Category: Nature

Talent vs. equipment?

Probably we’ve all experienced this: People who after a first glimpse at our photos immediately ask which camera we use. If you name a camera with a good reputation or even only a known manufacturer, they will nod approvingly and say things like, “Oh well, of course, if you’ve got such an expensive camera, you’ll ...

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Es brodelt in der Gerüchteküche

At the next PDN PhotoPlus Expo , which will take place from 26 to 28 October 2017 in New York, the lens manufacturer SIGMA will show its full range of Global Visio lenses, cine lenses as well as SD Quattro and Quattro H cameras. However, the company will also announce a totally new lens to ...

Underwater photography by Michaela Skovranova

Although many of us enjoy spending some time in the water, water is definitely not the element of human-beings. In the water we’re only guests for a limited period of time. That’s different with creatures native to water. Life under water has always been something very mystical for me. Swimming in the water and not ...

My “photographic dream” of Africa

Red soil, endless wilderness, breathtaking sunsets, amazing animals, freedom and adventures. All this and much more I can relate to my dream of Africa. As far as I remember I’ve always dreamed of exploring Africa. Of seeing the animals you usually watch in a zoo or – even more tragically – in a circus show ...

“#365 Unpacked “– The trash of our lives.

Being honest, we all know it. Some of us still manage to look the other way or close our eyes about it, but we do know it. We are slowly (or not even so slowly) but steadily covering this planet with trash. Trash that inevitably will, at some point, rob us from enough fertile soil ...

A lens review of SIGMA’s Art giants The SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and the SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM

You’ve surely noticed how much we love the great lenses of the Art series: the SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 and the SIGMA 50mm f/1.4. In today’s article you will find images comparing both lenses and showing the same subjects shot under the same technical and lighting conditions. The focus in the pictures concerns the level of ...

On a discovery tour in the world of nature and animals

Hiking through a wild and romantic gorge across trails and stairs to enjoy Kneipp baths and a scenic view as well as the calming sounds of nature has once again drawn me to the countryside. Far from many holiday destinations you can also spend a wonderful time in the nearby regions of your own country. ...

Isn’t home (sometimes) just the nicest place to be?

I love and live life in the city. I like the chaos, the bustling, the buzz, the openness and the anonymity an urban environment offers. However, I can’t fully deny I’m a country girl. Because sometimes the sounds of the sirens just doesn’t remind me of fulfilling my childhood dream of living in a city ...

Ja Soon Kim

It’s quite interesting what can have a calming effect on us. Whale songs, classical music, yoga, a hot cup of tea and pictures of flowers and leaves. Yes, the pictures of flowers and leaves taken by Ja soon Kim and nicely arranged eradiate something visually very soothing. Her compositions are very clear, meticulous and structured ...

The best astro-photographers

Every year the Royal Greenwich Observatory awards the best astronomical photographer of the year! More than 3,500 pictures from photographers all around the globe are submitted every year. Some days ago a first selection was published. As the name tells us, astro-photography is a method in photography with which you can show stars, fog and ...