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Top 10: Romania

Street View Photography’s Top 10 : Romania

 Top 10 Format  Romania

Top 10 Format Romania

The moment I wrote this, Street View Photography page has got over 245,000 likes. When I found SVP on Facebook, about a year and a half ago, and started to post there, it had around 20,000 likes. Just feeling the potential and considering the good photos and photographers at that time and with many other regional pages around, I kindly asked David R. Prasser if it was a good idea to have a similar page in Romania as well, since I already knew some very good street photographers are ready to post images. After several virtual meetings on Skype, I started what is now called “Street View Photography Romania”, whose admin I am, Cristian Munteanu.

Even though our country is not a place where you can easily develop and promote yourself as a photographer, because the mentality of some people is still trapped in the communist years, and on the other hand because of chaotic constructions, gray tones of cities, these are the reasons for which Romania in general, and Bucharest in particular, is a perfect shooting range to learn street photography. This is mainly because it disciplines you, while interacting with suspicious people, it forces you to frame carefully while paying attention to cables, garbage cans, etc, and always looking carefully for those moments with strong emotions, which overshadow the not so appealing backgrounds.

SVP-Romania started with really good known photographers as Sorin Vidis, Hajdu Tamas, Vlad Eftenie, Mirela Momanu, Olah Laszlo-Tibor, Oliver Merce, Cosmin Munteanu and Dragos Alexandru, only to nominate a few. In time, many other street photographers began to appear, some even at the beginning of their careers, but are promisingly creating great images. We welcome and accept good shots made by ​​all passionate street photographers from Romania, and also images being more documentary rather than street, only to be strong and with powerful impact and story.

One year later, with more than 2,000 followers, I decided to select 10 pictures (+3 honorable mentions) that we think are the most emblematic for our community. We apologize to everyone, who isn’t featured in this post, all of you are very good! However, for obvious reasons we were forced to limit ourselves to only 13 photos. We invite you to check our Facebook timeline and see all of them.

Nowadays we plan a meeting of Street View Photography Romania members, followed by a photo-walk and, if possible, an exhibition of the best photos posted through the year on Facebook page.

This is our first anniversary, but it’s not the last one! Hope you enjoy the photos.

#10 – „White cat, black cat” by Mircea Branda

Mircea Branda - White cat, black cat

Mircea Branda – White cat, black cat

#09 „Zebra crossing” by Dragos Alexandru

Dragos Alexandru - Zebra crossing

Dragos Alexandru – Zebra crossing

 #08 „In doubt” by Cosmin Munteanu

Cosmin Munteanu - In doubt

Cosmin Munteanu – In doubt

 #07 „Rainy thursday” by Olah Laszlo-Tibor

Olah Laszlo Tibor - Rainy thursday

Olah Laszlo Tibor – Rainy thursday

 #06 „Too late” by Sorin Vidis

Too late - Sorin Vidis

Too late – Sorin Vidis

 #05 „Has anybody seen my dog?” by Cristian Munteanu

Has anybody seen my dog - Cristian Munteanu

Has anybody seen my dog – Cristian Munteanu

 #04 „Just a kiss”  by Mirela Momanu

Mirela Momanu - Just a kiss

Mirela Momanu – Just a kiss

 #03 „Red umbrella” by Vlad Eftenie

Vlad Eftenie - Red umbrella

Vlad Eftenie – Red umbrella

 #02 „Chat room” by Hajdu Tamas



 #01 „Spiderman jr.” By Oliver Merce

Spiderman jr. - Oliver Merce

Spiderman jr. – Oliver Merce


Honorable mentions

 #11 „Jacques… Jacques Clouseau!” by Cristian Bulugea

Cristian Bulugea

Cristian Bulugea

 #12 „Incognito” by Madalin Marienut

Madalin Marienut - Incognito

Madalin Marienut – Incognito

 #13 „Lunch Time” by Sebastian Vacariuc

Sebastian Vacariuc - Lunch Time

Sebastian Vacariuc – Lunch Time

This content was created by the Romania community of Street View Photography for the community of Street Photographers.


