by yernevile / soliven
street random impressions, coffee, art, design
– Street photography is like drinking coffee in the morning. The familiar taste, the sensation of a hot sip, the cycle of drinking from today to the other. Some days you drink more, some days you don’t.
- Street photography is part of the ART lifestyle.
- You don’t just shoot; you shoot with beauty in mind.
- It makes you think quick, when you feel the moment is about to happen, you seem to gather all shooting experiences and calibrate it into one big gun pointing at that subject-scene. Still it doesn’t guarantee a successful shot!
- No one is better than the other. Everyone will have their own shining moment with many opportunities the street can offer. It should be true when you reach the point of familiarity collected from years of trial-error experience. You can always go back to shoot another, and another until you get it done and satisfied.
- Style, preferences, mood, beauty perception vary. That’s what make us unique in a big way.
- shoot alone, and for sure you will own your world of unique personal perspectives the world will see, and praise if it deserves one.
- A good spot will definitely yield a good result.
- You are your worst critique.
- You are your best critique.
- The local community is harder to please than the international community. The allegiance to brands is giving a causing a dividing wall.
- It takes an objective, confident, magnanimous, generous and giving photographer to give and share generous remarks and words of praise on other’s works. For that to happen, one is perceived to have a good grasp of the history, understand the fundamentals.
- Pay-it-forward. Be reciprocating. When you grow older and wiser, you are much appreciated when you share once in a while. The returns may not be visible but it will come twofold, maybe more.
- If you want to grow your network, be giving, say something objective about the work. No one makes friends without connecting and giving his fair share of investment in others.
- Ditch the brand mentality if sponsorship is not a factor. There’s always a perfect time to talk about gears in particular forums.
- Gears don’t necessarily make us great photographers.
- It is the ‘learning curve’ that does.
- Lastly, grow caringly of others by giving, sharing.
- We didn’t’ get there by ourselves, no one did. Even Bresson learned from those before him, and he shared so much in return.
ByDESIGN, street photography has taught this writer more learning on precision, timing, and reinforced the understanding on balance, decisiveness, constructive reasoning and critiquing, none of those hurtful, vicious type of criticism, even that entails Art! ©soliven / kalye5 – kalye 5