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Spyros Papaspyropoulos

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Spyros Papaspyropoulos is passionate about Photography, especially Street Photography. Because of that passion he considers himself a Street Photographer. If you would like to see his work you can also visit his Street Hunters Profile. He is co-founder of Street Hunters.

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ATTENTION

The following views are mine personally and do not necessarily represent the views of the StreetHunters team.


Introduction

Street Photography is a genre of photography that can’t be easily described to others. The understanding of the definition of it varies from individual to individual due to the fact that each person simply understands it in a different way. I don’t know who originally named this genre of Photography “Street Photography”, but as time has passed, more and more additions to the definition have been made. Street Photography has changed and maybe that is why for some, the actual name “Street Photography” is now a bit confusing.

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Introduction

Street Photography is beautiful. Street Photography is thrilling. Street Photography is ugly. Street Photography is funny. Street Photography is rude. Street Photography has many silhouettes and shapes. Street Photography is about faces…

According to how we understand Street Photography, it is many things. Depending on the style of the Photographer, a Street Photo can be Artistic, or Rude, or Intrusive or all those together. A Street Photo can be Amazing, Boring, Full of people or devoid of people. So, you see, there are many styles of Street Photos out there. Today we are going to present the Types of Street Photography. We will examine what defines each Type and through this examination we will better understand the scope that Street Photography covers.

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The Fears of Street Photography and how to get over them

Note: The following views are mine personally and do not necessarily represent the views of the StreetHunters team.

Introduction

Many of us Street Photographers find Street Photography intimidating for various reasons. Some of us fear that our gear will be stolen or broken, others fear that we might get beaten up by a big bad stranger or a gang of thugs and others fear more things! It depends on each person’s imagination really. No matter what the fear(s) each one of us faces, there is a way to manage to control or suppress that fear. I say control or suppress because in my opinion fear never goes away, we just learn how to better control it and how to use it to our advantage. In this post we will take a look at the most common fears we Street Photographers face and we will also take a look at some nice tips that will help us overcome those fears so we can focus better on what we love most, which is shooting photos of the events of life.

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Hello fellow Street Photographers!

Many friends from various parts of the world have requested to join our team during the past month. Up until now www.StreetHunters.net wasn’t ready to grow. But, the time to speed things up has come and for that reason we are letting you all know that we would love to take a look at new Street Hunter candidates!

But what does a Street Hunter have to do?

The minimum requirements for each member of StreetHunters.net are:

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Posed Street Portraits vs Candid Street Portraits in Street Photography

Introduction

When out on the streets, a Street Photographer can shoot anything from random scenes to portraits. Every type of shot has its level of interestingness. In this post we will talk about the later, portraits.

Specifically we will get to know the two basic types of portraiture that can be shot on the street and once we have done that we will take a look at the differences between them. At the end of the post, I thought that it would be great if I shared some tips on how to snap awesome portrait shots. I think the average street photographer will find them helpful.

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Introduction

Street Photography is a genre of photography that could be argued by most that it has it’s own etiquette. I find this logical since it involves interaction with other human beings and whenever there a more than one human being involved in some sort of interaction, rules must be followed, if not rules then at least something like a customary code of behaviour.

So this customary code of behaviour or etiquette, these DOs and DON’Ts if you prefer, can help us Street Photographers enjoy our Street Hunting to the max, but at the same time without getting ourselves into too much trouble.

In this post, I will share with you some things that you ought to keep in mind while Street Shooting.

I remember, when I was younger, my dad always used to tell me what I shouldn’t do (in a situation), before he told me what I should do. Now that I am a father myself, I understand that he was trying to protect me. So, after careful consideration and following his example, I think that it would be best to share the DON’Ts of Street Photography first and then in a another post, share the DO’s.

So let’s get started.

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Introduction

Ever since I started shooting in the Streets, I have been hooked to it. I love the way that sometimes scenes just unfold themselves right in front of my lens and I feel so lucky that I am there to press the shutter button to capture them. 

I have noticed that after shooting in the same town or city for a long period of time, I begin to get it’s vibe and I start to comprehend it better and better. When shooting in a small town, this comprehension might come to me faster, depending of course on the complexity of the people and the architecture in the area. I must admit thought, that after shooting in the same streets for many weeks or even months, a time comes when I feel that I have nothing more to capture. I feel that I have explored every corner, that I know every way the light shines in each street and sometimes I even know which people to expect during specific times of the day. When this happens to me, there is always one thing that I do that excites me and makes me feel a new interest for my town.  I go nocturnal.

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Introduction

I use a Mirrorless camera 90% of the time for my Street Hunting. The other 10% is split into 35mm film Rangefinder cameras and my iPhone. This is not by chance. Mirrorless cameras have many advantages in Street Photography and we will talk about the most important ones below. Before we get into that though, I would like to tell you in simple words what a Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera is and give you a few examples.

A MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera) is a camera that does not need a mirror to work, as a DSLR does. It uses interchangeable lenses, unlike digital compact cameras and usually has a large image sensor, from Nikon CX, to m4/3 to full frame. A few good examples of MILCs are the SONY NEX System, the Leica Digital M System, the Olympus OM-D, The Fuji X System and more. So, from the above description you can understand that for example the very popular Fuji X100S is not a MILC since it doesn’t offer the option of changing lenses, but on the contrary the Fuji X-Pro1 is a MILC because it works without a mirror and works around an interchangeable lens system.

Introduction

It is 00:50 and I have just about finished posting one of my recent photos on the Social Networks called “Legs”. “Legs” is a photo about a girl in a skirt walking in the street at night. She has great legs as you can imagine by the title and they inspired me to capture her, freeze her in time. What I felt, the anticipation, the satisfaction after the shot, the thrill, all those feelings are some of the reasons why I just love Street Photography!

If you were to ask me: 

“Spyros, what are the 10 reasons why you love Street Photography?”

I would have to say the following: