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Choosing between DX or FX cameras

If you have read my post “DX vs FX cameras: Don’t switch, keep both!” you will know I really enjoy carrying two cameras: a DX body with a 70-300 mm lens and am FX body with a 18-35 mm. Now, there are times when I only can (or want to!) take one of the two systems Continue reading Choosing between DX or FX cameras

One camera, one lens

Once in a blue moon I like to do a bare-bones photo-shooting excursion: I have spent one day shooting only a wide-angle, a medium telephoto or a normal lens (in the old times a normal lens was all I had anyway)… Continue reading One camera, one lens

Peru’s Palomino Islands

I live in Costa Rica and I always wanted to see the huge seabird and seal colonies from either North or South America. When I went to Peru of course I had to visit the famous Guano Islands that were so important for harvesting bird droppings to make fertiliser and saltpetre. There are still huge guano deposits from the enormous seabird colonies that live there. Continue reading Peru’s Palomino Islands

One market. One hundred vendors. One thousand tourists.

This is my third and last installment on my first visits to the multiple exposure playground I am calling “Multiple Impressions.”

Walking through the stands packed with clothes and accessories at the open market in Florence, I saw so much color to juxtapose with the silhouettes of passersby that I knew I had to make very expressive and dynamic photos  Continue reading One market. One hundred vendors. One thousand tourists.

Multiple Impressions and how to make them

How do we show in a photograph the feeling of being in a carnival, an open market or a busy train station? Visions flash in our memories and merge with one another. Perhaps we could let the same happen to our photos and create a multiple exposure image… Continue reading Multiple Impressions and how to make them

Photographer’s block or just bad luck?

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?