In Czech we say something about an apple, which does not fall far from the tree. In my case it is also little bit true, as my son has became interested in photography. In his case it is mainly for his Instagram feed, but I would say quite normal thing in his age. Thanks to that I had a chance to spend some nice time together with him hiking in the mountains last year, and that is something we both will remember. I gave him my old canon 5d mkII, and started to teach the basic of photography. However, I did not expect the side effect of all this. After a while I have started to be interested in colors again, and wanted to give it a try on my own.Read More
In my photography, I have always been intrigued by different perspective. As an old school guy with fixed focal length lenses, I had no other choice but my feet to get it. And I liked it as it was the part of the process and it will stay like this - horizontally.
But. There is also a vertical direction to get the unusual sights. For years, I was ignoring it as drones were simply too large, too heavy and not portable enough. It was not the option until some time last year when I spotted the first Mavic Pro in one of the shops and I got immediately striked by its compact size when folded. The size of one middle range lens (198 x 83 x 83mm). Meaning that I could now carry my main kit and only replace one lens with the drone and put the controller to the pocket. I took it for a test drive to Baikal this Spring and I wrote some bits here and here. I wanted to do a more comprehensive review that has not happened eventually.
And now with Mavic 2 in my hands it makes a little sense to do it.Read More
I have been using a lot of different photo backpacks over the years, and I have been carrying them to many different places from mountains to deserts and sea costs. Therefore I would say that I might have some experience in this field, but I have never felt like sharing my thoughts with our readers. However, I would like to make an exception now, and tell you about the latest addition to my backpack family. I was not particularly thinking about getting myself a new backpack, since my old one is still okay, until Marek told me about new f-stop system. It imediately sounded like a perfect solution for me my few days long photo expeditions here in the Alps, where I also have to cary some other stuff beside my camera gear.Read More