There are no photo police…

A lady on a photo forum wanted to know if  her pix of her kid from the back would fly without the face visible. There are no photo police…unless you are working for a client, all you have to please is yourself…shoot away!

Shooting from the side or behind a subject is a necessity sometimes. It may not be practical to always get in front of the subject. What can make a from the behind shot work is an ‘answer back’ that focuses our attention.

I see a lot of so-called street photography on the photo forums that are from-the-behind shots of people wandering the street. Many of them fail because they have no answer back that focuses our attention. Without something to focus on they are just a mish-mash of strangers on the street.

They look like they are shot by someone that is scared to confront a subject, so they shoot from a distance and from behind.  Always have a focus point in your from-the-behind shots and you can bring in some winners.

Young Girl and Babydoll copyright 1972 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Jenny copyright 1972 Daniel D. Teoli Jr. mr

Selection from 'Bikers' Mardi Gras' artists' book by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

Uncertain Future copyright 2005 Daniel D. Teoli Jr. mr

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Untitiled no.1 copyright 1971 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

Monsoon Thailand Copyright 1982 Daniel D. Teoli Jr. mr

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Beach Abstract Copyright 1984 Daniel D. Teoli Jr. mr

Juggalos Project Copyright 2014 Daniel D. Teoli Jr. mr

Fallen Soldier Memorial Copyright 2012 Daniel D. Teoli Jr mr

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Fourth of July 2013 copyright 2013 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Selection from 'Bikers' Mardi Gras' artists' book by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

Selection from 'Bikers' Mardi Gras' artists' book by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

Bangkok Taxi Copyright 1982 Daniel D. Teoli Jr. mr

IR July 3 2015 copyright Daniel D. Teoli Jr. mr

(I was out playing around with the IR cam and some impromptu fireworks popped up. The infrared Pentax K-01 cam was not the best choice for the job, but I made due with what I had.)

De Wallen Graffiti copyright 2014 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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