Exploring Tsim Sha Tsui (Hong Kong) With My Canon EOS M3



Around a month ago, we went to Hong Kong for a family trip. We didn't do much. Mainly, we just stayed in Tsim Sha Tsui and spent most of our time at Harbour City. My aunt thought there was no need to bring a camera (she said we can just use our smartphones instead) but, to me, no way. I bring my camera even in the most mundane moments so having this chance to go out of the country again, Lucielle (Canon EOS M3) must be with me. Fortunately, she's small and compact enough for easy travel but don't be deceived by its size. The Canon EOS M3 is nearly as powerful as any DSLR camera.

The Canon EOS M Series is one of the best things that ever happened to me, as a loyal Canon user. Check out our recent Hong Kong trip in photos, taken using the Canon EOS M3!





Tsim Sha Tsui photo taken with Canon EOS M3, post-processed with VSCO

This one's one of the first few photos I took in Hong Kong. We went out for late dinner and the streets were still bright and vibrant. This one's taken with my M3's kit lens (18-55mm) and post-processed with VSCO. The awesome thing about the Canon EOS M3 is that you can easily transfer the photos you took straight to your smartphone for easier uploading and post-processing. 

Take a look at the other street shots I took throughout our trip. All photos were post-processed with VSCO.

Street photos:


Tsim Sha Tsui photo taken with Canon EOS M3, post-processed with VSCO


Tsim Sha Tsui photo taken with Canon EOS M3, post-processed with VSCO

Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon is one of the most prestigious places in Hong Kong. Even so, I like how it has its own identity of sorts. Taking street photos of Tsim Sha Tsui was a lot of fun and I loved making them look "artsy" and captivating. 

While in Hong Kong, I chanced upon a 22mm prime lens for the M series. Note that the Canon M Series has its own set of lens but you can use typical DSLR lenses using an adapter. 

Mostly, I used the 22mm prime lens for portrait and food photos. 


This is an unedited photo of my grandmother. The depth precision of the 22mm lens is simply phenomenal. It captures portraits excessively well.

Food shots


Food shot taken with Canon EOS M3, 22mm

Food shot taken with Canon EOS M3, 22mm

These dim sum photos were taken on broad daylight. I just tweaked the colors a little bit for my Instagram page (@paucastles)

Food shot taken with Canon EOS M3, 22mm

Food shot taken with Canon EOS M3, 22mm

Food shot taken with Canon EOS M3, 22mm

These food shots, on the other hand, were taken with the help of smartphone flashlights. These are just some of the cuisines we had at Mott 32, a luxury Chinese dining in Central, Hong Kong. Being a high end restaurant of sorts, the entire place was dimly lit. Taking photos of the food was quite a challenge.

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Overall, documenting our quick 4-day Hong Kong trip was a breeze thanks to the Canon mirrorless M3 camera (which I named Lucielle) and its handy dandy 22mm lens. Having out of the country trips are quite rare for me, so I savor the entire experience by having its memories captured in pixels. I know smartphones had been having progressive cameras, but to me, shooting with an actual camera is still one of the best ways to document a special moment. (See also: My Art Journey Tools for 2017)

What's your favorite device for taking photos? :)

Keep creating, 
Pau

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