Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/09/12

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] IMG: It's Sure Not El Raval !
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:59:34 +0200
References: <> <> <>

My experience is that it is very country-specific. It is reasonably easy to 
do street photography here in Spain, and in Portugal or Italy. Further north 
it is more difficult, possibly reflecting the fact that Scandinavians are 
more reserved than the southerners. My Asian experience is more limited, but 
certainly I have had no problems in the 3 countries in East Asia that I have 
visited, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. In North America there are lots of 
regional variations. The place where I have had the most problems was a 
street market in Brussels (Place Jeu de Balles) where many of the vendors 
are illegal immigrants and so suspicious of anyone with a camera.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain <>
http:// <>

> On 12 Sep 2016, at 03:30, Jayanand Govindaraj <jayanand at> 
> wrote:
> On the whole, I have had no problems in Asia and Africa, but in other 
> parts of the world, I try to get out in a group, preferably a street 
> photography group. Makes life easier, as subjects are much less likely to 
> get aggressive with many camera toting people around!
> Cheers
> Jayanand
> Sent from my iPad
>> On 12-Sep-2016, at 04:52, lluisripollphotography <lluisripollphotography 
>> at> wrote:
>> Hi Jim,
>> Yes, she is cute and it is a nice scene, I agree that the old World has a 
>> different charm. 
>> I?ve read too the Ted?s comment, I have to say that at least my short 
>> experience on a week in NY in 2005 was a very pleasant photographic 
>> experience, and I had no problem at all shooting people, well ? many time 
>> I was with my cloak of invisibility?. , but seriously some pictures I 
>> took pointing directly my camera to the people and been clearly noticed I 
>> never had a problem, the people was always very kind, maybe NYC is a 
>> special different place for the touristic influence??
>> My humble advice when do you shoot people is never feel ?guilty? to have 
>> shot them, if your attitude was this one the people would ask himself 
>> what this man has do and why?? If they noticed me I smile looking for 
>> complicity with them, other times I do an idiot expression looking around 
>> as ?m photographing everything I see. Don?t have a complex if you shot a 
>> beautiful lady, if you do it with respect generally you will never have a 
>> problem they are happy to see that someone has appreciated she are beauty 
>> ?. Many times, after shooting I establish a conversation with the person 
>> and I keep her/his mail to send them the photo.
>> Of course, before to point my camera to someone I point it to a different 
>> area to allow me prepare the proper settings and later shot very fast the 
>> person, I usually operate in manual settings. 
>> I hope this helps...
>> Lluis
>>> El 10 set 2016, a les 1:54, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> va 
>>> escriure:
>>> I always admire the images that Lluis and others post of the characters 
>>> that haunt the restaurants and watering holes of Barcelona's El Raval.  
>>> When I go out in my small town, the clientele are completely different.  
>>> The "old world" has a lot more charm! But, the little lady was a cutie!
>>> Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated.
>>> -- 
>>> Jim Nichols
>>> Tullahoma, TN USA
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Leica Users Group.
>>> See for more information
>> _______________________________________________
>> Leica Users Group.
>> See for more information
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information

Replies: Reply from jhnichols at (Jim Nichols) ([Leica] IMG: It's Sure Not El Raval !)
In reply to: Message from jhnichols at (Jim Nichols) ([Leica] IMG: It's Sure Not El Raval !)
Message from lluisripollphotography at (lluisripollphotography) ([Leica] IMG: It's Sure Not El Raval !)
Message from jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj) ([Leica] IMG: It's Sure Not El Raval !)