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1.6 - "Needs Work" 

I'm 23 french, traveling into Sydney, I asked two firends to join me for few shoots :) I have wait 5.30 am to have this light

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Gary Mendoza's picture

The girl on the right looks frustrated, she ruins the whole thing for me.

Rémy PONCELET's picture

My model management is pretty bad I have to improve that :/

Terry Waggoner's picture

The woman on the right looks like she's missing part of her midsection?

Rémy PONCELET's picture

Hmmm she has everything where she need to have something 😂

Terry Waggoner's picture

LOL.........I was fairly sure she was not........it just looked odd...........;)

Carl Irjala's picture

I voted up this photo because you have managed very well with the selection of the place for this shot. The colors from the hot to the cold fit perfectly into the picture. You have also handled the lighting well.
You had all the ingredients for a five-star image, but it was a pity that your models were not so cooperative here.

Rémy PONCELET's picture

Thank you for your critics ! For the models it s my fault it was my first model management :/

Nick Viton's picture

backfocused?

Rémy PONCELET's picture

Nop but it was 5am and a poor light so the shoot was at 1/50 or something like this :/

Davide Preziosilli's picture

This is not street-photography. It is not candid.

Rémy PONCELET's picture

Hmm i’m In the street I made a photo, it s not a street photo ?

Davide Preziosilli's picture

If it is candid, yes.
If it is staged, no.

Nick Viton's picture

I disagree. This image counts as street.

Davide Preziosilli's picture

So, let me understand, what is your definition of street-photography?

Nick Viton's picture

Same as yours, only without the limitation of it needing to be candid.

Davide Preziosilli's picture

So every photo taken in a street is street-photography for you. Ok.

Nick Viton's picture

You don't have to take my word for it. Take a look at some of the great street style photographers; Bill Cunningham, Scott Schuman, Tommy Ton, Phil Oh, Candice Lake. Their street images include candids but aren't exclusive to them.

Davide Preziosilli's picture

You are confusing street style (or whatever) with street-photography.

Nick Viton's picture

Wrong again. They're not mutually exclusive.

Davide Preziosilli's picture

They are not mutually exclusive, I agree.
But by definition street-photography is candid. It's what makes street-photography unique. The candid element is the concept that makes street-photography a genre. This is my point. And the point of wikipedia that opens the definition with this words “Street photography, also sometimes called candid photography".

Nick Viton's picture

I believe that definition is too restrictive. I have found other websites indicating that street photography does not have to be candid.
Oh well, we each have our own definition - that's cool.
Can we find something we can agree on? The subjects in the image above are blurry, and the picture does not deserve 4 stars.
Cheers!