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Tip: Wet Dog by Sophie Gamand

I take the view that cats are given way too much attention and that they upstage dogs. This conviction is continually confirmed, whenever I discover which of my photos are viewed most. In the fight for “views”, poor dogs don’t stand a chance against snarling, fluffy little beasts. 😉 And that’s a pity, because I ...

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Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera by Sigma more and more likely!

Two weeks ago, I reported about an mFT-camera with interchangeable lenses that Sigma is said to be working on according to rumors on Sigma-Rumors.com. At that time, I thought it was unlikely for Sigma to commit itself to a smaller sensor-format with a potential MILC. Only Nikon 1 system cameras (that are equipped with a ...

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More Black-and-White Photos!

Again, I was on the road late afternoon and evening, but this time I took the SD1 Merrill with me instead of the two DPMs. The lens of my choice was the 30mm f/1.4 Art, which practically replaced my darling EX. I have edited the high-ISO shots again according to the here described method. In ...

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Chicago Sun-Times rehires four of the laid-off Photographers

Maybe one or the other of you recalls when the Chicago Sun-Time released all its photographers and decided to fully rely on reader reporters and freelance photographers? Now there’s news. As things look like, it doesn’t work without real pro-photographers. The Sun-Time and the trade union yesterday agreed upon rehiring four of the twenty-eight dismissed ...

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Tip for better Portraits: Squint your Eyes!

If somebody looks good on photos, we like to say she or he is photogenic. We blame it on charisma, which is a mysterious concept that cannot be quantified. If portrait-photographer Peter Hurley , who only recently published his second video-tutorial on the topic, is to be believed, good portraits aren’t magic but a precise ...

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Breathtaking Beauty of the Siamese Fighting Fish

I’ve taken so many pictures of cats and dogs lately, that I completely forgot the rich variety of many other gorgeous creatures on our blue globe. I have to admit that I am a big fan of tender loving care and that I could never fully take to animals that cannot be petted, such as ...

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Black and White

Some photographers are of the opinion that good light is crucial. Others, on the other hand, hold that it is depending on the subject whether a photo is perceived as boring or great. Whatever is most important, in this dark time of year I most of all miss light, no matter if it’s good or ...

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Is Sigma Working on a mFT DP Camera with interchangeable lenses?

It is no secret that Sigma is part of the Micro-Four-Thirds-Consortium and offers lenses for the system and thus may use the mount anytime for their own cameras with mFT interchangeable lenses. According to the latest rumors, Sigma is currently working on exactly this kind of camera with a mFT Foveon sensor. It would make ...

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Retro Mania

Ever since Fuji originally introduced its X100, I’ve noticed more and more cameras with similar pseudo-retro designs. Initially, I was amazed with this “back to the roots” movement, I have nothing against buttons and thumb wheels for the most important settings, quite the contrary. Quick access to the most important settings is desirable, and there’s ...

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Tip: A Kind of You by Perttu Saksas

A highly interesting and disturbing photo project that went around the web is A Kind of You by Finnish photographer Perttu Saksas. This image series deals with monkeys that are dressed like children or dolls with the sole purpose of begging for money on the streets of Jakarta. Most of all, the project is interesting ...

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