Group 92 Bulletin Board


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This page is dedicated to discussions about our theme (Street Scenes) that are outside the scope of our monthly images.



Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Brandon Montgomery found a YouTube video of street photography: Must you have people in the photograph to make it a Street Photo?
Chack this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn3xh1F1Tf0
Hope it works.   Posted: 08/22/2020 14:57:13
Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
I loved the You Tube. When I was thinking about a thread to start that was going to be my question. Do you need people? I think city streets tell their own story in so many ways. Especially now when you see signs and painted art that says so much more than finding one person to be in the photo.   Posted: 08/22/2020 18:53:25
Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Also, spread the word that the link is published in HELPFUL LINKS, above.
Send me the links to publish.   Posted: 08/22/2020 19:22:42
Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
I agree as the street and what it has can tell it own unique story. The amazing thing about street photography is the multiple avenues that can be taken with it.   Posted: 08/22/2020 23:09:42
Geoff Shaw   Geoff Shaw
Interesting video, but I am unsure why there is the premise that street photography requires people to be in the frame. I thought I'd research the issue and did a quick web search. Wikipedia says "...However, street photography does not need to exclusively feature people within the frame. It can also focus on traces left by humanity..."; Britanica says "Street photography, a genre of photography that records everyday life in a public place. ..." but includes as examples several photos that have no people. https://photographylife.com/what-is-street-photography#do-street-photos-need-people says "... I believe that street photographs do not need people, they do need the suggestion that someone was there." and https://www.streethunters.net/blog/2013/09/19/what-is-street-photography-spyros-personal-definition/ says "The subject can even be absent of any people and can be that of object or environment where an object projects a human character or an environment is decidedly human" and "Since most of photography is Street Photography, isn’t Street Photography then just Photography?"
https://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/street_photography/what-is-street-photography/ says "... a person does not have to be in a photo for it to be considered a street photograph...." and that was just the top few on the first page of the search, that addressed the question directly. I think the consensus of these sites is that you do not need a person in the image, though a human influence in the subject seems a consistent theme. Also, it seems that "Street" photography does not necessarily need a street.
  Posted: 08/22/2020 19:26:05
Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
I agree as well and I have always seen street photography as more than people. Most of my street photos don't involve people as I like to get street captures that show the city as opposed to people in the image. There is so much to the streets that could be captured as opposed to just people.   Posted: 08/22/2020 23:02:54

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
A reminder for all is we do have a bulletin board set up in our Digital Dialog Group. So far, no one has started a thread on the board. Our webmasteer has forwarded a link to Group 83 as a model to see how useful this feature is. Take a look.

http://psadigital.org/group83/bb.php

Anyone want to give this a start? Lets go for it. Here is a current message from our webmaster, Tom Pickering.

In addition, the threads are now in reverse order, with the newest threads at the top so it's now even easier to see what's new.

Because of the thread order change, it is extremely important that everyone use the black [Reply] button at the end of an individual comment when replying. If replies are not entered this way, it could get quite confusing as they will not nest within an existing thread, but create new threads instead and not make a lot of sense. PLEASE remind your members of this, which also applies to the discussions of each other's images.   Posted: 07/25/2020 17:19:45

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