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Street Photography and the Sony A7s

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Recently I took a trip to NYC and I wanted practice street photography on the same streets as Gary Winogrand and Robert Frank. I chose the Sony A7s to take with me because I’m spoiled on a full frame sensor and the option to change lenses. The Sony A7s is easily in my top 3 […]

Equipment

Infrared Photography: Imaging in a Different Light

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Creative Experimentation As a photographer with an art background and an employee of a company with endless gear options, I am always looking for something to give me a fresh perspective on image making.  On our recent trip to the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference+Expo (WPPI) in Las Vegas I took the opportunity to learn […]

Lenses and Optics

Sharpening Maps and Masks

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Obviously I’m a gearhead, so I like to know the traits of the lenses I shoot with. I want to know what aperture gives maximal corner sharpness, for example, whether the plane of focus is curved or flat, where the distortion changes in a zoom, which end of the zoom range or focusing distance is […]

Photographic Techniques

Global and Local Contrast, Sharpness and Detail

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Guest Post by Uwe Steinmueller — www.outbackphoto.com Important aspects of Human Vision Because we present our work to other people it is important to understand some basic aspects about how we perceive detail. Human vision works quite differently than our cameras: We all know that our eyes adapt to scenes. If it is darker our […]

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