Cool Brisbane

Businessmen, surfers, kids, glamourous girls, they all blend in downtown Brisbane creating a relaxed and dynamic atmosphere.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures...
Businessmen, surfers, kids, glamourous girls, they all blend in downtown Brisbane creating a relaxed and dynamic atmosphere.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Three cameras, three hours – M8 vs DP2 vs N8

Are all cameras equal as toosl to shoot street photography ? Or in other words, and as often read on the web, is it the...
Are all cameras equal as toosl to shoot street photography ? Or in other words, and as often read on the web, is it the photographer and not the camera? Well, with these thoughts in my mind, I headed downtown Brisbane this morning with the three cameras I currently carry along : the Nokia N8 (camera phone), the Sigma DP2 (compact camera with a large sensor) and the Leica M8 (pro camera). The idea : shoot for an hour with each of them, consecutively, and compare the output both in terms of quality and experience handling the camera. Here are...

Brisbane cuts

I haven't seen much of Brisbane yet as we arrived late this afternoon. Only a few cuts I would say. (click on pictures for high...
I haven't seen much of Brisbane yet as we arrived late this afternoon. Only a few cuts I would say. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

From street photography to portrait in 6 steps

Here is a little humorous methodology on how to start with a candid shot and end up with a little improvised portrait session. (All shots...
Here is a little humorous methodology on how to start with a candid shot and end up with a little improvised portrait session. (All shots taken in Boonah before the Melbourne Cup horse race. This is a very important day in Australia as Ladies dress up to watch the televised event at the local pub. ) Step I : Always get the candid shot first. Step II : Smile. Step III : Say something nice or funny. Step IV : You can then ask for a pose. Step V : And finish with a close up portrait. Step VI :...