Some early work and a lesson

Since I am working on a new Paris book, I have been going through my whole archive lately. And somehow I hardly ever went back...
Since I am working on a new Paris book, I have been going through my whole archive lately. And somehow I hardly ever went back further than 2009 as most of my pictures then were in B&W. I did today and found some pictures I had not looked at for a long time. These are 2008 pictures, that is basically my first year shooting street photography. My lesson : always shoot raw and keep the originals somewhere. Indeed I would have loved to reprocess these pictures in colors.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Epson R-D1....

The colors of Autumn

In the streets of Geneva, ladies put all their effort to elegantly play with the colors of Autumn.  (click on picture for high res) Leica...
In the streets of Geneva, ladies put all their effort to elegantly play with the colors of Autumn.  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F2.8, 1/250, ISO800

Strawberry Ice cream

Days are getting colder around Lake Geneva. Still, a colorful ice cream can warm one's heart. Note that I am not starting a Red Riding...
Days are getting colder around Lake Geneva. Still, a colorful ice cream can warm one's heart. Note that I am not starting a Red Riding Hood theme ...   (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F5.6, 1/125, ISO800

Red Riding Hood and the Jet

Red Riding Hood no longer fears the wolf, yet the Geneva water jet stands in front of her. Like many visitors, she would love to...
Red Riding Hood no longer fears the wolf, yet the Geneva water jet stands in front of her. Like many visitors, she would love to challenge the jet but if it the wind suddenly changes direction while she runs next to it, 7 tons of water will soak her and perhaps even push her into the Lake. A bit too much of a challenge, defeating the wolf was easier.  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F2.8, 1/500, ISO100

Between balloons and smiles

On Avenue de Rivoli, a group of friends were ust given a few balloons by a store clerk. Simple things sometimes bring out the best...
On Avenue de Rivoli, a group of friends were ust given a few balloons by a store clerk. Simple things sometimes bring out the best smiles. This picture is an example of an instinctive reaction to a scene. I just had time to raise the camera, roughly frame and hope for the best. The composition is a bit shaky (bus in the background), yet I was able to include all the subjects and their expressions. Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO160

The street photography Quiz

Discover your level of street photography knowledge by taking the 10 questions quiz below. Read carefully the questions, some are not as easy as they...
Discover your level of street photography knowledge by taking the 10 questions quiz below. Read carefully the questions, some are not as easy as they might seem. Click on Get started and do not hesitate to share your score in the comments section. (Note that no registration is required to take the quiz and answers are kept anonymous) [slickquiz id=1] Good students get their grades posted on ads in India. Would be part of them if attending the Street Photography Academy ? Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/500, ISO160

Weekly poll #3 : What is your main focus method for street photography ?

Setting focus is a critical part in street photgraphy since there is generally not much time to do so. Let's therefore have a look at...
Setting focus is a critical part in street photgraphy since there is generally not much time to do so. Let's therefore have a look at how you mainly focus your camera while shooting in the streets.  As usual, feel free to comment in the section below to share any insights on this topic. (poll is closed) I zone focused to get this shot on Les Champs-Elysées and it does show the challenge to do so with a wide aperture such as F2.0 Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/750, ISO160  - I zone focused to get this shot and...

La desalpe

La désalpe is a Franco-Swiss word that literally would translate to Un-alps or De-Alps.  At this point, I am sure that you are still puzzled...
La désalpe is a Franco-Swiss word that literally would translate to Un-alps or De-Alps.  At this point, I am sure that you are still puzzled about the meaning of such a word, but you might have understood the idea of "getting down the Alps". Add a few cows in the mix and you get "la désalpe" which is basically the seasonal migration of cattle from the high pastures of Swiss mountains to their winter paddocks. This is what I experienced today in my small town as dozens of cows walked through the streets of the downtown area. Believe me, a...

Pétanque at Ile de la Cité

Even in the very heart of the city of Paris such as the Ile de la Cité, you'll find people playing pétanque. A little sand...
Even in the very heart of the city of Paris such as the Ile de la Cité, you'll find people playing pétanque. A little sand plot, a few little stones and here we go. (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/180, ISO640

Minor redesign of Yanidel.net

As some of you might have noticed, I have made some changes to this website over the past few weeks.  My main objective was to...
As some of you might have noticed, I have made some changes to this website over the past few weeks.  My main objective was to improve the site in terms of readability and provide a better access to information. Here is the changelog : - change of font and links colors for better readability - implementation of "subscribe to comment reply" function. You might now opt to receive an email once a reply is posted to one of your comment. - rotating banner displaying the last 7 articles on street photography. - a redesign of the "STREET ARTICLES" menu item....