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Photo Writing is the web version of the Photo Writing mini-magazine produced by Limephoto and Emil von Maltitz since 2010. As of 2015 it is now completely online. Feel free to browse through the articles and please leave comments in the comments section if you would like to engage with us.
Monday, October 15, 2018
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Monday, September 17, 2018
2018 is shaping up to be an interesting and important year for the photographic industry. I should probably qualify that it is an important year for the photographic equipment industry though - as opposed to the photographic world as a whole - which I’ll elaborate on below. 2018 is also very definitely going to be remembered as the year where the two giants in the industry (Canon and Nikon) changed course to tack with the prevailing mirrorless winds. If you are reading this you are probably already aware of the introduction by Nikon and Canon of two full-frame mirrorless systems that are pretty much a harbinger of each company’s future development aspirations.
Posted by Emil von Maltitz at 4:21 PM
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Just before heading off for my first trip to Iceland I acquired a Zeiss Milvus 18mm f2.8 lens. I was mad, or so I thought at the time. The Zeiss is an extraordinarily expensive lens for what is a manual focus 18mm prime lens. However, it does offer landscape photographers something that can't necessarily be found in other lenses. After shooting in Iceland and a snowy Drakensberg Mountains, I put together a review for Landscapegear.co.za which can be viewed on this link.
Posted by Emil von Maltitz at 12:06 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Iceland! It’s a place that conjures up images of longboats riding white capped waves and black mountains jutting out and over pounding dark surf. A land of vikings, volcanoes and ice. As such it has drawn photographers in their droves to explore the island which sits just south of the Arctic Circle. It has drawn so many photographers that it is hard to pick up a photographic magazine or look through the images in a photographic salon without coming across as least a few images from Iceland. It is this allure that had me chatting to some photographers around a fire, in quite the contrary location - Botswana’s Kubu Island, about their thoughts in visiting Iceland.
Two years later, almost to the month I found myself setting foot onto Iceland’s soil joined by some of those same photographers who planted the seed of visiting Iceland in the first place. We had touched down in one of the few pronounceable (for anyone who doesn’t speak Icelandic) towns on the Island, Keflavik. This is about an hours drive from the more familiarly unpronounceable capital, Reykjavik - home to just under a third of Iceland’s 350, 000 strong population. From the air we could see a ring of snow-capped mountains surrounding what to us looked like a flat plain of green and dark grey. We later found the plain to actually be churned up moss covered prehistoric lava flow.
Read more at Exploring the land of Viking sagas. Nature's Light Iceland Recce Trip...
Posted by Emil von Maltitz at 9:53 AM