Find what you are looking for

or search by

Topics

Article
Article

Article

e-Book
e-Book

e-Book

Video
Video

Video

Campaigns
Campaigns

Campaigns

Architecture
Compact Cameras

Compact Cameras

Architecture
DSLRs

DSLRs

Architecture
Videography

Videography

Architecture
Astrophotography

Astrophotography

Architecture
Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless Cameras

Architecture
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Architecture
Canon Technologies

Canon Technologies

Architecture
Low Light Photography

Low Light Photography

Architecture
Photographer Interviews

Photographer Interviews

Architecture
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Architecture
Macro Photography

Macro Photography

Architecture
Sports Photography

Sports Photography

Architecture
Travel Photography

Travel Photography

Architecture
Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography

Architecture
Photography Concepts & Application

Photography Concepts & Application

Architecture
Street Photography

Street Photography

Architecture
Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Architecture
Lenses & Accessories

Lenses & Accessories

Architecture
Nature & Wildlife Photography

Nature & Wildlife Photography

Architecture
Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

Architecture
Night Photography

Night Photography

Architecture
Pet Photography

Pet Photography

Architecture
Printing Solutions

Printing Solutions

Architecture
Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Architecture
Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Inspirations >> Photos & People Part12

The EOS M6 Explores The Trades of Hong Kong

2017-04-26
20
9.24 k
In this article:

The EOS M6 is the latest model in Canon’s mirrorless lineup, boasting a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF, and WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth capabilities in a light, compact body featuring a handy flip screen. No wonder it’s touted as the photographer’s traveling sidekick. This time, we take the EOS M6 to the markets of Hong Kong, in the hands of photographer Prashant Ashoka. 

We know Hong Kong as a bustling, vibrant cosmopolitan city bedazzled with neon signage, cherry red taxis and luxury malls filled with fashion from around the world. It’s real charm however, lies in the Hong Kong of yesteryear. 

EOS M6, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4, 18mm, 1/125sec, ISO800 
Two fishmongers hawk the day’s goods, working silently side by side.

EOS M6, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4, 16mm, 1/125sec, ISO800
A vendor displays fresh seafood in colourful containers. Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest port-cities where Cantonese-style seafood is tradition.

Kowloon City Wet Market is teeming with life, colour and sounds as butchers sell fresh meat to the local residents. The famous wet market is home to 581 stalls and is one of the largest in Hong Kong. 

EOS M6, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4, 15mm, 1/200sec, ISO800
A study of contrasts: 2 bored shop keepers entertain themselves with juxtaposing forms of media, a newspaper and a phone amidst a traditional dried goods store.

More than just a condiment, in Chinese cuisine pretty much everything can be pickled. You’ll come across many stores that sell dried goods and preserved food that are patronized even by the younger generation. 

EOS M6, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4.5, 26mm, 1/60ec, ISO800
A woman in a trendy leather jacket consults the storekeeper for some traditional cures. 

EOS M6, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4, 15mm, 1/3200sec, ISO25600
Women crowd around a local produce store and haggle with the shopkeeper. These stalls are scattered around Hong Kong, from regular shopping streets to markets.

Man Wa Lane, also commonly known as Chop Alley, is a lane in Sheung Wan that spans from Bonham Strand to Connaught Road Central. The lane is famous for stalls of chop-makers, who make chops ranging from traditional Chinese seals to modern rubber stamps. Some stalls also offer services to print various cards. 

EOS M6, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4, 16mm, 1/800sec, ISO800

Hong Kong might be famous for its malls and shopping, but you might have more fun, get a better feel for the place at its quirky market stalls. There just might be a good bargain waiting to be had too! 

EOS M6, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4, 15mm, 1/250sec, ISO800
A stamp store. 

I always find that markets are a great place to go to if you’re looking to photograph a city. Food is such a central element in many cultures, and you’ll see so much walking through wet markets. 

Receive the latest updates on photography news, tips and tricks by signing up with us!

About the Author

Prashant Ashoka
Prashant is a photojournalist specialising in human-interest feature essays. He's particularly concerned with documenting fading traditions and tribal communities in remote regions. He has produced acclaimed photo essays in Vanuatu, Cuba, Morocco and a recent major expedition to Siberia, where he joined the Nenets tribe as they made their annual reindeer migration across the tundra. He is currently producing a short film on Cuba in the lead up to Fidel Castro's death. You can check out his photography here: https://www.instagram.com/prashantashoka/
Share your photos on My Canon Story & stand a chance to be featured on our social media platforms