Monday, August 18, 2014

Thematic Photographic 306 - Shooting strangers from afar

Where do we go next?
New York, NY
July 2014
We're going to try something a little different with this week's Thematic theme, shooting strangers from afar. Essentially, we're going to go outside our comfort zone and capture folks who we don't know. A long lens helps, but it isn't absolutely essential (here's another example of an even more distant longshot.) If they're out in public and worthy of a picture, feel free to roll the dice and see what you can come up with.

Yes, it's a little edgier than the usual theme. And I'm sure I risk the wrath of those who insist on never shooting identifiable pictures of folks they encounter while walking a city street. But the more I think about it, the more I realize public spaces are just that, public. And to not include the people who fill it, in any capacity, feels like a lost opportunity.

So here's our opportunity. Who's in?

Your turn: Take a picture of a stranger or strangers - safely and unobtrusively, of course. Post it to your blog or website, then leave a comment here to let folks know where to find it. Visit other participants through the week, and feel free to post again throughout the week - serial participation is not only allowed, but it's encouraged. Thematic Photographic is all about expanding our photographic horizons and learning from others. Here's more background on how it works. Thanks gang!

10 comments:

Cloudia said...

I'm IN Carmi
My Post is Here:
http://comfortspiral.blogspot.com/2014/08/waikiki-people-whats-that-on-your-head.html


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Catherine said...

I have a selection of strangers here. I had to go quite a way back in my files for some of them.

evasmoodboard said...

here's mine http://evasmoodboard.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/5831/

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here are some...

Strangers at a Pool
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fredamans said...

Nice lookin' family!

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2014/08/shooting-strangers-from-afar.html

Karen S. said...

I like this family action shot. You captured each of them in their own little world! Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2014/08/thematic-photographic-306-shooting.html

Max Sartin said...

Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with, but for now here are mine.

Bob Scotney said...

I must confess that only one of my shots was taken specially for this week. The others just seemed to be right.
http://bit.ly/1oQPZnl

Alexia said...

Here are my strangers - the weather has not been conducive to getting out and about to take photographs lately, so these are from the archives.

Gilly said...

Don't see many strangers these days, as I don't get out to busy places! But here are mine http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com