Ricoh GR vs iPhone

One of the common observations regarding the Ricoh GR is that the whole concept of a compact camera seems obsolete — or at least redundant — in an era where we already carry a camera phone in our pockets. The dubt grows as we consider modern smartphones feature good quality cameras, thanks mostly to their… Continue reading Ricoh GR vs iPhone

Becoming a successful photographer

We are constantly proposed ways for becoming successful. YouTube videos, courses, books. The aggressive marketing of these products is a reflection of a great interest into this topic –– becoming successful –– but what is success? And how does it relate to photography? When we think of success, we usuall picture money, luxury, nice clothing,… Continue reading Becoming a successful photographer

The third coming of VERO for photographers

Lately we saw a proliferation of YouTube videos about VERO social network and its role after the decline of Instagram. This happened because Peter McKinnon did a video about it, and many photography channels just copy what the popular ones do — a rushed repetition of each other’s content, editing and aesthetic. The rise of… Continue reading The third coming of VERO for photographers

Time and knowledge in photography

How much time do we spend trying to emulate film aesthetic? Or trying to copy the style of a photo we saw on social media? How much time do we waste reading reviews for equipment we don’t need and we will surely never buy? How much time watching informative videos that give us no actual… Continue reading Time and knowledge in photography

A review of the Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.7

This lens kept me company for the last 20 years or so: I bought it for my Yashica FX3 Super 2000 and I then adapted it to pretty much all of my digital systems, starting with the Canon EOS 300D, using that combination for shooting — among the other projects — most of the light… Continue reading A review of the Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.7