I Could Never Become a Crisis Photographer

Photographer at a Catalonian Independence Rally, Photo by NOTAVANDAL on Unsplash

Documenting other people’s misery feels awful but it’s necessary to inform the world about what’s happening. How do crisis photographers manage to go through with it? I couldn’t! Fairly recently, I’ve experienced a large-scale natural disaster firsthand myself. It was by no chance deliberate. Routines ceased to exist; normal life just stopped. There was nothing … Read more

Money Isn’t Everything — When Looking for a Job

Employment isn’t always just about money. There are a lot of so-called “soft factors” that influence your well-being at work much more than your pay does. These hidden perks can make or break your job. Most of us need a regular 9-to-5 job for our livelihood. If we’re skilled, qualified, experienced, and certified enough, we can … Read more

The Deceiving Metrics at DxOMark – And What to Look for in (Camera) Reviews

Photography is both an expensive hobby as well as an expensive profession, so it’s only understandable that we do not want to buy under-performing gear for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. You don’t want neither body nor lens to be a considerable “bottleneck” that limits your image quality, so you read reviews before your … Read more

Theft of intellectual property and the absurdity of rewarding it

It just really grinds my gears.Intellectual property theft is a huge concern in this modern day and age, simply because it’s one of the easiest things to do without realizing it. Take someone’s photograph, drawing or piece of writing, download it on your hard-drive and upload it somewhere else. You just “wanted to share it”, … Read more