Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:13 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:28 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
This is the thread for any comments or questions concerning March's Assignment.

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:22 pm
Posts: 1312
Location: Speyer (Germany)
50mm or shorter in FF? Hrm.... I guess I'm out, yet. :lol:

_________________
Canon EOS 500D + Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EOS 33v
Canon EF 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 USM + EF 24-105mm 4L IS USM + EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 50mm 1.8 II + EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM + Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM + Canon Speedlite 580 EX II + Nissin Speedlite Di 466


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:20 am
Posts: 66
Location: Parker, Colorado
Jiko,

for your camera you would need to shoot 31mm or less (using a 1.6 crop factor), if I am reading the rules correctly.

_________________
Canon 5D Mk II & Canon SL1 (100d)
17-40 F/4L ~ 24-105 F/4L ~ EF 70-200mm f/4L IS ~ Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 ~ EF 50 f/1.4 ~ Lensbaby Composer ~ EF 100-400 L ~ EF 100 F/2.8 Macro ~ EF-S 18-135 ~ EF 24mm f/2.8 IS
EF 1.4x Extender III ~ Speedlite 600RT & 6 430EX II's with PW's ~ Speedlight MR-14EX


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:54 pm
Posts: 50
Location: Over there ------->>
too complicated....

Can I take a picture or NOT...???

_________________
D300s - MB-D10 - 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 - 50 mm f1.8 - 360AFD - bottle of water - and a kebab... ;)


Find me SUNR15E, on Flickr.

Or find me on facebook SUNR15E PHOTOGRAPHIC



Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:12 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 9:48 am
Posts: 118
Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
35mm film format 36mm x 24mm used with a 50mm lens is the equivalent of looking down a rectangular tube with your naked eyeball. Olden-days sports photographers had a wire frame mounted on the camera, a bit like a low-tech WW2 anti-aircraft gunsight and used a lens equivalent to 1:1 natural vision. Where telephoto flattens perspective and wide-angle accentuates it, 50mm lies somewhere in the middle and truly reflects how you see with the naked eye. What Kimchi is asking is that we go out and get stuck-in among our subjects and not be a bunch of shrinking violets.

Bet your boots though that there are a few objections ... UK law on street photography is plain and simple, if it's a public place then it's OK so long as you don't harass or 'stalk' individuals. However as soon as you step into a train / bus station or shopping mall it's no longer 'public' and those pseudo-military security types will be on you like a shot. Seek permission from the site administrators first. Not even the Police are truly clued-in on what rules apply so don't expect them to be informed arbitrators who will come down on your side.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:06 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:54 pm
Posts: 50
Location: Over there ------->>
So basically what is being asked for is a simple Street pic taken with a 50mm Lens... Yep I can do that.

The legal aspect I understand. The bravery involved...lol now that is another issue..

People do not like cameras pointing at them at the best of times....having a stranger do it in a public place....!!!!AAAARGH....

We will see.

SUNR15E

_________________
D300s - MB-D10 - 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 - 50 mm f1.8 - 360AFD - bottle of water - and a kebab... ;)


Find me SUNR15E, on Flickr.

Or find me on facebook SUNR15E PHOTOGRAPHIC



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:27 am
Posts: 528
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Just take a candid of life in a public place using normal/wide angle focal length.

Once you start zooming in you distance the viewer from the scene - hence the rule of 50mm or less

_________________
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53061745@N02/

Panasonic G3: 9-18mm, 14mm, 20mm, 45mm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:20 am
Posts: 66
Location: Parker, Colorado
kimchi, you hit the nail on the head.

_________________
Canon 5D Mk II & Canon SL1 (100d)
17-40 F/4L ~ 24-105 F/4L ~ EF 70-200mm f/4L IS ~ Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 ~ EF 50 f/1.4 ~ Lensbaby Composer ~ EF 100-400 L ~ EF 100 F/2.8 Macro ~ EF-S 18-135 ~ EF 24mm f/2.8 IS
EF 1.4x Extender III ~ Speedlite 600RT & 6 430EX II's with PW's ~ Speedlight MR-14EX


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:09 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:30 pm
Posts: 9822
Location: UK
SUNR15E wrote:
So basically what is being asked for is a simple Street pic taken with a 50mm Lens...

Except that on a D300s you'd need to be zoomed, in round numbers, to about 35mm (or less) to get a full-frame equivalent field of view as offered by a 50mm lens (or less) on an FX body.

Bob.

_________________
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8.
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:53 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
I'll just add this is my favorite OA theme ever. :lol:

Will probably only post a shot near the end of the month though, visiting London again at the end of March.

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:15 pm
Posts: 920
Location: Kanduhar, Afghanistan
Sweet and I'll be in Vegas next week 8)

_________________
Mike "The Squirrel"
Canon 550D | Canon EF 35mm 1:2 | Canon 50 f/1.8 II | Sigma 18-125mm DC OS | Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD | Canon 430EX II
Military Issued Canon 40D | Canon 55-250mm IS


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: STEALTH PHOTOGRAPHY
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 9:48 am
Posts: 118
Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
STEALTH PHOTOGRAPHY. Experimented yesterday in a crowded Sri Lankan street market setting the camera to wide angle and to shoot a series of 10 frames automatically after a 10 second delay. Hung it over my shoulder and strolled around while it did its thing. 40 frames taken, lots of rubbish but 2 potentially usable shots. I'll try again in a different situation and see how it goes. It certainly removes the 'in your face' confrontational aspect of street photography that might put off a few folks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:22 pm
Posts: 1312
Location: Speyer (Germany)
chadpope wrote:
Jiko,

for your camera you would need to shoot 31mm or less (using a 1.6 crop factor), if I am reading the rules correctly.

I know - and that's the problem :D

_________________
Canon EOS 500D + Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EOS 33v
Canon EF 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 USM + EF 24-105mm 4L IS USM + EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 50mm 1.8 II + EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM + Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM + Canon Speedlite 580 EX II + Nissin Speedlite Di 466


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:54 pm
Posts: 50
Location: Over there ------->>
Bob wrote:
Except that on a D300s you'd need to be zoomed, in round numbers, to about 35mm (or less) to get a full-frame equivalent field of view as offered by a 50mm lens (or less) on an FX body.

Bob.


That's a shame. As I don't own a 35mm lens....and although the 18-200 will meet the requirements I don't relish the thought of walking the streets with that pointing at people in my town...??

So I guess I am excluded by the requirements... :(

But I tell you what... I will use my 50mm...and if that is not ok...then I don't know what else I can do... :)

SUNR15E

_________________
D300s - MB-D10 - 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 - 50 mm f1.8 - 360AFD - bottle of water - and a kebab... ;)


Find me SUNR15E, on Flickr.

Or find me on facebook SUNR15E PHOTOGRAPHIC



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:59 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
SUNR15E, keep in mind that street photography does not by definition require the presence of people. Elliott Erwitt, my favorite photographer, has multiple books out on dogs that classify as street photography. Surely, pointing an 18-200mm at a four-legged friend wouldn't be too intimidating, would it?
Also - not trying to shamelessly plug my work - I have shot pictures that fall in the street category and don't have any people in them, not any dogs I might add. See some of my London shots for examples.

As an avid street photographer, I am not much of a fan of "stealth photography" I must admit, and I'd even go as far as saying I wouldn't classify it as street photography. Not every photograph taken on the street is a street photograph, and firing bursts randomly, to me, does not quite meet the requirements. Which makes me wonder: kimchi, would you allow street portraiture in this assignment as well? Many seem to be terrified of the idea of street photography, and street portraiture, IMO, is a little less intimidating for novices...

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group