When Marian contacted me to take pictures in Florence during her recent visit to Italy, on the day chosen for the photo session the weather showed unequivocally the possibility of rain. Heavy rain. Despite all, Marian was enthusiastic about the idea of taking the photos with the rain and the reflections of the city lights on the wet floors. We can look at the positive side of the story: the classical and crowded Florence in a usual afternoon was in this situation almost deserted; we had the chance to shoot without too many tourists around even if our journey was on the classical Florence's places (Piazza Signoria, Uffizi, Via de Calzaiuoli). From the technical side,

Another series of photos taken with the Fuji X100t and the focal converter TCL - X100. As in the previous article, in this case I wanted to try this additional lens to see if it can be a usable solution to any work’s assignment.

I can confirm that the additional lens performs very well indeed! Contrast and colors are very pleasing as with the original 35mm lens of the X100T. Looking at the details

I think it's really amazing what a modern smartphone can do in terms of image quality! I was an happy owner of the Samsung S5 and I consider it a great smartphone, indeed maybe one of the best to take photos when we are in the presence of a good amount of light. One of its weaknesses, however, were the performance in low-light situation. With Note 4, Samsung has greatly improved the situation because it has adopted a optical image stabilizer that helps keep the shutter speeds low: in this way it avoids to

I've always been a big fan of color photography. I am a lover of colors. I greatly admire those artists like Franco Fontana who created some beautiful pictures on the edge of abstraction using a deep and intense color palette. I was also kind of lucky to have started taking pictures in the early 2000s when digital photography was not entering strongly on the market and taking film rolls was still a priority. I remember my first color film shot with a Slide Color Film, the Fuji Sensia. And then I remember the legendary

It's amazing what you can do photographically with a smartphone nowadays . Thinking that the first iPhone has been presented only eight years ago, the evolution of these devices has been phenomenal: the screens got bigger and bigger, processors have become faster and faster, the interfaces and operating systems grown rich in functionalities.

Until few years ago Apple was almost the only player on the smartphone market but this market's advantage changed in recent years thanks to Android smartphones that

The fair Pitti Uomo in Florence is always a good opportunity to see the fashion trends of the upcoming winter season. It 'also a good time to take pictures of very interesting people that come from all over the world. They definitely take the opportunity of Pitti's fair to put the spotlight on their best (many times the most eccentric!) cloths available. The Pitti's fair usually takes place from Tuesday to Friday and the best days to take the photos are definitely the first two, when you can also find some V.i.p. and some more or less famous people. I remember that three years ago I had the opportunity to meet and take a picture of Scott Schuman, the man behind the website "The Sartorialist", perhaps one of those who helped to create the trend of the fashion bloggers.

Ecco le foto scattate durante il workshop che organizzo ogni anno tramite Pixel Square in Croazia. Queste sono le immagini provenienti dalla prima sessione di scatto al mare con la modella Marina della agenzia Tijara. Durante il pomeriggio abbiamo usato principalmente luce naturale e un pannello riflettente 180cm x 120cm per illuminare correttamente la figura quando era anche in controluce. Ho usato per tutta la sessione un'unica lente, il Canon 50mm f/1.4 su 5d Mk2. Postproduzione in Lightroom + Photoshop per ritocco pelle e colore.

In this post with the photos taken for Julia’s portfolio, rather than on the technique of shooting (also in this chase, just natural light without any reflector panels), I would like to talk about the post-production: the VSCO Cam presets and filters are usually a really very good base, but unfortunately lot of time they take away the autonomy in choosing the correct color you want. If you want to obtain a picture with

A photo session with Azzurra in the Chianti area in Tuscany. This was also an occasion to test the Canon 6d with the smallest lens available to the EF - mount: the 40mm pancake from Canon! It's a very amazing lens considering how small and qualitative is this lens, and the very low price (around 150€) . I really suggest this optics to all the Canon photographers that want to have a small, flexible but qualitative lens always with them!

I've added a portfolio of 40 selected photo I took during my trip to Cuba in 2009. It's always nice to look back at some photos I took some years ago. In the years you change tastes, you improve skills, you learn new things but the photos you love and the ones that for you have a meaning doesn't feel old. There's always something to discover back from your past work!

Come ogni anno, attraverso la struttura Pixel Square, organizziamo un Workshop / Vacanza di fotografia in Croazia. Il tema è incentrato sulla fotografia di ritratto e moda. Quest'anno arriveremo alla quarta edizione! E' una grandissima soddisfazione vedere crescere questo evento anno dopo anno!Potete leggere il programma completo sul sito Pixel Square: http://workshopcroazia.pixelsquare.it
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