Istanbul is an amazing city – and for street photography it ranks right up there if not slightly higher than my up-until-now favourites like Mumbai, Cochin, Jodhpur and of course NYC. Istanbul offers a fabulous mix of culture, amazing people and super food. Bustling modern thoroughfares and timeless cobbled street neighborhoods are within a twenty-minute ..READ MORE..
Dear Steve, I love your site. It provides daily inspiration and good insights. I am a casual street shooter with an artistic mind based in Copenhagen. I am currently working on a photographic storytelling project entitled OPTICULARITY: www.opticularity.com I shoot very randomly. For me it is mostly about being equipped with a camera. I feel ..READ MORE..
UPDATE: That X100 still rocks! NOTE: I have had no less than 30 emails this morning asking what strap I had on the X100. Well, here it is on Amazon! It’s called a “street strap” and it is comfortable, soft and looks amazingly like the A&A silk strap at a much lower cost. It is also longer ..READ MORE..
Comparison Re-Do – Leica X2, Fuji X100, Olympus E-M5 and Sony NEX-7 Ok guys here you go. A bandwidth busting set of full size images from four different hot mirrorless cameras. This time the cameras were all set on a solid surface before shooting so there is zero chance of hand shake or motion blur. ..READ MORE..
Some fun low light shooting with the Fuji X100, Olympus E-M5 and Leica X2 Here I am, wide awake. It’s early Saturday morning, around 2AM. I have been up at my computer for the last 2 hours checking out some photos I shot last night in Phoenix at “first friday”. I drove down there to ..READ MORE..
Look what popped into my house. The Black Special Edition Fuji X100! I could not resist. I went ahead and ordered a black X100 kit. Partly because I love all black, partly because I really do like the X100 quite a bit and partly because i wanted to see how it is with the new ..READ MORE..
I have always been told by more experienced photographers, that my kit lens (I used to have a Nikon one for my DSLR) is just a big body cap. And it made me hate my lens too, so I sold it and bought nice fast prime. It was like ìHo-Ho, here is your time ..READ MORE..
Crazy Comparison! The Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon D800 vs Leica X2 for High ISO I know, I know..I have been having way too much fun lately with all of these comparisons, new cameras, new lenses and reviews. So much here to do but I still like to do these “just for fun” side by ..READ MORE..
Saving an Olympus OM-D E-M5 file part 2: BLOWN highlight recovery. About a week or two ago I published a post showing how robust a file from the Olympus E-M5 can be if you underexpose it. It was easily brought back with the hidden shadow detail coming right back and though it did have a ..READ MORE..
Leica X2, Sony NEX-7 and Olympus OM-D – One more quick comparison! Sharpness, color and DOF Just thought I would post one more comparison between these three cameras while I could. Basically, this is just to show what will come out of each camera in the same light, same moment, same aperture. Each camera was ..READ MORE..
The Leica X2 Review – Can Leica still win us over with their charms? Here we are at the end of May 2012 and I have been shooting with the new Leica X2 for just about a week. I have shot quite a few snaps and images with it already (I am a slow going ..READ MORE..
Leica Monochrom – Flat or not? Plus side by side with the X2 OK, this will be my last post on the Monochrom until my review in July but after my last post where I showed some quick images from the Monochrom that were processed using Snapseed on my iPad I noticed some have commented ..READ MORE..
Steve, As you know, my baby girl was born a year ago. Since her birth, I started taking a picture of her monthly on our couch. I thought this would be a great way to demonstrate how much she has grown over the past year. It was easy initially but as time has gone, it’s ..READ MORE..
Why Leica Rules by George Sutton A friend recently commented that the future of photography is the software. I know the marketing people would love hearing that. I like following the new stuff as much as the next person. Without that sites like this would not have a lot to talk about. But despite the ..READ MORE..
The Leica Monochrom – more early 1st thoughts with a pre-production camera – Part 1 So I was told by Leica today that the Monochrom body I have is a Prototype and not ready for a review as they are still working on firmware (this one has .009). They tell me full production models will ..READ MORE..