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Group Description

As the title suggests, Across the Street is for all your shots that combine the aesthetics of street photography and minimalism.

Or, to put it another way, it's for people who violate street photography's Unbreakable Rule against shooting from too far away -- purposely, in order to use human subjects as elements of minimalist compositions.

A few general guidelines:

1. All shots must include people.

2. Compositions should be simple and clean. Minimalism has to do with the inclusion of only as much detail as is necessary to convey meaning or create interest. This isn't the place to post your crowd shots illustrating the chaos of city life, and the photos you post should emphasize your composition over your subjects' personalities.

3. In some ways, this is all about context. We're looking particularly for shots that place human subjects in the context of a landscape of some sort. (We'll leave the definition of "landscape" up to you.)

4. Most up-close-and-personal shots won't belong here. Those traditional street shots, with a variety of subjects all doing different things but falling into interesting chance compositions through the juxtapositions of their behavior via the photographer's skillful framing and impeccable timing -- that's not what we're after. There are several well-established and very good groups for that sort of thing, and this group is intended as a complement to them.

5. If you're not sure what's meant by all of this, look in the pool. This group will be very heavily curated, so you should only have to look a page or two in to see the current selection of photos that have made the cut.

Thanks for contributing, and enjoy.

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Group Rules

As the title suggests, Across the Street is for all your shots that combine the aesthetics of street photography and minimalism.

Or, to put it another way, it's for people who violate street photography's Unbreakable Rule against shooting from too far away -- purposely, in order to use human subjects as elements of minimalist compositions.

A few general guidelines:

1. All shots must include people.

2. Compositions should be simple and clean. Minimalism has to do with the inclusion of only as much detail as is necessary to convey meaning or create interest. This isn't the place to post your crowd shots illustrating the chaos of city life, and the photos you post should emphasize your composition over your subjects' personalities.

3. In some ways, this is all about context. We're looking particularly for shots that place human subjects in the context of a landscape of some sort. (We'll leave the definition of "landscape" up to you.)

4. Most up-close-and-personal shots won't belong here. Those traditional street shots, with a variety of subjects all doing different things but falling into interesting chance compositions through the juxtapositions of their behavior via the photographer's skillful framing and impeccable timing -- that's not what we're after. There are several well-established and very good groups for that sort of thing, and this group is intended as a complement to them.

5. If you're not sure what's meant by all of this, look in the pool. This group will be very heavily curated, so you should only have to look a page or two in to see the current selection of photos that have made the cut.

Thanks for contributing, and enjoy.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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