Street 114 is up and wandering about 🙃

June 21st, 2024
Thanks to @vincent24 for running the last round…. And to everyone who participated and voted! street is one of my favourite genres of photography, although i don’t do it much anymore…. Anyhoo - i was thrilled to win the last round on my rather serendipitous subway shot with human element, and am pleased to be launching round 114!

For those of you who may be trying street photography for the first time, read on for some additional text and links below.

Here are the dates and tag for this new competition

Tag— street-114

Dates: June 16 2024 (day after the last challenge closed) to July 19 2024.

All images posted can be viewed here:


More on Street Photography

Street photography is an intimidating genre for many photographers, mainly because it involves pointing your camera at strangers and taking their picture. While it is true that a photo in which eye contact is made with the subject can be very powerful it is also true that an equally powerful image can be made without the subject realizing that their photo is being taken. There is more than one way to get a good street photograph. You can use the in-your-face guerilla approach, the stealthy surreptitious approach or you could simply ask a stranger if they would mind if you took their picture. Whichever technique you use always be mindful of light and shadow and strong composition, and try to tell a story. I lifted this definition of street photography from an on-line article:

"Street photography is a visual documentation of everyday life and society. It’s commonly referred to as a candid representation of humanity, however, a person doesn’t need to be in an image for it to be considered street photography. This type of photography takes place exclusively in public areas, albeit not necessarily on the street.

Within three sentences, you might have already realized that there isn’t a clear definition of what street photography is or isn’t. And yet, once you see a street photography image it’s just so clear that it couldn’t be classified as anything else. As Bruce Gilden once said, “If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it's a street photograph.”

Here is the link to the full article which offers some useful tips.^145175008536^search%20-%20dsa&experiment_id=^^642983295317^&gclid=Cj0KCQiAwvKtBhDrARIsAJj-kTj6kcBlMSeWesFn6odvHe0pyzdk_xbCNGJBhJnP7wNXBsGgrpTAjvEaAtS1EALw_wcB

Here are some other links/articles provided by others who have hosted previously; hopefully, they offer some helpful guidance.

More can be read about the legality and appropriate behaviour relating to taking photographs of people in public places here:
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