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A weekend to make couple portraits in all the most popular place of Paris
My very good friend was on the point to get married, and he thought about making nice portraits of him and his fiancée (now his wife!) to print in A2 format and dress during the celebration dinner. I therefore took the TGV to Paris France and we spent a very nice weekend making portrait photography accross Paris and its most famous monuments: Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Montparnasse, Notre Dame, Jardin du Luxembourg, … Thanks to the model who were very photogenics!
Hope you enjoy these couple portraits in Paris! All shots were done with Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L II USM and Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L USM. I’ve also used flash Canon Speedlite 580 EXII, which gives very natural render especially in those conditions. I’ve also made a few black and white edits to give some more depth to it.
The Black and White edits
Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort - A beautiful 5 stars hotel in North of Thailand
The Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort is lovely, and will definitely not let you undifferent. Located few kilometers away from Chiang Mai, it’s a place to get fantastic rest. You can also enjoy the magnificient spa facilities, and touring the hotel resort will already be a nice 1-2h adventure as it’s really big! The hotel is located very close from the Masea Elephant School, and has lots of activities you can enjoy such as cooking class or spa massage.
The staff was exceptionally great, and we’ve even been invited to their year end party, which was really a fantastic moment for us: we had really good time, and we danced with them and enjoyed a few hot drinks all together! Probably one of the best moment from our 2 weeks trip in Thailand! Thanks for all!
The place is also really nice for making beautiful portraits, thanks to the view and the nice epic swimming pool. Enjoy the view!
Zermatt & Matterhorn in Fall, Cervin Valais, Switzerland / Suisse - 70 postcard photos of the most famous Swiss landscape scenery with Canon 5D MKII and Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L & 24-70mm 2.8 L
Zermatt are Matterhon (Cervin) are the icons of Switzerland postcards scenery in the Swiss Alps
The Matterhon is not necessarily the tallest mountain in Switzerland but it’s definitely the most iconic thanks to its beautiful pyramidal shape. Its French name is “Le Cervin”, is situated in Southern Valais and it’s the logo of the world famous chocolate “Toblerone”. The mountain is actually one of the most difficult to hike in the Alps. Massive and with some eternal snow on the top (4’478m), it looks really beautiful, especially from Zermatt ressort, one of the most famous mountain village of Switzerland. When coming to Zermatt, you need to let your car in one of the parking of the village of Täsh, and then you need to take the train which takes you directly to Zermatt ressort.
The town of zermatt is very beautiful, with lot of nice hotels and cafe, and even one Mc Donalds! There are 400kms of hiking tours all around the town and with impressive view on the Matterhorn. You can also shop through many luxury shops, and the fact that there are no cars is actually extremely nice, giving a very peaceful ambiance when you walk through the streets. Breath a fresh clean air!
Canon 5D MKII and Landscape scenery
I was very much impatient to test the 5D MKII within landscape situation, as the 21M pixels are for sure helping a lot in getting nice high resolution mountain postcards shots. I started with the Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L USM, and the lens performs very well but within Zermatt, the Matterhorn was quite far away and I had to switch rapidly to the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L USM to be able to get the mountain correctly framed. I’m actually using the 24-70mm much more often than I’d thought, mainly due to the full frame resolution the 5D MKII is offering. It needs a bit of time to get used to.
I shot all the below pictures with Automatic White Balance (AWB), and Landscape Picture Sytle Mode. No HDR in this serie! Some of the portraits have been done with the exceptional Canon Speedlite 580 EX II to move away some of the shadows.
Download 8 HD wallpapers of Zermatt and Matterhorn (Cervin) - HD resolution up to 1920x1200 and 2560x1440
One day in Vevey, Suisse - Photo portrait session with Canon 5D MKII 16-35mm 2.8 L II USM, 24-70mm 2.8 L USM and Speedlite 580 EXII in Switzerland
One day in Vevey - a city living for photography
The city of Vevey carries a lot of Photo exhibition and also the famous Photo Museum with nice collections in it. Today was finishing the “Images” free exhibition, with pretty famous photographers showing their work from all over the world, including some top famous professional and many award winners, as well as few animations with artists.
Portrait Session with Canon 5D MKII, Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L USM, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L USM and Speedlite 580 EXII
The photo portrait session has been a real pleasure, with the camera being ultra responsive and the lenses rendering very sharp result and brilliant colors. The Speedlite 580 EXII strobe flash is actually performing exceptionally well, with very delicate light when needed, giving a very nice lightning condition in this overcast day. It actually re-sync pretty fast and doesn’t have issue when shooting in continuous mode.
The lenses have been mainly used at f/stop 2.8 most of the time, and this is delivering perfect sharp render. No major distortion, even for the wide angle 16-35mm, which is still giving this amazing wide shot while keeping the color spectrum as close as possible to reality, something I was not able to get with the Sigma 10-20mm