I still feel like I've only skimmed the surface of Amsterdam. There's so much to explore and I only had three days to look, learn, discover, feel the heart of the city and show that in my pictures.
As this was a test for me working with my new LX100, I feel compelled to tell you what I think of it. Had I discovered the fast AF setting, I may have enjoyed this camera more. I still enjoyed playing with it and am learning new ways to work the streets with it. I found the light meter to be accurate and I shot in RAW, knowing that I didn't fully trust the camera, I wanted that flexibility. The manual controls are very intuitive and I found it easy adjusting the iso, shutter speed and aperture to suit each scene.
The challenge as always with street photography is not so much the technical side, but more the story and visual impact. You can't just make a good picture, a view of the world develops in your frame and if you're ready with your camera and become part of that moment in time. It's an honour, especially if you can overcome the initial anxiety of pointing your camera at people on the street. Breathe and feel the world living.
The photographs that appear in this blog can be made available as artwork and I've discovered new suppliers for my prints, who offer excellent quality.
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