Photo of the Day: A tourist’s view of Kinshasa

A tourist's view of Kinshasa
I’ve just returned from a trip to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo and sadly, it’s not the kind of place for street photography. It’s not even the kind of place for walking about unless you are local, especially carrying expensive camera gear!

This meant most of my trip consisted of the view above, the city’s crazy traffic from the backseat of my driver’s car. I did manage to get a few shots of this fascinating place though, which I’ll share over the next few days.

“Manual focus super-fast using this one weird trick – autofocus systems hate him…”

I don’t know why this took so long to click with me, but set your lens back to infinity once you’ve finished shooting. This will make lining up your next shot much faster. If your subject is close to infinity (as many are) then you are already focused. If it’s closer then you already know which direction to turn the lens – the only way it will move. Maybe others are better than me, but I find there is nothing worse than a subject approximately 3 meters away and a lens set to three meters. I always have to waste time wiggling it to figure out which way is correct.