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Waterfall

Felt I got a good picture last Sunday when I photographed waterfalls in bad weather.See examples what do you think?10 second shutter speed and filters. continue reading

Dust in Sensor

In one of my recent trips I have end up having some dust in my sensor and my attempts to clean this had caused more damage than help. I tried the local canon service center but they would not help as my EOS 350 D is too old and is no longer supported. The only option that seems left out for me is to go for a new camera. I also visited the canon store to check out some new camera, I liked Canon 5D MarkIII and Canon 6D but this is going to burn a huge hole in my pocket. I am sure this is not only going... continue reading

Gear vs Eye

I often encounter a question. Well, I am so sure most of you must have answered such question. You upload a good shot in your public profile and the next question will be 'Which camera?' Might be the most irritating question for a true artist :)Well, better gears do help to create good photos but does that mean idea/angle/composition...none of these matters? If you are a good photographer you can take memorable photos even with your point and shoot. We have such an artist in India who is famous... continue reading

It's all about the children

As mentioned in a previous blog of mine, capturing the perfect images of children sometimes means letting kids behave naturally to catch some great candid shots.Think of children exploring a beach at low tide and the expressions on their faces as they find a starfish or a small crab.What a great image this would make..While I still believe candid shots of children create some truly memorable images, I have found that some pictures are better planned and posed (P&P) to correspond with the spring... continue reading

Need an upgrade ? Full Frame Camera ??? "L" Series Lens ???

Hi you all, and welcome to my second blog:Since i did my recent first ever photo shoot with a model (circa 6 weeks ago), i have stopped to reflect on what i produced in that shoot and comparing it with what i want to produce in the future.Looking back, i consider my first shoot actually a little of a disappointment to myself.If i were to redo that shoot i would produce more lighting in the background to give the walls a brighter “white”, and possibly I’d have painted the wall an appropriate... continue reading

New photos of the Louvre Lens online, France

Dear all,I told you about the new Louvre in Lens city inthe North of France in the article: https://blog.dreamstime.com/2013/02/06/new-louvre-museum-in-france_art38681Here are now new photos of the museum.I hope you will like them.1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-Yes the grass is now yet here :-) Waiting for spring to come!9- continue reading

Harbour marina and the Sigma 24-70 f2.8

Well my Sigma 24-70 f2.8 came and I was super excited to put it through it's paces.I bought it second hand as the Canon 24-70 f2.8 is still a little above my fireplace.So...early early on a Sunday morning I got up and headed out to the marina after having to get written permission from the yacht club and also the governing body of the harbour.That took me a full hour on the Friday.Make a note that when you do go to the harbour to make sure that you have permission to do so.... continue reading

Aberrations

Two days ago, I bought a lens adapter so I can use old Nikon Film lenses with my camera. But the night before that, I cleaned a 50mm prime lens myself. I disassembled it and reassembled. Yeah. I know about the do-not-disassenble-lenses-or-else-you-risk-getting-lens-elements-out-of-alignment but I still did go about disassembling it. The huge screws on the metal mount of the lens was very tempting.I bring along my camera and the 50mm f/1.4 attached to it every time I go out so I can do some test... continue reading

Which 50mm should you buy?

"A 50mm f/1.8 lens tends to cost in the $100-150 range—the same as a kit lens—while an f/1.4 lens costs at least twice as much. At their widest apertures, these lenses produce a very narrow depth of focus and create separation between subject and background (or foreground) that adds dimensionality to your photos for flattering portraits.There’s so little difference, spec-wise, between an f/1.4 and an f/1.8, but the difference in price is huge. How does that translate as far as image quality?... continue reading

Carl Zeiss lenses review

I was asked by the largest photo gear shop in Romania to do a review of several Carl Zeiss lenses. I accepted and the results is in the link below. Feel free to use Google translate, as the article is in Romanian language.http://www.f64.ro/blog/2012/09/18/zeiss-planar-t-85mm-f1-4-si-t-50mm-f1-4-sau-doua-saptamani-cu-elita-opticii-foto/I hope it can be useful to people considering buying Zeiss glass. continue reading

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