Lights in Central London

Yesterday I went to Central London with my girlfriend to take some pictures, stretch legs and do something different than watching movies. And since I don’t like taking street photos of people, I did something different. But its still kind of street photography. Kind of 🙂

So, I was teaching Mariana how to take good pictures and what ISO, f-stop and shutter speed is and how to change it on her 5D Mk II. It was fun, but freezing, cold, dark and plenty of people were bumping into us all the time on the street?! I guess as we were the only few not rushing anywhere 🙂

Anyway, back to street photography. Mary had fun with her Canon equipment, while I took some street photos with a little twist. Enjoy.

How I did it? Very simple: manual focus and defocus image to the max. Simply set focusing distance as close to your camera as possible. This way everything is blurred and out of focus. And it shows nice and creamy bokeh of the lens 🙂 Especially, since it was not average kit lens. I used Nikon 50mm f1.4G lens. Great lightweight prime with amazing performance. And camera settings were:

  • ISO: 400-640
  • Aperture: f2
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60s
PS. Can you spot Starbucks and Rolex logos in above images? 😀