Category: Photography basics

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SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Review

  After giving you a little impression of the SIGMA Art 50-100mmf/1.8 DC HSM lens on my photo tour in the zoo and the photos I was taking there, today you’ll get the extensive review of this new lens which I promised you. My descriptions and technical information will be highlighted with a lot of ...

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Photo Tour with the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM

Today I got up, drank my morning coffee and went for a run. I was happy that my day started with so much motivation and power. Not that I only could enjoy the fresh air , I was  also able to see some stunning cornfields. The blue sky and the corn looked amazing and so I decided I ...

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Learning photography on YouTube? Benjamin Jaworskyj

Over the last couple of years I’ve often heard the name Benjamin Jaworskyj in connection with photography. Last week I had the chance to listen to one of his lectures at the Photo Festival in Zingst. He’s a German photographer working in Berlin. In 2008 he started giving online video tutorials. His YouTube channel is ...

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Tips & tricks in wildlife photography:

Hey guys, it’s me again, Tamara. Today I went for a little walk. I felt like taking pictures of animals and telling you a couple of tips and tricks on how you can take great wildlife photos by using simple methods. Unfortunately, I only came across some chickens on my little tour. Apparently the horses, ...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

„The Decisive Moment“ – this is Henri Cartier-Bresson’s key theory of photography. I’m sure that almost everyone has already heard about that quote. Born in France 1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson is particularly known for his artistic style of black-and-white-photography. Like no other photographer he placed the importance of an almost perfect composition of images. The enlargement ...

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Autochrome: the first commercially successful colour photography process

The Autochrome Lumière process, developed in 1904 by the brothers Lumière, was not the very first colour process in the history of photography, but it was the first to break into the market and dominate it for a longer period of time. The decisive advantage of Autochrome was a special glass plate which could capture ...

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The following illustration shows how photos are affected by different apertures values, ISO numbers and shutter speeds

Who has not come across this situation: a friend who only knows the fully automatic mode has realized, from one day to the other, that photography is great fun and that, in order to take his pictures “like a professional”, they now want to use the PASM modes exclusively. Since it does not make any ...

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A video on nine most important rules of composition, explained using photos by Steve McCurry

If one shows one’s photographs to other photographers in order to get constructive feedback, the advice one receives is very often not to follow blindly any rules of composition. If one always takes photos following the rule of thirds or according to the golden ratio, one starts growing used to thinking in conventions, which can ...

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Tip: George Eastman House Video Series About Major Photographic Processes

It is paradoxical: thanks to digital technology more photos are being taken every day than ever before, but the truly ingenious photos – and those are the ones that stay in our memory for a really long time – date from a period long before the CCD sensor was invented. To make these iconic photographs, ...