Photography and Street Photography Blog

Not a commercial blog: no ads, no clickbait, no lies! Just a personal space where I can write blog posts and opinion pieces about what I like. You’ll read about street photography, living as an artist photographer, the Ricoh GR III and even psychology!

  • Creating art with a camera requires a phase of exploration. Test shots and preliminary works are useful “tools” for the photographer for this exploration, but they serve very different purposes. Read on. Test shots in photography Let’s start with test shots: their purpose is to test to appreciate the peculiarities of photographic gear, camera software…

  • Like me, probably other photographers may consider a compact camera like the FP L after getting a Ricoh GR III / IIIx. Here’s a visual comparison plus a few of my humble thoughts. Ricoh GR III and SIGMA FP L size comparison photos The FP L is pictured below with a Rayqual LM-LA M mount adapter, the…

  • I’ve been doing test shots for some time now with my new photography setup (FP L + Heliar lens). It helps me get a feel of the camera, the sensor, the software, and the lens. It also helps me to slowly be in harmony with my new friends. Below you’ll find my my latest impressions and test shots. You can see my…

  • It was a long time ago, I was still in my twenties. I was listening to TSF—a French jazz radio station—when I heard the sax of Stan Getz. I was hypnotized and something crazy happened: I was seeing colors and forms! This experience prompted me to remove chunks of the wallpaper in my bedroom and…

  • I’m taking my time to become acquainted with my new street photography setup: the SIGMA FP L and Voigtländer Heliar 40mm. I’ve been out to take new test shots. You can see them below. Monochrome test shots All the test shots below were taken using the Aperture Priority mode with the monochrome style. This time I configured the monochrome style…

  • After a few test shots here are my initial impressions about the SIGMA FP L camera and Voigtländer Heliar 40mm f/2.8 lens. Please note this is not a review, just my humble but honest thoughts. Read on. Jump to the gallery. SIGMA FP L: my first impressions Image quality What you’ll read about the image quality of…

  • The wake-up time is always a painful moment for me. Another day prisoner of an unsatisfying life that I can’t afford to run away from. It takes me some willpower to motivate myself and start doing anything cause I know it won’t make a change—at least a drastic one—to my reality. How to focus our…

  • A compact camera like the GR III is awesome for street photography but its fixed lens may push you to get an interchangeable lens camera (ILC) down the road. I’m putting down all the things I had to buy for my first street photography ILC setup, with the hope that it can be useful to…

  • The Ricoh GR III is a great camera for street photography but I have been feeling the need for an Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) since last year. Finally, I got my first ILC + lens setup ready this month. In this blog post, I’ll explain why I chose the SIGMA FP L and the Voigtländer…

  • No matter how much we love photography, life can impose itself and we may end up not having the time or energy to go out for art. Here’s a little technique I use to keep on training my eyes when I’m overwhelmed by life’s chores. Mental photography: what it is? It sounds weird and useless…