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Winter Time in Ginzan Onsen (Hot Spring) and around Japan

Winter Time in Ginzan Onsen (Hot Spring) and around Japan

Seeing images from Ginzan Onsen made me miss Japan pretty badly, especially during this time of year. Being from Canada, winter tends rightfully cold and long. But again, seeing the pictures from Japan-based photographer naagaoshi, they are just so breathtaking. It almost feels like that is taken from a scene of the animated fantasy movie: Spirited Away. Let's follow naagaoshi and his photographic adventure into the silver mine hot spring and several locations around Japan. About Ginzan Onsen The translation means "silver mine hot spring" from Japanese. It's located in the area of Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Nowadays, this place is better known as one of Japan's prettiest onsen towns with historic ryokan lined-up along the river. More Links Do us a favour and follow @nagaoshi_ on Instagram Follow naagaoshi on Twitter Via Instagram . ツイッターでのせた銀山温泉がバズったおかげでラインニュースに載ることができました🤩 とても良い経験になりました☺️ 名前がハンドルネームなのがやや恥ずかしいけど_(:3」∠)_笑 . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #雪 #絶景 #旅 #秘境 #インスタ映え #フォトジェニック #team_jp_ #IGersJP #japan_of_insta #lovers_nippon #art_of_japan_ #phos_japan #s_shot #jap #retrip_nipponanmagazine #kf_gallery #retrip_news #night_shooterz #japan_night_view_member #Night_Scaper #nightphotography #night_excl #NIGHTSHOOTERZ A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:19am PST . 去年から最も気に入っている冬景色、五箇山の相倉合掌造り集落。 今年も早速撮りに行ってきました😁 去年より雰囲気のある写真になったかなと思います! まだまだ通いつめたいな🤤 . そして連日の遠征による疲れか、今日は朝キングスマンを観たあとから体調を崩して寝てました😪笑 皆様も体調管理には気をつけて😂🙌 . #富山県 #相倉合掌造り集落 #五箇山 #絶景 #旅 #秘境 #インスタ映え #フォトジェニック #team_jp_ #IGersJP #japan_of_insta #lovers_nippon #art_of_japan_ #phos_japan #s_shot #jap #retrip_nipponanmagazine #kf_gallery #retrip_news #night_shooterz #japan_night_view_member #Night_Scaper #nightphotography #night_excl #NIGHTSHOOTERZ #longexposure_japan A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 8, 2018 at 2:35am PST . 本日、2代目の150*150フィルターがお亡くなりになられました。 しばらくもうフィルター買いたくない😂 とか言って必要だからすぐ買うんだろうな😢 . #福島県 #只見線 #雪景色 #冬 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 7, 2018 at 2:31am PST . 福島に行った目的はこれ😎 ついに念願叶って冬の只見線を撮りに行くことができました🤤 こんなずるいロケーション、通いたくなるのも分かる気がする😂 . #福島県 #只見線 #雪 #旅 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 6, 2018 at 2:26am PST . 