Tag Archives: photoshop

Sony A7II: Field Test! (Part2)

(We gave our first impressions here in Part 1 on the A7II. We’re now about to detail its image quality in real life.)

Sony just announced the all new A7rII (please read here our Top 7 Game Changing Features of the A7rII) with some amazing new features. We love how aggressive Sony is on the market forcing the “big ones” to react or die. This is an excellent competition, forcing every manufacturers to move forward and offer some real innovative technologies that Canon and Nikon (10 reasons to switch to mirrorless) have not been too prompt to do these past 5 years, thinking that their reputation and their cameras were good enough no matter what (Will they go full frame mirrorless?).

Official Sony Mirrorless website

“You will never regret, even a second, the images produced by this sensor”.

That being said, with the A7 series announced back in October 2013, Sony had already declared war to Canon and Nikon with this new category of weapons stating new references on the market especially with the A7s in terms of ISO performances. This series was very well engineered right from scratch and no one can deny its success now. The A7II is thus a refinement of the A7 featuring new assests/ skills that we have been discussing in the first part here.

As you already know, I loved how handy and well built this camera is. It is very practical and easy to use even though I think I could use one more customizable button. I also had to point a few flaws but they are not significant considering the qualities and the delight that this camera will offer you! So I am now going to test and review the image quality, for those who cannot put $3200 on the table to splurge on the all new A7rII (body only), the A7II offers already a great quality enjoyable for most of us, enthusiats and even pro-photographers — as I discussed here in a previous article —  for half the price, $1600 body only.

Image Quality

It is clear that the image quality depends on the lens you are using. It is then difficult to establish a clear ranking unless you do scientific tests and multiple comparisons with different cameras with the same lenses like DxOlab would do. Continue reading Sony A7II: Field Test! (Part2)

Architectural Photography with Andreas Bildgestalter

Andreas Bildgestalter is one of those amateur photographers whose talent is outstanding and should be showcased widely in the photography world. iLHP is constantly on the lookout to find new talents and showcase professionals as well as amateurs who produce constantly breathtaking pictures. Andreas is one of them in his field: Architecture. His world is made of straight lines, tight curves and with a lot of purity. Let’s discover together his philosophy. Don’t miss out the link below to the “making of” of his most rewarded photograph!

iLHP: First of all, thank you very much Andreas for taking the time to answer to our questions. How long have you been into photography?

Andreas: I’m into photography since the beginning of 2011. I’ve been interested in photography before but never really jumped in it until then. I did shoot with a small digital camera during vacations though, and I bought my first digital reflex camera, which was a NIKON D90.

Meet

iLHP: How old are you if I may ask and where do you live?

Andreas: I’m 50 years old and I live in Gelsenkirchen which is a town in the Ruhrarea in West-Germany. It’s quite a good and central location to reach a lot of places around which are interesting for me.

Liege-Guillemins-#03#

iLHP: Did you learn by yourself or through photography schools? Continue reading Architectural Photography with Andreas Bildgestalter

1st iLHP Flickr Group Winner: Aurelien Bernard, the Astro and Landscape Photographer

Aurelien is our very first talented photographer that iLHP is glad to showcase thanks to our Flickr Group. His astral photographs and landscape shots are simply outstanding. We’re glad not only to showcase his work but also to provide you with an exclusive interview.

5D3_0004
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM | 16mm; f/11; 1/175 sec; 100 ISO

iLHP: Hi Aurelien, I’m very glad to have you here as our first iLHP Flickr group winner! Congratulations, your work is outstanding! Please tell us more about yourself?

Aurelien: Hi Chris, I’m 30 years old, I’m a sports teacher in France. I’m not a professional photographer, just a passionate amateur.

Panorama bergerie

iLHP: How long have you been into photography? Continue reading 1st iLHP Flickr Group Winner: Aurelien Bernard, the Astro and Landscape Photographer

Flicker’s Best 20under20 Winner Katharina Jung

Katharina Jung is part of this new generation of young female photographers who open up new perspectives in the photography field. Her work and talent has been discovered and rewarded this month on Flickr with a very prestigious prize for young photographers: 20under20. It’s always a great accomplishment to receive such a distinction. iLHP got the chance to sit down with her to talk about her, and her art!

14120894247_66fc6756d4_b9

ILHP: Hi Katharina, I’m very glad to meet you and ask you some questions. So tell us about you. How long have you been into photography?

Katharina: Hi, thank you for your invite! I started my photography in February 2013 and fallen totally in love with it.

Continue reading Flicker’s Best 20under20 Winner Katharina Jung

Creative Differences in Post Processing – You Be the Judge!

As my circle of photography friends know, I am always looking for new ideas and suggestions for blog posts.  My friend Kally, who I shoot with quite regularly, thought it would be an interesting assignment to exchange untouched images between the four of us.

I thought the best way to approach this group assignment was for each person to submit an unedited image.   Preferably an image none of us had seen before.  We were not to discuss our choices before submission.  Surprisingly we all struggled to find an image.  Most of our best images have been seen and shared prior to this assignment.

Image #1 – Original untouched | 

Taken by Kally Minakakis |
Unedited image | 1/2000 sec at f / 4.5, ISO 500 |

Edited by Kally Minakakis |
Image i |
Edited by Teresa Lindstead |
Image ii |
Edited by Marni Belavin |
Image iii |
Edited by Alyssa Black |
Image iv |

[polldaddy poll=8310192]

Continue reading Creative Differences in Post Processing – You Be the Judge!