• Tuesday , 25 February 2020

Why you SHOULDN'T do STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

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Why you SHOULDN’T do STREET PHOTOGRAPHY. // Are you a street shooter? Street photography is important. But I think there are some times when you shouldn’t do street photography. Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments.

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42 Comments

  1. Jamie Windsor
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    I want to clear one point up. When I say:

    “So this leaves me wondering: Can you accurately represent a culture you are not part of? How much insight can you really offer? I don’t have a clear answer to this.”

    I mean this literally. This is a genuine question that I don't have a clear answer to, not a didactic statement of morality.

  2. Andy DerksMKKT953DI
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Well said !

  3. Michael Andrew Imagery
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    I think you put too much thought into it.

    While I agree that something simply being legal doesn’t make it right, you take the thought to the extreme. You want to stand on a moral soap box, become a monk, save the whales, or chain yourself to a tree in a deforestation area. With photography, if it’s in the open and able to be seen by passers by, what’s the difference between seeing it yourself, or seeing it in a photo ? Zero difference. Both are readily able to be viewed by people looking in that direction.

    So while I personally try to conduct my street photography with class and dignity, I see absolutely no reason to feel bad about capturing something that was readily available to be seen by the eye anyway.

    I suppose everybody has to have something they complain about. For me, I dislike soap boxes…

  4. lordkorner
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Thank you for the thoughtful video.

  5. FA
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    This video is one the best pieces of content on the internet this rules should be Applied to any Carrer or any one life .

  6. Lords Of Film
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    A hundred years after Nietzsche, and people are still talking ethics and morals like hypocrites.

  7. S Johnno
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Wonderfully insightful, turning the transaction back on the photographer. New sub

  8. Matheus Gonzaga
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Great, great video and discussion.

  9. wjfbailey
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Interesting video. Misleading title though. The missing ‘sometimes’ makes a difference.

  10. Brotherb Video
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    So what do you do with all those photos? Click, click, click. What’s the point?

  11. Graham Walters
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Backgrtound music is too loud ..clicked away

  12. Light Theory Photography
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    That obnoxious photographer at the start is the reason many people hate street photographers. Behaviour like that makes it harder for the rest of us

  13. vaping wonderboy Pinder
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    this makes me wont to do it

  14. David Howard
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Some of the best photography content on YouTube. Excellent.

  15. Jim Jim
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    The photographer at the beginning of the video gives every street photographer a bad perception. It’s quite appalling to see him in action.

  16. fingerhorn4
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Well done. Agree with most of this. Just one point. Being granted permission for taking a street pic of one person does not absolve you of responsibility for the way that picture is published or promoted. In fact when you discuss context, the most important context is the eventual purpose for which the photo is published. Photos can be assigned to multiple agendas. So when you "ask permission" to take a street photo, you must allow for the fact that those giving you permission might not be aware of how you are going to exploit the picture, which is more important than the picture itself.

  17. lefroy1
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    One noteworthy thing when looking at street-candid work; subjects who notice they're being photographed almost universally look pissed-off about it.

  18. Simo Väisänen
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Good thinking. Share your thoughts. Please check my channel if you have time. What are the Finns like?:
    https://youtu.be/6UZFZVX6-Hk

  19. L Faker son
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    This video is more than just photography. Very powerful.

  20. Pedro Pimentel
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    "Any commentary we wish to make is determined by our preconceived idea about them. We are limited by the lens of our own experience." – I believe this is what makes street photography something so thought provoking. Whilst we sometimes may be think we're sharing our unique vision, undeniable luck and technical skills as an artist, we're showing simply a reflection of ignorance, and our ability to judge unconditionally.

    Street photography is a valid form of human expression, but the question is, based on your own personal values, is it THE form of expression you wish to pursue? Are you feeling obligated to do it because of the pressure and requirements of this trend?

    Follow your instincts.

  21. Negan
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    I personally think street photography looks great if it's in black and white

  22. jacob ruppert
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Please stop trying to make everything suck. Way to go to college and learn how to turn everything into a pretentious classroom discussion. You over educated, pretentious, smarmy little jerk off. For fucks sake I hate these videos.

  23. Jose Uribe
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Fan Ho is my favorite street photographer, so artistic

  24. Sam G
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Thank you for introducing me to Bruce Gilden

  25. Stephen Prouty
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Very well done. The question of ethics are something that all street photographers should make an honest attempt to answer before they start wandering around pointing cameras in strangers faces.

  26. Photolens
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    fantastic thoughts I totally agree with you. Thanks for this video

  27. Henrique Grolli
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    To those wondering the "pleasant" photographer at the start of the video is Bruce Gilden

  28. mat teo
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    I think Fan Ho is the perfect example on how it is appropriate to do street photography

  29. Ken Lezin
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Thank you so much for this video. I love to do street photography, but lately have been questioning my own ethics in doing so. Your comments gave me a needed perspective on how to continue my inner dialogue.

  30. Harry Langdon
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    When I started street photography I had no idea it was a genre and this huge! Like the woman in Moliere who found she had been speaking prose all her life.

  31. Harry Langdon
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Legal unequal to ethical, true, but there's a worse equation going around in America for decades which drives me nuts: "I have a First Amendment right to say it, so therefore it's worth saying". This rationale is used by people in the public eye, including politicians. It is disgusting.

  32. speedsweets67
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    I read some of the reactions. But, I really think you answered your own question on "Can you really repre…….part of?"
    I think empathy can go a long way. The moment you interact and "feel "the energy of a person you can represent them. When one shoots a person, say a homeless person in agony, one always can give them the stage of his own "perspective". So, as you said, communication and empathy can go a long way. I think, the hesitation and questioning is your own "perspective".

  33. Mike Mettal
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    you don't need technical knowledge for street photography. not true at all…

  34. Brent N
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    “Can you accurately represent a culture you’re not a part of.”

    Absolutely, and maybe better sometimes because you’re an outside perspective.

    This is an ethical dilemma rooted in mainstream identity politics that basically says you can only think, express an opinion, or just exist within your own identity group (however defined).

    As an aside, the hypocrisy within this way of thinking is most would believe that people in an identity group “above” them are fair game, just not “below”. It’s all very slippery…

  35. daniel holden
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    photography is 99.999% shit now days, everything has been photographed, 1000000000 times over………….you really got be unique to be called an artist and stand out.

  36. clinton doyle
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    so the video should have been called – ( use ur own judgement right )

  37. Jacob Sammut
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Only one problem though. Speaking to a subject and asking him if it is OK for you to take a photograph, stops being street photography and becomes portraiture. A lot of people tend to believe that any photo taking place in the street is street photography and it is not the case. Street photography should be as mentioned earlier documentation of what is the street, and the way it lives. A posed portrait has lost a lot of what is real

  38. Dale Martin
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    I absolutely love your analogy on photography. You once did a video that included a woman whom captures all the imperfections in a scene rather than "making the scene" or editing it. Like that video, I just love this! Thank you 🙏

  39. SuperBullies1
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    The last thing I want to do is take photos of humans.

  40. Micah Yamanaka
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    That rapper at the end was fire 🔥

  41. pieter van der walt
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Your over thinking it

  42. Jim Mauch
    February 14, 2020 at 17:20

    Is there a way to convey the loneliness of isolation that can be felt in a crowded city. The feeling of the invisible man.

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