大正ロマンの風情溢れる温泉郷。 日が暮れて暗くなった温泉街にガス灯が灯り、とてもロマンチックでした🙌 この日は撮影のためだけに行ったけど、いつか絶対泊まりにきたい...! 誰か行こ← . モデルさんには撮影許可頂いてます🙆‍♂️ 初めて声かけて撮らせてもらった笑 . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #冬 #旅 #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 5, 2018 at 1:41am PST . 今年初ポスト笑 遅くなりましたが、明けましておめでとうございます⛩🌅 新年早々福島県まで撮影遠征に行ってきました😆🙌 . 早速の投稿は福島の写真ではありませんが笑。福島まで行ったついでに、ずっと撮りたかった雪と銀山温泉の景色も収めることができました! ほんとは蔵王も行きたかったけど読みが甘く😭 またチャンスがあれば行こうかな笑 チーム石川のみんな、現地でご一緒した方々、お疲れ様でした🤗 . 今年もよろしくお願いします! . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 4, 2018 at 2:08am PST “A secret spot” 冬の大牧温泉、ようやく撮れました。 しかも遊覧船付き!笑 昨晩は忘年会で山代温泉に泊まってました🤤 その帰りにたまたま(?)カメラを持っていたのでついでに庄川峡に寄ってみるとなんと遊覧船がもういるww あわてて撮影した一枚でした😚🙌 . #富山県 #庄川 #大牧温泉 #japan_daytime_view #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:23am PST . 去年の寒波2 雪の降る東茶屋街☃️ ここ雪積もるのかな?融雪あったようななかったような… 積もったやつ撮りたい🤤 . #石川県 #金沢 #東茶屋街 #雪 #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 7, 2017 at 3:20am PST . ようやく北陸にも雪が降ってきましたね☃️ 今年は去年より早い? 暖冬の去年に比べると今年は降る量は多いのかな!雪景色楽しみ🤤 . これは去年の大寒波が来た時の金沢駅🙌 . . #石川県 #金沢駅 #雪 #japan_night_view #冬 #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 6, 2017 at 2:41am PST . 🎄メリークリスマス!🎄 圧倒的にやる気のない月曜日ですがクリスマスの雰囲気のおかげでなんとか1日乗り越えることが出来ました。 車の中でクリスマスソングを聴きながら退社中🎅 そしてこれからお寿司😚🍣🎄 . Location : Nagano . #霧氷 #クリスマス #クリスマスツリー #雪 #冬 #長野県 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:40am PST . クリスマスなのでプレゼントいっぱい買いました← 赤道儀、ノースフェイスのマウンテンパーカー、マムートのグローブ、Peek designのストラップ、スノーシュー、トレッキングストック、他にも色々… 買いすぎた😂 . . #石川県 #金沢 #ひがし茶屋街 #雪 #クリスマス #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 24, 2017 at 1:38am PST . 昨夜、思いつきで白川郷に行ってきました。平日にもかかわらず付き合ってくれる仲間がいるのはほんとにありがたい😂 . 今日は一足先にケンタッキー🍗 . #岐阜県 #白川郷 #雪 #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #longexposure_japan A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 22, 2017 at 2:49am PST . 三週連続長野に足を運んでしまうほど、霧氷にハマってしまいました🤤 前回は一つも見れなかったけど、なんと今週は霧氷祭り!☃️ どこもかしこも雪が積もってて楽しかった\(^o^)/ しかしテンション上がりすぎたせいか、高ボッチで目が覚めるともう7時/(^o^)\ アラームめっちゃセットしたのに笑 でも今日一日霧氷に囲まれてて幸せだったから全て良し😚 . . Location : Nagano . #霧氷 #ムヒョー #雪 #冬 #drone #dronestagram #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 9, 2017 at 2:28am PST . なんか…サンタさんの家って感じ。🎅 わかりにくいかもしれないけど、風に乗った雪がキラキラしててとても良かった❄️✨ . . Location : Nagano . . #雪 #霧氷 #冬 #雪景色 #旅 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 10, 2017 at 1:22am PST

