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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 ...

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 ...

Dancing with provocation – Oliviero Toscani

Squandering huge amounts of money, lies, crimes against intelligence, social uselessness, secret seduction, glorification of stupidity, marginalization and racism, crimes against the freedom of speech, crimes against inner peace, crimes against creativity and unscrupulous exploitation. All this is of what Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani accused the advertising industry in his counteroffensive. I clearly remember the ...

Sometimes staying inside feels just better…

Autumn has finally arrived: the chilly wind, some rain every now and then, and days that become shorter and shorter. Of course, enjoying this season equipped with rubber boots, a rain-check and a cap can be nice, as I showed to you on my last two photo walks. Sometimes, however, sitting at the window sill ...

Jason M. Peterson

A name many of you may be familiar with and those of you who don’t know it yet are certainly going to hear more often in the near future. Definitely this photographer counts among those living the social media dream. Of course, his success comes from an incredible photographic talent, however, without Instagram his masterpieces ...

“In Vienna’s Prater the trees blossom again”

When you think of Vienna’s Prater as a non-local, first of all the Luna Park with the extraordinary carousels will come to your mind. You may almost forget that the entire huge area around, with its forests and the nature reserve, is also part of it. Since I’m particularly impressed by the Prater’s atmosphere in ...

Comedy Wildlife Photography Award 2017

Finally it’s here! My absolutely favorite photography ranking of the year. The finalists of the third Comedy Wildlife Photography Award were announced a couple of days ago and I also wasn’t disappointed this year. Paul Joynson-Hicks (founder) and Tom Sullam (jury member and director of the award), who call this award the best and funniest ...

Autumn portraits

A couple of days ago I took you to meadows covered by the mist on a rainy, murky walk through the forest. I showed you all the wonderful facets this season offers. However, on my long walk my focus was not only nature itself. I was accompanied by a friend who also posed as a ...