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Photographing the Milky Way in Thailand

The end of January is not the best time to photograph the Milky Way. Still, travelling to an island with low light pollution was the perfect chance to take my first Milky Way photograph of the year. Planning I used PhotoPills for planning the shot. I already knew I wanted a panorama over both land […]

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Photography Challenge #5

The fifth challenge of the year revolved around landscape symmetry. Again, being in Thailand, opportunities were abundant: Palm trees are not something you see often in Romania, let alone placed in rows. Thailand has them by the millions, and I love the symmetry of it all. Here’s the original: If you’re visiting this blog for […]

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Opinion

Sony should consider internal flash storage for their cameras

The new Nikon D6 got me thinking. Sony has backed itself into a corner by choosing SD cards for their cameras. If compactness is everything for them, sticking with SD can’t be good when the competition is using much faster formats. This is why I think internal flash storage could be an excellent idea, especially […]

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Photography Challenge #4

Being two weeks away from home, with no laptop and unreliable internet speeds does take its toll when it comes to posting. That doesn’t mean I skipped the challenges. Here’s the fourth, with the next ones coming in the following days. The “warmth” theme was perfect for traveling to a country where summer lasts all […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]