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Emil von Maltitz
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The ethics of Travel Photography
Like a lot of photographers, I find it extremely difficult to approach complete strangers and photograph them. It’s the same if I am photographing an event - where I am supposed to be the photographer - or whether I am wandering down the street pretending t...
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Balancing The Light - Graduated Neutral Density Filters
The Fish River Canyon photographed using a Nisi 2 stop Hard filter on the Laowa 12mm ultra-wide with it's dedicated filter holder (Nisi also makes a filter holder for this unique lens) Despite the incredible gains in photographic imaging over the last 20 ye...
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Big Stoppers - Blocking The Light
Photographed in the early morning using Nisi 10 Stop neutral density and Nisi 2 stop reverse graduated neutral density filters This is part two of a multi-part essay on square filter systems available to South African photographers (although this is applica...
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The 100mm Square Filter System : Part 1 - The Filter Holder
Shot using a Nisi 6 Stop neutral density and Nisi 2 stop Hard reverse graduated neutral density on a V2 holder Prior to the introduction of digital cameras into mainstream photography, even beginner photographers tended to carry a selection of filters in th...
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Truth and Perception
Unfairly the photograph is held to an esteem that it cannot uphold. That of truth. Of late there have been a few instances where the veracity of the image has come into question. The young photographer, Souvid Datta, has once more been caught in the crossha...
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Sharpening in Lightroom
Before getting into the sharpening protocol in Lightroom it’s important to point out that I don’t think LR has the best sharpening abilities available. It works well as a first stage sharpener to rid the camera of any softness caused by the camera’s Anti-Al...
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Overcoming GAS
Gear Acquisition syndrome that is, not the flatulent kind. I’m not really sure when the term GAS was first coined (possibly it was Eric Kim ), but I suspect it’s been used for a long time and if not named has been around for as long as photographers have se...
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Four More Lightroom Tricks that Work to Speed Things Up
Last year I wrote a brief article suggesting some tips to spending up your workflow in Lightroom. To whit, these were to learn some shortcut keys, learn to copy and paste settings as well as use the ‘previous’ button and figure out how to create presets. Th...
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