Tipster: Street shooting

2011-06-08

Want to shoot in the street but not sure how? Read on to find out! Street shooting tips I learned from lomo outings and talks in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

One of the first thing I learned from the talk is about preparation. Next is about telling stories through your photos.

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Although one of the 10 Golden rules states that ’Don’t think’ but I do feel that without thinking completely would waste a lot of films. We don’t want to waste films, do we? We do want to capture the best image possible all the time, right?

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The 5 Ws to consider when taking photographs
*Where (is the location?)
*When (is the event?)
*Who (is involve?)
*What (is the subject/occasion?)
*Why (take photo?)

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1.Preparation before the event
Equipment
*
Camera body – which to bring? (For me I’ll bring suitable cameras according to the location— I brought my Diana Mini and action sampler for my first lomo outing)
Lenses – Which to bring? (If your camera can change lens)
*
Films- How many to bring? Which to bring? ISO high or low? (I love high ISO so I normally bring 400 or 800 to be able to shoot in low light condition)
Batteries – enough to last throughout the event (for your flash and camera)
*
Camera bag – Backpack/sling bag

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2. Preparation on the job/outings
*Research on the case (event)
*History – Do keep in mind that you are telling stories through photos
*Understanding (whether the event is an open/closed event) (Do not upload/publish photos that are taken in private events)
*Knowing WHO’s who (Meaning that you identify the identity of the person(s) you took)

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3. 3 second rule of Street Lomography: Visualisation. Compose imagination. Shoot! This is in line with the 10 Golden rules of ‘Be fast!’.

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Of course, my tips do go in line with the 10 Golden rules so apply it too!
Watch this video on my recent outings too

LOMOHUNTER GATHERING & OUTING from maduzmarksman on Vimeo.

written by cutebun on 2011-06-08 #gear #tutorials #art #malaysia #tipster #actionsampler #outings #diana-mini #street-shooting-guide

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