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300.000 views! Hooray!

The Fotogenerell–blog is a little bit more than three years old by now. During this time Shirin (who at present is no longer actively pursuing photography as a hobby) and I spent lots and lots of hours writing more than 480 articles. This is why I am happy to announce that as of 17.01.2013 our ...

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The new JPEG 9 Standard: Compression without loss of image quality?

Up to now the opinions about JPEG format differed. Beginners were quite happy with the compactness of files as well as the fact that they’re already “developed” and ready to be printed right away. On the other hand, serious photographers weren’t interested in working with limited processing options, i.e. it is very hard to change ...

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In Search of inspiration: Frieke Janssens “Smoking Kids”

Whether cowboys, musicians or go-getters, in Hollywood productions it is common to present such cool dudes with a cigarette in their mouth. I couldn’t tell what was actually cooler ― smoking or “the dude” ― until I saw Frieke Janssens’ project “Smoking Kid © Frieke Janssens As a matter of fact there is nothing cool about ...

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Out and about with an ultra wide angle lens

Only recently a friend of mine, who is also interested in photography, told me that a regular use of a single focal length or a single lens can sharpen one’s perception. That is why I dedicated the past few days to explore SD1 and Sigma 10-20 f/3.5. As far as I remember, I have never ...

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The Merrill family is growing: Sigma DP3 announced!

On January the 9th, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sigma have announced a new member of their Merrill family. The Sigma DP3 has a 50mm f/2.8 macro lens which on an APS-C sized Foveon sensor behaves similar to a 75mm focal length on a full frame sensor. The release date was set ...

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Taking photos without eyesight

How did that go again with needing a photographic eye in order to take good pictures? Tommy Edison, the Instagram user who was born blind, is of a different opinion. He takes photos with his Smartphone every day and uploads them on to the afore-mentioned platform. He has more than 13,000 followers and is one ...

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Expensive adhortatory letter for sharing thumbnail previews on Facebook

Imagine you read an interesting online article, you decided to “share” it, whereupon a preview with a photo appeared on your Wall and hey presto, you received an adhortatory letter with a demand for damages amounting to €1,200. According to the German news ticker heise.de, this happened to a Facebook commercial site operator, because of ...

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Scanning film with a DSLR

Everyone who has ever tried to scan analog images for at least testing purposes knows how tedious and time consuming this might be. Therefore I was very excited when I have recently came upon the following articles: Why You Should Digitize Your Film Using a Camera Instead of a Scanner and How to scan films ...

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In Search of inspiration: Just be crazy

Days are short, there is nothing to do at work and people spend more time in their own four walls, alone or with their loved ones. When we have little to do we tend to think about all sorts of things, whether we like it or not; and the more we think, the deeper we ...

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