The ‘good enough’ era in photography

The highly interesting DPReview article „Does sensor size still make a difference?” has got me thinking. The author is dealing with the question whether sensor size is still important. We all know that large sensors will always offer better image quality than small ones. The more interesting question therefore is when will we reach the ...

SIGMA – a few more news…

Hello everyone, I'm sure you've all noticed that there's been a lot going on at Sigma in the last weeks and months. Lenses with E-mount have been announced, which means we can now use Sigma lenses on Sony cameras without the MC-11 converter. We were also pleased to announce three new art optics. The two ...

Old but gold – the comeback of instant cameras

Retro is en vogue again. If it’s about music or technology, the trends of the 1980s and 1990s are on the rise and can be unpacked from dusty boxes stored in the attic. No wonder that instant cameras like Polaroid and Co. from long ago are experiencing a revival. A brief recap The invention of ...

Snow Art by Simon Beck

Today I’ve got another photographer for you, that clearly fits the “inspiring and creative photography ideas” category I love so much. Simon Beck could be called a big dimension snow artist, extreme endurance athlete and photographer. He graduated in Engineering from Oxford University but quit is office job to become a cartographer. On a skiing ...

Photos from the garden

Isn’t May one of the best months for us photographers? Nature is waking up everywhere and it is sunny on the one hand, so that it is possible to photographically capture the beauty all around us, but on the other it isn’t too warm like it often is in July or August, which can make ...

Schönbrunn with my SIGMA 135mm

Hello, everyone, today it was time for me, my Canon 5D Mark III and my newest family member, (which I already told you about last week) the SIGMA 135mm for another photo walk! I already showed you some indoor photos last week and now it was about time to go out into the fresh air ...

Sea-horse by Justin Hofman

A photo that looks amazing on the first glance but breaks your heart at the second. This moving picture of a seahorse holding onto a cotton bud was taken by Justin Hofman, a renowned wildlife and conservation photographer in one of the worlds most popular holiday locations. Indonesia. The photo of the sea horse went ...

The beginnings of digital photography – Part 2

In the last post of our blog series (https://fotogenerell.com/2018/04/27/die-anfaenge-der-digitalen-fotografie/ ) we were focusing on the beginnings of digital photography. We particularly highlighted the CCD sensor, which was the basis for the development of digital photography, as well as pioneer digital cameras. This article focuses on the history of digital photography from the mid-1990s until today ...

Animal doubles – Krister Sørbø’s “Like Owner, like Dog“

I’m sure most of you are familiar with it. The beginning scene in the Disney movie “101 Dalmatians”, where Pongo walks through the streets with his master Roger and comes across all sorts of dogs with their masters or mistresses. What fascinated me about this scene so much as a child was the fact that ...

Trying out Sigma Photo Pro 6.6

There are many changes with the new 6.6 version of Sigma Photo Pro. Most of the new features (take a look at the change log down below) are supposed to make SPP more versatile and more like Lightroom. But since I prefer to use Adobe’s application for additional editing, I’m going to focus on performance ...

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