35mm or 50mm for street photography ?

Obviously, any focal length will do in street photography and your creativity is really the only limit to how you perform with them. It is...
Obviously, any focal length will do in street photography and your creativity is really the only limit to how you perform with them. It is therefore not uncommon to see people hit the street with a 21mm, 28mm or even 75mm lens as their standard focal length. Nevertheless, the 35mm and 50mm focal lengths have traditionally been favorites of street photographers due to their versatility and ability to reproduce a field of view similar to the human vision. Many photographers, especially in reportage, actually do use both focal lengths  (or have a zoom that covers both), yet they most often...

Parana Baywatch

In the city of Parana, the rescue team never stands up lazily looking at the horizon in a David Hasselhoff way. They even use the...
In the city of Parana, the rescue team never stands up lazily looking at the horizon in a David Hasselhoff way. They even use the rescue boat to clean the beach after a night of storm. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at 5.6, 1/250, ISO200

Critique-a-shot #5 : Stig Hammerstan & Charles Janssen Schmidt

This week let's have a look at two pictures taken in two very photogenic cities of Europe : Amsterdam and my dear Paris. If you...
This week let's have a look at two pictures taken in two very photogenic cities of Europe : Amsterdam and my dear Paris. If you would like your shot to go through this colum, please read here for instructions on how to submit. If you have already submitted a shot and it has not appeared yet, it will come soon ! Untitled by Stig Hammerstam Sony A900 at 50mm at F5.0, 1/320, ISO640 Composition Looking at the picture for the first time, I saw straight away that the dimensions were not the usual 24 x 36 one. In most case,...

The time merchant

In Santa Fe, a man stands at the entrance of of a watch service store. Time for a cigarette break.  (click on picture to enlarge)...
In Santa Fe, a man stands at the entrance of of a watch service store. Time for a cigarette break.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/500, ISO200

The (old) lovers of Santa Fe

On the piers of Santa Fe, a couple stares at the Parana River at sunset. Words to come, or already told ? (click on picture...
On the piers of Santa Fe, a couple stares at the Parana River at sunset. Words to come, or already told ? (click on picture to enlarge) I have just returned from my 3 days stay in Santa Fe. The weekly Critique-a-shot column will be posted tomorrow. Leica M9 with 90mm Tele Elmarit at F2.8, 1/180, ISO800

Rosario Central

The famous football Club named Rosario Central was actually named after a railway company. The original train station still exists and like the team currently...
The famous football Club named Rosario Central was actually named after a railway company. The original train station still exists and like the team currently stuck in the second division, that train seems to be going nowhere. Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/750, ISO200

The egg seller

As surprising as it might sound, there are street merchants in Rosario that sell exclusively eggs. He was a bit puzzled  though when I asked...
As surprising as it might sound, there are street merchants in Rosario that sell exclusively eggs. He was a bit puzzled  though when I asked whether he sold bio eggs too. A new business opportunity ? Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.0, 1/350, ISO200

Follow the street photographer

Interested in following a street photographer for a few hours ? Be it preparation, itinerary, shot selection, exposure settings, composition or interaction with subjects, this...
Interested in following a street photographer for a few hours ? Be it preparation, itinerary, shot selection, exposure settings, composition or interaction with subjects, this article describes and illustrates with pictures a full morning of shooting in the streets of Rosario. Click here or on picture to discover it. Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO200

In a nun’s mind.

When two nuns cross path with a modern girl, I wonder what thoughts comes to their mind ? (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9...
When two nuns cross path with a modern girl, I wonder what thoughts comes to their mind ? (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 90mm Tele-Elmarit at F8.0, 1/350, ISO800

Classic series

When one travels on the roads of Argentina, he often see those old fabulous cars appear. All of a sudden, you feel transported in the...
When one travels on the roads of Argentina, he often see those old fabulous cars appear. All of a sudden, you feel transported in the midst of a Dukes of Hazzard or Starky and Hutch episode. Too bad there is no siren to put on the roof of our car.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/4000, ISO200 Leica M9 with 90mm Tele-Elmarit at F2.8, 1/2000, ISO200