Do You Zoom When You Do Street Photography Rx100

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The Sony RX100 is a keen camera for street photography. If you’re used to a full frame but want to ditch the big kit for travel then the RX100 is a very interesting camera. The RX100 is yet new just is proving popular with street photographers who are used to DSLR cameras. This week we accept a guest photographer Antonio Guillen to share with us his review of using the RX100 for street photography in Europe.

Antonio has won an Emmy for is documentary work.

Antonio Guillen is an Emmy Laurels winning documentary journalist and has merely recently started to explore street photography. I’m excited to see how his street photography evolves.

Antonio is an investigative journalist by trade then his arroyo to street photography is very interesting.

Antonio picked upward one of the beginning Sony RX100s and took it with him on a recent trip to Europe. I asked him to share some of his photos and some about the camera and his style of street photography.
Enter Antonio…

I have a 7D Canon and the usual collection of lenses for my day task. There is definitely a big departure in size and weight between the 7D and the RX100, for me it was a matter of
liberty of movement
and lightness to roam in the narrow streets of Rome and the other cities I visited in Europe. I was looking for something like that and still with superb quality. The RX100 was both.

Similar a lot of mirror-less cameras, the RX100 seems to like beingness shot direct into the light.

Most of the fourth dimension, my subjects didn’t even know I was taking their picture, and the ones that did, not in one case felt threatened past the small size of the RX100. Usually when using the Canon 7D to photograph people at
close altitude
they react right away when they hear the shutter “”. The shutter in the RX100 on the other manus, is nigh silent and is very quick.

The RX100 allows for fast, candid shots in street situations.

I was shooting most of the time in Aperture style. Automatic fashion did an acceptable job, simply I preferred the balance of control in the Aperture mode (since I didn’t have a lot of time to familiarize myself with all the other settings). You lot can actually go consummate Manual, which is nice for a camera of this size. Aperture manner proved to be actually very good in near instances. Night shooting was excellent. Having an F/i.viii lens gives you plenty of room to shoot in low light conditions.

The Sony RX100 can exist used for impromptu low angle candid shots.

The “feeling” of using the photographic camera is like beingness virtually
invisible. The RX100 is very light to carry and you lot might forget that you are carrying a photographic camera with you. It as well feels “retro” with the leather cover that attaches onto the bottom of the camera. I felt like a photographer taking pictures in the 1940s, and since I am a Journalist I felt a niggling like a “War Photographer” on consignment. Maybe the only thing missing is an actual viewfinder. That would brand the Sony RX100 “the female parent of ALL cameras” for street photography.

The RX100 handles low light, dark and gritty scenes with some noise but it feels more like motion-picture show grain.

I had read about the cultural differences in taking pictures of people on the street in Europe. But Rome proved to be a very proficient place to shoot street photos. Looking at some of the other pictures on this blog, I still think that London is probably 1 of the most attractive place in the world to practise street photography.

I would like to recollect that I can create (in people looking at my pictures) a link to a identify and moment in time. I want to make the viewer feel like a real spectator of a realm of life that they wouldn’t otherwise take access to. My street photography should allow my subjects to “tell” a
with but a glimpse of their faces and bodies.


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