La photographie urbaine: plus que de la "street photography"!

Il y a toujours cette image tenace que que la photographie urbaine se définit essentiellement par la street photography, un courant culturel qui remonte aussi loin que dans les années 1950 et 1960 et plus particulièrement aux États-Unis dans les mégapoles comme l'exemple connu de New-York.La street photography qui a eu comme précurseurs d'autres grands … Continuer la lecture de La photographie urbaine: plus que de la "street photography"!

Des goûts et des couleurs … !

Source: scoop.itChaque fois que j'adopte un nouvel appareil photo ou un nouvel objectif, je suis curieux de connaître les avis, les analyses ou les commentaires que cet équipement suscite sur la planète Internet. Cependant depuis un certain temps déjà nous avons basculé dans un monde binaire en amour, i.e. l'adoption sans condition, ou en haine, … Continuer la lecture de Des goûts et des couleurs … !

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: The "more compact" pro camera from Olympus!

Suppose you love compactness and portability but you want a pro level camera model that can withstand an intensive use even under adverse conditions, what would be the more sensitive choice today? The answer is simple: the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. This model is part of an entire eco-system of different optics and accessories … Continuer la lecture de The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: The "more compact" pro camera from Olympus!

The Olympus M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro

The Olympus M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO is now part of a very successful Olympus MFT story  especialy considering its extended versatility and its reduce size compare to the DSLR 24X36mm sensor format equivalents. Furthermore the same statement can be proclaimed for many M4/3 format photo equipment products.For sure there is still a strong … Continuer la lecture de The Olympus M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro

Panasonic Lumix GX85: le vilain petit canard!

Il a succédé au très chéri Panasonic Lumix GX7 et a préfiguré au concept du GX9, le mal-aimé remplaçant du GX8.  Le Panasonic Lumix GX85 fut pourtant une très belle évolution hybride des modèles GM5 et GX7. Plus compact ou ramassé, il personnifie l'esprit même du format MFT (M4/3) qui est d'offrir des appareils et … Continuer la lecture de Panasonic Lumix GX85: le vilain petit canard!

Doing film photography with the Olympus OM-2n / En argentique avec l’Olympus OM-2n

A personal tribute for the 100th anniversary of Olympus / Un hommage personnel pour le 100ième anniversaire d'Olympus(Le texte français est présenté à la suite de la version anglaise)Once upon a time there is a fondamental uncertainty of doing photography because you never have been guaranty to get good picture results at the end. It was … Continuer la lecture de Doing film photography with the Olympus OM-2n / En argentique avec l’Olympus OM-2n

Green light for the Panasonic Lumix G85 (G80)

The Panasonic Lumix G85: the genius with modesty!Selecting a Panasonic product will be the natural alternative in M4/3 format. Over the previous years I had the chance to own some of their most recent models such as the GX7, GM5 and GX85 that I have found equally competent products into their respective speciality field. And … Continuer la lecture de Green light for the Panasonic Lumix G85 (G80)

The mid-range deep of field is on your side!

To Be or Not To Be (as for to have or not to have...)Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm @ 42mm, 1/125sec F5.6 ISO200 MonochromeThere is the ones who are searching for the minimal deep-of-field and there is the others that are looking for a maximum deep-of-field. Portraits, sports, fashion are part of the first category and landscape, architectural, … Continuer la lecture de The mid-range deep of field is on your side!

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II: The Caméléon Camera!

(Lastly edited May 8, 2017) (First parution November 15, 2016)Back in 2012, Olympus has announced and preview its first OM-D  a sort of digital emulation of the classical SLR film camera series originally named OM. Apart the general aspect and dimension of the E-M5 model presented it was a complete new design very different from … Continuer la lecture de Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II: The Caméléon Camera!

Doing photography with personnal or professional assignation

Photo Manon PaquetteDoing photography on purpose whatever it is is to be "on assignation" meaning there is a task (subject), there is a medium (photo), there is a follow up (by diffusing and sharing your pictures). So be on assignation is not a so call professional or strictly journalistic affair. It can involve everybody under … Continuer la lecture de Doing photography with personnal or professional assignation

Fix our attention on focal fixed lenses. Mix with the Fix(es)!

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7It is a matter of fact that I have a basic tendency to privilege the focal fixed lenses over the zoom (or vari-focal) ones when it comes to qualify them as creative photographic tools. In every formats prime lenses are usually faster, often smaller, seem better built, less intrusive, nicely balanced … Continuer la lecture de Fix our attention on focal fixed lenses. Mix with the Fix(es)!

Guadeloupe: a visit to the French Antilles Island with the Panasonic Lumix GX85

iPhone picture by Manon PaquetteGuadeloupe is the designation of a two parts island localized into the French Antilles. A dream island for many French vacationers and retired people with an ideal warm climate. For its own population it can be a different story considering in particular the lack of economical opportunities for the local and … Continuer la lecture de Guadeloupe: a visit to the French Antilles Island with the Panasonic Lumix GX85

The Walking Twins: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm & 35-100mm Mega O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega O.I.S. &Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 Mega O.I.S.A pocket pair for everyday everywhere travellers!Behind the fact that the traditional camera users tend to be older it is a universal phenomena that most of the people regardless of their respective ages want to be more mobile. In doing … Continuer la lecture de The Walking Twins: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm & 35-100mm Mega O.I.S.

Black’nd Mine: An Adventure in Gray Tone.

Tone my expression in a gray world and I will be in the black of mine. Storyboard of my life is the témoignage of the despair of emotion. Click the instant desire of eternity and the full inspiration of the romantic soul.Where are you my love, my muse, my perfect picture of the physical human … Continuer la lecture de Black’nd Mine: An Adventure in Gray Tone.

Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II: The Urban Traveller

Fugace Selfie on the run at 16mm setting Many of us are looking for the magic lens that will be "the one and only" optic to bring with them. That elude device should be compact, light, first class quality, practical, sturdy and doted with a fairly large maximum aperture. For sure this concept does not exist … Continuer la lecture de Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II: The Urban Traveller