The nifty fifty with an APS-C camera is useful for street photography because it’s either a short 80mm tele with a regular EF-EOSM adapter (useful if you’re a shy street shooter) or a 56mm (50 x 1.6 x 0.71) with the Viltrox speed booster.
56mm is not too near but near enough to be noticed.
I’m with the speed booster with 56mm today.
I did try to establish eye contact. Some smiled. Some glared.
Many are unconcerned.
He sits there often. Today he smiled at me and asked if he’s better looking with or without the mask.
A bit creepy. It’s a plumber’s advert.
Published by eddietay
I am a poet and an educator. I have come to realise in recent years that the act of writing poetry has trained my mind to be always on the prowl for everyday moments that might be suitable material for my writing.
Hence, I turn to photography in order to record some of these moments. I soon discover that the photographs I am taking, using film rangefinder cameras which are more discreet and hence suitable to the task at hand, are in the tradition of street photography.
In search of poetry, I have become a street photographer.
What can Hong Kong teach me about street photography, and what can street photography teach me about Hong Kong?
This blog seeks to address that question.
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