Ocean Ramsey

Sharks count among the creatures which most people are scared of. I’m probably not very wrong when I blame a very popular Hollywood movie for this phenomenon. Ocean Ramsey also sees it this way and aims to put the bad reputations sharks have and all the panic, which mainly movies like “Jaws” have caused, in ...

Shadow plays – Vincent Bal

I've probably mentioned it a hundred times by now, but I just have to stress it again and again, I'm rarely as enthusiastic about something as about people who conquer the world with creative photo ideas. Or, at least become successful with it. 😉 My latest discovery is Vincent Bal. Many of you will probably ...

SIGMA NEWS – not so much new but a short review

The summer slump is not over yet and so there are not as many new things I could tell you about Sigma. As you already heard last week the company has released some interesting updates concerning the MC-11 adapter (which I have tested for and with you in the last weeks) but otherwise it is ...

The atmosphere of the golden hour

Anyone who has anything to do with photography cannot avoid the notion of the golden and the blue hour. The golden hour describes the period shortly after sunrise or shortly before sunset, in which the sunlight takes on an orange to reddish colour and is already very low. Long shadows appear and everything seems dreamy, ...

Sharpness comparison: Sigma 100-400mm vs 135mm F1.8 Art

Depending on how scrupulously one goes about things, a sharpness comparison of two lenses can end up being quite a hassle. One could compare the sharpness at multiple distances. One could, even when comparing a prime lens to a zoom, not only shoot at the same aperture but shoot photos with the prime at those ...

Drone photography: Tips and legal framework

Drones, also called multi- or quadrocopters, have finally reached the mainstream. The combination of photography and flying are of particular interest to many. Every day new models with integrated cameras are announced. The devices are steadily becoming more powerful and compact. Thus even amateur photographers have become able to shoot impressive images from a bird’s ...

“The Eggs-hibit” – Michele Baldini and his creative egg artworks.

Today I have something out of the category: "You can be successful with everything" for you again. Michele Baldini is an artist and medical student. His canvas is a pan and his tools are eggs. That's all the Mexican student needs for his art. Fried eggs as a work of art? Why not!? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk-56lih6Hx/?taken-by=the_eggshibit In ...

Review MC-11 Converter

Hey guys, As some of you may probably know, I belong or belonged to the Canon group. My permanent companion: my faithful Canon 5D Mark III. However, as I told you in my last article, I’ve extended my camera family a bit. Among my newest treasures is a Sony Alpha 7II R. I just wanted ...

Shooting landscapes and architecture with a telephoto zoom?

I’m hardly what one would consider a landscape or an architecture photographer. I’m more interested in animals, insects, plants, abstract motifs and “detail” (I’m not sure how to better describe that particular type of subject). However, when I head out with the intention of shooting landscapes and architecture, I prefer to take a wide-angle lens ...

Summer, sun and underwater photos

On vacation almost everyone is consistently looking out for the perfect picture. Everybody wants to capture the new and the unknown and thus keep it for eternity. Mountains, forests, beaches and cities provide the perfect scenery for this. Often underestimated but no less beautiful is the extraordinary and colorful underwater world. We have summarized a ...

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