Ricoh GR IIIx review: a compact & capable camera

Ricoh GR IIIx review: a compact & capable camera

The Ricoh GR IIIx is a pocketable camera with a really impressive 40mm equivalent f/2.8 lens and a capable 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. Image quality is...
The Ricoh GR IIIx is a pocketable camera with a really impressive 40mm equivalent f/2.8 lens and a capable 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. Image quality is great: the lens is tack sharp all the way across the frame. The camera has built-in image stabilization to reduce camera shake (for stills only), and it works well. The GR IIIx is very small and, as such, controls are a bit cluttered. The LCD is average in terms of size and resolution, and it’s a shame it can’t tilt upward for waist-level shooting. Negatives are few, though they’re important. The most significant issue we...
How Are Fill Lights Used for Portrait Photography?

How Are Fill Lights Used for Portrait Photography?

You can absolutely create professional-level portraits using nothing but a single key light, but once you move into multi-light setups, you get a bit more...
You can absolutely create professional-level portraits using nothing but a single key light, but once you move into multi-light setups, you get a bit more creative and technical control over the final image. One of the first ways to do this is by adding a fill light, and this excellent video tutorial will show you what it is and how it can be used to create better portraits.  Coming to you from Ed Verosky, this awesome video tutorial will show you the ins and outs of fill lights and how to use them in your portraiture work. Essentially, a fill...
Gannets Galore on Bonaventure Island Last minute openings — Nature Photography Blog

Gannets Galore on Bonaventure Island Last minute openings — Nature Photography Blog

Testimonial"I just returned from attending my first workshop, my first time in “the Gaspé” and my first experience with shooting birds in flight and I...
Testimonial"I just returned from attending my first workshop, my first time in “the Gaspé” and my first experience with shooting birds in flight and I thought I’d share a bit about the experience…The workshop was given by Christopher Dodds who is often referred to as one of the very best nature photographers in Canada. We were going to spend three days shooting Gannets on L’Ile Bonaventure, Québec (about 30 minutes off the Percé harbour and close to the famous Percé Rock). The Island is a protected habitat for Gannets and access to the Island is only allowed when the Parks...
Mesa Arch, Utah, USA

Mesa Arch, Utah, USA

Assignments are brought to you by mpb.com Mesa Arch - a popular location for obvious reasons. On a very early morning in Arches National Park,...
Assignments are brought to you by mpb.com Mesa Arch - a popular location for obvious reasons. On a very early morning in Arches National Park, I woke up under the dancing stars of the night sky. With a head torch lighting my path, I ventured out to Mesa Arch full of excitement. The air was still and crisp. Thankfully, I was the first to arrive, so I had the luxury of choosing any composition I wanted. With my camera, I walked around contemplating my composition for the morning. Soon after planting my tripod, other photographers and early risers joined me...
The Advice You Don’t Want To Hear That Will Make You a Better Photographer

The Advice You Don’t Want To Hear That Will Make You a Better Photographer

There are a lot of products out there that promise to make you a better photographer quickly, whether by teaching you some well-kept secret or...
There are a lot of products out there that promise to make you a better photographer quickly, whether by teaching you some well-kept secret or by offering a magic shortcut known only to seasoned pros. While those can all be quite enticing, the real secret to becoming a better photographer is something we do not always want to hear.  Coming to you from Ben Harvey Photography, this great video discusses the importance of consistent practice. It seems obvious, but many of us (myself included) are guilty of not taking enough opportunities to go out and shoot, make mistakes, learn from them,...
05.13.2022 Trouble in Paradise? East…never go on a blind date on Friday the Thirteenth

05.13.2022 Trouble in Paradise? East…never go on a blind date on Friday the Thirteenth

Title borrowed from Linda’s cute post on Lagniappe. Like this:Like Loading... Related About Steve Gingold I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things...
Title borrowed from Linda’s cute post on Lagniappe. Like this:Like Loading... Related About Steve Gingold I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.
Photo Of The Day By Laura Zirino

Photo Of The Day By Laura Zirino

By Staff Updated May 12, 2022 Photo By Laura Zirino Today’s Photo Of The Day is “First Hint of Light” by Laura Zirino. Location: Grand...
By Staff Updated May 12, 2022 Photo By Laura Zirino Today’s Photo Of The Day is “First Hint of Light” by Laura Zirino. Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. “Light breaks through clouds at dawn, seen from Yavapai Point,” describes Zirino. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally Published May 9,...
Why Lens Coatings Are So Important in Photography

Why Lens Coatings Are So Important in Photography

In recent years, some lens designers have updated their lenses with new lens coatings. For instance, Pentax’s newest limited lenses feature an existing optical design...
In recent years, some lens designers have updated their lenses with new lens coatings. For instance, Pentax’s newest limited lenses feature an existing optical design with only a few improvements, including a better lens coating. When testing such lenses, reviewers generally agree that new lens coatings significantly improve the image quality (especially contrast and flare), but never quite explain how lens coatings work. That is the aim of this article. A collection of lenses with anti-reflection coatings. Photo by Mengliu Di.The Origins of Lens Coatings Historically, coatings have been introduced to reduce light loss in optical systems. Indeed, each time...
Nature photo blog butterfly photography Silvia Reiche vlinderfotografie fotos vlinders

Nature photo blog butterfly photography Silvia Reiche vlinderfotografie fotos vlinders

  The other location of the False Apollo we visited four times and we stayed there almost the complete day as I wanted decent photos...
  The other location of the False Apollo we visited four times and we stayed there almost the complete day as I wanted decent photos of this species. I learned that the hour before they dive into the bushes to hide for the night they are less active and that they were sitting longer on a flowers or on the path, but I needed to approach them very carefully. Male False Apollo (archon apollinus) Although I photographed in the morning the same male butterflies as in the  afternoon, which gave me the impression that their area is not that big,...
Like the Tide | By Chiara Negrello – burn magazine

Like the Tide | By Chiara Negrello – burn magazine

Like the Tide | By Chiara Negrello In Italy, gender equity in the 21st century remains uneven between regions and also in the spaces between...
Like the Tide | By Chiara Negrello In Italy, gender equity in the 21st century remains uneven between regions and also in the spaces between home and work. 
In the fishing industry, in Southern Italy, it is almost unthinkable for a woman to fish. Men go out to sea and women stay at home. While in regions like Tuscany, talking to old fishermen, one hears that having women in the boat brings bad luck. 
In this tangle of culture, traditions, and patriarchy, three generations of fisherwomen from the Po Delta have been part of the economic driving force that has...