Capturing fireflies’ light tracks in camera is something modern high-sensitivity digital cameras can do very well. Micro Four Thirds systems have a nice trick to do long exposures even better and I was lucky I got an Olympus Pen F just in time for this year’s display. Continue reading Fireflies and Micro Four Thirds Cameras
A lot of what I’ve read about using cropped-frame vs. full-frame cameras for wildlife photography is written by people with access to really long lenses, a choice of cameras, and fairly big animals to photograph in the field. I know this is not true for most photographers and I want to write this for them. Continue reading DX vs. FX cameras for wildlife photography
What do you do if you only have a few hours in a great city like Rome? …Take a bus tour!
What can you photograph in a Rome bus tour? Finestre!… windows that is… lots of them. Continue reading The windows of Rome
In recent years I have enjoyed so much visiting Cosplay festivals and making pictures of the costumed participants that I had to make a post about them.
I enjoy watching Anime and have a deep respect for the Japanese mastery of color. I can understand the enthusiasm of the cosplayers and their connection to the characters they portray. Continue reading Cosplay!
Happy New Year! I am happy I have met you over the Blogosphere. I leave you with this view from my hometown. All the best for 2016!
Sometimes, when we find a beautiful setting, we take our camera, compose the picture and eagerly shoot a photo. We then check the LCD’s preview and see that the photo looks fine but there is something important missing from the image. It could be a balancing feature or a pattern-breaking element. Many times what the photo needs is a human or dynamic connection and if we cannot find it we walk away with an incomplete image. Continue reading Frame and wait!
Recently I had a chance to teach raw file processing in Adobe Lightroom to graphic designers interested in photography. It was a nice experience, …but I learned that a lot of people think photographers use computers for fixing everything they could not get right and making great pictures out of bad ones. Continue reading Raw is not for fixing bad photos
A short post to wish you all a very happy Valentines Day.
Have you ever gone out to take pictures and you just don’t make any? It’s happened to me a few times. Yesterday the afternoon looked nice and I went on the road to nearby Irazu volcano to photograph nice clouds and the landscape below. I don’t know if I was just too focused in this particular type of image or the weather did not help but I spent the first two hours wandering around without seeing any images. Continue reading Photographer’s block or just bad luck?
Being a photographer slowly changes our way of watching the world until we are always seeing and making pictures in our minds. It is both a blessing and a curse as we become aware of the many images we miss when we don’t have our camera with us, or when the photograph simply doesn’t happen. Continue reading A thousand words worth a picture?