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Photographer receives €24.000 Compensation for stolen Photo

Pro-photographers are not having an easy job nowadays. On the one hand, the price for licenses is in free fall thanks to diverse stock-photography platforms. Big newspaper companies increasingly bank on reader reporters instead of genuine photographers, while more and more musicians and bands prohibit taking pictures during their concerts, or wish to get paid ...

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Review: Sigma DP3M and Marumi +5

So far, I have only been writing reviews on individual lenses and cameras. With the Marumi DHG 200 on top, the DP3M transforms from a tool for portraits, details and close-ups into a genuine macro-camera, so that the achromatic lens and the Merrill now need to be viewed as an entirely new whole. On this ...

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Portrait: Why didn’t people smile in times past?

Looking at old portrait photographs, you inevitably come to the conclusion that people scarcely used to smile in the past. If this phenomenon is to be observed in the realm of photography only, you might think it’s got to do with the universal technique of former portraiture. As a reminder: when photography was invented, you ...

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‘Sigma Factory Tour’ Report on imaging-resource.com

Regardless of whether you own or are interested in Sigma lenses or whether you are a hardcore fan of Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Sony and invariably purchase lenses of the camera manufacturer – any photo technology devotee is obliged to peruse the imaging-resource.com report on Sigma’s factory tour. Dave Etchells, author of the article, depicts the lens production right ...

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Tip: Greg Anderson’s Portraits from the National Beard and Mustache Championships 2013

Sometimes I think that portraiture is stale and boring, and that there is nothing new to be expected out of this particular photography genre. But then I stumble upon a photographer, who’s work reminds me of just how interesting portraiture can be. Because there is more than enough people, and every single one of them ...

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7 years of prison for posession of antiquated soviet spy cameras

Whether you take photos or collect cameras, in some regions of the world being a photography enthusiast can be though. One of the most curious photography news in a long time is about an Ukrainian camera collector, who faces up to 7 years of prison, for possession of antiquated soviet spy cameras. Yes, you’ve read ...

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DP3M with Marumi and without

Just like on my last photo tour, I’ve had the DP3M and the Marumi +5 this time with me as well. Shooting macros with this little set-up is a lot of fun. With the achromatic lens on the DP3M you can achieve a max. image ratio of around 1:1.6. Compared to a DSLR with a ...

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Sigma celebrates 1 year anniversary of Sigma Global Vision

A year has passed since the new corporate vision and the regrouping of lenses, aka Sigma Global Vision, was presented by Kazuto Yamaki, who has taken the helm at Sigma shortly before that. I remember as if it were yesterday, many sceptics were making fun of the new idea and asking themselves what the new ...

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Dances with Wolves: Monty Sloan, the Wolf Park photographer

Today I’ve managed to find another interesting YouTube video. Just like the title implies, it’s about a very courageous man, who cuddles with wolves, as if they were pussycats. The man in question is Monty Sloan, the Wolf Park photographer. At the time this video was shot, he was making photos of the main pack ...

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Additional shots taken with the DP3M and the Marumi +5

Over the last couple of days I’ve been carrying the DP3M with the Marumi +5 with me. Sadly the sun shone only for brief periods of time, making it hard to find insects and spiders. The few, which appeared in front of my lens, were smallish flies and spiders, unsuitable to demonstrate the effect of ...

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