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Love your gear - What I learned from going to the service

For some time now I noticed that photos are not as sharp as they should be. They were not clear and it was like a fine haze on them. But usually only on half of the image, and they had some spots that did not want to go and appear in almost every photo.I always had a protective filter on lens from the second it was out of the box. I tried to clean it by breathing on it so I can moisten it a little bit and after that use a soft cloth.Don't do that !!! only if an emergency require you to clean... continue reading

Right place... Right time

Right place.... right timeIt’s my photographers dream… to be in the right place at the right time when suddenly, there it is - The Shot. Out-of-the-blue. And the Kookaburra are looking at each-other.I've been doing photography for years, self-taught and learning from my mistakes with manual only settings. From lenses to sensors. The best sensor Full frame (professional) or cropped (amateur)? Or Megapixels? And low-light discussions I guess. Is it all about the expensive... continue reading

Mirrorless vs dSLR

It has been more than 10 years since the first mirrorless camera was introduced. At that point, no one would predict that the popularity of mirrorless cameras would grow so fast. Nowadays, mirrorless systems are using a large portion of camera market, both for amateur and professional photographers. I will try to present most of their advantages and drawbacks compared to dSLR systems, so you can choose more easily between the two systems.AND SOME OTHER STUFFWe should also take into account some other... continue reading

An Old Camera And A Cheap Lens

"Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth" -ArchimedesCan we do the same with an "old" camera and "cheap" lens in our world? Surely we can because even the cheapest materials that produced today is much more efficient than in the past and we are lucky about this.Legendary photographer Ansel Adams did his best with tools that already in their disposal and then moved on to using better ones.He said "any good modern lens is corrected for maximum definition at the... continue reading

Unsociable

I realised last Saturday that I am an antisocial photographer. Or maybe unsociable is a kinder way of putting it. Either way, I am not sociable once I have a camera in my hand. It was my big day out to a photography event at the local Birds of Prey centre last weekend, and the evening before it suddenly struck me that everyone else would know more than me and I would look, not to put too fine a point on it, stupid. I also realised that I would have to be sociable whilst taking photographs,... continue reading

Optimism, compromise and crowds

A family holiday is not a photography trip, so the sensible thing to do is probably to leave your photo dreams at home with your other valuables, and pack your “great shot blinkers” to avoid feeling irked whilst you’re away. But this year our family trip was to Argentina, and included a train journey in the Andes and four days at the Iguazu Falls. This made it more of a struggle than usual for me to resolve to be a co-operative family member and not regard each day as potential camera fodder.... continue reading

Traveling in China with a fixed-lens camera

My sister started studying in China in 2012 and I had the opportunity to visit her multiple times during her stay there. I always stayed for about a month each time so I can experience closely the culture, people and what interested me most as a photographer - life on the street.        I ditched my DSLR just before my first trip to China for a mirrorless fixed-lens Fuji camera in pursuit of rediscovering my favorite photography genre - street photography. The lenses and the bulky camera... continue reading

What I had never seen before

Seeing what you had never seen before.I was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. It was stage 3 colorectal cancer had surgery, 6 months later it Metastasized to ovaries surgery again to remove ovaries.I then started chemo, completed this It then Metastasized to lungs and liver Doctor recommended cryoablation (freezing). We did this and it returned to my lung and we once again did the cryoablation.It has been 6 months and I am Cancer free!During this whole fight I found Photography... continue reading

Wow factor - Film lenses with adapters on digital cameras

I got my first film lens to digital camera adapter in 2012, when I received a Minolta lens as a gift. I work with a Canon 7D. My daughter, a wedding photographer, told me about using an adapter. They aren’t expensive, so I gave it a try. The adaptor fits between your camera and the film lens.Cottonwood leavesI’m glad I decided to take the risk and invest in an adapter - which sell for $30-$50 on Amazon.com.Fotodiox adapterSince that time, I picked up a Canon A1 at a garage sale,... continue reading

A 1.8 35mm Lens Changed My Life

For many years I used an 18-200mm Nikon zoom lens on my Nikon DX DSLR. While the results were acceptable I received more refusals from Photo Stock Libraries than I expected due to lack of sharp focus. I just assumed this DX lens was sharp but then I read an article saying it was not.So I purchased a Nikon DX 1.8 35mm fixed lens for just a few hundred dollars and what a difference! All my shots are super sharp and my refusals have reduced to almost zero.It does mean I have had to change my... continue reading

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