Covent Garden street pics

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by ianjmatt, May 17, 2014.

  1. ianjmatt

    ianjmatt New to Mu-43

    Some shots I took in Covent Garden last month. Appreciate feedback and critique on the photography and the PP. Shot with a Panasonic G5 and the standard kit 14 - 42.





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  2. ianjmatt

    ianjmatt New to Mu-43


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  3. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 23, 2012
    i like #1 and 4 the best, for the stories they tell :thumbup:
  4. QualityBuiltIn

    QualityBuiltIn Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Hi Ian,

    and welcome.
    I like your 'off duty' captures but I'm not keen on kids in street photography. Each to their own.

  5. ianjmatt

    ianjmatt New to Mu-43

    That interests me - why are you not keen?
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  6. QualityBuiltIn

    QualityBuiltIn Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    IMHO - they are not your kids. Grown ups are fair game but leave the kids alone.

    I wouldn't like to think of my kids being photographed by some random stranger.
  7. ianjmatt

    ianjmatt New to Mu-43

    Fair enough. I don't agree though. I always photograph in crowds where parents can see me. If they ask me not to or want me to delete an image I would. I would only take a pic of a kid if they happened to be where I was already shooting, I wouldn't seek them out.

    I don't have a problem with my kids being photographed in a public place, as long as it doesn't get weird or creepy. And besides, think of all the incredible street and documentary photography (and the historical value) we wouldn't have if kids weren't photographed.
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  8. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    Like no. 4 for the story, in general I don't think street performers make good street photos when I'm character, we have all seen them before and I feel street photography should be about the unusual or the usual seen in a different way, as you have in no. 4

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  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Great shots! Since the kids are not identified in any way I don't see a problem.
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