I must confess I wasn’t expecting Downtown Chicago to be as nice as it is: Wonderful architecture, great museums and parks. Very tourist-friendly.
Throughout the years I have traveled carrying my current dSLR with a normal zoom lens, but the lighter weight, expanded telephoto range and the record-breaking image stabilization of a Micro Four Thirds combo were perfect for city travel: I took all my photos with and Olympus OM-D camera (the EM1 mark II) and the M. Zuiko 12-100 f/4 lens (a 24-200mm equivalent in 35 mm).
Horses for courses of course… There will be times for big cameras, compact cameras or just smartphones… Just not this time!
Can you imagine a volcanic explosion so violent that creates a crater nearly 7 miles wide, a 700 ft. high tsunami that obliterates the Bronze Age Minoan Empire, and its remaining Caldera eventually becomes the most spectacular tourist destination of the Greek Islands? Continue reading Santorini Album→
The small, unobtrusive, Panasonic Lumix GX85 camera is great for street and festival photography. This is an area where micro four thirds cameras really shine: they have just the right depth of field to show the subject and the environment. Continue reading New camera, new vision?→
Going through old slide film scans, or even the original slides is always a rediscovering adventure. Ektachrome’s grain and Velvia’s contrast look very different from today’s clean 36 MP images… Continue reading Slide Film Years, Revisited→
A rainbow of colors on the hair, skin, eyes and dresses of many enthusiastic fans of many more movie- and TV-shows. This Cosplay Party was set on the Old Customs building in San José, a city block long brick warehouse that now houses large events. Continue reading Superheroes in Customs→
I was fortunate to spend some weeks in Patagonia and I am very excited about sharing some of the photos I made with you. There is a lot to show but I would like to start with water birds because they were the first wildlife we saw after arriving to our first destination in Southern Argentina: El Calafate.
We all photographers have been through this before: Going on a trip and deciding what equipment to carry. We all want quality and flexibility but to carry the least weight. All the gear accumulated through the years makes our decision even harder.
When planning a two week’s vacation in New York City I finally decided taking along only my Nikon D810 and 24-120 f/4 VR lens. Forget about an external flash and do not even think of the tripod. Pack an extra battery, memory cards and cleaning kit and close my bag… My only other gear was my iPhone, which I used it for shooting everything I did not (or could not) shoot with the big camera… and for all the good things smartphones do for us. Continue reading Getting the Most Out of a Travel Lens→
Writings about the art and technique of photography. Mostly with Nikon equipment.