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    Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    This test shot made me think that street photography with a view camera might be interesting. It's such an odd sight, the wooden camera, that no one pays attention.
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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    Several of us do it with hand held press cameras.

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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    Many of the model type shots I do are handheld with a rangefinder equipped 4x5. With Disco music and booze LOL.

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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    It can be done...

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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    There are times when it seems that everyone around me is being polite and considerate and trying to stay away from where they think the camera is pointed, and then there are times when people either don't notice that I'm standing there with a honkin' big camera on a tripod or don't care and walk through the field of view. Voila!

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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    I find that most folks think you're taking the photo when you're under the darkcloth. When you're out and standing beside the camera, they think you're not photographing and walk back in front of you.
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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    I've done it a bit when I'm on the road with the 5x7 - it takes a bit more work though, and pre-planning your subjects. I got a nice shot of a band of street musicians performing in Buenos Aires with the 5x7, and a Mime performing over in Colonia, Uruguay. In both cases, the subject was sufficiently involved in what they were doing that I could work in view-camera-time with them. Otherwise, nothing candid is going to work out.

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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Petronio View Post
    Many of the model type shots I do are handheld with a rangefinder equipped 4x5. With Disco music and booze LOL.
    Exactly as I envisioned. Thanks for confirming.

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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    Horses for courses. What CAN be done is not necessarily the BEST way to do it.
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    Re: Does anyone do Street Photography with LF?

    Actually, a HECK of a lot of street photography has been done with press cameras. Like, you know, by the press?

    Rider, look up Naked City by Arthur Fellig (aka Weegee the Magnificent). Fellig is probably #1 for LF street photography.

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