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Video-Tip: René Burri tells the story underlying his most noted photos

I always imagined the person of René Burri to be like a musician who eschews spotlight and whose songs are practically known by everyone, only that no one can exactly tell the name of the artist when prompted to do so. He is without a doubt one of the best Magnum-photographers, but never really gained ...

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Review: Sigma DP3 Merrill

I have been using the Sigma DP3 Merrill for a month now, enough time to conceive an opinion on the camera. Admittedly, I didn’t use it as an all-purpose camera as I did with the DP2M (1, 2), but primarily for macro shots, which is why I cannot tell exactly how well it does as ...

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Image Quality Comparison: Sigma DP2 Merrill vs DP3 Merrill (15 Megapixel Pictures)

A few weeks ago, one of my readers asked me to upload some DP3M-photos in full size (15MP). Instead of just following this one request, I took some brick wall photos with the DP3M as well as with the DP2M, and additionally uploaded the most interesting photos I took so far with both cameras in ...

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Aren’t good Photos worth anything anymore? (Chicago Sun-Times-Debacle)

When Chicago Sun-Times (CST) released its whole team of photo-journalists in favour of iPhone-amateur journalists at the end of May, a long overdue debate on the value of good photography has been subsequently kicked off. It doesn’t go without notice that creative work, photo-and videography amongst it, is increasingly regarded as worthless. Whether this is ...

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The Super-Moon

Two weeks ago it was on everyone’s lips, the biggest full moon of the year. Hardly any website having some bearing on photography missed the chance of reporting on the so-called super-moon. Whether it is because of the excessive coverage (the bigger the hype, the more unappealing a topic gets for me) or because of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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$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 ...

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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, ...

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