Introducing the Hasselblad Masters Award 2018

Introducing the Hasselblad Masters Award 2018

The kind folks from Hasselblad are starting the new year strong by introducing their Master Awards of 2018. Divided in many different categories like Aerial, Architecture, Art, Beauty & Fashion and more. Sit back and witness captivating/gripping photography from creators (now masters and ambassadors for Hasselblad) coming from all over the Globe. Let's join their celebration for their most prestigious master awards. In case you have missed our review of the Hasselblad X1D, check it out now on ABDZ. In their words The Hasselblad Masters is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most prestigious professional photography competitions. The winners were selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury - comprising internationally renowned photographers and imaging experts. Every Hasselblad Masters award winner will hold the title of ‘Hasselblad Master’ and be a brand ambassador for two years. In addition, they will receive a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera and be invited to shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project will be printed and released in the bi-annual Hasselblad Masters book. More Links To learn more about the Hasselblad Master Awards 2018 Follow @hasselblad_official on Instagram The Hasselblad Masters 2018 Aerial Category Winner | Jorge De La Torriente Miami, USA Architecture Category Winner | Kamilla Hanapova St. Peterburg, Russia Art Category Winner | Maria Svarbova Bratislava, Slovakia Beauty & Fashion Category Winner | Michal Baran Trim, Ireland Landscape Category Winner | Benjamin Everett Lopez Island, USA Portrait Category Winner | Tina Signesdottir Hult Torvastad, Norway Product Category Winner | Marcin Gizycki Warszawa, Poland Project//21 Category Winner | Nabil Rosman Kota Bharu, Malaysia Street/Urban Category Winner | Ben Thomas Kyneton, Australia Wedding Category Winner | Victor Hamke Leipzig, Germany Wildlife Category Winner | Karim Iliya Haiku, USA Hasselblad Masters 2018 Jury Tom Oldham – Photographer> Ali Rajabi – Past Master Martin Hausler – PhotographerKatrina Belkina – Past Master Swee Oh – Past Master Lars van de Goor – Past Master Tim Flach – Photographer Kevin Then – Photographer Bara Prasilova – Past Master Damien Demolder – Journalist Blair Bunting – Photographer Hans van Ommeren – Past Master Mads Nissen – Photographer Kevin Raber – Journalist It really struck me how progressive many of the entries were this year and how far the entrants were willing to push the brief. These were the photographers who caught my eye - the ballsy, out-there risk-takers who make compelling pictures that refuse to be ignored. I’m proud to have helped to get this great kit into their hands – their images deserve it. - Tom Oldham

julieanne kost

Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking by Julieanne Kost

  If you share the same curious eye as famed photographer Julieanne Kost you'll love these beautiful photographs she's captured over the past 15 years traveling on commercial flights in the prized window seat. Kost is an accomplished photographer and fine artist based in a San Jose, California with an immense talent for capturing abstract forms and thought-provoking landscapes. We're excited to celebrate her most recent shots from her travels throughout California, Utah and as far flung as Australia below. Kost's book "Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking" is available via hard copy as well as well as an updated iBook. Also be sure to check out more of her surreal and stunning portfolio here. A big thanks to Julieanne for reminding us all to look out that window on our next flight to appreciate the art, beauty and inspiration all around us.    ABOUT JULIEANNE KOST Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide — via live events, Adobe.com, her own website (jkost.com) and blog (blogs.adobe.com/jkost). She is also the author of "Passenger Seat—Creating a Photographic Project from Conception Through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom” and “Window Seat — The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking”, an accomplished photographer and fine artist, and creator and host of the popular Photoshop CC Essential Training, Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training, and the Art of Photoshop Compositing for LinkedIn Learning | Lynda.com.  

