Burkina Portrait Project

I had this project to shoot as many portraits as possible during my stay in Burkina Faso. The new Jupiter3+ lens was perfect for this project and mounted on the Canon P it gave me a great tool to realise it. To focus precisely at very close distance isn't always easy, specially at f1.5 to f2.8... For every portrait I tried to focus on the eyes of the people and saw on the results that the sharp focus was more on their ear.... that is around 8-10 cm difference. So I checked my Canon P and noticed that the rangefinder alignement wasn't perfect... This little distance plays no role when shooting at f5.6 or upwards, but at f1.5 to f2.8 and for under 1 meter distance it makes a difference. But even if some of the faces are a bit unsharp, the picture remains very soft and nice with a cool bokeh in the background. I finally fixed the alignement of the rangefinder and hope to get sharper pictures next time.


  1. vikkki
    vikkki ·

    fantastic project

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Thanks @vikkki :) A lot more to come of course ;)

  3. novotao
    novotao ·

    As I mentioned before "perfect combo" to shoot with.

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @novotao indeed! :)

  5. gndrfck
    gndrfck ·

    This portrait shows how it's hot there. Great shot.

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Thanks @gndrfck :) And yes, indeed, by 42°C it's easy to sweat... ;)

  7. coca
    coca ·

    love this set of portraits, great album!

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    thanks @coca :)

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