Photography these days is in a strange place: Everybody snaps so many pictures, they have lost all value. So much is being done in Photoshop, there is little reality anymore. And many photographers are among the most-followed people online.
Lots of people have asked me how I make my marathon videos (with a Sony HDR-AZ1 action cam: tiny, but alright quality, with such a wide angle lens I can just hold it away from me and vlog away… but that’s a different story). I have put a lot of thought into upgrading my camera […]
One of the great fascinations of photography is the insight into other places and other people’s lives that it gives. Even in times of seemingly pervasive Photoshop-ing (and even given the long history of photographic fakery), there is a power to the photojournalistic image. See: Dead Syrian refugee boy on Turkey beach. But also, if you […]
Black and white photography is something like the quaint, old, but also mysterious and possibly powerful grandpa in the happy-go-lucky family of modern photography.
I discovered my passion, and my Sony RX100’s potential, for astrophotography – taking pictures of stars and other sights of the night sky – through pure good luck. The night out in the Shennong Valley area of Hunan, China, was just so dark, and thus so full of stars, that it tempted me to play […]
With all the panting about China supposedly having overtaken the USA as the world’s largest economy already, it often sounds as if the Chinese must all be worker bees (on that note, the book recommendation on the right) with nary a minute to catch their breath. Whether it’s breathtaking speed that makes for a need to […]