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Street Humour

Today no words…in a city there is always something funny to capture 🙂 The main tips are: patience and attention. It’s very important (in most cases) the ability to “preview” an action…or to “build up” a scene.

The Thief

When I saw the poster, I got the idea to put there my bag: in the city be careful to your bags!

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The Exhibitionist

Thanks to my friend for help me in the “build” of the picture 🙂

 

A very graceful girl

I waited for a long time to take this picture….because I know the habits of (all) men in front of a lovely girl 🙂

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Declaration of love

On the wall: “Puppy I love you”

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Love for Arts

Very love!

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The smoker

Smoking is dangerous! ( I like to play with posters .. of course the tip is: patience: wait for the right subject)

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Actual family

On account of me, they were chatting among themselves!

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Privacy & Photos: solved!

Some years ago, I mean so many years ago, it was an honor to be photographed on the street. Today it is a very big problem! I mean in Italy ( I don’t know in other countries, but I think it’s the same). There is the hateful, detestable, damnable privacy! Nobody wants to be photographed!! But why? Where is the problem? I mean, if you’re not committing a crime…or you are not whit your ..ehm.. lover 🙂 But anyway, you are in a public place, a street, where everyone can see you..

Some time ago, during my photo exhibition, a man saw the following picture…

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..and he said me: “hey, have you got the photo release? Without it you cannot expose this picture! I know this woman!”… Acc! of course I haven’t!! 🙂 🙂 But my answer was very prompt: “I don’t need it, this woman is my aunt!” ( very ready lie ) and I continued: “You are not the first person that believes to recognize this woman…it seems that my aunt has a twin!”.

 Another man saw the following picture:

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He recognized himself in the photo! He was the man with the white hair. He said nothing to me…but the next day he came again with his friends…He was very happy to be in the exhibition!!! The exception confirming the rule!

But to solve the privacy problem…we can start to photograph the fashion dummies!!! There is no need of the photo release!! And we can obtain very interesting ( and different ) Street-photos! 🙂 🙂

In my little “portfolio” there the dummy in the showroom and at its back there is always a detail of the city ( church, building, palace, wall, window ).  The fashion dummies in their city 🙂

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Likeness,similarity & analogy

I like photographs where there are likeness, not only in a direct way but also in different conjugations. You know that I’m stingy with words…so a picture is worth a thousand words….so please see the following examples 🙂  In this pictures the likeness & similarities are clear: I insert some highlights to indicate what captured my attention.

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Analysis of a good street point of view

On monday morning ( during my usual Street-Photographic tour ) I found an interesting place: an underpass:

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For me it was interesting because there were 2 reflection points and 2 prospetive lines:

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After technicality some pictures with X100T: Street Humour

My favourite kind of photography is “Street-Photography” and in this type we can find a great variety of photos: serious, documentary, humour,  architectural, portraits … in the streets we can find a Universe! I like funny situations…so here you can find what I saw in the streets of my city: Lucca. I didn’t build ( create ) “fake” situations: in my snapshots there are only real scenes. In a next post I’ll describe my Street-photo tecnique.

On sunday I meet with my friends, we chat and we take photos. Below you can see my friends in action! In a little space there are a lot of interesting things 🙂

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Who did say that men are not Saints?

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I waited a lot of time in front of the fountain….until here comes a guy ( I pre-visualised this scene in my mind, so I decided to wait )

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The translation of “Cicciotto”  is “Chubby man”  ( I have always a compact camera with me! I cannot lost a picture.  )

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Undecided girl: “All these toilets are the same..which toilet should I choose?” ( or all of them are occupied! )

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Ehm…ehm… no comment! Three tipe of …

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Father, mother and running childs.

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Double selfie

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No matter what camera you use…

…to take a good picture: I took this picture with an Ipad…and (of course) I edited with Snapseed. My suggestion is to use sometime a very old camera ( or a simple one ) and try to concentate yourself only on the composition and not loose yourself into the technology of the camera.

When a camera is old?

I have an Olympus OMD E-M5 (2012)…and the question is: is it an old digital camera? Some days ago I think so, but nevertheless I took it during a rainy day…and below you can find my answer.

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Five ( 5! )  years is a lot of time for a camera’s digital life…my camera can “live” for some time yet…I think that we cannot follow  new cameras’ improvements. OK perhaps new cameras are better … but, before buying a new one, take a good look inside  your one.. and think before you buy: “do I really need a new camera?” Sometimes an “old” camera can still take good pictures…and we can save money. The worst comment I ever heard:”Now finally I can take good pictures with my new and up-to-date camera for which I paid a lot of money”. Noooo!!!! You can take good pictures with a little disposable camera too!