Category: Use your D-SLR

2007: 131 million photo cameras

According to IDC, the sales of photo cameras progressed by 24% in 2007 to 131 million cameras. The global market is in the hands of several companies: Canon: 24.5 millions (18%) Sony: 20.9 millions (16%) Kodak: 12.6 millions (10%) Samsung: 11.7 millions (9%) Nikon: 11.4 mililons (8.4%) Olympus: 11.3 mililons (8.3%) For the SLR market…

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HDR photography, a few links

HDR photography (High Dynamic Range Photo) is a process where you take several photo pictures with very different exposures (different speeds or different apertures) and then use a software to pack them into one image packing the whole range of light. The result is often a little erie but allows to take images impossible to…

Time-lapse sequences: How-to and a 20000-image example

If like me your a photographer who wouldn’t dare making a video, you still can think about doing a decent time-lapse sequence out of your photographs. However, this cannot happen just by taking images and loading them into a software. You must start by studying the lessons from PhotoJojo.com’s Ultimate Guide to Time-Lapse Photography. When…

TSA recent failures

The TSA (or Transportation Security Administration) is in charge in the US of the organization the safe transportation of people in planes and through airports. Unfortunately, either they have a lot of other responsibilities (which is true) and fail at this one (which is also true), or they utterly incompetent at insuring the security of…

Sony & Sigma on long tele zooms

Today’s launches in Las Vegas have the advantage of offering good opportunities to make interesting comparisons. First comes to my mind the opposition of two high-end tele-zooms that should interest the enthusiast photographer looking toward sports, wildlife and even portrait: Sigma APO 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G (SAL70300G) Tous les deux…