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

“Pixel Peeping” Is Wrong and We Need to Stop It!

Having a 100% perfect image isn’t always necessary. “Pixel Peeping” every image is just not worth your time as small flaws or a higher grain usually do not matter. Zoom in, just a little closer! What do you see? That’s right. Pixels. Oh, so many pixels to peep. But what’s the problem with “pixel peeping” and … 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

5 Old School Photography Rules that are Outdated (5 Photography Myths)

Just a few years ago, certain photography rules were considered to be infallible aphorisms in both art and craft. And yet, with the ever advancing technology, these rules are becoming more and more irrelevant. People that learned photography ten years ago or even that started out with 35mm film photography nowadays know these “axiomatic” photography … 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