What is the Sho(r)t Story?
This week’s poll looks at ads, billboard and street art in street photography. How do you feel about it, is it ok to use them in juxtapositions ?
As for the previous poll “Flash or no Flash in street photography” (215 voters) , I was quite surprised to find out that 87% of voters never use flash in street photography. Is this website Leica biased ? ;)
While my main issue right now is lack of time to shoot due to our new settlement in Argentina, I do admit that I miss Paris a lot in terms of photography. Rosario is fine and there are a lot of opportunities, but Paris corresponds more to my vision of street photography. Though I know it will still be long time before we go there again, I think we will do our best in the future to spend a least a few weeks each year in the city of Lights. But before that, we must succeed in our new adventure here in Argentina. And then, maybe the dream situation of a having a life split between the two continents could eventually happen. Wishful thinking I guess.
Meanwhile, I'll post some new picture of my Paris archive now and then.
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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/1000, ISO160
Leica M9 with
Do you only use the light that the street gives you or do you sometimes need a little help from a flash ? Or maybe, flash is simply part of your work routine for a special effect. Flash or no flash ? (use the comments section to provide more insights on the reasons why you might or might not use it)
I myself never use flash. I prefer to look for situations where I can take advantage of natural light, and anyways, it would be awkward to mount a flash on a Leica, no ? ;)
Paris – Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F4.0, 1/750, ISO160
As for the previous poll “What ISO sensitivity do you mainly use to shoot street photography ?” (407 votes), ISO400 pulled out slightly ahead of ISO200 with 31% of voters (to 26%). Probably a good compromise, especially for film shooters.