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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 4: Portraits

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests is …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 3: Panorama

Introduction In the part 1, I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these tests …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 2: low light conditions

Introduction In the part 1 , I have introduced the purpose of the tests I am doing. In this 1st part, I have genuinely compared the Samsung S20 Fan Edition FG (“S20 FE” in this post) with an APS-C camera (Nikon Z50) and an old but respected full frame Nikon D750. The point of these …

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Some tests about strengths and limits of modern smartphones cameras for an enthusiast photographer – Part 1

What this post is about I am an enthusiast photographer, which means I am not a Pro but I am fine to carry a few kg of gear just for the pleasure to take photos. And I am OK to spend hours just to try to make one good photo. I have been looking for …

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Why it is possible to automatically detect poor images: about blurred photos

The two kind of blurred images Do not get me wrong: there are great images that are blurred. Below, just two examples. One image out of focus on purpose, the other, a very nice  motion blur effect quite well managed. Photo by Manh Nghiem on Unsplash Photo by Damon Lam on Unsplash Art has no …

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The carbon footprint for being lazy after our photo shoots

What this article is about It is trendy – and more important it is necessary – to reduce our carbon footprint. Let’s calculate how much a bad habit of photographers can pollute. I am taking in average 10 to 20 thousand images per year. Many pro photographers will shoot ten times more, typically above 100 …

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A "good" image for some, but no rules can apply and some will not even like this image

They are no rules for good photographs, but they are rules for poor photographs

As DPReview’s Nigel Danson reminds us, and to quote Ansel Adams: “There are no rules for good photographs. There are just good photographs”. They are no rule for good photographs, fair enough, but I am convinced they are rules to define and detect the poor ones, whatever poor may mean for the photographer. In a …

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