My first bit of Black and White

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I have never liked black and white photography, I have always thought that it was a way to be able to ignore focussing on colours. I thought that it was lazy. I finally tried making some black and white photos once I got my Leica X1.

My first black and white

Boy, was I wrong


It is actually quite hard to get background separation with a 35mm lens.

Street photography

Having to focus not on colours, but tones and brightness is so different from anything I have ever tried!

Shaded from the sun

Yep, I like it.

Bearding off

I would recommend that, if you haven’t tried black and white, to go out and shoot it. It’s pretty great, and the classic style is amazing!

Thank you for reading

Robin ๐Ÿ™‚




New old camera

Hey all! I recently got a new (old) Leica X1, an old compact camera Leica made. It is so much fun to shoot with, the tonality in black and white made me finally understand this style. Though the colored photos are amazing too. Have a look!

My first street photograph which felt like a real street photo to me
Really like this one
Nicely minimal
A big one to end off with

Shooting with the Leica X1 is fun, especially with a 2 GB card, the slow operating and the limited card space makes it feel like a day out with film. Fun times!

Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚



Those colors though

New Camera and New Blog Direction!

Hey all! First of all, a few shots from my first day with my new Fujifilm X-E1 :smiley: Got it yesterday, I hope you enjoy them!DSCF7600Thatโ€™s a bunch of ice that a poor guy had to take out of his frozen boat. All photos were shot with a 28mm f/2.8 full manual lens.

DSCF7598All settings were manually entered, which actually is one of the things I like most so far about the Fujifilm-X system. The dials, the shutter sound, the whole shooting experience is amazing.

That’s the frozen boat with a classic Leiden view in the background.
Now for the new direction for the blog: Soon I will be reworking the layout, making it a bit brighter etc.
It will be a photography blog, filled with the things I’ve learned and things I want to teach you! It will be a lot more active too ๐Ÿ˜€
Thank you so much for looking at my photos, I hope you enjoyed!

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