Wandering Eyes Dispatch 4: Berlin ~ Mitte

“Schöner Berliner”          Berlin ~ Mitte, 2017

 

 

What you think to be a Calvin Klein or an Olga Tamakhina advert… Is in actuality just another beautiful Berliner looking forlorn and lost who fell prey to my camera.

I recently was in Berlin for an Eric Kim workshop and we were out shooting for the day when I happened upon this scene (which I liked). I decided to try a nice trick Eric showed us which is getting low when out doing candid pics… It works, for some reason people don’t even give you a second thought when you are well below them and just go about their business. This allowed me to snap several frames without even being given a second look. Try it next time you’re out shooting… Not only does it make you even more non-threatening, but also gives you some different compositional angles,

Technical stuff…Fujifilm Xpro2, fujinon 50mm XF f2.0 WR lens Shot at 1/420th of a second at f7.1 @1600 ISO. Lighting was overcast natural ambient lighting.