Wow it's been a while since I last updated my blog, I had to fix that!
So I've been to Bangkok this summer where I spent my time there doing street photography. It was quite a prolific experience and I'm pretty happy with the results. I already posted a few snaps on facebook and flickr, but I will post more here since I have too many photos to share! :)
So this series wasn't exactly taken on the streets but it was taken during a night at Ratchadamnoen Stadium, one of the place in Bangkok where the muay thai competitions happen.
The conditions were a bit difficult for shooting, the light was low and the boxers were always moving. I brought the RX100 and the Ricoh GR to the event, but the battery of the Sony died after a few videos and I forgot my spare one. So I had to rely on the Ricoh GR and it's 28mm equivalent lens. Not ideal since I was not on the ring to shoot, but fortunately the GR has 2 integrated crop modes : a 35mm and a 47mm equivalent mode which respectively have a resolution of 10 and 6 MPx. You can switch from one to another in one button press so it was easy to change the FOV when the boxers were moving closer or farther.
The AF was a bit hit or miss under these conditions so I switched to MF and Snap Focus for better results.
It was the first time I attended a thai boxing event and I must say it's far more violent than watching it on TV!