ABDZ Photo Challenge (It's back!): This month's hashtag #abdz_inspiring

ABDZ Photo Challenge (It's back!): This month's hashtag #abdz_inspiring

After getting a lot of requests we are bringing back the ABDZ Photo Challenge. For those who doesn't know what is the ABDZ Photo Challenge. It's a photo challenge purely for fun and somehow to help you improve your photography or mobile photography skills. After a few trials in the past, we decided to run the challenge for one month now (instead of one week like it was before). Also, the best picture for this month's challenge will win their own starter kit from Moment including the Photo Case, a Lens, and a Nylon Wrist Strap. Let's start this year on a high note! Starter kit from Moment (Photo Case, Lens and Nylon Wrist Strap) For this month, we are moving forward with the hashtag: --> #abdz_inspiring. This month's challenge is all about the new year, capturing pictures of people, places and/or little things that inspire your day-to-day. From a casual Sunday to your weekly commute, take us on a ride around the World so we can explore your own vision of inspiration. We can't wait to see you what will be creating. Challenge Rules All pictures must be submitted by February 5th, 2018 Each week, we will feature a series hand-picked from the submissions on Instagram At the end of the ABDZ Photo Challenge, we will select the best picture who will be taking home their own starter kit from Moment (Photo Case , Lens and Nylon Wrist Strap) For your pictures, use the hashtags #abdz_inspiring or/and/with #abdzphotochallenge. More Links Follow us on Instagram: @abduzeedo Subscribe to the ABDZ Mailing List Inspiration from Eric Cheung's Instagram Stockholm underground world · @apple #ShotoniPhone #ShotoniPhoneX ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #stayandwander #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Jan 4, 2018 at 3:37am PST The interlace · ✈️ by @highonmars / 💻 by me ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #stayandwander #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety #inspirationcultmag A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:57am PST Welcome to the mist time ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #eclectic_shotz #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety #inspirationcultmag A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Dec 23, 2017 at 7:01am PST Infinity lookup ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #eclectic_shotz #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety #inspirationcultmag A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Dec 22, 2017 at 7:18am PST Infinity room ____________________________________________________________ * * #tappingtones #agameoftones #gramslayers #hypebeast #hbouthere #creativeoptic #visualambassdors #citykillerz #way2ill #artofvisuals #yngkillers #all2epic #moodygrams #houseoftones #theIMAGED #createcommune #heatercentral #illgrammers #beautifuldestinations #depthobsessed #citygrammers #thecreatorclass #eclectic_shotz #mkexlpore #passionpassport #huffpostgram #streetdreamsmag #highsnobiety #inspirationcultmag A post shared by Eric Cheung (@ericube23) on Dec 16, 2017 at 5:13am PST

route 66

Route 66 Through the Eyes of Ralph Graef

We're delighted to bring you these beautiful shots of the infamous Route 66 by German-based photographer Ralph Graef. Established in 1926, Route 66 is perhaps the most famous original highway in the USA running from Santa Monica to Chicago. As transportation advances were made, it was swallowed by the Interstate road system and was officially removed from the US highway system in 1985. As a way to celebrate, historical remnants are now labeled as a scenic byway with "Historic Route 66" signs. Travelers can now enjoy many memories of the past on the current highway providing a nod of the exciting past when the country was developed for long-distance car travels. While some old historic motels and gas stations are still in use, many are abandoned and in visible disarray. In August 2016, Ralph Graef travelled along this inconic route creating a portrait of the Historic Route 66 from California to New Mexico. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did. And be sure to check out Ralph's entire portfolio at: here. Gassing up at Roy's - Winner Sony World Photography Award 2017 ABOUT RALPH GRAEF I was born in southern Bavaria and spent most of my life in Munich. In fall 2006, my scientific career as a cell biologist brought me to Potsdam near Berlin. Owing to my friends from the Photo Gallery Potsdam I found a great creative environment here to spend  most of my spare time for my creative talents. Photography excites me since my boyhood and I have tried myself in various photographic genres. Meanwhile I found my focus of interest in landscapes, cityscapes, interior architecture and staged scenes. I prefer available light and clearly composed pictures with a discreetly arranged motive. I want to stimulate the imagination of the viewer and to tell a story that emotionally touches him, since sensing emotions is the prerequisite to keep pictures sticking in the viewer's mind. In this context, image processing should only support the expression of the picture and help to mediate the intended mood to the viewer. I prefer working with a series concept in mind. You'll find the concept descriptions if you click on the links behind the short texts in the gallery overview. Mostly I use a digital exchangeable lens camera or analog medium format cameras, and almost always a tripod. However, the type of camera used to take the picture is usually unimportant. The most important factor is always found behind the viewfinder. In case of interest in my photos just use the ”contact" form to send a message.

