A&P PHOTOGRAPH THE HOMELESS

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  1. swagisserious

    swagisserious New Member

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    has anyone tried it yet? what is the best way to? offer some cash? anyone got interesting story encounters?
     
  2. mojito

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    soo overplayed
     
  3. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    I'd do it with a telephoto.
     
  4. Kamekaze v.OT

    Kamekaze v.OT New Member

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    Word, they smell bad.
     
  5. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    You and every other first year uni kid in the world have the same idea!
     
  6. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    If you're dead set on doing something with homeless people how about trying something other than just focusing on sad/depressing shots that just show people without a home. Do something, focus on the people, how they live, how they work, provide for themselves, interactions between people, stuff like that. Don't just go out and think to yourself, "If I can just take a sad and depressing photo of a homeless person I can be edgy and artistic!"
     
  7. tun

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  8. Kamekaze v.OT

    Kamekaze v.OT New Member

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    I would invite the homeless guy to a kegger and see if you can get him laid by some drunk college chick :naughty:
     
  9. derekOT

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    hahaha I was just thinking about doing this today

    I was gonna use a 300mm with a 2x on a 1.6 crop so that I can be as far as possible

    I plan to call the set "bums in black and white"
     
  10. mojito

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    make sure to center the subject too since you're already being a snipper
     
  11. derekOT

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    yessir!
    the crucial thing though is to make it black and white, it "gives the feel and grit of the downtown east side"
     
  12. shiba

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    Just shoot and move on.



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  13. Kappa00

    Kappa00 Pizza

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    You should get a model from model mayhem and have her chugging a 2 liter bottle of mountain dew next to the homeless people.
     
  14. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Remember that 5200mm f/14 on sale in eBay...? Might want to invest in that. :noes:
     
  15. Kamekaze v.OT

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    Not sure if that reach is outside of the stench radius...
     
  16. EWhytsell

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    Need to use the "crosshairs" filter too just for the LOLs
     
  17. haikii

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    Yeah do something original like... taking a pic everyday/every week of the year! thats a creative project...

    Go for it though seriously. Some bums seriously might try n steal ya shit. lol but some have stories. but they all have alot of character in them.
     
  18. Cesium

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    Most played-out photography subject ever.

    No offense if you like it... I guess.
     
  19. Wobistdu

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    hmmm never knew this was played out, but then again i never had an urge to do it. shit's too depressing
     
  20. iRate

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    Ive done it before...... this is when I was in CA

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    they're too annoying, have fun.
    First they compliment you, then the standard "hey man i need $1 for the bus, got any change?"
     
  22. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    Sometimes on no cover nights, you'll see a few enterprising bums in the clubs / bars.

    That's how I met my boy Warren G, a homeless "pimp" with a red hat and cane. I took some shots of Wild Turkey with him, and after the first one he asked if he could just have some Jack and Coke. :rofl:
     
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    There are two homeless guys in Chicago who look like they could be models. One has eyes that are unique like that National Geographic girl and one guy looks all rugged like a Marlboro man. If I looked like those guys I'd be banging for roof instead of being homeless. I thought about making a calendar of homeless people, but I'd need 10 more.
     
  24. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Holy depressing calendar batman! :ugh:
     

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