Bookshop

3 January, 2014

A bookshop is a good place to take photos. It is a quiet environment, people are entertained flicking through books and they do not look at the camera.

Looking bookslibros fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 640   Velocidad: 1/60s  

People move little and it’s easy to approach and find the best angle to take the picture.

Tell me a storycuentame un cuento fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 1600   Velocidad: 1/60s  

This library has bright color walls, ideal for highlighting people. It has also good lighting.

Almost all the photos were taken at maximum aperture diaphragm, with not too high ISO. The X100S performs beautifully with this level of light.

Capitán Trueno (book title)capitan trueno fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 640   Velocidad: 1/60s  

The bookshop has corners to sit and browse books. We go there to find the photo.

Sherlock Holmessherlock holmes fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 400   Velocidad: 1/60s  

Sometimes it’s hard to put titles to photos. In this case, the titles of the books help us. Readers cut by the edge of the photo and its proximity convey us some high voltage (alta tensión).

Alta tensión (High voltage, book title)alta tension fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 1600   Velocidad: 1/60s  

Guess who appears in the mirror behind the can with eyes?

My manmy man fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 800   Velocidad: 1/60s  

Taking pictures in the photography section has charm.

La mirada del fotógrafo (The photographer’s eye, book title)la mirada del fotografo fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 800   Velocidad: 1/60s  

All photos were taken without looking through the viewfinder, with the screen off and X100S in silent mode. In this mode, there’s no beep to tell us when the photo is focused, you need to calculate time focus. The X100S makes no noise when shooting.

Doubtduda chica fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/2.2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 800   Velocidad: 1/60s  

Being in a closed and quiet environment, you have to be very discreet and unnoticed. The X100S, hanging around the neck, does not draw attention and nobody notices it.

Of course, we must practice to take such photos without looking and on the sly. A basic rule is not look at the screen of the camera after taking the picture, at least until we find a discreet place where we can review photos without attracting attention.

Blacksad amarillo (book title)blacksad amarillo fuji x100s fotografia callejera street photography

Apertura: ƒ/3.2   Cámara: X100S   Longitud focal: 23mm   ISO: 800   Velocidad: 1/60s  

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