Street Focus 45 – Q&A and Street Challenge
Today my guest co-host is my friend and Italian photographer Ugo Cei. Together we answer questions sent to us by Teresa Pilcher and Chris Weisman. We delve into the question whether or not making eye contact with your subject can still be called street photography, how to handle a situation when your subject notices you and gets upset. And finally, how to gain more recognition as a street photographer.
My guest co-host, Ugo Cei says he “loves to travel and show the beauty of the world and its inhabitants to everybody. This is really an amazing planet we live on and every place and every culture possesses beauty that deserves to be shown.” You can see more of his work on his website, visit his photography community and find out more about his workshops.
And the winners are…
Ugo chose and image by Michael Schmitt titled ‘What is Happening Here'
Valerie chose an image by Teresa Pilcher titled ‘Watched by Mythical Men'
Both winners will receive an ebook of their choice from our friends at www.RockyNook.com.
NEW Street Challenge: EXPRESSIONS! Joy, sadness, surprise, etc. Post your best pic in the comment section below before August 20!
Picks of the week:
Ugo's pick: FlashQ wireless flash triggers
Valerie's pick: How Photographs Are Sold a book by Alain Briot and published by Rocky Nook.
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Examples of EXPRESSIONS in the streets by Valerie Jardin:
I enjoyed the talk. I follow all suggestion when I am on road.
Mirth.. A shared moment. 😉 Cafe Regis Paris
Many expressions waiting for a delayed flight at the airport. Midway, Chicago.
A young lady’s facial expression as she listens to street performer
Thanks for a series of most entertaining and informative podcasts. This is my expressions entry for the challenge
Happy, not so happy! On the main promenade in Brighton, UK
Ice cream faces
Not sure about the catch
Jealousy or Envy
Hi to all, this is my first photo in your street challenges.
This one was taken in a very sunny day of Buenos Aires during my lunch break.
Hope you enjoy it.
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This makes me laugh. I would love to know what was going through his mind.
Expressions; Canal Street Subway Station, New York, NY
Hi all, another newbie. 1st photo in street challenges. Taken in Camden markets, London
Wonderfully useful information and opinions in this show! Thanks to those who posed the questions and to Valerie and Ugo for your experienced answers!!
I call this one ‘Miss Congeniality’ – I was intrigued by the two very different expressions by two pageant participants.
I love eye contact, even if it is a quadruped
Love to fill my ears with your street photo podcast, sometimes I wish they were a bit longer.
My entry for expressions “Bad Day” shot in Las Vegas, Nv
Hope older photos are ok? Didn’t see any rules about it.
I asked if I could take a picture with the dog and her and they both smiled
The customer is always right.
Amazed little girl
Chilling for five: teatime away from the desk
Red Light Encounter : Four Pairs of Eyes
on your mark, get ready….GO
One of those days
Dejected: I watched her for half an hour as she went from waiting to forlorn
Back from a trip from Lisbon and the theme for this month was great for this photo I captured on the trip. This was taken in the Barrio Alto as this bored mother/daughter watched the world go by.
in the middle of a celebration this man not look so happy, maybe the crowd exposes his loneliness.
Michigan Avenue, Chicago..
Three reactions seen at the Cluny market in Bourgogne, France – taken with Fujifilm X-A1at 50mm
A smiling kid in a rickshaw, in the street of Varanasi, India
So India isn’t it!
So true !…
I guess this could be color as well but I think the guard seems really make the photo with his mostly physical expression of sadness.
So nice – love the line of yellow
Simple but very effective. Good spot.
Picture taken while waiting at the Nicollet light rail station in Minneapolis. Head a bunch of screaming, turned and saw this guy and immediately snapped this picture. He just happened to see a high school friend he had not seen since graduation 20 year ago. During their discussion they discovered they both work for the Minnesota Twins. They created quite the scene.
This expression is either “Hey are you taking a photo of me?” or “Why are you crouching over that puddle?”
Lift bar and pull.
Long day in the office!
Street Challenge: Expressions
Street Challenge: Expression – Excited
Here’s one for the ‘Expressions’ challenge – ‘It’s FOUR pounds!’. Taken in Borough Market London.
This was taken at Insa-dong in Seoul, South Korea…I guess you could call it “Hello cutey.”
Expression – Wistful.
I was sitting in a Melbourne and the girl on the other side put had down her phone. This image appeared and I had to quickly change my lens from the 23 f1.4 to the 90 f2 before she moved and the moment passed forever.
Excellent photo. Love the placement of your subject in the photo. Nice
Thanks so much for your kind words Steve.
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Hi Valerie, I’ve contacted you through the link under your comment.
S.F. Riding the muni home from a concert, a quick snap. I saw the tenderness and love between this lovely couple.
I love this image. Innocence captured but the creepy guy in the background adds an interesting dimension.
Hi Jane! Thank you for your comment on my image. I appreciate your taking time to view and write.
Entries for this challenge are now closed. Thank you!