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Chris, thanks for the link, really interesting as Fred says.

 

I'm not sure what results you will get but try googling John Shaw-Smith, he's the Grandfather of a friend in Ireland, David Shaw-Smith. Most of JSS stuff is owned by Eastman.

 

David is/was a film maker but also has thousands of photographs that he has taken across Ireland mainly of the people and their crafts. Fascinating stuff, I just wish he would catalogue and scan them all so everyone can see them.

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Fascinating . . . I have tried a bit of 'street' myself . . . felt very self conscious/uncomfortable. However, I was fiddling the other day with my G1 using the fold out screen at waist level as a VF, it felt so comfortable. The video showed Vivian Maier with an old waist type VF Rolflex camera . . . I wonder if a waist type setup might get over the self conscious/hostile reactions of a lot of street photography today. Thinking about it, it simple feels like a much more benign way to go about taking pictures?

 

SW

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Fascinating . . . I have tried a bit of 'street' myself . . . felt very self conscious/uncomfortable. However, I was fiddling the other day with my G1 using the fold out screen at waist level as a VF, it felt so comfortable. The video showed Vivian Maier with an old waist type VF Rolflex camera . . . I wonder if a waist type setup might get over the self conscious/hostile reactions of a lot of street photography today. Thinking about it, it simple feels like a much more benign way to go about taking pictures?

 

SW

 

Cliff,

My Minolta has the flip out screen as you say shots from the waist are less obtrusive. I recently [sept. last] bought a D90 perhaps I should have hung on and bought a Canon 60D which has a flip out screen, as the D90 is very obvious to all and sundry!

 

Love the Squirrel!! In fact all those shots are colourful and bright!! Well done.

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Cliff,

My Minolta has the flip out screen as you say shots from the waist are less obtrusive. I recently [sept. last] bought a D90 perhaps I should have hung on and bought a Canon 60D which has a flip out screen, as the D90 is very obvious to all and sundry!

 

Love the Squirrel!! In fact all those shots are colourful and bright!! Well done.

 

 

Hi Colin, yes the more I consider it, the more I think a waist level VF is the way to go for 'Street Work' . . . the slightly lower angle will often produce a more interesting picture as well, not sure about the 60D though?? :angry: Think about it . . . The DSLR is a big beast, very . . . 'look at me, I have a fancy camera' (some love it of course), same as 'big and fancy fast cars' . . . B) Cynical . . . I'm going to get into trouble . . . :rolleyes:

 

We will all be hunting around after old Rolleiflex type cameras :lol:

 

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What I thought when looking at just a few of those shots by Vivian wad how she captures those moments in time so well. Made all the more interesting as she was not doing it for money or publication. All those people, now probably all passed on..............

 

Thanks so much for the link Chris.

 

Den

"When through the woods and forest glades I wanderAnd hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,And hear the brook, and feel the breeze;and see the waves crash on the shore,Then sings my soul..................

for all you Spodders. https://youtu.be/XYxsY-FbSic

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