Chinese street art with GF1 (and learning RAW)

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FrankieB42 Regular Member • Posts: 104
Chinese street art with GF1 (and learning RAW)

In China, there is so many magical places, but finding them can be real challenge. If you are like me and can't read Chinese, searching for some information about cool photography places is almost impossible, because there are almost no English websites about them. Luckily this time, my girlfriend remembered one cool place quite close to my offices, so I went there for exploring during my lunch break. And so glad I did.

I-factory is "cultural creative park", in other words, old and empty factory, now being used for random art projects and other hipster events. Hidden in distant corner of Shenzhen, right next to big container port of Chiwan, surrounded by still active factories. Place you would never find without knowing its exact location.

Not sure how active it's nowadays, there are still some leftover exhibits inside the slowly rotting buildings, but I didn't really care about them, I was there for great street art!

Took my trusty old school set up, Panasonic GF1, 20mm 1.7 prime and low resolution LVF1. And viewfinder was helpful, since I went there during noon, when everything was baking in Shenzhen's hot sun!

I took it as nice exercise for my non-existent skills with RAW files. Started up my newly acquired DxO Photolab and went into the work. And turned this:

Into this:

I'm beginner, shooting for just few months, trying to play around with RAW for even shorter time. So any comments and advice will be more than welcome!

Now, enjoy some beautiful street art from Chinese artists.

What would be china without their finger heart!!!

Unnamed superhero riding rental bike.

Thank you

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Czech guy in China, posting about it on my Instagram

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