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

Joseph Balson


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

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…

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.

Into my Darkness

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


A conceptual poetry and photography 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…

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 shotting the sunset or sunrise. What in the hell can make this kind of photo, that everybody allready saw millions times, quite different? The…

Trapped in a Nightmare

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


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…

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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