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Street Photography Week

with hosagu

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Find your favorite art form in education format by either browsing the galleries on the right or visiting #projecteducate's 2013 Roundup. To find out what's coming up in 2015 check out the schedule.

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Street Photography

hosagu has been on DeviantArt for over four years and in that time has been a strong supporter of Street Photography, advocating for the genre time and time again. He has, more recently, become the Street Photography Community Volunteer and this article will hopefully give you a bit more insight into how he works, what inspires him and what Street Photography means to him. Houman is from New Caledonia and describes himself as a modest but passionate photographer on an eternal learning curve...

Just Id-ing... by hosagu

Tell us a bit about yourself, where you are from and how you got started with Street Photography...

I'm from Lyon in France and I'm thirty-seven years old. I have a son and have been married for twelve years. I actually live and work in New Caledonia which is a little French island located in the Pacific Ocean north East from Australia. For work, I am a miner and have been travelling for work since 2003 in various countries across the world. photography is my passion, it's an incredible part of me that was revealed when I was just sixteen years old. My Father inspired me when he began taking photos with an Analog camera, photos which he painted from.

Swallowing Bubble by hosagu
Why Street Photography? I wanted to capture instant moments, emotion and people. I wanted to shoot wider than nature and objects offered me.

The Kit...

I use all of the below, I used to have a Canon 400D and then moved to a 5D Mark II.
:bulletblack: Analog Leica M5 with a lens - Summicron 50mm f/2.
:bulletblack: Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon lens 50mm f1.4 and a 70 - 300mm lens.
:bulletblack: Fujifilm X100T - I just got this and can't wait to get started!

Oh honey, it was not a bad shot! by hosagu

What advice would you give to someone starting out with Street Photography?

Observe. Based on your mood and your heart, be humble. Have fun. Look at the people around you, at the places, at the tiny magical moments which happen around us at every corner on every street. Go to a Cafe with your camera in hand and whilst sitting, look at everything around you. Beauty is very subjective but I believe that it's everywhere. You have to shoot and shoot and shoot again to improve your techniques - let your inner emotions bloom whilst photographing.

Au Cafe des Jours Heureux... by hosagu

Do you find yourself shy or self conscious when shooting on the Street? How do you overcome these feelings?

I was when I first started out, I confess that I missed billions of occasions where I could have captured something amazing but didn't due to feeling shy. It's a human feeling. I'm still self conscious but happy. To me, a good shot has to be found sometimes by moving around the subject. Trying and looking from different angles and points of view. I do it frankly for sure, but I smile. I look at people and they quite often send the smile back and forget all about me.

dark light by hosagu

How else do you interact with people when shooting?

I have a trend not to interact. I like to be invisble. I like to be an observer who will not disrupt what is happening in front of my eyes. I guess I'm afraid that my interaction would ruin a magical moment. I'm just the guy who will shoot and capture the moment. This particular shot below is important to me...

The kid blowing the wind by hosagu

When I took this, I wasn't yet a Father. I shot it in Marseille and I remember it as being a time of my life where a lot of things were giving me headaches. Seeing children running, laughing and being free was a sort of therapy to me. I took lots of shots that afternoon and this was amongst them. The bedsheets with things written on them were an art exhibition and it was funny to see the children playing amongst them.

Smoking Duo by hosagu

Have you ever had the opportunity to photograph some journalstic events?

I have been travelling the past twelve years and haven't been particularly active in the social and political aspects of my country. I have lived through some incredible changes though, such as the two presidents being in power in the Côte d'Ivoire, or the time I was in Mali before the French Attack or in Guinea when the dictator died after twenty four years in power. I remember being part of the Je Suis Charlie walks for freedom in New Caledonia...

New Caledonia 2015 Walk for Freedom - IV by hosagu

Where do you draw your inspiration and enthusiasm from?

From my mood, feelings or sometimes both. My son inspires me and I have a lot of inspiration from other deviants here... MARX77, ZiaulKareem, JACAC, Vermontster, Batsceba, niklin1, pigarot, lightdrafter, DougNZ, sandas04, noahsamuelmosko, Canankk, SUDOR, djailledie, sagi-k, Elerko, Sanchez-B, marius1956, BautistaNY, ezkilzon, jonniedee, Ulprus, IFedorovskaya, xbastex... DeviantArt remains a place where I can involve myself in supporting the community through sharing art, discussing, debating, promoting and featuring. I like to say what I think and feel, here I can do that. I also live by some very important quotes....

"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."

"Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
-(E. Erwitt)

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Want to get involved?

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Community Weeks

Next Week: June 1st - June 7th
We have an upcoming Community Week which you can read more about here. Community Weeks are designed to get the Community involved in Project Educate. We want YOUR articles, whatever the topic, as long as the focus is educational.

Art History

Art History weeks are all about the history of art! You can pick the topic you want to write about and post it during one of our Art History Weeks. For the latest sign up information and to get involved visit here.

Handy Hints and Tips

We also have a a series of Handy Hints and Tips which you can get involved in by reading this article here. This series aims to deliver shorter articles focusing brief tips with visual examples to aid you with many areas of your art.

Artists' Toolbox

Artists' toolbox weeks include a series of Art Tool themed articles intended to update you on what's out there, what the best tools are for the trade (in our humble opinions) and how to use them. Find out how to get involved here!

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Our Community Volunteers regularly run weeks here at projecteducate and if you feel like you could help them out then check out the schedule here to see what's coming up and note the CV!

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We actively encourage all of the above and invite you to note the group with your thoughts and feedback. Look forward to hearing from you!


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WinterNyx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Just a question, can anyone contribute to the gallery descriptions? Or is it just for the group staff.
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meiyue Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorry, have to do this for something! *leaves random comment*
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
is there a PE article yet about the distinctions between memoirs and diary writing? i can google it but guys at PE say it best.
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lykonix Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Hi! Is it possible for take a real life photograph (that you didn't take) and edit it? (if you give credit to the original!) I'm not really sure on the rules of what you can or cannot post :c

If you're not sure what I'm talking about, can you look at my first deviant?

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it, and I will take it down if it violates the rules. Sorry, I'm just a little confused on the guide lines here ;n;

Thank you so much in advance!
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Windklang Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are soooo many incredibly interesting-looking articles posted lately, I just will take AGES to read through them :)
Thank you all for providing them :)
Very much appreciated!
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Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Until next time :salute: 
Senecal Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome group. If I ever get a spare minute, I will try to write up something.

Really glad to see dA being used in an educational capacity!
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ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Thank you for the intivitation! It is very kind of you! Awesome group :)
KrisiChiki Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the invitation! I hope I'll be able to contribute with something useful I am a dummy!  (once school is out of the way  Blush )
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the invite! ^^
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