>>I pretty much gave up street photography when some of my >best >>shots were rejected by local papers. >>They told me they had their own photographers. >>This is not always the case but my shots were far superior >to >>the ones they used. >>It Kinda left a bad taste in my mouth and I lost interest >>after that. > >Understood. For me, street photography has never been about a >professional photo sale(s) pursuit. It has helped wrapped me >up in a deeper understanding of where I have traveled and the >people who live there - a documentary of sorts some people say >- depending on how I present or publish the finished results. >People and places define each other in so many important ways, >so the photos I make often reflect how much we affect, alter, >enhance and intertwine with the places in which we live. So >often when I'm travling, my camera helps me introduce myself >to people I might not otherwise get a chance to meet and talk >to. That's what street photography means to me. <Quote Howard<<<
I have no problem taking pictures of Spectators at Events. It is a nice change of pace and can add interest.
But on the Street, I find people much more shy and often resentful. I know they are in public domain but they do not want their privacy violated anyway. And then there is the problem with taking pictures of kids to deal with. So I usually limit my street walk photography to Landscape & Archetectual subjects.