Category: Travel

Goodbye Discovery

As you certainly know by now, the Discovery space shuttle is currently flying its last mission, during which it will rendez-vous with the International Space Station (ISS) which has been assembled by several countries in low Earth orbit in the recent years. To honor it, I have the pleasure to present a few stunning pictures…

Venice carnival

Today starts the Venice Carnival. We already saw a lot of these photos, but they are still really marvelous, aren’t they? photo © 2010 US Army Africa | more info (via: Wylio) photo © 2008 Nicolò Bonazzi | more info (via: Wylio) photo © 2010 US Army Africa | more info (via: Wylio) photo ©…

Minolta APO white lenses

Best Sony SLR lenses for wildlife photo

When Sony first entered the SLR market in 2006, not many people were sure it would be a successful move for a company with a no significant reputation outside of the compact point-n-shoot world of cameras. However, they drew a bold ace by buying the assets of Konica-Minolta (essentially all SLR photography assets for Minolta).…

Best Nikon SLR lenses for wildlife photo

Nikon: The biggest digital camera seller in the world (mostly because of its sales of compact photo cameras), an internationally famous reference for the quality of its lens and it SLR cameras. Wildlife photographers (professionals as well as amateurs) must take this offering very seriously. But the fame did not come from nothing, and the…

Cross-Section of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Best Canon SLR lenses for wildlife photo

Canon is assuredly the brand most commonly found in the hands of the wildlife photographers (professionals as well as amateurs). Of course, this is a direct product of the strong presence of Canon on the market for digital SLR photography, but the diversity of the offer from the red brand allowed to build solutions perfectly…

Kuwait: DSLR authorized again

Now, this is good journalism: Kuwait Times has been following on their previous story about a ban imposed onto Digital SLR cameras in Kuwait. Actually, they published a retraction indicating that this was false information. Less surprising, but kudos to them for standing up to good journalism standards: Always check the source information.

BBC wildlife photo masterclasses, for free

You could do much worse than learning from the best wildlife photographers. Actually, the BBC Wildlife Magazine is now providing an impressive list of compact training courses for wildlife photography. There are titles like: Wild Places Mammal Portraits Plant Portraits From Dusk to Dawn Underwater Photography Invertebrate Portraits Birds in Flight Animals in their Environment…