It is not uncommon to come across photographs of the magical Italian city of Venice pop-up on my Instagram feed. It is an architectural gem. Canals and bridges criss-cross the city, that is made even more magical by the interplay of light and shadows. I quite enjoy the work of Italian-Austrian photographer, Ando Fuchs. There … Continue reading Venice At Night
You might have heard that Leica has a new lens called the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 1: 2/50 ASPH. For a few weeks now, I have had the opportunity to use a pre-release version of the lens on my SL. I’ll cut right to the chase and tell you that I’m very happy with the results.
Before I dive into the details, let me be very clear: I don’t shoot anything but landscapes, mostly long exposures. About two-thirds of my photos are shot with my camera on a tripod. I am painfully slow, and I treat my digital cameras as if I am using a film camera. Where most people use techniques like multiple exposures and are more adventures, my style is very staid.
Attempting to capture a few dozen photos in 24 hours is adventurous for me. Even getting two to five images on a given day is a great personal achievement. In other words, don’t look to me to give you feedback on the lens from the perspective of a travel photographer, a portrait photographer, or a casual photographer. So, don’t think of this as a review. I am simply sharing my experience. Continue reading “The Must-Have Lens for your Leica SL”
When you come to think of it, a boat sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge that itself is enveloped in a cocoon of fog is what #fogust San Francisco Bay Area all about. Continue reading “Short Review: Panasonic Lumix L Mount 70-200/F4 Lens”
A few days ago my friend Felix let me use one of his Fuji cameras. It has been a while since I owned an xPro2 and forgot how much I love that form factor. I don’t much care for the Fuji rendition of raw files – not sure why, but I prefer my SL and … Continue reading Fuji Delight
I have been sharing more photos from my trip to Porto. This photo of a lighthouse, for example. I have shared some photos of Miramar, as well. Also, I went to the Marin Headlands to get a different, (perhaps) faith-reaffirming perspective on the city of San Francisco. It is good to admire the changes in … Continue reading Some Recent Photography
I was in Wetzlar, Germany, visiting Leica headquarters before making my way to Porto, Portugal, for a board meeting at Veniam Networks, part of the True Ventures family of companies. I made some photos in both locations. Here are a few photos from Portugal and Germany. Continue reading Photos from Porto & Germany
A few days back, I had a chance to grab coffee with one of my favorite photographers, Adrian Villa. He is a software developer, who got tired of sitting behind the screen and keyboard and sought the freedom that comes from being in the open and making beautiful landscapes. Our coffee conversation was about the choices … Continue reading Adrian Villa
It has been around five years since I started making photos. Over the past few months, I feel that a certain level of harmony has developed between what my mind sees and what the camera captures. Though, the real magic still happens when I transform that digital negative into my interpretation of the scene.
So, what have I learned thus far? Continue reading “My Photo Journey: Year Five”
If you have been a regular reader, then you know my hobbyhorse: the iPhone is killing the standalone camera. And the latest data released by Camera & Imaging Products Association only reinforces my thesis from a few years ago. Just look at this chart:
Even though we are taking more photos all the time, we are not taking them with standalone cameras. Instead, we are using our smartphones for every kind of photography. Continue reading “I’ve Said it Before, And I’ll Say It Again”
Rebecca Lily is a long-time collaborator and recently helped me develop two bespoke presets make it easier for me to edit and share photos from my two digital cameras, the Leica SL and my iPhone XS. She liked my work enough to include some of it on her blog. Given my high-esteem for her work and talent, this is indeed an honor.