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  • A City at Full Speed

    Tourists from Saudi Arabia chill in a bar made of ice, a butler stands guard on a luxury floating villa replete with underwater bedroom, Russian girls party in a beach bar: In his photo series...

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  • ZEISS Photography Award 2018: The Shortlist

    The third round of the ZEISS Photography Award on the topic “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” is now over. The winner for 2018 is Nick Hannes and his photo series “Garden of Delight.” Nine other...

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  • ZEISS Photography Award 2018: The winner has been chosen

    Shot over five trips in 2016 and 2017, Nick Hannes’ winning series examines leisure and consumerism in Dubai. Each photograph was meticulously planned, with locations ranging from a prototype...

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  • Portraiture with the Otus 1.4/55: opening a window to the soul

    What’s the difference between a natural landscape and a face? Little, if you ask New-York based photographer David Zimand. “I look at portraiture akin to shooting landscapes. Both have rolling...

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  • Exceptional Photos Require Time and Patience – Part 2

    Now that it is clear when a manual focus makes sense, we still need to address how to ensure optimum focus. The American blogger and photographer Lloyd Chambers has written in-depth instructions...

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  • Exceptional Photos Require Time and Patience – Part 1

    A lot of first-time and hobby photographers want one thing in particular: quick, impressive results without any complications. Thus they rely on the automatic features of their cameras and lenses,...

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  • Adventure photography in New Zealand

    Clement Hodgkinson is an adventure, lifestyle and travel photographer based part time in the UK and part time in his trusty camper van. He was photographing on the road when the opportunity to...

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  • Transform your Photography Techniques

    Australian Fashion Photographer & ZEISS Ambassador Peter Coulson will be returning to Paris, London & Sydney for his sell-out workshops! Join Coulson as he helps you transform your Photography...

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  • Up Close and Personal with the Batis 2.8/135 telephoto lens

    Find out what makes the Batis 2.8/135 so special and why it is such an outstanding choice for Sony E-mount inter-changeable lens digital camera α7 series photographers who want a longer lens to...

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  • Depth of Field and Manual Focusing

    We deal with all the specific characteristics of this workflow in our article "Manual Focusing with AF Camera Systems".

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  • Music Photography

    NYC-based photographer Clay Patrick McBride began his visual training in the South of France, where he spent his late teens and early twenties studying painting and art history. He eventually...

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  • Music Photography

    NYC-based photographer Clay Patrick McBride began his visual training in the South of France, where he spent his late teens and early twenties studying painting and art history. He eventually...

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  • International Wedding Photographer Daran Wu shares his passion

    Follow international wedding photographer Daran Wu on his journey. His signature style is all about natural lighting and capturing moments that "touch his heart". In this video Daran will walk you...

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  • International Wedding Photographer Daran Wu shares his passion

    Follow international wedding photographer Daran Wu on his journey. His signature style is all about natural lighting and capturing moments that "touch his heart". In this video Daran will walk you...

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  • New ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25: compact, wide-angle lens for photography on the go

    The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25 is a compact wide-angle lens specially designed to work with digital full-frame cameras from the Sony Alpha series (E mount). With high resolution across the entire image,...

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  • New ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25: compact, wide-angle lens for photography on the go

    The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25 is a compact wide-angle lens specially designed to work with Sony E-mount inter-changeable lens digital camera α7 series. With high resolution across the entire image, low...

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  • New ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25: compact, wide-angle lens for photography on the go

    New ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25: compact, wide-angle lens for photography on the go

    For photographers who value flexibility when they are on the road but do not want to compromise on image quality, ZEISS has introduced a new focal length for its ZEISS Loxia family of lenses. ...

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  • Photography Adventures in New Zealand

    Photography Adventures in New Zealand

    As an adventure, lifestyle and travel photographer based part time in the UK and part time in his trusty camper van Clement Hodgkinson enjoys photographing on the road. It is no surprise that...

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  • Fashion Photography by Rodrigo Palma

    Fashion Photography by Rodrigo Palma

    For many photographers, working in fashion is considered the holy grail. But to make it in this industry is challenging as it is always on the lookout for new things. Learn from Rodrigo Palma's...

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  • Fashion Photography by Rodrigo Palma

    For many photographers, working in fashion is considered the holy grail. But to make it in this industry is challenging as it is always on the lookout for new things. Learn from Rodrigo Palma’s...

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