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Final snapshots before the rain

Before it started raining cats and dogs, I could make use of my lunch breaks to take some pictures. According to the weather forecast, we will be facing heavy rains and floods to a biblical extent in the next one and a half weeks. In a city that is situated on two rivers, one immediately ...

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The poorest 100 000: Cage people of Hongkong

Regardless of how much good money is made, one can always imagine earning more of it. One’s own desires are hard to bring into accordance with one’s possibilities. As a result, we always feel much poorer than we actually are. But what is it like to really be needy, and I don’t mean our European, ...

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Incredible street photography by Maciej Dacowicz

As one of the „up and coming“ stars in the world of photography, Maciej Dakowicz certainly is a household name to many street photography enthusiasts. Meanwhile, the in London residing polish photographer is active predominantly in the area of documentary photography; on this occasion, however, I would like to draw attention to exactly those photos ...

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When the sun smiles Aperture 8…

…or not 🙂 If the light is good, I am fine with any aperture. Even f2.8., the widest aperture of the DP2 Merrill. And why not, if the lens is already breathtakingly sharp and free of any optical flaws even at wide open aperture? Aperture 8 should only be used if more depth of field ...

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The photographic time machine shorpy.com

When I studied history as a little boy, no text, irrespective of how eloquently it was written, could captivate me more than a good picture in order to convey the happenings before my time. I have always preferred photos over texts, because in contrast to illustrations, pictures appeared to be real. I had a similar ...

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RRP of Sigma’s 30mm f1.4, 19mm f2.8 and 30mm f2.8 announced

When Sigma announced their new lenses for mFT, NEX and APS-C DSLRs and it became clear that they come in with a new, more high-grade design of the Art-series as well as with enhanced optical performance, concern started to spread in the world of forums. The beauty- and fitness treatment would have to affect the ...

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New National Geographic Blog

Similar to the New York Times‘ „The Lively Morgue“, the National Geographic Society now runs a blog featuring lesser known but nevertheless incredible pictures from its own archives. The “NatGeo Found” blog has been launched last week on occasion of the 125th anniversary of National Geographic and is slowly but surely gaining about 3 to ...

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In Search of Inspiration: Nick Frank’s Subway

Subway stations are universally known as places full of motion where you can easily feel claustrophobic – that’s how I feel about it, anyway. This is not the case in Nick Frank’s photos, however. The Munich photographer succeeds in recognizing as well as capturing beauty within functional architecture. Bright and deserted, his photography is reminiscent ...

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A relaxed TIME-interview with Saul Leiter

Only now, seventy years after he shot his very first pictures, his work finally receives the due recognition on the part of photographic mainstream. And yet, Saul Leiter is not only pioneer, but also revolutionary. © Saul Leiter © Saul Leiter William Eggleston has allegedly influenced the art circles into accepting colour photography; this took place ...

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SIGMA Photo Pro 5.5 and the new monochrome mode

With soon 5 Merrill cameras available on the market, Sigma has promised to turn its attention to the software side of its “ecosystem”. SIGMA Photo Pro 5.5 is compatible with Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8 and comes with various bug fixes and the all new monochrome mode. I have processed some of my pictures ...

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