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Photographing the 2015 Boston Blizzard: Part 2 The Artistic/Macro approach

I know spring is coming but let’s rewind a little bit to this blizzard we underwent during this winter because it offered very interesting things. So how do you photograph extreme conditions in a way nobody does? It depends on the way you look at it.

Part 1 of this series had a common approach winter photography, mostly from a landscape photography point of view. Here, I wanted to explore the situation with a different eye. I wanted to look at perspectives that people wouldn’t see by themselves. I wanted to look at those tiny things that we would forget, but that the camera lens can make us see differently, thanks to the depth of field and bokeh that our eye cannot reproduce naturally.

 Pure Macro Close-ups

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1 to 1.5 inch for this icicle. The sun gave me this refraction bokeh.

By the way, just imagine one second if we could control our depth of field just with our iris? Wouldn’t that be incredible? Swiss researchers have created the first eye contact lens able to zoom x2.8 just with a blink! Amazing! Anyway, that was the revolutionary high-tech parenthesis. Continue reading Photographing the 2015 Boston Blizzard: Part 2 The Artistic/Macro approach

Which Photographer Network Should You Use?

Even though Flickr and 500px are the most famous social networks for photographers there are actually a whole bunch of other websites dedicated to bringing the most “photographer-friendly” experience as they can offer. I have tested a lot of them so I wanted to share my experience and opinion. It is only what I saw and experienced so it might be different from your own experience as each and every single photographer has different priorities.

I have talked about Shutterstock, GettyImages, Digital photo magazine, CrowMedia, My-Art and Fine Art America in the “Publishing, Exhibiting and Selling your Photos” article. They are all printed and/or online magazines or dedicated platforms for high quality pictures to be sold. Here, it is more about the social interactivity that each networks bring to their users.

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