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iPhone Xs promises better low-light photography

The new iPhone 2018 is here! Actually all three of them: the 5.8 inch iPhone Xs, the 6.5 inch iPhone Xs Max and the cheaper Iphone XR.We know you don’t care that much about the new Golden color, because you’re going to use it with a black or grey anti-shock phone case anyway, or about the most durable glass ever, because you’ll put a protection glass on it at those prices. Water and dust resistance may be good to have, but we’re not talking about DSLR powerhorses here, they’re still mobile... continue reading

The orangutang baby

I packed my equipment in my backpack, it was time to go to the zoo.I chose to bring my big lens sigma 150-500mm which is an affordable lens for those with less budget.Equipment:Nikon D7100Lens: Sigma DG, 150-500 1: 5-6,3 APO HSM Optical StabilizerIn the newspaper they had written that there was a newborn "Borneo Orangutan".I drove into Borås Zoo and began to walk towards the part that the monkeys were about, in this case a Borneo Orangutang mom with her little cute baby.I was looking... continue reading

Shoot Cinema Quality Video Using Your Smartphone

We all know how limiting our smartphone cameras can be and how we have learned to accept average video and photos from the "smart" phones thinking this is the best we may get. There are ways however to "Shoot Cinema Quality Video Using Your Smartphone". Let's explore how we can overcome the weakness of small sensor, soft shutters, limited aperture etc. & make some great videos. Who knows if your next video can be a hit on dreamstime and get you some good cash!Check your... continue reading

Keep going, driver! There’s more to photograph!

Ever felt frustrated because you’re unable to get out of a vehicle to take photos while passing through beautiful and interesting places? Fear the bluurr no more and join me clicking away on the move! These shots are some of my favorites – perhaps not absolute technical perfection but often unique. Here’s what works for me with a DSLR…Image: Denali National ParkGetting Ready for action:1)You want to freeze all motion - especially your own - so set your camera to Shutter... continue reading

Light in the Darkroom

I love the smell of coffee in the morning, the smell of freshly baked bread, the smell of citrus, the smell of the ocean. Same as most of us, I guess.I also love the smell of fixer and whenever I get that pungent vinegarish pinch in my nose, I feel like I'm time-travelling back to my early days as a photographer, some twenty years ago, straight into the magic red room, the mysterious darkroom, a special place full of wonderful memories.      The feeling I get when I develop a... continue reading

To be serious... some tips on naturalistic photography...

Googling around I found that the majority of photographers concentrates on nature and its representations... I also noticed that a good quantity of microstock photos are picturing animals and landscapes. Despite of what sells more, it's good that every photographer does what it's better for his skills, and not that he tries to emulate others. I myself feel better when shooting dog breeds, and you can find some tips about it here. The main important thing in doing naturalistic photography... continue reading

Smartphone Photography

 With the rise in popularity of the digital camera, today there are millions of devices offering digital photography as a basic capability. Of course, a smartphone that doubles as a digital camera is not the professional’s most preferred piece of equipment but a phone camera does have some significant advantages that make it a highly recommended tool for photographers.The "indirect" benefits------------------------------Carrying a smartphone to the field assists your... continue reading

Gear Isn't Everything: Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not....

   Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not the Camera You WantPhotographers often feel as if they’re caught in something of a rat race – the race to get the best camera, the perfect optics and thousands of dollars of accessories, equipment and editing software that will help create the best possible images. However, at a certain point, we all have to stop and think: Is it the camera or the photographer that is responsible for creating works of art? Eve Arnold answered that question... continue reading

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6

Most of my work is in the wildlife realm, but I also enjoy shooting landscapes from time to time as well. Since I bought a Canon 7D last fall I have needed an APS-C wide angle and so I decided to pick up the Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens.As do many of you, I went to many of the hot-spots on the internet to look at the specs and reviews which seem to be everywhere.It was touted as having excellent optics and a decent build quality so I had quite a level of expectation built up as to how this lens would... continue reading

Bird Photography on a Budget (Part I)

 I have been asked two different times recently as to how to get started in wildlife photography and how my photographs are so sharp? I of course gave the obligatory answers about shutter speed, aperture, a good tripod and practice, but this has unfolded into larger questions for me. How can a person become a proficient wildlife photographer on a budget?How can he take sharp images without spending 10,000 dollars on equipment?Is this even a possibility?So for the next several weeks I... continue reading

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