I am adding the great Olympus 40-150 f2.8 Pro lens to my camera setup

I bought a used Olympus 40-150 f2.8 pro telephoto lens in perfect condition. From my experience and research, this lens seems to be the micro four thirds (MFT) pendant to the much famed Canon/Sigma/Sony 70-200 mm telephoto lenses. In this article, I will explain what I expect from this lens. So if you are thinking about which lens to buy next or how you can

By |2021-07-15T13:11:00+02:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Equipment, Technique|Tags: |

Time-lapses of 2019

During the last year, I learned a new photographic technique: How to create time-lapse videos. I plan to write a longer post, about the steps to create such videos, but for now, I just want to share here a few results with you! https://youtu.be/oa2ecTe3P70

By |2020-01-13T23:50:07+01:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Technique|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 focusing tips

This is the second part of my post series on macro photography. In this post, I will discuss the topic of focusing in macro photography. A picture of the greatest subject is unusable if it is out of focus and this can't be fixed in post-production. Why is focusing in macro photography so difficult? Focusing in macro photography is challenging for three reasons. First, the

By |2018-09-30T19:02:45+02:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Macro, Technique|Tags: |

How to constantly take amazingly sharp images

One of the most common reasons to discard a picture is its lack of sharpness. In this article, I show you how to get as sharp images as possible. Of course, the sharpness is limited by the resolution of your camera and the quality of your lens, but most often other factors are dominating and if you know your camera well, you can gear the

By |2018-09-29T20:39:02+02:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Technique|

Day and Night in Avignon – capturing the vibrance of the Avignon festival

This July, I happened to be in Avignon, France, for two days.  The famous Avignon festival was just about to start and the city was a very vibrant pot full of artists. Musicians, actors, speakers, and circus people - everybody was trying to get attention by presenting parts of their show on the street. A perfect opportunity for some street and event photography.

By |2018-08-23T00:24:05+02:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Technique, Travel|
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