Street photography in Brussels, Belgium

I love photography, and even though I mostly shoot commercial pictures for my website, marketing and social media, my favorite kind of photography to practice is street photography. We took a family trip to Brussels because we can’t go on a summer holiday this year. Because my work as designer and owner of PolyWolves takes up almost all my spare time I haven’t taken personal pictures in quite a while, I was excited to bring my camera to what is supposed to be a big and beautiful city.

The camera I use is a Nikon D7100 combined with a Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF. Not really your go to lens for street photography but the zoom range makes it practical in a lot of situations. The only problem I have with this lens is the speed. Something like a 35mm f1.8 would give me the possibility to take pictures late at night without cranking up the ISO real high.

As a back-up camera I brought my Nikon S9000 compact camera. A compact and small but very decent little point-and-shoot camera that I could use if I ran into trouble with my DSLR (I didn’t).

One of the first things I noticed when we arrived in Brussels was the really big difference in architecture. You find a lot of beautiful old buildings standing next to clean and modern buildings.

There is one picture in this blog post that is not taken in Brussels.


Me walking through Brussels


Very talented street musicians 1


Very talented street musicians 2


Very talented street musicians 3


Ice cream and Belgian waffle cafe


The famous Atomium


Modern architecture and a pretty sunset


A very crowded street in Antwerp


Minimalist shot of a modern building


Another minimalist picture of a building


Galeries royales Saint-Hubert


A geometric staircase spiraling down


Belgian graffiti artist saving his work


Beautiful graffiti street art


My Nikon S9000 (back-up camera)

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