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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19208480

The story is about Usain Bolt and the snapshots he has taken using a camera borrowed from one of the sports photographers following the Olympics. But this is not about Bolt, it’s about these ‘professional photographers’ that you see in this shot.

Even if some time has passed from the …

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weekly snaps 17

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There is a thin line that connects these photographs, but I also put a couple that I just enjoyed as they were (if only to stay true to my original intention of using these posts to display photographs that do not fit into a larger story).

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genova

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Things I saw in Genova while walking around with Danilo, Daniele and Paola. All shots taken with a D600 and a 70-300 f/4.5-5.6. Other photographs here.

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You may also like these other things I have posted:

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on sloppy street photographers

Street photography is real big now. All photographers do street photography. Everybody talks about it. But this is really getting on my nerves. I mean, these trivial shots of everyday life covered with fine-art pretensions given by a bland conversion to black and white — it’s really unnerving.

I am looking right now at 35mm Street, which is a very …

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weekly snaps 16 / quarantuno

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Experimenting with interior shots. Il Montale, Parma (Nikon D600, 50mm f/1.4 AF).

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weekly snaps 15 / atmosfere

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There is a certain kind of photograph that creates a particular atmosphere, and even though it may not be related to actual weather events, sometimes it does.

Here there are a few of these “atmospheric photographs”; they were all taken within walking distance from where I live.

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weekly snaps 14 / san siro

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San Siro, Milan-Napoli. Il calcio non mi interessa ma vedere una partita del genere tra le prime in classifica resta un’esperienza che colpisce per l’intensità del tifo e la partecipazione della gente. Per non parlare dei soggetti che si incontrano e delle occasioni fotografiche che ti ritrovi servite nel proverbiale piatto d’argento (ho fatto tutti i ritratti …

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street photography workshop

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Workshop di street photography con Giulio Di Meo a Milano.

Questa è la mia selezione, leggermente diversa da quella finale fatta da Giulio.

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madagascar/natura

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Selezione di fotografie in 3 parti scattate durante il viaggio in Madagascar che io e Giulia abbiamo fatto dopo esserci sposati. Siamo partiti il 27 Agosto da Milano e rientrati il 17 Settembre 2011. La prima parte è dedicata alle persone, la seconda ai luoghi, la terza alla natura.


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Baobabs.


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Parco Andasibe-Mantadia.


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Rettilario, sulla strada da Andasibe a Tana.


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madagascar/luoghi

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Selezione di fotografie in 3 parti scattate durante il viaggio in Madagascar che io e Giulia abbiamo fatto dopo esserci sposati. Siamo partiti il 27 Agosto da Milano e rientrati il 17 Settembre 2011. La prima parte è dedicata alle persone, la seconda ai luoghi, la terza alla natura.


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Antananarivo.


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Hauts Plateux, tra Tana e Antsirabe.

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Sulla strada tra Antsirabe …

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madagascar/persone

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Selezione di fotografie in 3 parti scattate durante il viaggio in Madagascar che io e Giulia abbiamo fatto dopo esserci sposati. Siamo partiti il 27 Agosto da Milano e rientrati il 17 Settembre 2011. La prima parte è dedicata alle persone, la seconda ai luoghi, la terza alla natura.


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Sulla strada da Tana a Antsirabe, venditrice di ananas.


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d600 first impressions

First things first: it’s not at all a D7000 with a large sensor inside!

If that’s the impression you have from reading the rants in the dpreview forums, well it’s wrong. And you should stop reading those forums (I know, I should too! It’s just that sometimes something really clever comes up like the Dot Tune workflow to do AF fine tuning on Nikon DSLRs).

It’s actually a bit larger, not uncomfortably so however; it’s still sized very reasonably, but it’s more squat than the D7000 probably because it needs to accomodate that wonderfully large viewfinder. The overall feel is of a tougher and more grown-up camera than the D7000 (and the D7000 in my opinion is a perfectly mature body, a perfect compromise between the small and plasticky D3xxx/D5xxx and the hulky D700/D3/D4).

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But street photography is about shooting people, and if you can’t get close to them to take your photograph, then you’re just not connecting with your subjects to begin with. It’s that intimate connection that really makes a difference in street shots. As Robert Capa once said: “If your photos aren’t good enough, you’re not …

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only two street photos

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I want a Fuji XE-1. But I would not complain if I had an X-Pro 1. So there’s this contest where you can win an X-Pro 1 with the 35mm f/1.4, you just need to send two photographs and hope for the best.

I know that it’s totally delusional to even hope for the best …

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oltre kickstarter

Quando diventi grande e hai la famiglia, il lavoro… le biciclette e la fotografia e l’hackintosh e i fumetti da leggere… perdi colpi, non sei più al corrente delle novità che ci sono su internet, e ti riduci a credere che kickstarter sia l’unico sito di finanziamento popolare1.

E invece no! ce ne sono altri, addirittura italiani …

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weekly snaps 13

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Ziano Piacentino, part two. Part one is in Weekly snaps #2.

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Looking back at Weekly snaps #2 I can see some photographs that are similar, but not quite:

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notturno barese

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This is Bari by night, shot with Hueless on an iPhone 4S.

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Basilica di San Nicola.

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Garbage and lungomare

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Arco di San Giovanni

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Night life is only beginning

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Barbed wire

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La muraglia.

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Panni stesi.

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Lights on the sea.

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weekly snaps 12

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Second part of my selection of film photos (see weekly snaps #11 for the first batch). I figured that this double bill could be a way to compensate for the entire month gone by without any updates.

I will be off the grid for a couple of weeks for some family holiday from tomorrow, and hopefully I will have time …

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weekly snaps 11

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The black and white, London edition (yes, there’s also one taken on the Dorset coast so it’s not 100% London). Issue #12 will be online on Friday with a second batch of film photographs.

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Marsyas exhibition(?), Tate Modern, London. Nikon F70, 35mm f/2(?), Kodak Tri-X 400.

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Tate Modern, London. Nikon F70, 35mm f/2(?), Kodak Tri-X 400 …

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fuji test day

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Last Sunday Fuji organized a test event in Milano, so I grabbed the opportunity to play with the XE-1 for a good fifteen minutes.

The event was a crowd-pleaser; a perfectly lit1, beautiful model striking sexy-annoyed poses for all those who were interested in this type of photography (a good number, from what I could see). Two street …

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