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Video-Tip: The Lion City – This is How to Properly Utilize the Tilt-Shift-Effect!

Anyone watching quick motion videos on Vimeo or YouTube is bound to have noticed the Tilt-Shift-Effect, and is probably even tired of it already. In my opinion, this effect is the “HDR” of videography. It is being used far too often and excessively, so that most people aren’t even able to perceive it anymore. That’s ...

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Another eBay-Bargain: Large-Format Lens for $500.000

Just when I thought the new Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 (€4000) is ruthlessly overpriced, I stumble upon news on the following eBay auction. According to the seller, this Soviet large-format lens is a 3kg 400mm f/4.5 for surveillance aircrafts and spy satellites. Design-wise, it is said to be very similar to Zeiss lenses that were ...

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Awesome Macros with Simple, Affordable Gear

Even though the article on petapixel.com is already a bit dated and familiar to many of you no doubt, I still need to report about it. I was so impressed with and shocked at the results, when I realized the exact way they were achieved. It has to do with Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who ...

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How a young Photographer used Flickr as a Career Stepping Stone

Photo-sharing platforms such as Flickr and Pinterest are commonly not enjoying serious acclaim amongst professionals. A few months ago, a user expressed his opinion in a discussion on the hottest photo communities for professional photographers: “if you want to be taken seriously by your customers, by no means Flickr!”. Immediately afterwards, the thread was flooded ...

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My most-viewed Photos

Time flies so incredibly fast. It is almost a year ago that I immigrated to Serbia, but it feels as if it was only yesterday. Not only did I make many new friends, learn a new language (more or less well 😉 ) adapt to a new profession, environment and culture during this time, but ...

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Video-Tip: How to creatively use Anamorphoses

Ever heard of Anamorphoses? In short, they are pictures recognisable only from a distinctive point of view, also referred to as the spitting image of three-dimensional objects. As they can be applied in highly creative manner within photography and videography in order to trigger that certain “wow effect”, they are one of the most interesting ...

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Tip: ESA’s Observing the Earth and Space in Images

As all NASA-websites went offline and 97% of all employees have been placed on administrative leave since the US government shutdown, fans of gorgeous space photos now need to look for alternatives. Fortunately, we Europeans have an own space agency exploring outer space and the earth while diligently taking photos. Of the numerous projects of ...

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Portrait: Why didn’t people smile in times past?

Looking at old portrait photographs, you inevitably come to the conclusion that people scarcely used to smile in the past. If this phenomenon is to be observed in the realm of photography only, you might think it’s got to do with the universal technique of former portraiture. As a reminder: when photography was invented, you ...

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‘Sigma Factory Tour’ Report on imaging-resource.com

Regardless of whether you own or are interested in Sigma lenses or whether you are a hardcore fan of Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Sony and invariably purchase lenses of the camera manufacturer – any photo technology devotee is obliged to peruse the imaging-resource.com report on Sigma’s factory tour. Dave Etchells, author of the article, depicts the lens production right ...

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Tip: Greg Anderson’s Portraits from the National Beard and Mustache Championships 2013

Sometimes I think that portraiture is stale and boring, and that there is nothing new to be expected out of this particular photography genre. But then I stumble upon a photographer, who’s work reminds me of just how interesting portraiture can be. Because there is more than enough people, and every single one of them ...