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Innocents Abroad part 4 – Shoot the Street

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The Textile Market

Link to part 1, part 2, part 3

Shoot the Street was conducted by David Nightingale and started with a morning class where he discussed both technical and social aspects of street shooting.  David emphasized quick thinking and learning what story to tell.  We discussed showing the broad view, shooting people in the context of that view and using detail within that context.  We also talked getting people to agree to street portraits and how it was necessary to have a reason that they find acceptable.  The reason could be as simple as “I’m a tourist – taking pictures is what tourists do” to having a project that the subject can buy in on. This is an area that I personally want to work on.  In the markets of Dubai it was not difficult to get willing subjects, here in the states it can be more challenging.

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