O

Optical Illusion: Photomontage or one single Photo?

Inductive reasoning is what enables us human beings to master new and uncertain situations by making assumptions and generalisations and thus cope with the complexities of our world. Stereotyped thinking is, after all, what structures our thinking processes and what makes them quick and efficient. But it is also a feature of the human brain ...

S

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Collection of Links: Reviews and Sample Images

As it turned out, I made a mistake in my previous article on Sigma’s 18-35mm f1.8. The lens is not supposed to be available from end of July but from beginning of July onwards. The RRP of €999 is still correct, while retailers from the UK and Poland quote their prices at €750 before it ...

R

Refreshment after the macro-session

In Serbia, there is currently an implacable wave of heat, the forecast for Belgrade announces 38 degrees for today. What else can be done from a photographic point of view than capturing all the relentless insects that seem to enjoy the weather so much? You need to be careful, however, not to get a too ...

$

$3.6 Mio. Lawsuit against BuzzFeed due to Copyright Infringement

For some years now, the number of companies that filter, gather and publish external content under a common topic has been steadily increasing. BuzzFeed is one of the biggest so-called web-aggregators for viral content. Frequently this content, mostly funny pictures and videos, is made available on the website without reference to the originator (which should ...

V

VideoTipp: 360 Time-Lapse of the Milky Way and FAQ for Mars Curiosity Rovers Cameras

Just as last Sunday, I surfed the web and came across two very intriguing videos. The first one is a thrilling 360-degree time-lapse video by a well-known name in the astro-photography scene, Stéphane Guisard. It depicts the Milky Way as it floats across the sky.  The second one is a FAQ-session for the photo-system (system, ...

S

Sigma 18-35 f1.8: RRP of €999, Available End of July!

Ten days ago Sigma commented on price and availability of the 18-35mm f1.8 lens, undoubtedly much to the regret of many fans of speculation. 🙂 The matchlessly fast APS-C-Zoom is supposed to be launched at the end of July at a RRP of €999 in Germany. In absolute terms, this is indeed a lot of ...

I

Insects and Green Stuff with the DP3M

A few days ago, I got the request to upload some of the pictures I took with the Sigma DP3M in original size. As I recently only just photographed bugs and flowers, I don’t have any photos readily available to demonstrate the camera’s sharpness and the lens (middle and edge sharpness…) performance. As soon as ...

T

The latest Trends: Cat Beard and Baby Mugging

The world never stands still, after hadoukening and vadering, new memes came into existence. Although cat beard is no longer the latest fad – that’s how quickly old trends get substituted by new ones. Those wishing to be cool now shoot wide-angle photos of newborn babies with a mug or a cup in front of ...

F

Funny Video: Adobe plays a prank on people at the bus stop with real-time photo editing

In order to call attention to Adobe’s Creative Day series of events, Adobe put a funny video online two days ago. Passersby were secretly photographed at a bus stop in Stockholm and edited in real-time by Photoshop-guru Erik Johansson. Erik as well as the photographer were situated in a delivery truck on the opposite side ...

H

Hamburger Abendblatt sets example against press cencorship by renouncing Bartoli-photo

Meanwhile, it is commonplace that pressure is exerted on the media from all different sides. The aim: a sugarcoated story. In the arts sector, musician stakeholders have been opposing neutral media coverage for some time past. Either, pictures are being taken by private photographers or outside photographers are subjected to press censorship. At concerts, it ...

Browse Categories