Portrait

China Town – New York

China Town   New York
The Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan — a borough of New York City — is district with a large population of Chinese immigrants. Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia. After an enormous growth spurt during the 1990s, it has been declining in recent years. Relocation of businesses and residents as a result of Sept. 11, 2001, and Manhattan’s rising high rent amidst bad economic times are to blame. A committee task force was introduced by NYC officials in 2009 to address this and other concerns plaguing Chinatown.

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 41mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

Red Glasses

Red Glasses

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 53mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

BOSS

BOSS
I took this shot last week in the photo studio at school. After editing it, it felt to me as a shot for some kind of brand of clothes or perfume. I first tried armani and versace but it just didn’t feel right… Then I tried this…

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 85mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

3 little balls

3 little balls
3 little black balls…

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 64mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

404

404
This woman was a bit overexcited. She yelled at everybody : no water, out of my way, give me some water NOW etc…

OK, she was the first woman in the whole race, but what a bad attitude !

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

10

10
Could have taken a picture of 10, but there was only 1 willing to pose…

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/6s

Two men

Two men
Two men, in fact, two of my fellow students who were willing to pose for me and my camera ! Thanks guys ! As some of you might know, I’m following a course in portrait photography. It’s all about experimenting with different light setups. The ideas basically come from us, the teacher tells us how to improve our setup and get better results. This one was from last wednesday (fourth lesson) – not bad, is it ?

Tech info : just a crop and some sharpening

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

French Mastiff

French Mastiff
Well, I wanted to get a nice portrait this morning… Got of to a book market and a flower market, packed with my 50mm lens. Originally, I wanted to take portraits of people, but I realized that I didn’t have the courage to ask people if I could take their picture (kind of a problem, need to work on that !) – I ended up shooting this great dog (with permission of the owner). He clearly didn’t mind posing for me :-)

  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

Enjoying a beer

Enjoying a beer
Two friends, enjoying a beer and having a chat…

Tech info : b&w conversion with Nik Color Efex Plugin (photoshop)

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Femke in front of a merry-go-round

Femke in front of a merry go round
The second one – starring the youngest one : Femke !

This one and the previous one both taken with my 50mm f1.4 – I really should use that lens more often ! For all those still hesitating, you really NEED a good 50mm ! :-)

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
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