One of the things I like to do is just sit for a few minutes and think. And, I thought that this might be a good time to start a “View from the bench” posts, much like my view from the saddle posts. I know it’s sad, but hey, it’s a little something to otherwise fill my time.
While I always like to process images as little as possible, if at all, some times it’s a requirement of every shot.
Here, for instance this shot taken from my Spark. It lacks depth and colour. Visually, it just didn’t stand out.
However, a little time spent in the Google Photos editor tweaking exposure, clarity, saturation and blacks improve things.
Shadows have a bit more depth, the colours are less muted but still hold the autumn setting.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it
So, don’t be afraid to play with the sliders, just don’t overdo it, and keep it realistic and you’ll do just fine.
I do a lot of street photography. Most of the people I photograph, don’t notice, or plain just don’t care. However, there are some that will look at you when you take the image, with that quizzical look in the eye. There are others who will ask, out of pure curiosity. And then there are others who are just down right hostile, which I hasten to add are in the extreme minority. Like this message I got through my ipernity site last night.
I found a picture of me on this site and demand u remove it.
This is a gross invasion of my privacy and against human rights.
So remove it as quickly as possible. I will look to make sure. I will contact a law professional to sue you if you dont.
Now, this is just rude, and hostile, so it naturally got my back up somewhat. I may have considered removing the image, if it had been phrased with a little more care. But as such, knowing I am in the right I am refusing to remove it.
If your on a public street, in the UK, I have every right to take an image. There are occasions where I wont, such as people leaving hospitals, clinics or such. But generally, it’s all fair game. After all, this breach of their human rights, how do they feel about the amount of CCTV that watches them in a day, let alone the number of stores that you walk in, and get captured on in store CCTV. That argument just does not hold water.
I put my professional head on and crafted this reply.
I’m sorry you feel like your privacy has been invaded, but the fact is you where on a public street, and as such are open to be photographed as there is no expectation of privacy in public. Had you been a little more polite in your approach I may of considered removing it. However, the image will be staying online.
Please feel free to contact a solicitor to clarify this if you wish.
You also didn’t mention which photo it actually is, can you please supply the full URL of the image?
I now await a reply, or a letter from their Legal Advisor 🙂
Its always worse when your legs are half sized.
There is a part of every street photographer that causes the heart to skip when the subject looks right at them.