Summer, sun and underwater photos

On vacation almost everyone is consistently looking out for the perfect picture. Everybody wants to capture the new and the unknown and thus keep it for eternity. Mountains, forests, beaches and cities provide the perfect scenery for this. Often underestimated but no less beautiful is the extraordinary and colorful underwater world. We have summarized a ...

Picture vs. life? Volcano tourism on Hawaii

The pictures traveled around the world. At present Hawaii has been struck by one of the strongest volcano eruptions for decades. Although Hawaiians have always lived with their volcanoes and been aware of the risks and although most inhabitants have already experienced several eruptions, the situation now is quite different. The Kilauea (translation “the spewing ...

Surrealism – in photography as well?

We’re all familiar with names like Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst or René Magritte and without thinking we categorize them as surrealism in art. We’ve often seen paintings like “The Persistence of Memory”, “Celebes” or “The Son of the Man” and these impressive works are stuck in our minds (or at least in my mind). Melting ...

Sigma improves compatibility of several lenses with Canon and MC-11 with new firmware versions

Here is some good news for owners of Canon / Sony cameras and Sigma lenses for the EF mount: today Sigma has released new firmware versions for several lenses and the MC-11 adapter which patch different bugs and improve compatibility. Some of the lenses are now compatible with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, while ...

How about some Indian food?

Hey guys, Today it’s time again for a little photo walk or, in other words, for a trip to a restaurant where I was allowed to take pictures and got the chance of tasting different dishes! I used this opportunity to test the latest member of my lens series. Actually, it isn’t really a lens ...

You are what you eat!

  Each one of us who’s ever tried to convince a child of eating broccoli when it knows that some sweets are waiting has an idea of how hard persuading children to eat healthy can really be. In order to avoid an argument that is often related to eating broccoli etc. we tend to give ...

Nichole Sobecki – Somalia

Nichole Sobecki definitely belongs to the category “Photographers who inspire me”. The US-American lady is an awarded photographer and filmmaker who has often attracted attention from all around the world with her work. Her photos from Somalia, in particular, and the stories she shares with regards to the drought that has lasted for many years ...

National Geography Travel Photographer of the Year 2018

Ever since I’m able to read, I’ve been a fan of the National Geographic Magazine, and ever since I’m into photography, I’ve been particularly fascinated of course by the incredible photographs and the unbelievably talented photographers whose pictures get published in the magazine. One of my greatest dreams – and forgive me for mentioning it ...

The potato camera

Potato Camera is a term readily used by the English speaking YouTube community when commenting on shots and videos that have extremely low image quality. “Was this video filmed with a potato camera?” is a good example of such comments. The folks who run Corridor Crew, known for their quirky experiments, wanted to find out ...

Which have better bokeh, zooms or primes?

Right from the start it should be clear that there is no general answer to this question. As is often the case, circumstances are critically important. Which specific lenses are being compared? Are you comparing widest aperture vs widest aperture or are you stopping down the prime lens? Are you looking at bokeh circles or ...

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