Nikon D800 + Nikon 35mm f1.4 street photography ( Large)

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Auke B van der Weide Contributing Member • Posts: 509
Re: Nikon D800 + Nikon 35mm f1.4 street photography ( Large)

wow, eat that canon

HakanL New Member • Posts: 19
Re: Nikon D800 + Nikon 35mm f1.4 street photography ( Large)

Beautiful. Shows what the 35/1.4 is able to do. Please post some more if you've got more.

venice Senior Member • Posts: 1,973
Re: Nikon D800 + Nikon 35mm f1.4 street photography ( Large)

Very nice street photography.

I especially like the woman with the chalk.

Best,

Bill

Grig
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Now we are starting to see a real images... Super series!!! Thank you for sharing!

My favorite is with lady drawing with the chalks on the sidewalk... Stunning!!!

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Thank you so much for all the input and compliments.

I truly enjoy working with people. I walk around with my camera, and I just ask people's permission to take their photographs. I find our approach must be easy, humble and not threatening. I dress casually and I blend in.. I joke with them and ask them about their day. People in general are very nice once you get them at ease.

I communicate while I'm photographing them to let them know what I'm doing. If I need them to look straight at me then I ask them kindly. I've been very lucky with the amount of support I received.

In the last couple of days out of the twenty so people I photographed I only had two people say no to me.

There was a man at Starbucks the other day who answered with an abrupt NO when I asked to take his portrait.. His friend next to him said you can take my picture, and I did. The next day as I walked down the street I heard someone approaching fast behind me I turned and it's the same man who had declined the day before to taking his picture.. he reaches inside his jacket pocket and pulls out a small yellow envelope with some pictures he had taken with his own camera and wanted to get my opinion. We stood there on the side street for 20 minutes talking about photography. I learned so much about him I also learned that just because someone says know doesn't mean they are rude or mean. It just that they are not comfortable. When people allow us to take their picture they allow us into their soul.. This is not simple..and shouldn't be taken for granted. A portrait can capture the truest aspect of a human being and that is a privilege we can only earn with much respect.

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BelePhotography Regular Member • Posts: 381
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excellent pics, now if only that lens wasn't so expensive

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ARB1
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I had a chance to photograph what appeared to be a homeless person today, he had the most amazing beard and his face had so much character, but I chickened out and didn't ask. I felt kind guilty asking someone that was homeless to take their photo. Perhaps if I see him again I'll ask then slip him a few dollars to help him out.

bmcdad wrote:

Thank you so much for all the input and compliments.

I truly enjoy working with people. I walk around with my camera, and I just ask people's permission to take their photographs. I find our approach must be easy, humble and not threatening. I dress casually and I blend in.. I joke with them and ask them about their day. People in general are very nice once you get them at ease.

I communicate while I'm photographing them to let them know what I'm doing. If I need them to look straight at me then I ask them kindly. I've been very lucky with the amount of support I received.

In the last couple of days out of the twenty so people I photographed I only had two people say no to me.

There was a man at Starbucks the other day who answered with an abrupt NO when I asked to take his portrait.. His friend next to him said you can take my picture, and I did. The next day as I walked down the street I heard someone approaching fast behind me I turned and it's the same man who had declined the day before to taking his picture.. he reaches inside his jacket pocket and pulls out a small yellow envelope with some pictures he had taken with his own camera and wanted to get my opinion. We stood there on the side street for 20 minutes talking about photography. I learned so much about him I also learned that just because someone says know doesn't mean they are rude or mean. It just that they are not comfortable. When people allow us to take their picture they allow us into their soul.. This is not simple..and shouldn't be taken for granted. A portrait can capture the truest aspect of a human being and that is a privilege we can only earn with much respect.

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steddyman Regular Member • Posts: 346
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Thanks for the explanation Bill. Much apprecIated.
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How do you convert to B&W>

could you share, what u use to convert to B&W (i.e., what program, filter, etc?) if you don't mind

David
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SanMat Senior Member • Posts: 2,861
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Very high quality. Great use of black and white - really works for these. The subject detail is pretty special.

Pete

reginalddwight Senior Member • Posts: 2,003
Another terrific set of photos

Thank you for sharing these stunning photographs. Kudos.

KenBuse Regular Member • Posts: 262
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Really love these and the 35mm. Very sharp and well focused. Also wonder what you are doing in PP, i.e., software or plug-ins. thanks much for sharing... kb

SJShooter Contributing Member • Posts: 521
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Really nice photos. The one of the girl in the street is exceptional.

I have the 35 1.4g and love street photography, but have never really used this lens for the type of tight portraits you do (I usually use the 85mm 1.4g for those). That said, your results are excellent.

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Everytime I see shots from the 35 1.4G on this forum I'm really impressed, this set is no different, great stuff.
Congrats on the D800 also!
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Thanks everyone!

I like using the 35 up close to isolate my subject.. it works really good for tight portraits and acts like a 50mm but with attitude.
I use the 85 on the streets as well and love it.. see here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=41066896
they both have their uses and visually are very distinct.

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sbill
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I'd like you to come in Paris and use the same approach, with parisian persons, and let me know how many NOs you would get here out of twenty persons. Just curious to know if I really need to change my attitude against these people or if I rather need to change country
Bill

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Book me a ticket and I'm on my way!
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Where from!?

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Cold Michigan, USA
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