mobility is somewhat limited so I started taking this type of picture using longer focal length lenses than are traditionally used by “street” photographers. Now days I use a large DSLR and 70-200 mm lens almost exclusively for this type of photography. I like that I am able to isolate subjects with it and can get many candid pictures because I am not right in the subjects face where they become very aware of the camera. The down side to this lens is its physical size which of course calls attention to the photographer. People are more curious and guarded if they think that you might be a professional photographer than if you appear to be just another tourist with a point and shoot. Sometime in the future I believe that I will make the move to a smaller non SLR camera for this type of photography.

DSC_8949 copyblogWoman in the window. ISO-800, f/11, 1/250 sec.

DSC_6178black white copy blogWhite wig. ISO-640, f/8, 1/200 sec.

More street photography

Here are a couple more street photography type pictures. The tattooed girl had screaming red hair and yellow framed sunglasses and I loved the color so it was a struggle for me to convert the picture to black and white. But right or wrong I did. ISO-400, f.6.3, 1/250 sec.

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The man sitting on the curb was shot at ISO-400, f/6.3, and 1/320 sec.

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Street photography

I have added a photography section to the Northedge and this is the first post in that section. I have started developing an interest in street photography and the pictures today are a couple that I took in the town where I live.

DSC_5536 copyblogMan sleeping on the steps of the Federal Courthouse. ISO-400, 1/400 sec., f/5.6.

DSC_3700 copyblogMan in hard rain. ISO-4000, 1/60th sec., f/6.3. It was in late afternoon and the weather made the scene pretty dark overall and hence the high ISO setting. It was that or not much picture at all because the shot was hand held.