street photography workshop amsterdam, may 2012

I took part of a street photography workshop given by Eric Kim and Thomas Leuthard on the 18th and 19th of May, 2012.

It was a terrific event, I’ve met a lot of people, enjoyed their company and learned from how they work. Thanks Eric, Thomas and all participants for the inspiration.

Here are a few of the photos I took during those days.
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amsterdam february 29 2012

I’ve started a new job on March 1, had some time to burn on February 29, so off I went, to Amsterdam, with Bert, for some shooting.
It was a gray afternoon, somewhat cold too, but very worthwhile. We spent some time in areas in Amsterdam, where I haven’t shot before. We had cold fingers, so went off to a bar first, for some coffee and a beer. Then, off down town and shoot some.

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the big paris street shootout part II

Earlier, I wrote about a street-photography weekend in Paris. I’d like to share my photos, taken on day two, here.

Again, I was amazed by the quality of the light from low the morning sun over Paris. A perfect situation to get out the old Canon RF 50/1.8 LTM. It’s a very old lens, built between 1961 and 1970. It’s non-aspheric and flares beautifully, if handled properly (read; the more it is abused, the better this lens feels). It’s also very soft, doesn’t produce sharp or contrasty images, but it gives a wonderful old look. It’s the type 7, which is described at Peter Kitchingman’s blog.

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