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Flickr 2 0: How do you Like it?

Almost a week since the big Flickr-update has now passed; time enough to face up to the aggravations of the photo-platform. Besides user surface and presentation, usage guidelines have been updated as well. Furthermore, a curious statement by the chief executive caused a stir. Flickr after the Update Image: Screenshot Personally, I like the way ...

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Sigma DP3 Merrill Link collection: Reviews User Reports Sample Videos

Just like back then, when the 35mm f1.4 was introduced, I am grappling with my “addiction” again. The 35mm didn’t work out, I could only just resist. Currently, I am thinking of selling the 24-70 f2.8, which I hardly use anyway, and get a new Sigma DP3M. Thanks to the cashback on Merrills, my piggy ...

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DP2m at closest focusing distance

Over the past couple of days, I played around a bit with the DP2m close-up-range in order to find out what I can get out of a camera in this respect. I predominantly used aperture f2.8 and manual focus at it. Rather than turning around the lens ring, I left the focus at 28cm (DP2m’s ...

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Cool Video: Grizzly Bear tries to devour GoPro

When photographer and grizzly-expert Brad Josephs shot some video-material for BBC’s and Discovery’s Great Bear Stakeout, he came up with the idea of strapping a GoPro onto a stone in order to take some close-up takes of the bear. The video the camera thus captured not only exceeded his expectation, but also that of many ...

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9600km Panorama from space: NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission

Insanely giant gigapixel panoramas are old hat by now. Pretty much any bigger city has already been photographed in this manner. In order to impress the common beholder, one needs to exceed the performance of other teams by far, and what arises more readily than shooting a 9600 times 190km big stripe on earth from ...

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The invisible Liu Bolin

I once was lucky enough to visit one of his photo exhibitions. On large-formatted canvas, Liu Bolin, also known as the invisible Chinese, was even harder to make out than had already been the case with his tiny internet-pictures. He literally merges with carefully selected sceneries, be it Chinese propaganda posters, supermarket shelves, rivers or ...

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Pictures, once again

After almost an entire week, it is high time for me to post a few new pictures. Work, nice weather and some minor technical issues kept me from uploading new content. As is often the case with me, either cute four-legged friends or delicious dainties cross my camera’s way. I hope you enjoy these little ...

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The camera market is shrinking: compact camera soon to be an endangered species

According to Cipa, the interest group of the Japanese photo industry, 14 mio cameras have been delivered worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the previous year, when 25 mio were shipped, this constitutes a sharp decline of an alarming 40%. Especially the demand for compact cameras has heavily decreased. While 21 mio ...

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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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