Live Show Recap: Street Photography

Hey all! Here begins a new blog segment where I discuss the live show and any interesting or noteworthy segments that appear in it. Last week our show was on street photography and we got a ton of great submissions from you fine folks, so thanks for that. We’re always encouraged by the talent of our viewers (and we hope that some of it is due to our tutelage!) So, like every live show subject, the topic needs to be defined. Street photography is candid, most often including a person or people, that serves as a slice-of-life of the area. So there’s that.

First off, Chelsea detailed how I hate gear questions. Not only because I don’t understand half of them, but because Tony and Chelsea have put SO MUCH time into creating a whole book about gear plus some obscene amount of free videos on their YouTube page. If they’ve answered it already, do your research! If they haven’t, it’s because they probably haven’t used the gear in question yet. I’m a woman of efficiency, I don’t like to see time or effort wasted on something that’s been answered before 🙂 Chelsea and Tony are far more patient than I am.

We had a poll question, but didn’t set up a poll, so if you’d like to let us know in the comments below, who is the worst person to go shooting with? Chelsea hates the copycat, Tony hates shooting with a gear head. Kyle hates shooting with his mother, who always wants to be in the photo.

They showed us the new Apple iPad Pro & Pencil, which seems like something way too expensive to lose within a week of owning.

Then there was Socality Barbie, the best new way to mock hipsters and Instagram at the same time! Check it out though, it’s pretty funny.

Chelsea and Tony were drinking Pimm’s and ginger ale, while I was drinking a nice summer shandy by Leinenkugel.

Chelsea suggests a mirrorless for street photography since you can be more discreet with a small camera, and using a 50mm. Tony seconds using a mirrorless with a silent shutter and the viewfinder set to black and white, as well as a 35mm.

If you don’t want to hear our tangents, we start reviewing photos at minute 13:38! One of our top pics from the show is at 19:11 and another at 21:53.

We mention “Ron the critic” at minute 27:30, and if you don’t know the reference, please watch this video (we’re sorry):

Then we go on to look at portfolios at 29:49

PhotoNews starts back up at 35:35 talking about megapixels, earthview.withgoogle.com (which is gorgeous) and leads us to discuss “flat-earthers,”and new Zeiss lenses.

Tony upsets nerds the world over starting at minute 42 and gets progressively (regressively?) worse a minute later when he talks crap on Star Wars.

Viewing a portfolio at 46:40, Chelsea says “my gym had that AstroTurf but a kid peed on it” and no one bats an eye.

Back to photo reviews at 54:39, another favorite shot at 56:14. and a lot more in the speed round!

On to me for some viewer questions, a few more photos, and then Tony tells a hilarious story about (not) getting a shoe shine (1:22:56).

And that’s a show! Join us this Thursday at 5pm New York time for our live show and submit your architecture photo once the show goes live!

 

-Siobhan

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2 Responses to Live Show Recap: Street Photography

  1. Erlend September 16, 2015 at 5:56 am #

    This was a good show, as usual!
    One minor pet peeve of mine is that every so often Tony and Chelsea introduce new “rules” for the submission theme of the week *after* the show has already started. With most people submitting a photo in the first few seconds of the show starting, that doesn’t leave any practical means for adhering to such addenda.

    I, for one, went out and snapped a new photo specifically for the show, without knowing there would be further restrictions on what counts as street photo. Furthermore, if I were to wait until the more specific rules were mentioned in the show itself before submitting a more appropriate photo (if any), I would have little to no chance of having my photo reviewed at all. It would end up at the bottom of the pile, below everyone else who submitted at the very start of the show.

    That said, it’s not a huge deal. After all, this is all in the spirit of good fun. I will happily keep submitting photos in the future, and will enjoy the excellent show every Thursday.

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      Chelsea September 17, 2015 at 10:55 am #

      Ah, we can always say the rules when we announce the next weeks challenge.
      Thanks for bringing that to our attention.

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