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MacBook a Photographer’s Dream?

In a world where the photographer is looking to travel lighter, mirrorless cameras have made a big impact. We can now go out into the street and the field with a whole kit in a small shoulder bag rather than a large packsack. This miniaturization has allowed more discrete street photography without compromising quality. Landscape … Continue reading

Best in Class 2014: Until Photokina Changes the Landscape

Conclusion 4/3″: Panasonic GM1 and Olympus OM-D series APSC: Fujifilm X-T1 Full Frame: Sony A series What Is Never in the Running The chart below assumes the sensor size of 35mm or “full frame” is 100%. Using a percentage is a much more revealing way of comparing sensor size. If you look at the iPhone … Continue reading

Julia’s Predicament: Getting off the Auto Setting

As you may recall in a previous post we talked about Julia’s Predicament, essentially about moving away from the low quality point and shoot cameras to an APSC sensor camera. Having seen the significant difference between the sensor size of a point and shoot and an APSC camera, and the fact that APSC mirrorless cameras … Continue reading

All Cameras are Not the Same

I recently read an article on the Steve Huff Photo blog titled Quick Comparison: Fuji X-E2, Sony A7 and Olympus E-M1. He ran a comparison between a 4/3 camera (the Olympus), an APSC sensor camera (the X-E2) and a full frame camera (the Sony A7). I found the article very informative and his examples very useful. However … Continue reading

Manifesto of the Group f/64 (1932)

[ I always found this an interesting photographers manifesto] The name of this Group is derived from a diaphragm number of the photographic lens. It signifies to a large extent the qualities of clearness and definition of the photographic image which is an important element in the work of members of this Group. The chief … Continue reading

Smartphones Sensor Eclipse Point and Shoot Cameras

Cell phone sensors, in the new Nokia phones, are now as large or larger than point and shoot cameras, a new gold standard for camera sensors in smartphones. Keeping in mind that it is not megapixels that determine the quality of your pictures, it is the sensor size and its technology. The larger the sensor … Continue reading

Lenses Short and Sweet

When looking for lenses for you camera, it is important to remember that you will likely have the lenses longer than you will have the camera. Also of all the elements that contribute to a good photograph the lens is more important than the camera, processor or sensor. So try to purchase the highest quality … Continue reading

Photographing while Travelling

In a recent article by Dave Haggarty he put forward a few basic tips for photographing while you travel: Try and locate your hotel within five minutes of where you want to shoot. Scout your various shoot sites before hand making note of activities, vantage points and proximity of the various shooting spots. When travelling … Continue reading

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