All posts by Lars

On board with the Sigma 24-70 mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

Hey guys, today it’s time again for another photo walk. This weekend I went downstream by ship from the wonderful city of Vienna to the nearest capital of another country. It was my first ride on a fast ferryboat and also my first visit to Bratislava. Since I knew somebody who works on the ferry, ...

Sigma just patented two F1.2 lenses for MFT and released firmware updates for several products

Once again Sigma has patented two lens designs for the micro four thirds mount. This time around the designs pertain to two extremely fast primes with f/1.2 aperture, a 14mm f/1.2 and a 35mm f/1.2. As is to be expected with extremely fast lenses such as these, the designs are very complex with 17 and ...

Surfing in the polar sea: Olivier Morin

Surfing is more than just a sport. Today surfing is about a dream we all have at some point. The freedom to live the day to its fullest, to lie on the beach in a bikini and spend some time on the waves, to only live in the here and now and to sit on ...

Mother and Son

Today I’d like to present you a photo series that already impressed me a couple of years ago, when I saw it for the first time at the WordPress exhibition. The pictures taken by French photographer Denis Dailleux reveal the deep connection between mothers and their sons and they certainly count among the most intimate ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...