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09/19/2006 09:20:32 PM · #51
What The Duck's commentary on these types of shots
09/20/2006 01:14:57 AM · #52
Thanks for all the wonderful, well thought out and brilliantly articulated advice, you guys.

I should clarify: when I said "Street People" I wasn't refering to only the homeless and downtrodden. I was refering to ANYONE and everyone out in public, in the streets or parks, whether it be a woman sipping coffee at an outdoor cafe or a mother and child having a tender moment, a man on his way to a business meeting with his eyebrow knit in concentration, a skateboarder with a purple mohawk, a tough looking tattooed man in a kilt, a guy in a frog suit on stilts, a baby petting a dog for the first time, whatever it may be. My reason is simple: I love reality: candid, authentic, raw moments in everyday (and not so everyday life). I love to share them and I love when they are shared with me. Photography is an amazing thing, isn't it? We can capture these little moments in time... moments other people would never get to see if it weren't for the camera and the eye of the beholder! It gets me so JAZZED!!!

I think what i'll do for the downtown Portland people is get some coupons to this cafe in town called Sisters of the Road that caters to the low income folks (I think they even let people work there for their meals) and I'll offer a food coupon to someone after I've taken their picture... I won't do cigarettes because I don't want to contribute to any addiction.

Thanks again, y'all... and to my fellow Portlanders: INVITATIONS ACCEPTED! I would love to meet you and go on a photo safari! you can e-mail me at kellyinportland@yahoo.com.
09/20/2006 08:33:43 AM · #53
That Sisters of The Road, sounds like a nice idea and you'll toughen your skin...build armour, just by asking to take these pictures. Each and every contact will make you stronger. It's a strange but rewarding experience and you will get better at it over time.

Since these organizations are always looking for donations you have a perfect opportunity to offer your work in support of what they do and having heart warming, portraits of their clients, is the best way for them to raise awareness and funds.

Good Luck and please post some of what you get.
09/20/2006 10:07:06 AM · #54
Originally posted by virtuamike:

Go for it. Here's some inspiration -

Powerful stuff here.
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