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Street photography 2

This is the friend of the first Street Photography.


It was a minute or so into our conversation with the girls before I let Gav keep the conversation flowing and I started shooting. Of course by this point I'd forgotten about my original intention to shoot them with their cameras. I reverted to my default head and shoulders composition. After taking a few shots of each of them this girl exclaimed "How close are you shooting!". I was a bit confused, as I was standing no where near as close as my last two shots, but went to show her the shots. In retrospect I guess she must've expected me to be further back to get her and the camera in.


Turns out the cameras they had where property of the school. As they were shooting film I asked if they scanned. After a bit of confusion this girl said that they do sometimes and do a little work with photoshop. I was pretty impressed and asked what year they're in, they said year 11 which would make them about 16. Finally I thanked them for the photos and wished them luck with their own.


I was seriously surprised by this photo when I got it home. I'd shot these girls at f/1.4, figuring that a little softness would prove flattering. However this snap is super sharp. So I'm very happy with my copy of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX. I haven't seen any shots from the Canon or Nikon 50mm f/1.4s that are this sharp wide open. I think I'll have a peek around at some of the Canon 50mm f/1.2L shots to see how they compare.


This is the eighty second portrait of my attempt at the 100 strangers project.

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Taken on February 19, 2011