De Adriaan Windmill in the town of Haarlem in the Netherlands (Holland) at dusk.

Camera cost and Sensor performance (or, which camera should you buy)

So, how much should you pay for your camera? And the related question of, which camera should you get? Is this new camera worth the upgrade? Where does the “bang for the buck” equation stop making sense? These questions have plagued many a photographer for eons, and doesn’t leave anyone immune – novices and professionals have all […]

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Quaking Trees

This is probably how these would have turned out if I had a 10 stop ND filter, was shooting at f/22 or higher, and a healthy 15-20 mph gusty wind was shaking the groves up. Or maybe not. But why go through the trouble when a few simple mouse clicks in Photoshop are at your disposal. Selective motion […]

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Shot on iPhone 6 : Zooming Out and In

Inspired by the new Apple ad campaign around “Shot on iPhone 6”, we look at where an iPhone (or an Android) breaks down in image quality or capability, and when and why a DSLR, any DSLR, or a mid-range compact (such as the Sony RX100 | Panasonic GX7 | Canon G5X) really matters. We have previously looked at Long Exposure Photography and High Dynamic […]

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Last Man Walking

I hate traveling in a large group. You know, the horde of tourists that implode upon a site, swarming out from their mega-buses, buzzing through the site behind their Queen holding up a tiny flag, and then magically disappearing into thin air as quickly as they had descended upon the land. Don’t get me wrong – I have been a worker bee […]

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Shot on iPhone 6 : High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Inspired by the new Apple ad campaign around “Shot on iPhone 6”, we look at where an iPhone (or an Android) breaks down in image quality or capability, and when and why a DSLR really matters. If there are apps or gizmos that can be used with the iPhone to compensate for this breakdown in image quality or capability, we will […]

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Shot on iPhone 6 : Long Exposures

We have recently started noticing a new Apple ad campaign “Shot on iPhone 6” on a whole slew of billboards all around the San Francisco Bay Area, especially while driving up and down 101. Apple launched the campaign around a month ago, involving 77 photographers, 70 cities and 24 countries, to showcase the virtues of the new camera […]

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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy: Quick but Good Photographs, Part 2

Sometimes you need the best equipment in the world. Sometimes you need to be lucky in capturing a moment. Other times you need to travel to far away places. Sometimes you chase bad weather, and at other times you wait patiently for a specific beam of sunlight. But like we had mentioned earlier, there are certain kinds of photographs that […]

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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy: Quick but Good Photographs, Part 1

Sometimes you need the best equipment in the world. Sometimes you need to be lucky in capturing a moment. Other times you need to travel to far away places. Sometimes you chase bad weather, and at other times you wait patiently for a specific beam of sunlight. But there are certain kinds of photographs that turn out good, no […]

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