Category: Knowledge

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The 10 most expensive photos of all times

On a daily basis, I come across photos that I like and that I would ascribe a high monetary value. I reflect upon how difficult it must have been to capture the motive, how gorgeous the photo turned out or how groundbreaking the idea behind it or the underlying message is. At the art market, ...

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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 Contemporary Link Collection: Reviews, Sample Images and Videos

It’s about time I did something for the community, especially for those who are interested in the new Sigma 17-70 “C”. It can indeed be time-consuming and tedious to google all the information on an only recently published piece of equipment on the market. So that Fotogenerell-visitors don’t need to do just that, I compiled ...

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Latest US-market data: Demand for System Cameras increases, Compact Cameras flop

According to NPD market research, system cameras in worth of $2.1 billion were sold during the period June 2012 to May 2013 – an increase of 5% compared to the same period of time last year. The demand for compact cameras is said to have collapsed 26% and amounted to only $1.9 billion. This is ...

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Tip: The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography on PetaPixel

On the lookout for inspirational photo material to get your creative juices flowing again? Want to find out more about photography and its most important personalities? Ever wondered who’s responsible for the outstanding National Geographic photos or what it’s like to be a war photographer? No worries, just have a look at “The Big Fat ...

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Video-Tip: René Burri tells the story underlying his most noted photos

I always imagined the person of René Burri to be like a musician who eschews spotlight and whose songs are practically known by everyone, only that no one can exactly tell the name of the artist when prompted to do so. He is without a doubt one of the best Magnum-photographers, but never really gained ...

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Image Quality Comparison: Sigma DP2 Merrill vs DP3 Merrill (15 Megapixel Pictures)

A few weeks ago, one of my readers asked me to upload some DP3M-photos in full size (15MP). Instead of just following this one request, I took some brick wall photos with the DP3M as well as with the DP2M, and additionally uploaded the most interesting photos I took so far with both cameras in ...

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Aren’t good Photos worth anything anymore? (Chicago Sun-Times-Debacle)

When Chicago Sun-Times (CST) released its whole team of photo-journalists in favour of iPhone-amateur journalists at the end of May, a long overdue debate on the value of good photography has been subsequently kicked off. It doesn’t go without notice that creative work, photo-and videography amongst it, is increasingly regarded as worthless. Whether this is ...

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Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Collection of Links: Reviews and Sample Images

As it turned out, I made a mistake in my previous article on Sigma’s 18-35mm f1.8. The lens is not supposed to be available from end of July but from beginning of July onwards. The RRP of €999 is still correct, while retailers from the UK and Poland quote their prices at €750 before it ...

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$3.6 Mio. Lawsuit against BuzzFeed due to Copyright Infringement

For some years now, the number of companies that filter, gather and publish external content under a common topic has been steadily increasing. BuzzFeed is one of the biggest so-called web-aggregators for viral content. Frequently this content, mostly funny pictures and videos, is made available on the website without reference to the originator (which should ...

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VideoTipp: 360 Time-Lapse of the Milky Way and FAQ for Mars Curiosity Rovers Cameras

Just as last Sunday, I surfed the web and came across two very intriguing videos. The first one is a thrilling 360-degree time-lapse video by a well-known name in the astro-photography scene, Stéphane Guisard. It depicts the Milky Way as it floats across the sky.  The second one is a FAQ-session for the photo-system (system, ...