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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:28 am 
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I went to Cambodia for Chinese New Year this year. It's been 10 years since I was last here and it's changed immeasurably - especially Siem Reap which is the gateway town to the Angkor Temples.

Anyway, Wherever I go, I seem to come back with photos of the people I come across. I find them infinitely more interesting subjects than the cities and environment they inhabit.

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Siem Reap -1080443 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


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Siem Reap -1070972 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


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Siem Reap 2-1070976 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


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Siem Reap -1080044 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


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Siem Reap -1080237 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


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Siem Reap -1080366 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


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Siem Reap -1080403 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


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Siem Reap -1080407 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr


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Siem Reap -1080412 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:18 pm 
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An excellent set, Kimchi - and great to see that you've varied your shooting level tomatch your subjects too - combined with getting close it makes you feel as if you're there....


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:40 am 
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Interesting and colourful set kimch. My interest in street photography is the expressions on the subject faces, # 1 is my favourite here. I must remember Phil's tip of getting down low on occasions.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Thanks for the responses. Yeah - adjusting your point of view to your subject can dramatically change the viewer's perspective.

Many people do hip shots, but in Asia, and especially in Vietnam, I tend to do a lot of "knee" shots as many people spend their working day on a tiny plastic stool.

Here are a couple of shots where I managed to get low without the subjects noticing:

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Ben Thanh Market -1010505 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr

And if you compare it to these ones, where I was shooting from chest height with the LCD screen or using the viewfinder with bent knees, you can see that the viewer feels far more distant from the subjects, even though I was just as close:

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Saigon -1060919 by Creative Vacuum, on Flickr

As you can probably see, one of the drawbacks is that you usually necessarily have to shoot in portrait orientation because of the way you are holding the camera down at arms length. This happened to be suitable for the first 2 images, but I often have to crop portrait images into landscape afterwards which necessitates a rather liberal amount of pixels being discarded.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:08 am 
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A very good set of images Kimchi, I really enjoy looking at these. They make me want to hop on a plane and photograph the streets near you myself. I should learn from your more active shooting style and try to lower my perspective more often (I'm a lazy photographer I guess), as you have shown the results can be so much better!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Really good set of photos, the variation in perspective as it was mentioned is a pretty nice thing, makes the shots feel more creative and not so snapshot-y :P

Personally my favorite one was #5, the composition and the moment that was captured looks great, though I wonder what was going on?

Great set, good job :)

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