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Ruins reconstructed – A glimpse into the world of damsels, knights and others

Have you ever walked through the ruins of a fort or a castle? Can you still remember the feeling you had while doing so? Or what was on your mind then? Ever since I’ve been a fan of old things and places and I’m incredibly interested in history. I was lucky to grow up in ...

New firmware for Sigma sd Quattro and first review of the 60-600mm

Since Photokina the mysterious Sigma camera with full frame Foveon sensor and L-mount is on everyone’s lips to be sure, but for owners of Sigma gear it is more important that software of their cameras and lenses is kept up to date and that there are timely releases of new firmware versions, whenever there are ...

Nothing is for free

By now everyone interested in photography has probably heard that Flickr will soon be downgrading its free plan. Since Verizon sold Flickr to SmugMug in April of current year, it was clear that things would change. SmugMug is after all a photo hosting and sharing platform which doesn’t offer a free plan. Those who can’t ...

City of superlatives

New York – hardly any other city in the world has become part of so many dreams as this one. Hardly any other city provides so many possibilities and impressions in a closed area. Hardly any other city is the setting for so many movies and series. Every one of us who has or hasn’t ...

NEWS – Where do our lenses come from?

Have you ever been wondering where the lenses in our camera bags are actually produced? I have, and that’s why I’ve started to do some research about where SIGMA products are being manufactured. During my research I came across the town Aizu in the Fukushima prefecture in the northern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island. ...

Finding Vivian Maier

Hey guys, Almost two years ago I told you about a very special photographer whose entire work was only found after her death. She didn’t see any of her photos published in her lifetime. Only after she died in 2009, her 1,200 undeveloped film rolls from her estate were sold by auction and thus they ...

Madame d’Ora – A pioneer in photography

Madame d’Ora, only this name makes us curious already. If you don’t know her yet, Madame d’Ora aka Dora Kallmus was a pioneer in photography and counts among the most influential female photographers in the history of photography. At the times of Madame d’Ora, photography was only a male domain. Nevertheless, that photographer managed to ...

Halloween in the Big Apple

We all know that in the States Halloween is a much bigger affair than in Europe. Whereas only small groups of kids stroll around suburban areas in zombie or witch outfits, hunting for treats, and in the cities youngsters make an exception and dress up for a beer on Friday night, America goes crazy! In ...

What is better, SFD or a stack made of multiple photos?

I’ve discussed the SFD mode, which was introduced with Sigma sd Quattro cameras, late last year. Since I’m experimenting with Affinity Photo as of late, I wanted to do a little comparison of the program’s stacking feature and the SFD mode. In the following comparison we are going to determine which one looks best: SFD, ...

The “Nikon Small World“ Competition

We all know that on this planet and in this universe there are so many things we have absolutely no clue about. Outer space, although a lot has already been discovered, still remains a mystery for mankind and the depths of the oceans have barely been explored. But we don’t even need to go that ...