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I need a new tripod!

If my latest photo tours with the ultra-wide-angle lens have taught me anything, it is that working without a proper tripod can be a major pain. I’m currently using a Cullmann Primax 190, allegedly „Made in Germany“, however in use it doesn’t feel like that at all. Don’t get me wrong, it is solid and ...

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Long exposure and zoom in effect with the Sigma 10-20 f3.5

Today, once again, I have been taking pictures with the ultra-wide-angle lens. This time I decided to put the so called “zoom in effect” (what a funny word, actually) suitability of the Sigma UWW to the test. The zoom in effect works like this: (clearly) exposure has to be sufficiently long, so that there is ...

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In Search of inspiration: Frieke Janssens “Smoking Kids”

Whether cowboys, musicians or go-getters, in Hollywood productions it is common to present such cool dudes with a cigarette in their mouth. I couldn’t tell what was actually cooler ― smoking or “the dude” ― until I saw Frieke Janssens’ project “Smoking Kid © Frieke Janssens As a matter of fact there is nothing cool about ...

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The Merrill family is growing: Sigma DP3 announced!

On January the 9th, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sigma have announced a new member of their Merrill family. The Sigma DP3 has a 50mm f/2.8 macro lens which on an APS-C sized Foveon sensor behaves similar to a 75mm focal length on a full frame sensor. The release date was set ...

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Taking photos without eyesight

How did that go again with needing a photographic eye in order to take good pictures? Tommy Edison, the Instagram user who was born blind, is of a different opinion. He takes photos with his Smartphone every day and uploads them on to the afore-mentioned platform. He has more than 13,000 followers and is one ...