Photography equipment and software is improving in giant leaps. It takes effort to just keep up the pace with all of the news… But as photography is in the heart and literally the hands of the masses via smartphone technology, we cannot avoid some silly propositions to ruin the party. I will just show here the two products that made me write this post. I know that writing about them is some form of advertisement, but they are evidence of the sorrowful side of photography that you could be in if you are not careful about what you buy. Continue reading
Some times a chart can be a whole story that can take hours to discuss, or be the subject of conferences and books. The chart above is the story of camera sales in the last 69 years. So here is a few points: Continue reading
Us photographers always love epic battles between two sides and tend to support one of the two with fierce devotion. Think about film versus digital, color versus b&w, DSLRs versus mirrorless and probably the most well known of all, Canon versus Nikon, the epic battle that still rages on! Thinking about it the other day, unlike hardware, we never had anything similar on the software front. Continue reading
The little girl in the video below is heart-breaking. But it can be much much worse if we are talking about lost precious memories made in a faraway destination or during an event that cannot be replicated or repeated. The worst is of course images of kids that grow up and will never be the same age again…
So here is a few tips that can help avoid accidental image deleting disasters: Continue reading
Canon has been at the DSLR cutting edge since the inception of digital SLR cameras. No question about it. It therefore has a moral obligation to do its best to stay at the number one spot, at least in sales volume and prestige with professionals. However, I have a bad feeling that it is trying to do so by alienating a market segment that has always been at the core of its strategy. And this is enthusiast photographers that are willing to pay a bit extra for their hobby, invest in a nice lens collection and so on. Continue reading
Just because Steve Jobs said so, millions and millions of Apple fans believed that 4″ is the perfect smartphone screen size. Now Apple has discovered (after a three year delay) that larger screens are more comfortable and useful… Continue reading
Shot on the 8th of August 2014 with the Canon 6D, stitched from 8 RAW images, processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Originally added in 500px.
Finally some good news from the mirrorless camp. 2013 sales rose 13% while traditional DSLR sales declined by exactly the same amount. It is no secret that the US market has not been very receptive, unlike its Asian counterpart that loves smaller devices. Continue reading
Adobe’s CC photography offer has been a huge success, especially if you consider that it was a sudden and radical change from the disc distribution model to a non-physical subscription model. When it became clear that the bought software resides on users’ hard discs but has an expiry date whenever users decide to cancel or cease monthly payments, the next and indeed most serious worry was what happens to image files and their access. Continue reading