Tha Kha Floating Market | environmental portraits

One of my intents on changing to Fujifilm X100T was to take better portrait shots. Wait… what did he just say? Take better portraits with a f/2.0 35mm lens? You won’t be able to take great head shots with a beautiful background blur anymore! Yep, that’s true, but that’s exactly the point! I wanted to learn something better: I wanted to practice environmental portraits.

An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings. By photographing a person in their natural surroundings, it is thought that you will be able to better illuminate their character, and therefore portray the essence of their personality, rather than merely a likeness of their physical features. (wikipedia)

35mm seems perfect for such a task. You can see some examples of that in my previous post about Chiang Mai. I also talked about it a little in the post about Getting Closer when I was in the Philippines back in February. Below you can find a few more taken in the Tha Kha Floating Market in Thailand.

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floating market

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floating market

floating market

3 Comments

  1. Paul 1 December 2015 at 7:22 AM

    Wonderful photos!!! I was in Bangkok earlier this year and I admire what you have done. Thanks for sharing. Paul

  2. Fred Kelder 5 December 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Hello,
    The 35mm focal length is ideal for reportage. By the way, Tha Kha market is a tourist attraction. Sorry for these obvious observations.

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