People Friday: Conversation in the Square

People Friday: Conversation in the Square

I captured this relaxed moment in the Uta el-Hammam square of Chefchaouen, Morocco. One of the three gentlemen on the left must have said something funny, as they were smiling with an air of complicity.

Conversation in the Square

Conversation in the Square

I used a longish focal length of 85mm to shoot this image from a certain distance, as I did not want to ruin the candid moment. Some people say you should not use a telephoto lens for street photography, but as with most absolute “rules” in photography, I disagree.

Equipment: Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS.

Exposure data: 1/160s at f/7.1, ISO 500.