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Panasonics Lumix GM1 is a super-small Micro Four Thirds camera

Lumix GM1 street photography

Lumix GM1 street photography

Together, the GM1 makes a great camera for street photography or when traveling, although it’s not the strongest M4T lens out there. You can attach other Micro Four Thirds lenses, but you’ll lose the compactness of the overall form factor. And with a camera this small, holding it with a larger lens will be a challenge.

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fascinated by the images that flashed past his window

Photographer Matt Weber became fascinated by the images that flashed past his window as he cruised the streets of New York City as a taxi-driver more than 30 years ago and wanted to capture the moments in time that disappeared in an instant.

He began documenting urban life in the Big Apple in 1978, and street life in New York has continued to fascinate him.
The grittiness of the big city, captured in black-and-white, is revealed in his images of homelessness, poverty, violence, the loneliness of city life – but Weber has also captured a softer side of the city.

His photographs of couples in love – sneaking kisses through closing subway doors, hand-in-hand in Central Park – are genuine moments of happiness.
Weber told Slate his photography inspires curiosity about the subjects – who are they? What are they doing and why?
But when is comes to couples, he really just wants to capture moments of romance and happiness amidst the everyday struggle of the city. ‘There are so many miserable people,’ Weber told Slate.

‘You see a lot of people not looking very content. With happy people, I try not to worry why they’re happy.’

Weber’s photography is captured in a new book, Urban Prisoner, and available for purchase on his websites NYC Street Photography and Matt Weber New York Photography.

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Straatfotografie Nederland

Straatfotografie Nederland

Straatfotografie Nederland.

Straatfotografie tip voor een mooie locatie: Het Vondelpark in Amsterdam

In het Vondelpark in Amsterdam is er voor de straatfotograaf veel “materiaal” aanwezig. Ook op een na zomerdag of in de herfst of winter. Er wordt veel gesport, gerecreëerd  en er zijn veel passanten. Net als andere drukke plekken in Amsterdam trekt het Vondelpark allerlei soorten mensen aan.

P.C. Hooftstraat

Je zit hier ook op een steenworp afstand van de P.C. Hooftstraat, waar veel semi-bekende Nederlanders onze economie op gang houden en graag gezien willen worden. Nu ben ik geen paparazzi en niet zo geïnteresseerd in deze groep, dus van mij hebben ze niets te vrezen. Maar voor de liefhebbers van deze vorm van straatfotografie…