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Filé nocturne II , Strasbourg, February 2014.

Filé nocturne II , Strasbourg, February 2014.

Filé nocturne, Strasbourg, February 2014.
I can’t find the word in english, but in french it’s called a “filé” (is panning the right expression?). Technically it’s one of the most difficult and fun thing to shoot in full manual mode.
First, a focal length superior to 35mm will make it easier to you, because your shutter speed is supposed to stay below 1 divided by your focal lenght. E. g. if you have a 50mm mounted a shutterspeed of 1/30 or 1/24 will do. With a 35mm, 1/24, 1/15 etc. Lower speeds mean a greater effect but a harder shot, as it will be more difficult to freeze your subject.
When you have set you shutter speed, you can make your exposure, keeping in mind that the narrower the aperture, the easier the shot, thanks to the greater depth of field. 
Then you have to zone focus when you see your subject approaching. Zone focus in front of you, because to maximize the filé effect you’re supposed to shoot when you subject passes right in front of you while you “pan” him. It means, with a Leica, you have to point your rangefinder patch on him, then follow him to keep him in the patch until you go “click”.
On this one, with a 1/24 speed and a large aperture - I was obliged to go for 1.4 because it was night and I didn’t want to go over iso 640. I couldn’t totally freeze the guy on his bicycle, because of this and because of the subject speed, but I still love the result.

Filé nocturne, Strasbourg, February 2014.

I can’t find the word in english, but in french it’s called a “filé” (is panning the right expression?). Technically it’s one of the most difficult and fun thing to shoot in full manual mode.

First, a focal length superior to 35mm will make it easier to you, because your shutter speed is supposed to stay below 1 divided by your focal lenght. E. g. if you have a 50mm mounted a shutterspeed of 1/30 or 1/24 will do. With a 35mm, 1/24, 1/15 etc. Lower speeds mean a greater effect but a harder shot, as it will be more difficult to freeze your subject.

When you have set you shutter speed, you can make your exposure, keeping in mind that the narrower the aperture, the easier the shot, thanks to the greater depth of field. 

Then you have to zone focus when you see your subject approaching. Zone focus in front of you, because to maximize the filé effect you’re supposed to shoot when you subject passes right in front of you while you “pan” him. It means, with a Leica, you have to point your rangefinder patch on him, then follow him to keep him in the patch until you go “click”.

On this one, with a 1/24 speed and a large aperture - I was obliged to go for 1.4 because it was night and I didn’t want to go over iso 640. I couldn’t totally freeze the guy on his bicycle, because of this and because of the subject speed, but I still love the result.

Untitled, Strasbourg, 2014.

Untitled, Strasbourg, 2014.

Tête, Strasbourg 2014.

Tête, Strasbourg 2014.

Untitled, Strasbourg, February 2014.

Untitled, Strasbourg, February 2014.

Untitled, London, January 2014.

Untitled, London, January 2014.

School’s out, Strasbourg, February 2014.
I don’t know who’s the street art genius behind this stunning piece of work but I just love it.

School’s out, Strasbourg, February 2014.

I don’t know who’s the street art genius behind this stunning piece of work but I just love it.

Untitled, Strasbourg, January 2014. Leica M6, Nokton 35mm f1.4 SC, Fuji 800z, converted in b&w in Lightroom.

Untitled, Strasbourg, January 2014. Leica M6, Nokton 35mm f1.4 SC, Fuji 800z, converted in b&w in Lightroom.

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yodamanu:

Fog II, same night, same setting but a bit wider and in b&w (due to popular demand).
By the way, this shot is proof that there’s no way you can’t do proper night photography with a Summarit M 35mm f2.5. The cheaper 35mm you can get in the Leica line-up and one of the most despised Leica lens. Go figure. :-)

 

Just a reblog to thank Lensblr and to wish them a swift recovery from that nasty 502 Bad Gateway plaguing the site. You guys are the only bloggers I know capable of screening and rebloguing stuff while your large parts of your mainsite are down.

lensblr-network:

yodamanu:

Fog II, same night, same setting but a bit wider and in b&w (due to popular demand).

By the way, this shot is proof that there’s no way you can’t do proper night photography with a Summarit M 35mm f2.5. The cheaper 35mm you can get in the Leica line-up and one of the most despised Leica lens. Go figure. :-)

 

Just a reblog to thank Lensblr and to wish them a swift recovery from that nasty 502 Bad Gateway plaguing the site. You guys are the only bloggers I know capable of screening and rebloguing stuff while your large parts of your mainsite are down.

Fog II, same night, same setting but a bit wider and in b&w (due to popular demand).
By the way, this shot is proof that there’s no way you can’t do proper night photography with a Summarit M 35mm f2.5. The cheaper 35mm you can get in the Leica line-up and one of the most despised Leica lens. Go figure. :-)

Fog II, same night, same setting but a bit wider and in b&w (due to popular demand).

By the way, this shot is proof that there’s no way you can’t do proper night photography with a Summarit M 35mm f2.5. The cheaper 35mm you can get in the Leica line-up and one of the most despised Leica lens. Go figure. :-)

Untitled, Strasbourg, September 2013.

Untitled, Strasbourg, September 2013.

Fog, Strasbourg, December 2013.

Fog, Strasbourg, December 2013.

Christmas Morning IV, Strasbourg, December 2013.

Christmas Morning IV, Strasbourg, December 2013.

Sa Bonne Etoile, Strasbourg December 2013.

Sa Bonne Etoile, Strasbourg December 2013.

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