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

Joseph Balson

Olympus OM-D E-M5

A couple weeks ago I bought that little camera for $150. Definitely a bargain considering it was sold boxed, in a not too bad condition, with less than 6.000 clicks, and included two batteries and charger, a 12-50mm F/3.5-6. 3 zoom lens, a 45mm F/1. 8…

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Gear

The importance of a fast memory card

This is the result of an experiment with memory cards and two different cameras, a Nikon D3 and a Nikon D3400. I wanted to know the effect of card speed on buffer unload, and actual on-the-field burst frame rate.

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Gear

Into my Darkness

I am an autistic photographer, battling depression at some degree for ages, and what actually now feels like all my life.

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Black and white

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Book

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Self Portraits

Scars

A conceptual poetry and photography book.

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Book

Moments in Time: Corsica

Corsica. A small island in the Mediterranean Sea, also known as the "Isle of Beauty", that is like a miniature continent with incredible geographical diversity. Most people see the sun, the turquoise waters, the beautiful beaches and gorgeous mountains…

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Black and white landscapes

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Book

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Color landscapes

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

Trapped in a Nightmare

This photo shot in 2017 was featured in Viewbug on April, 2018. It won Top Shot Award in February, 2019.

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Behind the lens

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Black and white

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Self Portraits

Jo

No hesitation, this is my favorite self portrait. Won Contest Finalist in Black and White Portraits Photo Contest. May, 2017. Viewbug. Won People's Choice in Black and White Portraits Photo Challenge. December, 2016. Viewbug. Won Contest Finalist in…

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Behind the lens

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Black and white

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Self Portraits

Bitter, angry, sad, lost.

Won Peer Choice Award. November, 2017. Viewbug. Winner in Black and white portrait Photo Challenge. May, 2017. Viewbug. Pixoto Members voted Joseph Balson’s image as #1 in the Selfie Portrait style only challenge Sponsored by Cheryl Beaudoin.

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Behind the lens

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Black and white

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Self Portraits

Dangerous Sky

Won Featured. September, 2016. Viewbug. Won Contest Finalist in Celebrating The Sky Photo Contest, May, 2016. Viewbug. Top Photo Winner in Into the sky photo contest. December 2017. Gurushots. Won 1st place in Photocrowd contest "Beauty of Clouds"

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Behind the lens

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Color landscapes