|Some people have tried to knock this lens down, but it still comes up fighting.|
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Delivery food in China is handled by deliver boys on bicycles like this one.
Keep reading after the break
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
M43 as a system has advantages over many of it's contemporaries. It has a large lens portfolio, good ergonomics, multiple body manufacturers, and an overall smaller system size than most other interchangeable lens systems. However it does have it's disadvantages. These include low light performance, compared to larger systems that have larger sensors and lenses with larger entry pupils, and shallow dof. Voigtlander has personally taken on the mission of rectifying this issue by releasing a series of super fast f0.95 lenses. The most recent of these releases was the 10.5mm nokton. I have been shooting with the nokton since September of last year and I have finally decided to write a review from the perspective of a long term user. Continue reading after the break to see what I think of this unique lens along with a collection of the images another photographer and I have created with it.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
|Shot at f8|
|f3.5. I thought it was set to f8 and had it zone focused.|
So while I was walking around the other day in Huaqiangbei I stumbled upon a camera store carrying a variety of c mount lenses. These are very interesting due to their miniscule sizes and low prices. I ended up buying a 50mm f1.4, 35mm f1.7, 25mm f1.8 16mm f1.4 and a 8mm fisheye that was made for cmount but they had a m43 version available as well.
These two shots came out of the fisheye. I decided to leave my Voigtlander noktons at home, and just shoot with the tiny 25mm, 50, and fisheye. With my 10.5mm I often shoot with a cabled flash at close distance. These were two shots were I was playing around and tried out the same technique with the fisheye. I love the way that it is able to draw in the entire background while bringing me close enough to use my flash. It really lets the subject stand out in the image even more than they do when I shoot with the 10.5mm.
As you can see the lens is very sharp, and as the kicker? It only cost 60 usd. :D
Please comment and let me know if you have any questions about this little lens. I will be happy to answer.
Monday, April 4, 2016
|A tray for discarded paint in Dafen Painting Village|
Shenzhen may not be the oldest city in China but it does have it's share of attractions. One of these is Dafen oil painting village. A beautiful area where paintings of any kind can be found or commissioned. Dafen serves as a location where companies from around the world can have oil painting produced either in large quantities or as single commissions. It is a very interesting area and a must see for both the art and the low prices.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
|An artist has his brush and a photographer has his camera.|
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
So my girlfriend and I arrived in Shenzhen on the 4th of February 2016. After a forty-five minute taxi ride and eight flights of stairs with our suitcases (containing our overweight lives) we were in her brother's apartment and I was having dumpling with her dad. So here I am an American, with very limited chinese, eating with my girlfriend's father, a traditional man and a spendthrift.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Dalian China January 2016. While headed to work on the train from my apartment in Jinshitan I saw this girl and her friends talking. I reached my arm holding the flash around her friend and shot through the gap between the 3 of them. It almost looked like I was putting my arm around her friend I'm sure.
Monday, January 25, 2016
|Im gonna get'cha|
Saturday, January 23, 2016
One great benefit of a wide angle lens with a close focus distance is shown when shooting inside cramped spaces. Here in China trains can be claustrophobic at best but with my 10.5mm noktons and tiny olympus flash off camera I can still keep shooting. Gotta love it.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Since March of 2015 I have been living and working in Dalian China. While I have enjoyed my time here from acting, to the streets, I have decided along with my girlfriend to move to Shenzhen, China.
For me this move is another step towards the future. I gained another year of acting and stuntman experience in Dalian and have grown for it. My street photography developed and has started to take on its own form and I got to experience several interesting local environments in unique ways. There are many things here In Dalian I have yet to do that I have imagined. Photos that I want to create, places I wanted to visit. Dalian is a large city and I feel that I havent even begun to explore it to its fullest. Still, I am happy for the time I have had in the city and the experience I have had here as well.
Moving to Shenzhen will give me the opportunity to develop my acting and modeling career in new ways, explore new areas, and meet new people. I am excited for the possibility of travel to and from hong Kong on a regular basis and I am also ecstatic to be moving into a even larger urban environment. To add on to my joy there are even parkour and freerunning groups based in Shenzhen which I intend to connect with and work out with.
Shenzhen is the city where I plan to take my photography to the next level and further develop my style while pursuing new aeas of interest including video production for youtube and chinese media sites like youku. My girlfriend and I plan to bring camera, lens, and equipment reviews to youtube, and english training videos to both youtube and chinese media.
To anyone who knows me in Dalian i have enjoyed my time here but its time to move on.
Best regards, Joshua Son
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
When it comes to street photography there is alot of debate as to what the best camera choice is. Some guys prefer their dslr's, others their camera phones, and some frown on anyone that doesnt shoot a leica. When it comes down to my money though I know that m43 is the best system for me and my uses. Read more after the break to find out why I think m43 is the best for street photography.