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Out taking some shots today in Perth. I'm interested in street photography and people, I guess.



















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It seems to me Asia makes this photography caper a little easier by spoiling the camera with seemingly endless opportunities for a photo. Living back in the west where you have to work harder to find a good photo isn't such a bad thing perhaps. The rewards come much less often, however.

It can be frustrating as a beginner though, can't it? You want to take interesting photos all the time, or find what you think is interesting subject matter, the results often disappointing. Just as well it's a lot of fun learning.

Some other shots from yesterday.


This lady and myself shared a laugh and a nod at each other as we passed on the street yesterday.


I hadn't been to our port for some time and was pleased to find the water and area in general quite clean.


Here was an opportunity to play with patterns, but I just couldn't "see" it. I'm hoping this ability is something that can be learned.


This chap runs a small amateur theatre company in Perth.


Perth City central station. I've seen many great photos of train stations from many different parts of the world but have yet to photograph Perth in an interesting way.


This man has been feeding pigeons in Perth from his wheel chair for many many years.
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I have quite the opposite opinion about India vs west when it comes to street photog. I find that it's easier to fill the frame in the east - there's lot of people, chaos and general entropy. It's much harder to get a good frame - composition, balance, lighting - oh the lighting in NY is to die for - such near horizontal rays. The washout in Indian high-noon is hard. My favorite street photogs are Alex Webb - especially his seminal work 'suffering of light'; also Stephen shore's uncommon places , Robert Frank's 'The Americans'' and from India Raghubir singh. Worth looking up.

I'm enjoying your thread. I've only posted here in mobile clicks and few other times in my travelogues - never did a dedicated street photog thread.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post I have quite the opposite opinion about India vs west when it comes to street photog. I find that it's easier to fill the frame in the east - there's lot of people, chaos and general entropy. It's much harder to get a good frame - composition, balance, lighting - oh the lighting in NY is to die for - such near horizontal rays. The washout in Indian high-noon is hard. My favorite street photogs are Alex Webb - especially his seminal work 'suffering of light'; also Stephen shore's uncommon places , Robert Frank's 'The Americans'' and from India Raghubir singh. Worth looking up.

I'm enjoying your thread. I've only posted here in mobile clicks and few other times in my travelogues - never did a dedicated street photog thread.
Hi vaibhav. I'm very grateful for you mentioning some street photogs as being a newbie to the hobby, I've not had any exposure to those who are well regarded in the art form. I'm going to search them out right now. thanks again.
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Great photos hammockman !

You are making Perth look very exotic.

I don't have anything to add in the debate on where to make the best street pics (East or West, crowded or not, direct sunlight or not) but I'd like to add some obvious names to the best street photographers of all time - Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier-Bresson - I think Paris street pics are memorable, but I am biased.
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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer View Post Great photos hammockman !

You are making Perth look very exotic.

I don't have anything to add in the debate on where to make the best street pics (East or West, crowded or not, direct sunlight or not) but I'd like to add some obvious names to the best street photographers of all time - Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier-Bresson - I think Paris street pics are memorable, but I am biased.
Ha! I'm trying to remember if I can ever recall someone referring to Perth as exotic.

I appreciate you helping me to further my understanding of photography with Doisneau and Cartier-Bresson. I'm currently looking at Alex Webb's The Suffering of Light as per vaibhav's suggestion, and, well, just WOW.

Thanks theyam, I look forward to looking at the masters.
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I have not heard of Vaibhav's favourite photographers, so I also will look them up !

I have friends in Perth and am invited to visit...... so intrigued.

Do you have surfing photographs too in your collection ? I love Tim Winton's novels about the sea there.
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I did not know about Robert Doisneau - looked him up, great photos. Many times in the past, I've tried hard to like Bresson's work, given his fame, but failed - must be his favored focal length (50 mm).
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Do you have surfing photographs too in your collection ?
Sorry, I have very few photos of anything as I'm a complete newbie hobbyist, other than a few cheap smartphone pics taken in Java a month or two ago, most all have been posted in "mobile clicks" or here.
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No worries. Happy photographing !
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A glorious autumn day here in Perth perfect for taking to the streets for a few photos.


A Window to Look Through.


Great Hair.


No Hair.


My shoes, a book and a hat.


Going Up.


End of a Mime's day.


Give me a bling some time.


Smoke Break.


Blues Man?


Still trying to get a good Perth Station shot.
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Perth station shot not quite as hectic as CST in Mumbai. Zamba.
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Somebody asked me for photographs of the Kerala town I visited last week. I realised that I experienced the town as being so ordinary, I had not even bothered to take the camera out, except to the beach.

This is why I'll probably never be much of photographer. Because photographers don't see ordinary streets, they see pictures.

And the more you see pictures, probably, the more addicted you will be to making them
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