“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson

Emulating Kodak Tri-X pushed to 3200 ISO in camera with the Nikon D2Xs

The T-max 3200 was one of my favorite film, but the TRi-X 400 always was my absolute favorite: I could shoot it from 400 to 3200 (and sometimes more) and always loved the rendering and grain quality. I don't really shoot film anymore, even if I know I…

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Black and white

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General photography

An old 6MP DSLR vs a modern 45MP DSLR when you want to print a 10x12

In 15 years, technology quite improved. I'm gonna sort of compare two hypothetical cameras with specs representing the technologies of their eras, in a very specific scenario. What are the differences between a old crop sensor 6MP and a modern full frame…

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Gear

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General photography

Why I gave up hi megapixel APS-C cameras for reach when shooting wildlife.

Reach on a limited budget is hard to achieve, glass prices grows exponentially, cameras with good bursts, buffer and AF are also more and more expensive. And all that hi pixels densities are ruined by physics and diffraction.

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Gear

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General photography

Macro: some useful math with diopters and lenses

I love maths, I love macro photography. Combining both of them is at the same time quite fun (to me at least) and useful.

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Gear

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General photography

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Insects

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Macro

Leaves

There is something fascinating with the sun light going trough leaves.

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General photography

The Boat on the lake

One of the worst example of uninspired photography: the boat on the lake. One way to make it more uninspired is shooting the sunset or sunrise. What in the hell can make this kind of photo, that everybody already saw millions times, quite different? The…

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General photography

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Photo Essays