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Street Photography Week

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F e l l a . 0 2 by thekidKaos

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Cliche's in Street Photography

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 6:08 PM by ZiaulKareem:iconziaulkareem:

Street Photography Week

Street photography isn't about judgement, it is about visual impact. There is a tendency among some viewers to make hasty cliché presumptions about Street photography.  Most of the major painters copied others at the early stages of their careers. Photographers photographing clichés is just a natural step in their development. Sometimes even the photographers do not know if their shot resembles another one. The journal "Similitude Street" is a perfect example where two different photographers' photos resemble each other in a very close way.
  Similitude Street - VI

Similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things.
( e p i s o d e - 0 6 ) - DinoKose
124by - Y-KaFkAs
Valencia dfgby - DualMechanized
To the pointby - daliscar
A Saint came to town by vforvittoria

Saintby - burningmonk

y e y e by - xbastex
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Clichés are not necessarily bad. It's the emotional element that turns mere cliches into works that are relevant and emotionally resonant.
It's this emotional aspect that breathes life into all work, cinematic, photographic, or what have you, no matter how many times they have been visited in the past.
The great themes in life never go out of fashion, after all. While our environment evolves, many “modern classic” shots do bring along an impression of “déjà vu”.
The end question being: does it really matter ?

Street Photographer Aaron Offord :iconaaroffy: said this in his journal about clichés...

"The biggest cliché of all in street photography is the notion that we should avoid shooting clichés. In some respects creating a well-executed cliché is one of the hardest things to do. The goal should always be to create the photograph in a manner that elevates it above all the other attempts at the same cliché so that it is not seen as just another cliché."

Without further ado let's look at some examples:

The master is : Henri Cartier Bresson.
Decisive-moment-henri-cartier-bresson-1 by ZiaulKareem

Jump by :iconcelilsezer:

F09a3e6b82158d539993c17034cee8e7-d4h6duv by ZiaulKareem

Urban olympics by :iconveftenie:

Urban Olympics By Veftenie-d794jp6 by ZiaulKareem

Lower Broadway by :iconpatrickmonnier:

Lower Broadway By Photocolo-d5nnnnj by ZiaulKareem

The Gentleman And The Street Sweeper by :iconboyrd:

The Gentleman And The Street Sweeper By Boyrd-d4sq by ZiaulKareem

The Leap by :iconniklin1:

 C805273 Fs By Niklin1-d8p18t7 by ZiaulKareem

The master is : Gary Winogrand

529626ef5f602gw242 72dpi-Custom by ZiaulKareem

rock paper scissors by :iconmyraincheck:

Rock Paper Scissors By Myraincheck-d69gjrl by ZiaulKareem

The master is : Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter by ZiaulKareem

II by :iconsevron:

Ii By Sevron-d628bmv by ZiaulKareem

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” - Anaïs Nin

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WhisperRoses Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  New Deviant  Digital Artist
Hello, I noticed that people seem to get questions answered here so I thought I would ask-

I'm very particular about my art and it often takes me a week to produce something barely presentable or good according to the average. I want to build up my gallery on DA a before attempting to attract watchers and such, but at this rate is going to be a long time.
Should I settle for less than what I really want and add some pieces to my gallery I haven't spent as much time on or wait it out making things to my highest standards?
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LukasFractalisator Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. I would like to ask you, if theres any way how could I help this huge art&people community. I've got big interest in Fractal Art. Thanks for reply,
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Divine-Angel-Heroine Featured By Owner Edited Jun 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Question: How do artist collaborations work? What is the general process? I have no idea because I have never done one before.
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Anybody remember or have a link to a "Forced Perspective" contest or challenge?
It was posted somewheres around dA in the past couple weeks, and I seem to have lost the link.
Thanks for any help or clue!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think I could help a lot with Traditional Art (drawing).
I already do this on one of my Groups.
Learning how to look at shadow to make depth would help a LOT of young people.
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

So hyped to be in here!
Ubblegum Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!! I'm just wondering  if there's anyway I can help with project educate, or ArtHistory? Or anything else this group needs help with, I'm always willing. 
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loginng Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Buen dia , no logro entender nada, favor publicar una versión en español. por ejemplo, no se o no entiendo que son las "LLAMA" no se que son los puntos cada vez que subo una imagen, disfruto del trabajo de los demás suscritos, pero no se nada del manejo de la pagina, Gracias.

good day, do not understand anything, please post a version in Spanish. eg not. or understand which are the "LLama" is not that they are the points every time you upload a picture, I enjoy the work of others signed, but nothing for managing the site, Thanks.
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FTSArts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, I was wondering (maybe you all have already made a journal about this) about white gel pens. Mainly I am looking for what is the best kind to use with colored pencil art. I was going to just buy a gelly roll pen but I didn't know if that is only suitable for writing, or if I need to buy something a bit more sophisticated. Thanks for the time anyone takes to reply :hug: 
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