Whether you are a seasoned travel professional, or simply the family member responsible for capturing vacation memories, everyone has encountered weather related issues while photographing on location. The difference between utter disaster and award winning success depends very much on how you prepare. So the next time you pack the camera gear to head into the wilds – or off on a family beach vacation – here are a few tips to help make your experience a more pleasant and successful oneExpect the... continue reading
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This article is describing the technique I'm using to achieve high quality extreme macro photos, for magnifications beyond 3x, up to 10x (possible up to 20x).This means that the subject frame is between 3 and 20 times smaller than the physical sensor dimensions (i.e. 22.2mm for APS-C).This also means that creatures even below a few millimeters in real life, can almost fill the whole screen, revealing amazing, incredible details, unknown to the naked eye!Here are a few examples:... continue reading
The most extreme airport in the world - Lukla Airport in Himalayas, Nepal.Climbers who intend to climb Mount Everest or visit Everest Regionawaits extremely demanding ascent to the summit, but also landing at Lukla Airport. Lukla Airport is among the most extreme and most dangerous airport in the world.The airport was named in 2008 in memory of Hillary and Tenzing. Several airlines operate daily flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.The runway is located on a high... continue reading
hello, I photographed a very nice event in southern Italy (Castro) :AQUABIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015.I have witnessed between races raides of different nationalities and with bikes of varying power, but the funniest moment was the freestyle: look at the pics. the speed and power of the jet ski is amazing and the rough sea made me take good picturesI hope you like them i have done all my pics with my fantastic tamrom 70-300,Zoom cheap but good quality continue reading
The Zapata Wren (Ferminia cerverai) is not only an endemic species to the Island of Cuba but also to the Zapata Swamps nature reserve and only to a reduced part of this wetlands.It took me 3 days to get the picture as the Wren was reacting to the call but staying always completely under cover, only at the third and last day it came out completely allowing for quite a number of photos. continue reading
Most of you have Photoshop, don't you? If not Photoshop, at least GIMP? Both have capabilities that you cannot imagine. Many of us use Photoshop for retouching and post processing our photos, which is the most simplistic use of Photoshop. Brightness, contrast, hue-saturation.....and the "little" things. Have you ever thought of creating imagery that you can capture with your camera but never capture with your camera at the same time? Confusing? I'll tell you what I mean around the end of the article.... continue reading
I recently went to a photography exhibition at the Metropoliatan Museum of Photography while on holiday in Tokyo. I found it by chance while filling in time between some other activities, but it turned out to be a big source of inspiration. Sometimes I look at other photographer's work and think something along the lines of, 'why didn't I think of that?' 'why are my photos not quite that good?' My brain then goes into overdrive, ruminating, trying to concoct all sorts of ideas for good photos.... continue reading
Hello, i haven't posted for a while and i wanted to share with you my new photos made with a reversed 55mm lens on extension tubes. I will try to go even closer with a reversed 28mm lens, as you know as the focal distance goes wider the reversed lens zooms even more, so at this focal range i should have about 4X magnification. Will post again with the new results, in the meantime i hope you like my photos, and advice is welcome. continue reading
The much talked about headlines now (in Europe) is the extreme cold weather we are experiencing.In Geneva, the strong wind, cold weather and water from the lake combination created icy condition at Lake Geneva waterfront.Some resulting in very interesting ice formation.This picture earns me US 5.00 since DT selected it to be in the IN THE NEWS section.The rest are here as follows:-Stay warm and stay safe. continue reading
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