Why I'm quitting hipshots and zone-focusing

Why I’m quitting hipshots and zone-focusing

I’ve now been doing street photography for a pretty decent amount of time. I’d like to share some thoughts about where I’m going at the moment. I’ve been able to gather a good amount of work during this time and…

Camera quirks

Camera quirks

Why oh why can’t there just be a perfect camera? Why must every camera have at least few annoying little quirks?  I’m a big believer in the idea, that a camera should not get in the way of photography. I…

Is film photography harder than digital photography?

Is film photography harder than digital photography?

Photography is demanding whether you shoot film or digital. I think I’ll have to be constantly answering people the question, why I shoot film in this day and age. And sometimes I even ask that myself, because it’s seemingly so…

Is Leica a good beginner’s camera?

Is Leica a good beginner’s camera?

Just in case you’re wondering whether a Leica is a good beginner’s camera, I’m here to advise. And the answer is — heck no!  I can honestly say that probably in 95% of the time, a Leica wouldn’t be the…

5 additional methods (part 2) on approaching your subject in street photography

5 additional methods (part 2) on approaching your subject in street photography

This is an extension to my previous articles on approaching the subject in street photography. As you know, when taking candid photos of people on the street, it may extremely difficult to get close enough and the solutions are not…

Light meters versus manual exposures

Light meters versus manual exposures

I have the quintessential love/hate relationship with light meters. I usually get the best results when exposing manually, but on the other hand, I really like the idea of just taking it easy and to go with what ever the…

Life, Universe and Everything (And my new Leica M6) 

Life, Universe and Everything (And my new Leica M6) 

Prologue I initially started writing this post basically to give an update on my new camera gear. As you probably guessed from the title, I’ve now switched to the infamous Leica M6. As it sometimes happen, you may start to…

Do you need a fast lens?

Do you need a fast lens?

Many photographers would like to get their hands on a f1.2 lens. I’m of course one of those photographers. Why do we want them? Is it just an obsession over something better or do they provide something that we’d actually…

Rangefinder vs. SLR focusing in practise — very informative!

Rangefinder vs. SLR focusing in practise — very informative!

If you’re new to rangefinders or are thinking about getting into them, there are few things to acknowledge. I gathered a list of useful facts, comparing the pros and cons of both types of cameras in terms of focusing. How…

Straight photography

Straight photography

If I’d have to describe my style of shooting in one term, it would be straight photography. It is what the name implies — just straight photography, leaving out all the Lightroom nonsense and especially manipulating. For me personally straight…