Top 10: France

Street View Photography’s Top 10 : France



France is a country full of contrasts. Geographical contrasts, to name one. The landscape ranges from urban, through seashore to countryside. Contrasts in terms of light, too. While the sun is shining all year round in the south, it hardly shows in the north, where the skies remain grey. In between those two, the light changes a lot. Those many contrasts are of course reflected in the people, their attitudes, their habits and their way of living. (more…)

Photowalk Mumbai: Post walk write-up | Nived Sawant

Post Walk Write up – Walk No : 03

Location : Mumbai, India

Photwalk Mumbai

Photowalk Mumbai

Yet another escapade for various photographers capturing the street, the journey started from the historic and momentous Asiatic Library to the grand and celebrated Gateway Of India. (more…)

The Blades Project

The Blades Project | Street View Photography

“The Blades Project brilliantly captures the idiosyncratic motifs of the Hollywood underbelly. All walks of life are displayed, from tourists mesmerized by the star walk, to the jaded souls lost by the temptations of the seductively ferocious neighborhood. With a display of lure and grit existing next to each other, they successfully captured the spellbinding essence of the Boulevard. Strapping on their skates, blading on every inch of pavement with pocket cameras in hand, freestyle shooting from the hip, and the only goal of not stopping to frame a shot…” (more…)

Top 10: Spain

Street View Photography’s Top 10: Spain

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A year ago, my friend Sergi Soriano Vílchez called me and said that he’d contacted an Austrian photographer, who was setting up a photography website, called “Street View Photography”. This guy’s name was David R. Prasser, busy establishing Street View Photography Facebook pages in many countries at that time. (more…)

Photowalk Mumbai: Post Walk Write up | Harsha Ahuja

Post Walk Write up – Walk No: 04

Location : Mumbai, India

Photwalk Mumbai

Photwalk Mumbai

Just 3 kilometres away from CST railway station is this well-known bay called Marine Drive that connects to Girgaum Chowpatty.

Till now it has been well-known as a major attraction for tourists from India as well as outside the country. The main reason for people to visit Marine Drive is to spend a quality time with loved ones, getting a glimpse of the celebrities such as Shahrukh Khan, grasping the nature’s beauty like watching the beautiful sunset and so on.

But on 1st June, 2014. Sunday. It also became a very successful day for few photographers as they choose Marine Drive and Girgaum Chowpatty to showcase the best they could do by clicking. And the results were such that would keep your jaws hanging as you see the photographs that were snapped.

Photowalk Mumbai

Photowalk Mumbai

For these few people, Their Loved One Is Their Camera, Watching Sunset Is Through A Lens With Different Exposures’ And Off Course The Celebrity For The Day Was That Adorable Cat.

And the day was spent well.

Thanks to the organizers of the photo walk- Sanket Khuntale, Prashant Parab, Silver Stalin, Shikhar Sharma that gave a reason for a street view photography.


Top 10: Slow Shutter Speed

Street View Photography’s Top 10: Slow Shutter Speed

Top-10-Format-slow-shutter-speedAny camera (as everybody knows) has a number of magical abilities – the most important likely to be this one: it makes time stop with one single click. And what if we took it to the next level? Not only stopped the time, but did so for single individuals or scenes, while the rest of the world continued in its usual whirl? Can we go beyond freezing the movement to actually capturing the sense of motion? Yes, we can – if we use a trick, called slow shutter speed.

In very simple words: the lower the speed of the shutter, the longer is the time that the light has to affect the film/sensor through the aperture and the more of the movement can be registered on the photograph  – in the form of a more or less recognizable blur. On the other hand, the objects, which remain perfectly still during the whole exposure time, will come out sharp in the picture, creating an amazing contrast to the blurry parts and thus, an ocean of creative opportunities. It is a particularly useful and popular tool in street photography as well, since the slow shutter speed allows turning those run-of-the-mill subjects into exceptional, artistic images. So have a look at some of the best examples of this technique below.