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Challenge

Photography Challenge #3

Black and white photography. It’s as simple as that. No rules, no themes, just black and white. During winter time, the sun is lower in the sky than in the summer. So at around 2PM I get lovely shadows I can play with. And if the photo is overexposed, this time I leaned into it […]

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Reviews

Sony 20mm f/2.8: First Impressions

I didn’t think I’d get the Sony 20mm f/2.8 this quickly. However, I realized the FE 50mm f/1.8 was barely used, so I decided to sell it. Within a week it was sold it was in the hands of a photography student. I, on the other hand, I found a Sony 20mm f/2.8 that was […]

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Challenge

Photography Challenge #2

Whenever there’s a foggy couple of days I get stressed. Usually, there’s no color to work with so I just wait for the weather to get better. However, the second challenge of the year focused on motion and on the rule of thirds. Since I was stuck at work for the entire day, I had […]

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Opinion

Building the next generation Sony mirrorless camera

What would you do if you were in charge of Sony’s cameras? How would you design the next APS-C camera? Before you build your wishlist, here’s what I want. Meaningful software Before I get to the hardware, here’s what I want Sony to do: acknowledge the smartphone is a more capable device than a camera. […]

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Challenge

Photography Challenge #1

This is the first challenge of the year, part of the Dogwood52 calendar. The aim was to tell a story taking a self-portrait, but without showing my face. Take a picture that tells us who you are, without actually showing your face. I started with this: Initially, I wanted to focus on both my body […]

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Video

S-Log3 experiment with the Sony a6300

In January 2018 I bought the Sony a6300. It replaced my beloved a5000, bringing upgrades such as a viewfinder, better autofocus, and much better video. In the previous article, I mentioned experimenting more in 2020. So why not start with color grading? I used the Sony 18-105mm f/4 G OSS as it’s the only one […]

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Story

2020 Photography Goals

January 1st is a good day to plan for the next 365 days. Here’s what I’d like to accomplish in 2020: Get out of the city more often and embrace landscape and astrophotography; Buy a good tripod; Plan ahead of shooting; Complete the Dogwood 52 photography challenge and post the results every week. I can’t […]

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Opinion

Photography puts things into perspective

We live in an age the level of noise is extremely high. Neverending breaking news cycles are assaulting our need for safety, making us less willing to communicate with others. In turn, we take the shouting to social media networks. It never ends. Taking a hobby might help dial down the loudness. Photography did it […]

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Opinion

DJI got the size and weight right with the Mavic Mini

There were a lot of camera related announcements. The one that stood out for me is the new DJI Mavic Mini. It’s the cheapest drone in the range and features a few specs suited for beginners. The size and weight are the ones I feel matter the most. In a world where smartphones have given […]

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Story

Vintage Lens: Tamron Auto 300mm f/5.6

I have a few vintage lenses at my disposal, so I’m going to write about them. The first one is the Tamron Auto 300mm f/5.6. Built between 1972 and 1973, the lens cost around $50 last summer when I wanted something with more reach. One thing that annoys me when searching for new gear reviews […]