Some shots that show the huge gap in terms of width, between a shot taken with an Irix 11mm f/4 and a 200mm shots. The article is both in English and Italian.Read More
Since I've started to post night shots, I've received a lot of messages and requests about the technique I use to obtain them.
I've tried to answer to everyone privately but the days are everyday much shorter and the time runs away like wind. So instead to answer to each request, I've decided to spend a little time writing a short and easy Guide which describes the easiest methods I use regularly.
Inside the Guide you will find three methods which will help you to get the results that can be seen on the page. Nothing extremely complex but something that need a bit of exercise and attention.
In other words, a good challenge and some new idea for new subjects.
So, what are you waiting for?
...I'm pretty sure, I'll need one...
As previously stated, Courtesy of IRIX I've been granted of an Irix 11mm f/4 lens to review and test during my travels and photo sessions.
To thank them for the opportunity I've decided to add a little series of articles called "Me and IRIX" (#MeAndIrix), where I will share tips and tricks that I'll discover day by day. I hope that will help you to get the most from the Lens.
Usually I post a single photo each day on my Social Networks, but here I want to show you the first results, I'll try to upload the most large images I can, in order to let you check the quality when 100% zoomed.
For obvious reasons I cant post the full quality images, but I will post some 100% zoomed details. Like these:
As you can see, if you can spot the places, the sharpness of tiny details is impressive
So, how is the Lens?
Said that I shoot with two 36Mp Nikon DSLRs (a D800 and a D810), the image quality obtained is absolutely incredible for a so extreme focal length (11mm not fisheye).
The only two tangible evidences that can be found are a little amount of distortion on the sides (and I challenge anyone to not finding it in a 11mm lens), and some very limited fringing.
This last one, mainly visible on the the high contrasted borders, for example those where the line of the mountains meet the sky. But both of them can be easily corrected via a couple of clicks with Lightroom or Camera Raw.
As first hint I can share is that the fringing phenomenon can be heavily reduced if the lens is stopped to f/8 till f/11, at the same aperture the lens reaches its maximum sharpness.
Basically I guess that's the sweet spot of the lens, and when one is doing landscape photography, f/8 is quite a good aperture to shoot.
The lens perform great even for night photography, here you can se a photo of the Milky Way obtained with the combination of 25 shots at high ISO. So, to complete the post, here are two of the first samples I've took on the field, more will follow really soon.
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An unboxing of the new Irix 11mm f/4 Lens, an extreme lens for extreme wide shots.Read More
Summer has arrived, and is in its maximum, then cannot think a better period of the year for night photography. Can't wait to sit down on the grass, under the stars, in the silence of the darkness, place my tripod, connect my trigger, light up my cigar and start to shoot taking some stunning images of the Night Sky.
Do you think it is a complex and difficult task? Yes, it is, indeed it is, but I think it is a really relaxing task too, if you know how to face it. So here's my idea, I will write a short and easy "on the field guide" about how to obtain great night shots, from camera settings to post production.
So, follow me, and stay tuned, soon I will announce it here and you can download it to read on your smartphone or tablet.
Today Nikon Italia published my reportage from my latest travel in Morocco, check it, if you can understand italian, or try to translate it! 😜
So I decided to ditch WordPress, virtual servers, plugins, CDN ad all the techie jargon I was used (but bored) and switch to a ready made service.
I opted for Squarespace.
I've just finished to move all my pages, photos and posts to the new service, and in some time I will make them available.
I'm really sorry if some weird tags and codes will appear in my old blog posts but they are uninfluent on the contents, in the same time I'm really excited for the new platform and for the possibilities it will offer.
At first glance it looks awesome, unchaining me from the technincal management and allowing me to dedicate only to the contents.
What do you think of my new page, portfolio and blog?
All comments and suggestion are more than welcome!
Explore these unforgettable train journeys from around the world this #TravelTuesday
Explore these unforgettable train journeys from around the world this #TravelTuesday and share your favourites in the comments. _ The 'Tunnel of Love', an overgrown private railway which serves a nearby mill in Klevan, Ukraine. A train runs up and down the track three times a day, keeping the shrubbery trimmed to the exact shape of the train. | 📷: @GettyImagesCreative | #GettyImagesCreative [1 of 3]
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