Presentation on theme: "Week 4: How to Shoot in the Streets Eric Kim. PART I: Getting over the fear of shooting Street Photography."— Presentation transcript:
Week 4: How to Shoot in the Streets Eric Kim
PART I: Getting over the fear of shooting Street Photography
Lecture Overview 1.Why is it so difficult to shoot strangers in the streets? 2.Why does it make us feel uncomfortable? 3.How can we approach a stranger and take his/her photo without permission? 4.How do we stay invisible when shooting on the streets? 5.What are the laws of street photography?
If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough. - Robert Capa
Why is it so difficult to shoot strangers in public?
Street Photography Techniques Talking points: 1.How do I overcome the psychological barriers to shooting in the street? 2.How can I take photos on the street without being noticed? 3.What settings should I use on my camera?
1. How to overcome the fear of shooting street photography
95% of people dont do anything. Based on my experiences:
Rewire your brain
Smile and say Thank You
Get close to your subjects
Be prepared how to react
Dont always stereotype
2. Being invisible on the streets How to blend in with your environment
How to be invisible
Dont make eye contact
Pretend like you took a photo of something else
Walk calm and relaxed Michael Martin
Use a wide-angle prime
Use a small camera Greg Schmigel
LAWS OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE US Understanding the
What you can do legally Street photography is Legal in the US. You can take photos of people in public. You can take photos of private property from public property. You can take photographs of police and vehicles. Police cant delete your photos.