Category: Tip

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Tip: How far may image editing go?

I found a very interesting article today on kwerfeldein.de (german): "Where does image editing begin and where does it end?" The entire editorial team discusses the boundaries of image editing, the point at which harmless retouching turns into manipulation. In a time where we build our opinions from photos or assume them for certain ideals ...

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Catherine Balet: Strangers in the Light

We are living in a time characterised by a strong media current and “cheap memories”. I shoot more photos now than ever before, but especially valuable are the few pictures from my childhood days and family photos that came into being long before I was born, a time when it was still largely considered expensive ...

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Photography basics – part 7 – ways to achieve nice bokeh

Following megapixels, which every modern camera is equipped with in abundance nowadays, background blur, also known as bokeh, is currently on everyone’s lips. People talk of shallow depth of field (DoF) and of how large aperture resembles engine size/cubic capacity – in other words something you can never get enough of – and how you ...

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Tip: Laura Zalenga’s 1001 Strangers

Admittedly, portraits of strangers in public spaces are old hat. I seem to recall seeing similar projects by users on the DSLR-forum years ago. What I particularly liked about the kwerfeldein-article on “1001 Strangers” were Laura’s (both in GER) thoughts on the project.  © Laura Zalenga © Laura Zalenga Don’t get me wrong, the photos are awesome, just not ...

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Scanning film with a DSLR

Everyone who has ever tried to scan analog images for at least testing purposes knows how tedious and time consuming this might be. Therefore I was very excited when I have recently came upon the following articles: Why You Should Digitize Your Film Using a Camera Instead of a Scanner and How to scan films ...