taking it to the street…again

By strazz

May 21, 2009

Category: Daily work


Since I had so much fun last time, I headed out again to do some Michigan Avenue street photography or would it be avenue photography?

Some of you might be wondering what is the difference between street photography and just plain newspaper feature hunting.

First off in street photography,  no captions or names. The viewer must make up their own mind as to what the image is about.

Secondly, it has to be a stolen moment. Shoot and run. If you can take the photo while you are walking, bonus points.

Thirdly, if you get caught taking the photo by the subject, you lose the game and the photo must be deleted.

Can any of you think of any other possible rules? Let me know.


11 Responses to “taking it to the street…again”

  1. Oh! I like the point system and deletion rule. These will go into full effect next time I am trekking around downtown.

  2. Watch out for flying bricks.

  3. Sweet definitely going to try this game… and I love the last picture.

  4. Looking through the viewfinder is not a pre-requisite.

  5. So cool. The last one here is my fav.

  6. great idea, scott! sounds like a fun thing to do with my photo buddies here in fresno. awesome work btw, been following your work since i saw your stuff on mediastorm.

  7. HAH! perfect description of street shooting. Lovin’ the third frame.

  8. Great stuff. Second frame is my favorite, although I can’t really say why…. That’s the great thing about street photography.

  9. rule #17e:
    ‘if you can smell the street from looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph’ – bruce gilden

  10. Just discovered your blog, Scott, (after coming across your name in various photo forums); now doing doing a bit of archival catch-up on your admirable photography and observant commentary!

    Rules I would add:
    1) No backs of heads
    2) Double bonus points for drive-by’s on a bicycle or public transit
    3) Exception to Scott’s rule #3: If caught, must feign ignorance in an unintelligible foreign accent; if successful, keep the photo

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