80/365 challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

Party time: Stéphane Ducret, Artist

Swiss Artist Stéphane Ducret at a party at the Manhattan Bar, Geneva. This has been a memorable party, best one in years,  with loads of champagne, good music and fun and friendly guests all dressed in 70's fashion. Amazing getting to know all these new folks. Thanks to Stéphan for daring being portraited by my mini Lumix.

Lumix Panasonic with flash, not the best gear for quality photos, but it was all I could press into my tiny bag.

8/365 Challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

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Portrait of a Russian lady,  Saint Petersburg, Russia

Trying myself at portraits at a party. In the picture Sonia, a Russian guest at my friend's "vecherinka" (or party, Russian style) I used a special lense for portraits, 85mm and a great aperture of 1.8 which allows for special effects and intimate portraits without beeing too close. 

Technicalities: Canon 5dMarkIII, Lenses: Canon 85mm, 1.8; ISO: 1000, speed: 1/100 sec. treatment of the texture with Photoshop, no flash