Category: Photo series

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Sigma DP2 Merrill at a second glance

As one of the few cameras on the market with a large sensor that has a perfectly tuned fixed focal length lens, the DP2m is a photographic tool which boundaries need to be explored slowly. Which aperture range is ideal, how high can one adjust the sensitivity, which motifs fit it especially well? Answers to ...

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Wildlife photography another way: Anup Shah’s Serengeti Spy

Reading along in photo-forums, one soon realizes what really matters in the realm of wildlife-photography: long focal length, large aperture, preferably light and cheap. The typical photographer taking pictures of wild animals might want to do this from a safe distance, on the one hand not to disturb the animals and on the other hand ...

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Klaus Pichler’s One Third

My grandmother always thought it was a sin to throw away bread. Every slice should be eaten up, since there are people suffering from starvation who would gratefully take any bite. Still today, I am trying to abide by this rule. Unfortunately, people get used to good times too quickly and thus treat commodities irresponsibly ...

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Final snapshots before the rain

Before it started raining cats and dogs, I could make use of my lunch breaks to take some pictures. According to the weather forecast, we will be facing heavy rains and floods to a biblical extent in the next one and a half weeks. In a city that is situated on two rivers, one immediately ...

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The poorest 100 000: Cage people of Hongkong

Regardless of how much good money is made, one can always imagine earning more of it. One’s own desires are hard to bring into accordance with one’s possibilities. As a result, we always feel much poorer than we actually are. But what is it like to really be needy, and I don’t mean our European, ...

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Incredible street photography by Maciej Dacowicz

As one of the „up and coming“ stars in the world of photography, Maciej Dakowicz certainly is a household name to many street photography enthusiasts. Meanwhile, the in London residing polish photographer is active predominantly in the area of documentary photography; on this occasion, however, I would like to draw attention to exactly those photos ...

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When the sun smiles Aperture 8…

…or not 🙂 If the light is good, I am fine with any aperture. Even f2.8., the widest aperture of the DP2 Merrill. And why not, if the lens is already breathtakingly sharp and free of any optical flaws even at wide open aperture? Aperture 8 should only be used if more depth of field ...

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SIGMA Photo Pro 5.5 and the new monochrome mode

With soon 5 Merrill cameras available on the market, Sigma has promised to turn its attention to the software side of its “ecosystem”. SIGMA Photo Pro 5.5 is compatible with Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8 and comes with various bug fixes and the all new monochrome mode. I have processed some of my pictures ...

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My opinion on Sigma DP2 Merrill

Although there are plenty of DP2 Merrill reviews out there, I still feel like sharing my thoughts about  Sigma’s premium compact. The fact that I used to have the previous model, the DP1s, allows me to evaluate some of its features even better than some well-known reviewers. What’s the first thing you notice about it? ...

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Those extra winter pounds

I can’t say if it has anything to do with the cold, but I’ve been craving heavy, unhealthy food lately. Sport seems to be an abstract concept and recently comes down to walking to a shop or a restaurant where I get even more food. I’m doing fine with those extra winter pounds, growing in ...