Christmas Markets – Giant photographic playgrounds

Why Christmas Markets?

Actually im not a huge fan of Christmas Markets. Expensive food, headache causing glogg and masses of people walking between either more or less beautiful little shacks. Nevertheless I really enjoy going to Christmas Markets. Equiped with my camera, a gorillapod tripod and several lenses which I wanna do some experiments with.

For me Christmas Markets with all their colourful lights, the hats filled up with candles and twinkling odds and ends are the perfect oportunity to live out my imagination. Taking photos on a Christmas Market is really varying and wont get boring. Besides all the light sources there are aswell some moving objects like carousels and christmas pyramids.

Long exposures, Flektogon 20mm f2.8
Bokeh Tests
“Exploding Bokeh”

In the end I want to show you my latest experiment. The exploding bokeh of a slightly modified Carl Zeiss Flektogon 35mm f2.8 lens. I love it.

Feel free to comment and tell me your opinion about taking photos on a christmas market. Maybe even share some examples.

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