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Exploring New York City at 400mm

Exploring New York City at 400mm

Not too long ago, we've featured the work of Anton Repponen with this UI concept fo the Leica T. He's back again with another series but now it's involving photography through his 400mm lens, exploring the lovely city of New York. As I am progressing my hobby as a photography enthusiast (beginner), I really take a great pleasure at looking these photographs. Every single frame tells a story and you can't deny admitting the colours are simply breathtaking. With the quality of work that Anton provides with his background as a designer, photographer and Co-Founder at Anton and Irene. It's just inspiring and definitely a designer to keep an eye on. Since I've been shooting mostly with Leica lately I use my Canon 5D more rarely, mostly for work. The one thing that is extremely hard to afford with Leica is a variety of lenses, not that the variety does not exist, it's a matter of price. Nobody I know shoot Leica lenses, so I could borrow some. The one thing that is a lot of fun is once in a while to hop on a bike and ride around New York with 400mm in your backpack. 400mm is a lot of zoom! It really allows you to see and photograph things differently. Something that you would never get with 50mm.   You get to see things that otherwise you can't even reach. The main downside is that your aperture drops from 2.8 to 5.6. It really needs to be super bright outside not to increase your ISO when using it. Another thing with super zoom is that you need to shoot with fairly fast shutter speed 1/500 and above (on the go with your hands), even preferably above 1000. The tiniest hand movement will reflect in one big blurry image. The second downside is that your image quality drops quite a bit, but that is in comparison to using Canon 70-200mm without any extender, which again has extremely good quality. But at the end of the day if your image ends up being fairly small posted online, this issue is somewhat irrelevant. The thing is I get 400mm for extra $300, without paying for extra large and heavy 400mm lens. More Information: http://work.repponen.com.

NYC Under the Ground

NYC Under the Ground

New York City, a city that always has fascinated me. I always question myself about how can so many people (according to Google: 8.406 million in 2013) can co-lived together in the city with so many possibilities and stories. One thing they do share, it's the subway transportation. 34 Lines and serving thousand of people each day. One photographer decided to take a journey in the underground of NYC. Let's follow Joao Unzer. The subway, on the other hand, is one of the few places in town where social boundaries are dissolved. It's where all races, religions and social classes meet and share not only the same space, but also the same situation. The NYC Under the Ground project seeks to portray this sort of equality and democracy that the NYC subway proposes. It captures true spontaneous moments in the everyday lives of real New Yorkers (the kind you don't see in magazines) in the only place in town where hot dog and stock vendors share the same bench.

Beautiful Fashion Photography by Lara Jade

Beautiful Fashion Photography by Lara Jade

Lara Jade is a young fashion photographer from London now based in New York city. Been working with most of the prestigious clients and editorials like Elle Magazine, Sony Music, Lavazza and more. Lara surely show off her style within the business that she's been perfecting since she was fifteen.I am influenced by past and present style; whenever I shoot I like to create stories with an underlying sense of narrative, whether this is in my personal work, commercial campaigns or editorial projects. I am deeply inspired by elements of influential style, film noir, old masters in painting and photography, Romanticism and untouched beauty. All of my experiences in life thus far have been reflected through my imagery, and continue to shape me personally, and as an artist.For more information about Lara Jade and her inspiring photography, you can visit her website at LaraJade.co.uk.All Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeAll Rights to Lara JadeVideo

Beautiful Photos of New York City by James Maher

James Maher is a professional photographer and the operator of the Maher Fine Art Photography Gallery, his work is primarily focused on New York photography, but also of various travel spots around the world, and we have to agree that he has some classic photos of New York City. For more information about James, visit the Maher Fine Art Photography Gallery at http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/ Some Photos Couple in Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2003 This photo was taken during the huge blizzard that hit the city in 2003. The snowstorm created such bad conditions that for much of the day I was completely lost in the park. At some point I found this bridge to seek refuge under. It didn't take long before this couple came along with the same idea. Manhattan on Fire, Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 2010 The sky was white and unassuming until the sun began to set. Then the colors lit up the sky as if the entire city was on fire. Couple in Sheep Meadow during Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2010 I caught this photo just as the man was about to tackle the woman in the middle of Sheep Meadow in Central Park. East River,New York City, 2003 This photo was taken on the edge of the East River at a cold 5:30 AM with only a handful of dedicated joggers out. In reality, it was much darker out than the exposure suggests. Poets' Walk at Dusk, Central Park, New York City, 2006 This is a 30 second exposure looking down the south end of the Mall in Central Park, also known as Poets' Walk.The lights of the office buildings of Central Park South peer through the bare branches of the trees here to give this photo the feeling of an urban wilderness. At the time, I felt like I was covered in a dome of trees, yet also right in the middle of midtown Manhattan. Poets' Walk in Fall, Central Park, New York City, 2010 Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, New York City, 2010 Bethesda Terrace at Night During Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2010 7 Train, Queens, New York City, 2010 Buildings and Sun, New York City, 2007 This is a photograph of office buildings on 17 State Street in the financial district of the city.I thought of what a city on Mars would look like when I saw the roundness of the central building and so I decided to give it this tint to create an 'otherworldly' feel.