Weekly poll #14 : How do you hunt in the streets ?

What is your favorite way to look for shots, do you walk with no destination in hope to stumble on the perfect scene ? Or...
What is your favorite way to look for shots, do you walk with no destination in hope to stumble on the perfect scene ? Or do you just wait at a street corner for action to come your way ? Though I mainly wander aimelessly, the Pont des Arts in Paris where I like to hang around. As for the previous poll "Including street art, billboards, ads in street photography is ?" (168 respondants), 55% of shooters felt is it ok when it adds a relevant layer to the picture. Obviously, the following question becomes : "What is relevant?"

The relativity of closeness

Have you ever noticed how close from one another are the tables of restaurants in Paris ? Yet, in most cases, it doesn't mean you...
Have you ever noticed how close from one another are the tables of restaurants in Paris ? Yet, in most cases, it doesn't mean you are any closer that if you were world apart  (click on picture for high res) Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F5.6, 1/250, ISO160

Sho(r)t Stories #7 : Eero Lehtonen

This week we disover the story of this shot taken in St. Petersburg by Eero Lehtonen from Finland. If you'd like to participate in the...
This week we disover the story of this shot taken in St. Petersburg by Eero Lehtonen from Finland. If you'd like to participate in the future, instructions on how to submit a shot are located at the end of the this article. Leica CL with 35mm Summicron on Rollei Retro 400S film What is the Sho(r)t Story? This one was taken August 2011 when I was visiting St. Petersburg with my girlfriend and my parents. If I recall correct we were coming from a restaurant and on our way to the nearby cemetery that has become a bit of an...

Varanasi – the problem with Instagram

Last night as I connected my Nokia N8 to our new LED TV, I was amazed to see how great the Leica M8-9 pictures rendered...
Last night as I connected my Nokia N8 to our new LED TV, I was amazed to see how great the Leica M8-9 pictures rendered through the HDMI connection. What an amazing way to view pictures! Then I started to go through other pictures I had loaded in my phone and found a full series of Instragram-like shots ("Molome" on Nokia devices ) I had taken in India. Well, I was stunned to see the large difference in quality when viewed on a 32" screen. Contrast, sharpness, colors .... my Molome pictures looked like they were taken with a pinhole...

The Augustus

An Augustus in front of the Augustus ?  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F4.0, 1/1250, ISO160
An Augustus in front of the Augustus ?  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F4.0, 1/1250, ISO160

Sho(r)t Stories #6 : Joeri van der Kloet

This week's short story took place in Santiago, let's discover all about this shot by Joeri from the Netherlands.   Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron...
This week's short story took place in Santiago, let's discover all about this shot by Joeri from the Netherlands.   Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron   What is the Sho(r)t Story? We were walking through Santiago as a part of our 4-month honeymoon. We were jetlagged and very groggy. Santiago turned out to be a very nice city for street photography though and the more we walked, the more pictures I took. Suddenly I saw a little girl across the street, sitting with her dog, wearing pink Croc-shoes and the dog had a leash in the same colour. Her friend,...

The magic tree

There is a magic tree on the shores of the Parana, and every kids seems to look for that place where they won't get into...
There is a magic tree on the shores of the Parana, and every kids seems to look for that place where they won't get into trouble. The door to the world of Oz?  (click on picture for high res) Leica X1 at 36mm, F2.8, 1/500, ISO100

Weekly poll # 13 : Ads, billboards, street art in street photography

This week's poll looks at ads, billboard and street art in street photography. How do you feel about it, is it ok to use them...
This week's poll looks at ads, billboard and street art in street photography. How do you feel about it, is it ok to use them in juxtapositions ? As for the previous poll "Flash or no Flash in street photography" (215 voters) , I was quite surprised to find out that 87% of voters never use flash in street photography. Is this website Leica biased ? ;)

Train of life

If you don't catch the right train in your life, the next one might never lead you anywhere.  (click on picture for high res) Rosario...
If you don't catch the right train in your life, the next one might never lead you anywhere.  (click on picture for high res) Rosario Central Station - Leica X1 at 36mm, F7.1, 1/500, ISO100

Missing Paris

While my main issue right now is lack of time to shoot due to our new settlement in Argentina, I do admit that I miss...
While my main issue right now is lack of time to shoot due to our new settlement in Argentina, I do admit that I miss Paris a lot in terms of photography. Rosario is fine and there are a lot of opportunities, but Paris corresponds more to my vision of street photography. Though I know it will still be long time before we go there again, I think we will do our best in the future to spend a least a few weeks each year in the city of Lights. But before that, we must succeed in our new adventure...