I found myself spending two weeks in Italy and decided that in the best tradition of m43 to travel as light as possible with regard to photographic gear. I also believe that you should never bring your main camera ... because it might be pick pocketed or dropped into a canal. I contemplated bringing … Continue reading Jim’s Ultimate Travel Camera Kit
I'm an avowed motorhead, and also a rotorhead. The second distinction defines a car/motorcycle/airplane enthusiast who has a special affinity for rotary/Wankel engine powered vehicles. In every automotive print magazine and online "magazine" there is a special centerfold image of the headlined car being reviewed or featured. This image is typically of the car speeding … Continue reading Secrets of Motorsports Photography Revealed
Recently, I alluded to receiving media credentials to cover the Rogers Cup Men's Tennis Tournament in Toronto. The Rogers Cup is not one of the elite grand slam tournaments but it has become an important event for players to attend as preparation for the upcoming US Open. The German magazine I represent has a circulation … Continue reading Netcord Confidential
At the incredibly advanced age of 52, I've finally realized one of my life long dreams - to be "considered" a professional photographer. I'm careful in my definition of professional because although I satisfy many tenets of that term, I don't and likely never will make a living wholly dependent on my practice as a … Continue reading Confessions of a semiprofessional motorsports photographer
Sigma has been enjoying consistently universal acclaim for its Art series of fast prime lenses and zooms and continues to add exciting new models like the recent 105mm f/1.4 prime! Somehow they are able to offer high optical performance and reasonable pricing while continuing to manufacture in their Aizu factory in Fukushima, Japan. It … Continue reading Sigma 30mm DC HSM f/1.4 Art lens
Sigma Corporation has been around since the early 1960s, always offering third party lenses with innovative design and prices designed to beat the OEM boys at their own game. Today, Sigma is no longer the upstart but part of the establishment by manufacturing their own critically respected (if not commercially) Foveon line of cameras. … Continue reading The Sigma Trifecta
During Black Friday sales in 2015, I acquired my first smartphone - a Lumix CM1. Never heard of it? Few have. Fewer have one. The likely reason is that it's a stinker of a smartphone. It has difficulty running multiple apps, often freezes and I have to reboot it, and is more than twice as … Continue reading Looking for the perfect smartphone camera.