Tag: photography

Talent vs. equipment?

Probably we’ve all experienced this: People who after a first glimpse at our photos immediately ask which camera we use. If you name a camera with a good reputation or even only a known manufacturer, they will nod approvingly and say things like, “Oh well, of course, if you’ve got such an expensive camera, you’ll ...

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The ZEISS Photography Award: “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories“

“Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories“. This title already implies that the third ZEISS Photography Award is most likely to present us some very special creations. There are no limits to the creativity of the photographers as the organizers of the award even emphasized that the topic “Untold Stories” could, or to be more exact, it ...

Nostalgia cure: this is how fast Photoshop was 20 years ago

Dear photography friends, In case you are getting irritated by the slowness of Lightroom or Photoshop while editing 30MP+ files and in case you are thinking, that everything was better in the old days, I recommend that you watch the following Apple demo, which took place during Macworld Expo 1997. In the course of said ...

The interplay of painting and photography

Hey everyone! Today I want to take you on a little tour through the history of Arts. In this post I’ll focus on the beginnings of photography and its interplay with the art of painting. Since the advent of photography around 1830, photographers and painters considered themselves competitors. Nevertheless there were always mutual influences. In ...

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher are a well-known German couple of photographers, famous for their black and white photographs of timber frame constructions and industrial buildings. Together they also founded a school of photography in Düsseldorf. From a very young age Bernd and Hilla have been highly interested in photography and creative arts. Hilla became a ...

Sigma Rumors: was the Panasonic Leica 12mm F1.4 designed by Sigma?

We photographers have known for quite some time that the content doesn’t necessarily correspond to what it says on the label. After all renowned companies, such as Leica and Hasselblad, have been selling cameras made by other companies under their own brand for years. The situation regarding lenses is a bit different: companies, which don’t ...

SIGMA 24-70mm F2,8 DG OS HSM vs. SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today I want to test two of the most popular standard zoom lenses with and for you by comparing them with each other. Both are real universal talents and both suitable for studio photography as well as for documentary and travel photography. Due to their light intensity of 2.8 or 4, respectively, it’s ...

When there are rumors in production development…

By now, we all know that SIGMA not only stands for high quality but also performs excellently regarding design and practicability. As winter is coming the nights are getting longer as well. So it’s the perfect time to release something special that’s been announced for quite some time already: SIGMA has extended its cine lens ...

Lens Review: The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM

Since I love taking pictures under hazy light conditions and due to a lack of shades and soft contrasts, I decided to borrow a SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens for one day and test it along with my Canon EOS 80D camera. The location for my review was Vienna’s Karlsplatz. As I’m pretty ...

From a bird’s eye view over a creative table

Taking pictures of food with your smartphone, finding the right position for your coffee or arranging flowers nicely – that’s how you best prepare the well-known “flat lays” for taking a perfect shot from above. So today I’d like to take you on a tour through the creation of nicely arranged flat lays. But what ...