Author: Zhao Zhenguo

  • Photography is like flowing music

    Photography is like flowing music

    Walking music, still photography. Walking photography, still music Sometimes, I swing to the rhythm. In fact, at this moment, we ourselves are the music. Music is the frequency of our beating hearts, and people are, in fact, the beating soul. Photography is not static; it is a series of fixed notes. When multiple photos flow…

  • Feel the light without opening your eyes

    Feel the light without opening your eyes

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    It was a beautiful day. I stood in the park woods with my eyes closed. I felt the willow branches fluttering and the sun shining. A halo appeared above. Suddenly, I felt a light swaying and opened my eyes. I saw a little monkey playing with its owner, so I quickly took a picture. I…

  • She got her speed from running, I got mine from the shutter, we were both fast

    She got her speed from running, I got mine from the shutter, we were both fast

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    For a long time in the past, I thought photography was about taking pictures of scenery, friends, and family. When I saw Henri Cartier-Bresson’s street photography album in a bookstore, I had to close the book and hide my face to prevent strangers from seeing how excited I was. It turns out that street photography…

  • dancing on the edge of time

    dancing on the edge of time

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    time flows like water Time is like a wave that washes away all the hand-painted artwork on the beach. It will also wash away the footprints that each of us has left on the streets. And I will use my camera to record those calm and innocent expressions on film. Unbeknownst to the photographed, with…

  • Why do we love photographing flowers?

    Why do we love photographing flowers?

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    Watching the flowers bloom so beautifully, it seems that life should be so beautiful too, and all your worries will dissipate. Therefore, whenever I come across a beautiful flower, I stop to take a picture. Many seasoned photographers don’t take these photos. They think it’s too easy, that anyone can take them, that it’s not…

  • Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux II Pre-asph

    Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux II Pre-asph

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    Glow The lens has a slightly soft focus, suffers from chromatic aberration, and vignettes at its maximum aperture of f/1.4. When shot wide open, it produces a soft, dreamy glow with shallow depth of field, and swirly bokeh, which is why it is nicknamed the ‘Leica glow.’ This type of soft and dreamy bokeh is…

  • Water stains left on the film

    Water stains left on the film

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    During the process of developing my black and white film, sometimes there are water stains left on the negative. It’s like, everyday life is calm as water, but even a small stone can make it ripple. Life is always full of dangers and even a drop of water can be magnified on film. Water stains…

  • Use Leica ASPH lenses with film

    Use Leica ASPH lenses with film

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    I have shot film with a summmicron 35mm f/2 asph lens and it is very sharp. But I use more of the older Leica lenses on film. About 80% of the film in my photo library was shot with non-ASPH lenses. For a long time I have been using the Summilux 35 f/1.4 first generation.…

  • Choose your favorite camera and take it with you wherever you go!

    Choose your favorite camera and take it with you wherever you go!

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    I don’t think photography needs to be a specific time or place, and it doesn’t have to be a scenic location. Photography can be done anywhere and anytime. In the eyes of many people, there is nothing new around them and nothing seems worth documenting. They say you have to go to a strange place…