Need some street practice...shoot your TV

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Even if you are stuck inside, you can practice street shooting with your TV. Here is something I did last year with the old Godzilla movie. If you have time on your hands, shoot it twice, once blind, without knowing the scenes and a second time after you have seen the movie. Then compare how you work on unknown material versus material you anticipate. You can also see how you do for your keeper rate while working on a 'canned' project. (It wont get any easier than this!)

https://danieldteolijrarchivalcollection.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/the-godzilla/
 
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I have done that in the past (from a CRT TV), also in B/W, but TV's have much more resolution now. I used the raw material to crop it to pleasing compositions. If you only look at the result there is not much difference shooting from TV or on the street.

To me it seems all your frames are a bit too much stretched horizontally, I think they will appear more natural after a slight resize.

A variation is to make screen dumps from video's on a computer screen (you can easily stop and replay scenes). It's fun to get all sorts of unexpected images and to modify them afterwards (if you like post processing on the computer). You can get plenty of material in a short time sitting on the couch at home that's for sure.
 

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No idea why it is related to the street. I'm taking my photos via viewfinder, not with eyes closed.
I hope OP get chance to be out soon!

One photog I know takes his digitally taken images on the screen and takes them on the screen by film camera.
After it negatives are printed on old paper in lith developer. Good results, I say.
 
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Of course the director and cinematographer have already done the hard work. They composed the sets in the best possible framing to reveal the storyline and content as well as the subjects in the best possible view. Also, lighting has been provided to eliminate shadows of important components. Isn't this just an exercise similar to snapping HCB's prints? What am I missing?
 

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Nina Hagen from TV (1992)

The advantage of shooting from TV or video is that there is a awful lot of material at hand you can choose from. Just try it out and you will discover all sorts of unexpected footage.
 

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Every time I see this thread title, I think that this thread must be another thread about politics...

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