7am Europe/Rome

Daido Moriyama: The Mighty Power

I love the way Ringo Tang has shot this film on Daido Moriyama in Hong Kong in 2012.

7am Europe/Rome

Classical Art Designed for Photographers

I’m really fond of design principles in photography, and recently I’m studying the matter even more. I consider photography a means of expression, but to be effective the photographer has to know the “grammar” of art.

7am Europe/Rome

My 4 Reasons to Print Photographs

I often compare cinema to photography, in fact both mediums have much in common and are based on the same foundations.

However, cinema (and television) is of transient nature. The images flow in a defined time, established by the director or editor, and never return. Each frame is appreciable only for one twenty-fourth of a second.

7am Europe/Rome

Photography as a Means of Expression

Can we consider photography to be a means of expression? I think so.

A photograph is almost always associated with a reproduction of reality. When you look at a photograph you assume at least something similar to what is depicted really existed. This might suggest that photography, unlike painting, is a mere witness or a faithful reproduction of reality.

5am Europe/Rome

Dublin, 2013

I’m really behind in my editing work, and I still have a lot of images from last year to process and share. This one is from Dublin in Ireland.

11am Europe/Rome

Topaz B&W Effects 2 Review (WITH PROMOTION)

Black and white photography is hard, and doing a good black and white conversion in post processing can be even harder. Photoshop is the most powerful B&W conversion tool, but for sure it isn’t easy to use.

In the last few years software houses have come up with some tools that help with this task, starting from Google Silver Efex Pro, which has since been considered the standard. Now there are at least a couple of contenders to the title of best B&W conversion tool: onOne Software Perfect B&W and Topaz B&W Effects.

10am Europe/Rome

Intensify Pro for Mac by MacPhun Software – Review

Updated on 5/20/2014 – Version 1.0.2

I had the opportunity to test a new software released today by MacPhun Software named Intensify Pro. According to MacPhun Software:

Intensify enables photographers of all skill levels to create powerful images using precision tools for enhancing detail. By offering superb control of contrast, structure, detail and sharpening across tonal ranges, Intensify is able to reveal otherwise hidden details and deliver the highest quality results no matter the style of image.

10am Europe/Rome

The Fall of the DSLR and the Rise of the Mirrorless

I’m not much into camera porn. I’m not a gear freak and I often don’t know what are the latest releases of major brands. That said, I can’t ignore what’s happening in the photography world: the DSLR is about to die, and Nikon and Canon are dying along with it.

9am Europe/Rome

First Impressions of the New Olympus OM-D E-M1

I’m just back from Ireland where I’ve been able to test the highly anticipated Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera. I was really excited to try this camera because I’m interested in mirrorless cameras as I need a smaller set to use for my street photography and everyday work.

6am Europe/Rome

Lab Vibrance Boost in Photoshop Tutorial

Photoshop and Lightroom/CameraRAW have a great way to control colours in your images: vibrance. What vibrance does is to enhance the saturation of desaturated colours in your image, leaving alone already saturated colours. What it doesn’t is to add colour variation.