Prime Time!

I decided to Walk the Streets of Casco Viejo, panama; using only a 50mm 1.8 Prime Lens and an 85mm 1.8 Prime Lens. Prime lens street photography is actually hard, because you have to get close to your subject. I got caught snapping a couple of times. Casco Viejo, is an incredible place where old Spanish/French influence some together to create some amazing architecture.  There is a mix between the very rich and the very poor. Some buildings should be condemned, but you will see families living out of these boarded up houses; living in anything that is available.

Here are some shots from my explorations today. I am used to hiding behind a 70-200 2.8 or a 24-70 2.8 Lens, but today, I decided to just try my primes out and get over that horrible awkward feeling of taking a strangers picture!

 

Casco_Viejo_Panama2webIts hard to get up to someone with a Prime 50mm Lens. I am no longer able to hide behind my Zoom!

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Casco_Viejo_Panama17webI was Caught Red Handed!

Casco_Viejo_Panama19webI gave this guy some change, so I felt better about taking his picture!

Casco_Viejo_Panama23webAnd of course the Famous “Welcome to Panama Man” He is always singing and Playing!

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