Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast | Berlin | 2017

Who says that Diamonds are a girl’s best friend? This photograph taken on the Streets of Berlin during my Eric Kim workshop last weekend certainly suggests otherwise. But it is another great example of how much fun it is to actually walk up to interesting looking people and ask them if you can “make” their portrait, something that I would not necessarily have done prior to it, a feedback shared by all participants (Eric’s blogpost with the best photos from my peers you can find here).

I know I owe you a full review of the workshop (at least I’m done selecting my photos and a few “making of” images), and I’m dying to take my newly acquired skills to the Streets of Nuremberg, but this weekend need to spend helping the significant other preparing the garden for winter and helping my big girl getting her apartment downtown ready for her move (yes, we’ve reached the stage where the first kid is leaving the house).

So in the meantime I leave you with the photo of this beauty and her beast, taken with my PEN-F and the mZuiko 25mm F/1.8 – my new favorite street shooting combo – as the 25mm (50mm full frame equivalent) is awesome for street portraits. Image specs are 1/180 sec @ f/2 and ISO 200.

Have a great weekend


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  1. Great work Marcus – The clarity yet subtleness in her face is nicely balanced. I also like the dog drawing the focus in from the front as a nice counterpoint to the more immediate boundary of the focal plain around the person.

  2. Marcus, this is a splendid portrait! She is full of life and you captured it perfectly!
    Wish you a nice weekend and peaceful.

  3. Lovely capture Marcus, and good luck with the week end. I am unfortunately am house bound with one nasty cold, can’t even get to see my dad, as I am afraid I will give it to him and thats the last thing he needs. So one good side is, I can do lots of blogging 🙂 Lynne

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