How to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography (Gulf Photo Plus 2014)

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Published on March 7, 2014

Author: erickimphotography

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The slides I presented with my Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Photo Friday presentation: "How to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography"

Download my free e-book: "31 Days to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography" here: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2012/06/20/free-ebook-31-days-to-overcome-your-fear-of-shooting-street-photography/

Learn more about street photography on my blog: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/

How to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography Eric Kim

Introduction

What is street photography to you?

What fears do you have when it comes to shooting street photography?

The Psychology of Fear in Street Photography

The Fears I used to Have in Street Photography

“If your photos aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” - Robert Capa

Street Photography GoPro POV • Beverly Hills POV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLIdKA9LZ94& feature=c4-overviewvl&list=PLE5DD74991A61FF7F

Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography

1. Smile and say: “Thank You”

2. Realize you’re not doing anything wrong

3. Think about the worst-case scenario

4. When in doubt, “click”

5. Ask for permission

6. Talk with people afterwards “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” - Alfred Eisenstaedt“

7. Shoot with a friend

8. Compliment people (or explain why you took the photo)

9. Show them the photo (and offer to email it to them/business card)

10. Don’t photograph their face

How to Be Invisible When Shooting on the Streets

1. Pretend you are taking a photo of something behind them

2. The “Video Camera” technique

3. The “Lost Tourist” technique

4. Click, hold, then move

5. Use a small camera

6. Zone focus

6. Zone focus • Example settings: • Aperture-priority mode (or manual) • Aperture: f/8-f/16 • ISO: 400-3200 • Distance: ~1.2 meters • Shutter speed: Minimum 250th/sec (not blurry)

7. Use a wide-angle prime lens

8. Thoughts on “Shooting from the Hip”

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Q&A

Assignment Ideas 1. 5 yes’ & 5 no’s 2. .7 meter challenge (Satoki Nagata) 3. 100 stranger portrait series (Danny Santos) 4. Shoot people through windows 5. Tourist in your own city

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