Fuji in Europe Part 19 - Street photography in Nuremberg

Streets of Nuremberg

The streets in Europe are always full of people.  I guess mostly because they are designed for walking, with wide sidewalks, and easy access to shops and restaurants.  Unlike the city of Edmonton for example, and I would imagine most North American cities.  I can walk my neighborhood, and see maybe 1 or 2 people every couple of hours.  It's silly.  So naturally Europe lends itself to street photography a lot more than North America.  It's a lot easier to sit down in an outdoor cafe, and just point the camera at something interesting.  This was exactly what happened. Walked around the streets of Nuremberg, doing a bit of last minute shopping, and sat down at the cafe, had some cappuccino, and just pointed the camera.  Simple easy and quite rewarding.  No wonder, that a very cool street photographer Valerie Jardin offers street photography workshops in Europe, among other interesting places :)


This was again another perfect time to test the Fuji XT1 and the 56mm f1.2 lens.  After shooting with this combination before, I really liked the way it behaved on the streets.  It's fast focus worked almost flawlessly, and I really like the look the Fuji 56mm f1.2 can capture.  Also I like the fact that I don't have to be in someones face, and can capture the natural behavior, with out being seen.  I'm not hiding behind bushes or buildings, but because the Fuji 56mm lens has enough reach that I'm not spotted by the subject right away.  Also because the Fuji XT1 has an articulated LCD screen, I don't have to raise the camera to my eye, thus making me even more unseen.  Absolutely perfect for great street photography.