Picture of the Week #22

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 + Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8/Pro @150mm, ISO 250, 1/640 s, f/5.6 This week's picture shows a bee carrying a heavy load of pollen. I recently bought the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens to complement my lens collection. Of course... I had to go for it and try the close-up qualities of this lens first. It is not a macro

By |2020-09-20T16:43:53+02:00September 20th, 2020|Categories: Equipment, Picture of the Week|Tags: , , , |

A quick note on how to preserve the contrast in your pictures and your camera from damage

One thing I often observe: people with camera (philosophical question: what distinguishes people with cameras from photographers) leaving the lens hood turned around on the lens. Believe it or not, but the purpose of a lens hood is not to make your lens look bigger! It is there to prevent flares (straylight) from falling into the lens. Why are flares harming the picture Flares is

By |2019-12-09T09:28:56+01:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Equipment, Technique|Tags: , , |

Macro Photography – start with macro/close-up photography today (Part 1)

Taking macro pictures might seem very difficult at first sight as many things can go wrong. The depth of field is often very shallow, which makes focusing challenging. Getting up close might disturb the subject (if it's alive) or at least cast shadows. Natural light is often not sufficient. Yes, it is not easy to nail it, but you can try again and again and

By |2018-10-18T19:42:13+02:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Equipment, Macro|Tags: , |

New Family Member – M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f2.8 Macro

Two long days I had to wait until today my new lens - the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f2.8 Macro * - was delivered. After the quick unboxing, I took a few test shots in the vanishing evening light. Unboxing the M.ZUIKODIGITAL ED 60mm f2.8 Macro - my first impression The lens is quite small and light, but it anyway feels like a solid piece

By |2018-08-23T00:25:59+02:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Equipment|
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