Welcome to the HQSP Urban and Street Photos Page.
There is not one definition for urban/street photography. Different
photographers might give you different answers. We’re going to give it a try
A photo shared on HQSP Urban and Street Photos is taken in a street, a city, an urban environment. It should show people interacting with the environment/ with each other. It can even be about capturing the emotion and expressions of people. Ideally it should synthesize both the human element as well as the urban environment.
- Photos that only show one or more buildings with a special design or form, might better be shared on +HQSP Architecture.
- Photos of people in the street where you only see their shoulders and face are better shared with +HQSP Portraits.
- Photos that show a part af the city, a view from afar or from a high place, might better be shared on +HQSP Landscape.
How to share With our page:
1 add the +HQSP Urban & Street Photos Urban and Street Photos page to your circles
2 add the curators to your circles: Michael Sonntag | Оксана Крысюкова | Jean-Philippe Jouve | Roxanne Bouche' Overton
3 Hash tag #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos mention +HQSP Urban & Street Photos. Our curators appreciate being tagged in your posts as well.
4 To make sharing even easier, you can just copy and paste the following:
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +102873089149603762163 curated by +105869820195207598778 +116560541114804305108 +101578257175926318088 and +105403793353467117590
HOW DOES THE HQSP SYSTEM WORK?
There are two ways to participate in the HQSP system.
1. By sharing in the HQSP Community
2. By sharing with the hash tag of a HQSP theme page
In this way you end up at the base of the HQSP pyramid.
The pyramid has 5 levels:
✔ The base is formed by you, the photographer. You post your photo either by posting your photo with a hash tag of a theme page, or by posting a photo in the HQSP Community. You can also reshare a post you posted public in the community.
✔ Level two are the theme pages. Your photo is shared on the theme page if it is good enough and fits the theme. The theme pages have a group of managers who curate and pick the photos.
✔ Level three is HQSP Promotions. The managers of the theme pages select the best photos shared on the theme pages and take them up to level three.
✔ Level four is HQSP Gold. The HQSP Gold team pics the best form HQSP Promotion on a daily basis. The photographers who make it this far are really good and are shared in the monthly Winners Circle.
✔ Level five is HQSP Weekly Winner. Every week there are three winners. The HQSP team nominates 20 photos from HQSP Gold for the vote. The public decides on this website who has shared the best photo of the week. The winners are displayed on the website, in the HQSP Community and on several HQSP pages.
HOW DO YOU BECOME A WINNER?
You can become a winner if you keep the next points in mind when you take a photo:
✔ Is the subject interesting? Almost anything can become interesting by choosing the right perspective, composition and framing.
✔ Playing with DOF, exposure and light/shadow is elementary.
✔ Is it program shooting or manual settings?
✔ Is the photo sharp where it is meant to be sharp?
✔ Is the overall image appealing?
✔ Is the (after) processing right? Contrast, color (accuracy and saturation), and brightness.
✔ Is my logo or copyright sign not too dominant
✔ Is my photo my not in violation of the HQSP rules
✔ We cannot share your posts if you do not circle us. This is very important.
✔ Please do not tag our names or page names in your image. A tagged image will be ignored.
✔ Please do not share albums, share only single images, albums will be ignored.
✔ Please keep your watermarks reasonably sized and positioned.
✔ Please do not share Gif’s, for example the result of Auto Awesome by Google. So no moving photos.
✔ Please do not share photos with text in any form other than logos and copyright a signs. We do not support messages in foreign languages without knowing what we share, that is why we don’t share any messages at all.
✔ Above all, share your own work with us, have fun and interact with us.
✔ Share only your best shots with our pages, only one post per day and theme!
✔ HQSP can only share photos shared by a person, a photographer. It can be via page, but the name of the photographer should be in the name of the page. We don't share photos posted by accounts that are: a company, a website, a club, etc.
Note! HQSP reserves the right to choose which photos are shared.
RULES FOR HQSP VOTE:
✔ A photographer cannot vote for their own photo
✔ A photographer cannot vote with other accounts/pages he or she owns/curates
✔ A photographer should not call others to vote for his photo alone. Inviting people to vote in general, is OK.
The theme pages are:
(You can click on the page name to go to the page itself)The theme pages are:
#hqspanimals | +HQSP Animals
#hqsparchitecture | +HQSP Architecture
#hqspphotoart | +HQSP Photo Art
#hqspbirds | +HQSP Birds
#hqspflowers | +HQSP Flowers
#hqsphdr | +HQSP HDR
#hqsplandscape | +HQSP Landscape
#hqspmacro | +HQSP Macro
#hqspmonochrome | +HQSP Monochrome
#hqspmotion | +HQSP Motion
#hqspmusic | +HQSP Music
#hqspnight | +HQSP Night
#hqspportraits | +HQSP Portraits
#hqspurbanstreetphotos | +HQSP Urban & Street Photos
The community: HQSP Community