Category: Photography News

The power of photography – Lu Guang

As we all know, photography is more than just “taking some nice pictures”. Photography had and still has the power to influence convictions, opinions and perspectives. It can explain and reveal things, raise awareness, bring joy and hope, but it can also deceive, hide things and be dangerous. This power of photography isn’t something new. ...

New patent: Sigma 12mm F2.8 Art

As the Japanese website hi-lows-note.blog.so-net.ne.jp reports Sigma has patented a 12mm F2.8 Art – a full frame compatible ultra-wide angle lens. According to the released image, which you can see above, the optical design of the lens consists of seventeen elements, which is quite a lot for a prime lens. What is important to note, ...

Black Friday

Especially in the months after the Photokina we can’t always anticipate new lenses, cameras or updates to be released. After a series of new products the photo industry, of course, won’t rest, but there haven’t been a lot of new publications for a while. Maybe now is a good time to focus on one’s technique ...

Ruins reconstructed – A glimpse into the world of damsels, knights and others

Have you ever walked through the ruins of a fort or a castle? Can you still remember the feeling you had while doing so? Or what was on your mind then? Ever since I’ve been a fan of old things and places and I’m incredibly interested in history. I was lucky to grow up in ...

Is that INSTAGRAMABLE?

Sometimes, I’ve got to admit, I get the feeling that the whole world of social media has taken mankind a bit closer to insanity. We regularly hear and listen about people experiencing their trip on their smartphone, restaurants, ice-cream parlors etc. being flooded. But not because the creations you get there taste so well, no, ...

Nothing is for free

By now everyone interested in photography has probably heard that Flickr will soon be downgrading its free plan. Since Verizon sold Flickr to SmugMug in April of current year, it was clear that things would change. SmugMug is after all a photo hosting and sharing platform which doesn’t offer a free plan. Those who can’t ...

NEWS – Where do our lenses come from?

Have you ever been wondering where the lenses in our camera bags are actually produced? I have, and that’s why I’ve started to do some research about where SIGMA products are being manufactured. During my research I came across the town Aizu in the Fukushima prefecture in the northern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island. ...

GDPR and its impact on photography

  The GDPR makes life difficult. Unfortunately, photographers are not excluded. Above all, those who photograph people in their pictures, have to make some thoughts on data protection due to the GDPR. We clarify today and summarized the most important information in a compact form. The right to one’s own image Since the GDPR came ...

More details about the best Press Photos of the Year

Every year the World Press Photo exhibit is an obligatory date for me. This event is always worth to follow and take a closer look at. The “World Press Photo Awards” are a renowned photo competition. The winning picture, the “World Press Photo of the Year”, will be awarded a sum of 10,000 Euros. A ...

One-button photography – where does that leave us photographers?

Today I read the DPReview article about 5 new camera features introduced with Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones and found the first sentence in the final thoughts quite interesting. It reads as follows: The philosophy behind the Pixel camera - and for that matter the philosophy behind many smartphone cameras today - ...