street photography

A few street pics with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Voigtlander 42.5mm lens

A portrait with the Voigtlander 42.5mm lens

Given that the Olympus OM-D E-M1 now has focus peaking it would be safe to assume it would be a great match for the range of high quality manual voigtlander lenses.  Given a hectic workload at present, I haven't had much time to play with either the E-M1 or the Voigtlander 42.5mm lens, so it was time to take an hour out of my day to play a little.  First impressions of the focus peaking are quite good (but not perfect) however, on the street zone focusing still works a treat with these manual lenses.

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A quick stop over in Hong Kong

framed in the window

Hong Kong is always an interesting stop over and a great place to hit the streets with a camera in hand to try and capture some of the essence of every day life.  In Hong Kong it is great to walk many of the smaller side streets and back alleys where you will always find something interesting.  he following photos are from a quick 23hr stop over and are all taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and a combination of lenses Voigtlander 17.5mm, Olympus 17mm and 12mm and the Panasonic Leica 25mm.

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Places and faces of Prague


**Please be warned that this post is longer then usual and will take a little time to load up the images** Trying to capture the history and people of an amazing european city like Prague can be a difficult challenge - especially when you have limited time and autumn weather that just wants to ensure cloudy skies and rain are a part of your total experience.  When visiting Prague for the first time, you can read a million reviews online and listen to peoples experiences, but being there and seeing it for yourself is a totally different experience.

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Playing on the streets of KL with the Olympus E-M1

Bukit Bintang

I am back in KL for a short visit again and that means its time to hit the streets and do a little more street shooting (and also update this blog).  This time I was able to catch up with some friends, Robin Wong and Nick Wade, to have a very short night shoot on the streets of Bukit Bintang - an area where there is nearly always something happening.

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A brief morning visit to Pudu Wet Markets

Fish at Pudu Wet Markets

After weeks of adventures, I am still trying to catch up on my blog posts and process the collection of photos that I have.  The photos in this post aim to give you a brief glimpse into the Pudu Wet Markets early one Sunday morning in July.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Pudu wet markets, they are located quite centrally in Kuala Lumpur near Jalan Pudu and are a great little adventure, though do be aware of any pick pockets when visiting this market or any other markets.

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On every street in Vietnam (Part 1)

on the streets of vietnam

The last couple of weeks has been quite an adventure between street photography and underwater photography with a couple of workshops thrown in to keep things interesting. The series of photos presented here try to capture the streets of Hanoi and give you a glimpse into what its liek to be on these streets.  In amongst this I also managed to completely convert a non-photographer into a serious street photographer (more on this in a future post).

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Old Town PJ for breakfast

All in twos

Today was like any other day in Malaysia - trying to make the hard decision on what to do first!  I decided that it was going to be an easier day and grabed my camera, spare battery and the old 25mm Voigtlander lens that I haven't shot with for quite some time.  I was hungry so first stop was going to be old town PJ and a wander through the markets with a little roti canai and murtabak on the way,  I love these very local indoor markets as there is a little hussle and bustle but at the same time quite relaxing to browse through.

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Playing with the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 on the streets of Kuala Lumpur

The butcher

I am now back in one of my favourite countries shooting on the streets (and underwater - but more on that in the next post).  On arriving in Malaysia, I didn't know whether to eat first or grab the camera or do both.  I opted for doing both in the end as there is so much good food here, especially during Ramadan.  I decided that after my Asam Laksa I would hit the streets with the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens mounted on the Olympus OM-D E-M5.  I have not really got into using this lens as I also own the voigtlander 17.5mm lens and that has been my favourite for so long now.

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Missing the 12mm wide lens on the streets of Brisbane

here's looking at you

Its been a little while in between posts.  The last 4 weeks have been extremely busy in all regards.  On the photography side I have been continuing to do shoot after shoot (including a little playing with a Sony NEX in an unmaned areial vehicle UAV).  I have been using the Panasonic GH3 for more and more video these days and coupled together with the 17.5mm Voigtlander lens it is a brillant combination (ohhh - and a variable ND filter helps as well).

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A friday afternoon walk in Brisbane

Here's seeing you

It's Friday afternoon, the light is quickly disappearing and its time for a quick walk on the streets of Brisbane.  While Brisbane is often considered a small country type city with two real seasons, it is still home to some great photographic opportunities.  Here are a couple of photos from this afternoon's short walk.  Photos were all taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Voigtlander 17.5mm lens.

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