Author: Eric

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD- the “Workhorse”

With the expansion of the full frame DSLR and Digital mirrorless cameras, Tamron sensed it shouldn’t be left out in product coverage.  In late February 2019, Tamron announced two new full-frame DSLR lenses (the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD and SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD, and a new full-frame mirrorless lens (the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di […]

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Smartphone hiking photos

Taken when having a break in the walkway across a large salt-marsh field, sun-light from behind the camera. The woods appear darker than they are in real life. The same spot shooting against the sun. The Samsung phone camera did have some flare issue. The grass seem to have covered a section of the walkway. […]

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Photography for Ultralight Trekkers and Hikers

I am absolutely amazed to discover the distance I can cover on foot in the wildness. From the bushlands of the ‘down-under’, to the PCT in the States, trekkers will never get bored to discover new secret places and scenery not accessible any other way.  As a photographer here are a few tips if you […]

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a photographer documenting the sports photographers in action

Read this before you invest in Digital Sports Photography

I recently encountered a couple of professional sports photographers that led me to the question: why would someone pick up digital sports photography as a hobby? If you are considering to invest in professional equipment in this photography genre, you should read this article first. The Sports Photographers at Sydney Open I was at the […]

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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART Lens Sale

Merry Christmas and happy New Year everyone. I thought I’d share this sale from Adorama as it seems to be a pretty decent deal for these popular Sigma Art lenses. If you are in the market for them, this is the time to pull the trigger. Remember to pick the right mount for your camera. […]

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The Truth of Free Online Photography Resources

Why pay for online photography courses while there are free resources? This article helps you understand the truth.

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Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH: a Lens to Have for a Lifetime

The most well received focal lengths among Leica lenses are the 35mm and the 50mm. While the crown of the classic 35mm lenses is held by the Summicron 35mm f/2. The Summicron series started back in the year 1958, when Leica’s M mount was a bright rising star. Since then the Summicron was updated 5 times until now.

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5 Dirt Cheap Photography Accessories to Put a Smile on Your Face

Happy Halloween For all the photographers out there, I’ve prepared 5 dirt cheap photography accessories that will be fun an engaging

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How To Improve Your Photography Skills Fast

Improvement of photography skills can happen naturally over time. As you take more photos, read more about photography, attend more exhibitions, beneficial experiences accumulate. If you are reading this article, I believe you desire more than that. You are determined and driven to improve your photography skills so your pursuit in photography reaches a new […]

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Ricoh GR III vs Fujifilm XF10 – What You Must Know before Buying

Ricoh and Fujifilm both released their APS-C large sensor compact camera in the second half of 2018. Ricoh being slightly more expensive at recommended retail price of $599 while Fujifilm XF10 at $499, same price as their predecessors. Does the Ricoh GR III still have it? Is it still the king of street photography? Or […]

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The Fastest Way to Learn Photography Storytelling

Introducing all the types, elements and artistic value of photography storytelling. Comprehensive tips to start your own photography storytelling project.

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Ricoh GR III

Why Every Street Photographer Needs a Ricoh GR III

Ricoh presented the one-of-a-kind, street-wise GR III at Photokina on 26 September 2018. It is a textbook case of innovation without losing a product’s identity and a deep understanding of the target users: street photographers. If this is something you are interested in, it may be safe to assume you have heard of the legendary […]

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Pentax K1 and FA 31mm

Pentax Lens Review: SMC FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited

As a ‘Pentaxian’, being the quiet underdog amongst photographers is what I have got used to. When Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm users pull out their latest and greatest gear, all I can do is to keep accumulating shutter counts with my Pentax K-1. (By the way, even the K-1 was what I have waited […]

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Environmental Portrait Photography: How to Approach Anyone for Photos

The hurdle for many photographers to shoot environment portrait is approaching strangers asking for photos. Follow the below step by step guide that helped me over the years to guarantee you can overcome fear and start building an environment portrait portfolio.

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35mm Lens Landscape Photography: an Aesthetic Choice

35mm lenses are not the widest among wide angle lenses that are capable of capturing stunning panoramas. But they have something else on offer 14mm lenses do not. It is not the physical weight or size differential I wish to discuss here, but something more fundamental to the visual art photographers use them to create: […]

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