Oct 022013

Many film shooters love to tweet about how they enjoy this medium. Somehow, shooting film seems the trendy thing again and why not try entice digital photogs to  join the sect. So I wondered for a while what one could tweet if digital was the cool kid on the block. Here is the list I came up with :

– I used the Tri-W  Lightroom preset and push the exposure curve by two  stops.
– going  to my computer room to download 7 Kingston 16GB SD cards. Can’t wait to see the results.
– I  love the farty smell of my computer room and the light of my LCD screen in the dark.
– just bought some expired 2005 SanDisk 16MB SD cards. Happy.
– just acquired a new drawer to keep my  SD cards dry . Happy.

1 hour photo bombay

– My Imac 27″ is the best computer in town to process files. Highly recommended.
– I wish Floppy disks had not been discontinued.
– I  love the luminance noise at ISO1600.
– I carry a DingDang bag which allows me to easily carry a body, two lenses, and 46 Compact Flash cards.
– too bad Commodore went bankrupt.
– I can swap SD cards in 8.43 seconds in the dark, with both hands tied.

I guess one wouldn’t increase drastically his number of followers by doing so. So let’s forget about digital or film, why not just tweet about …. gear ?

Oct 012013

Over the last five years, so much has changed in the way we expose our work through the internet. Social medias have slowly taken over personal websites and mobile phones forced us to look at images in a couple of square centimeters.

Nevertheless, I still believe in running a personal website. Social media is like meeting with friends at the bar, meanwhile a website is like inviting them at your home. Your own furniture and your own vision of life. It also give ample flexibity in the way you display your work. This being said, I am not one of these that leave the same painting hanging for years on a wall, so I opted to slightly redesign it once again. Hope you will like the new  www.yanidel.net.

Over the coming months, I also intend to resume writings on street photography, once things settle completely in our new life in Argentina.

Yanidel Header V

Sep 302013

The main problem when using a 24mm lens is that you need to get very close for your subject to take up a significant portion of your frame. In the shot below, I was at about 1.2 meters from this girl and still, getting even closer would have been better. Obviously, getting so close becomes a challenge, especially when trying to remain unspotted. (click on picture for high res)

never close enough Yanidel

Lausanne – Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

Sep 292013

With the pass of time, the ride becomes a bit let smooth, but the elegance always remains.  (click on picture for high res)

elegance car Yanidel

Lausanne – Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F4.0, 1/750, ISO160

Sep 272013

Being already four months old, it was time for me to take Yanidel Junior on a street outing. Still too young to grab his own camera but you’ll notice that the little one already has the eyes of a street hunter. Paris here we come!

Biggest challenge so far : not dropping the camera on my son’s head.

Yanidel Junior

Picture courtesy of my wife Natalia, taken with an Iphone 3GS