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 I

In january 2012, two friends and I travelled to Paris. The city is great, the light is great and the people are great; a nice opportunity to do some street photography. So, I packed my stuff, we left at 2AM, arrived at 9AM and where on our way around 10AM.

Following is a selection of the photos I took on the first day. These are shot with a Leica M8 with a Leica 35/1.4 mounted. I still miss the full 35 frame, since the M8 has a crop factor to deal with, but the lens is great. In most cases I preset the aperture at f/5.6 with a focal plane between 1.2 and 3 meters, so, if I encountered something good, there was no need to focus and miss the action.

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