Hasselblad X1D Review - the perfect medium-format camera

Hasselblad X1D Review - the perfect medium-format camera

Let me start this review by saying that is the best product I have ever reviewed so far! Still a novelty but we love making reviews on ABDZ. Being able to test products and share our thoughts to you guys is quite rewarding; we will work effortlessly to do more in the upcoming new year. On the other hand, smartphones have changed so much during the course of 5 years time. Our standards are also higher in terms of features of what we want of our phone. We want a big battery, waterproof, fast charging and etc etc etc. For me, it’s all about the camera, I personally love photography. We all have heard the saying: “The best camera is the one you always have with you”, yes I can agree to that. As a user of the Google Pixel, it’s quite clear that I was ditching my DSLR at times, quite frequently to be honest. Well my perspective definitely have changed after using the Hasselblad X1D and let me tell you why. This is the review of the world’s first 50mp compact mirrorless medium format camera, introducing the X1D by Hasselblad. I had the opportunity to try the X1D for one week, I tried my best to capture images in different situations including low light exposure. The results were so incredible that the images shown in this review are not edited, I really wanted to show you the quality of this camera and how this camera made me fall in love with photography even more. My gear for the review Hasseblad X1D-50C XCD 3,2/90MM Lens XCD 3,5/45MM Lens Hasselblad X1D Links To learn more about Hasselblad, check out hasselblad.com Follow Hasselblad on Instagram Subscribe Hasselblad on YouTube My first Impressions When you first hold the X1D in your hands, you can feel and see how much work went into the ergonomic and compact design. Every single detail has been carefully designed, I loved the grip where it’s also the battery storage. There is a great balance in the grip between big hands and small hands when you actually hold the X1D. Pretty impressive! I love the minimal approach and limitation of physical buttons on the camera where you have your AF/MF, ISO, option dial, shutter and power. It’s pretty much everything you need. The camera comes with a rear LCD screen with touch control; it’s sharp and gorgeous. The user experience of the interface feels just like a smartphone. You can easily access the settings with swiping and pinch to zoom. Within less than a day and you can be pretty familiar with the touch screen. It’s overall a very splendid camera to look, it's made of aluminium for a strong durability. There is also a note that says "Handmade in Sweden" that is just as big as the model signature. It’s a pretty bold statement and quite lovely. Hasselblad X1D Smartphone Vs Medium Format Sensor As I mentioned earlier, the best camera is the one you always have with you. The X1D comes with a 50 megapixels CMOS large sensor powerful enough to basically capture anything. It's a mirrorless design combined with autofocus lenses capable of taking very high-resolution images. I personally felt the autofocus was slow for my own style, I used the X1D for street photography where the action really is. It's not recommended to do so but I wanted to test the X1D as if it was suiting my own photographic style. Besides that, the pictures I took were just breathtaking, you become suddenly in love with the simple things of life because you are now equipped with a performance camera that can capture the true natural colours. Here is a vivid representation of what your smartphone sensor is compared to a medium format like the X1D. Smartphone Vs Medium Format Sensor Hasselblad X1D Gallery   Hasselblad 3F Raw File vs JPEG On the side of the X1D, there is dual slot for your SD cards, you would generally have them setup one for the RAW and the other one for JPEG. The X1D doesn’t shoot 50mp JPEG file, in fact the files are roughly around 5-6MB and 110MB for the RAW file. You can definitely use the JPEGs for sample and proofing but you won’t be able to have 50mp JPEG file. Shooting with the Hasselblad X1D During my week with the X1D, I took several rides around the city and tried to capture the city of Montreal in its authenticity. Shooting with this camera reminded of a beautiful track from a Korean movie: A Bittersweet Life, a song by Yuhki Kuramoto called "Romance". Yes, you have heard it right, I totally fell in love with the X1D. There is so much passion in the making of this camera that it becomes part of you are or become. This experience really has made me fall in love with photography, even more than what I was before. I use photography as a medium to express my creativity and with the X1D, I was able to go beyond photographing things in its purest form. What do you see with your eyes gets captured and the results are exactly what you saw. That's the beauty of the X1D because of its highest score on the DXOMark for its colour depth, dynamic range and low-light ISO. All the shots presented in this review are NOT edited. Shot on Hasselblad X1D Pros Stunning ergonomic and compact design 50mp medium-format pictures Worth the investment Cons Slow autofocus Battery life can be improved Final Words With the Hasselblad X1D, it is a clear statement that digital cameras are here to stay. We understand how technology has evolved and will continue to perfect the small sensor on the smartphones. But there is nothing more true to the essence of photography to carry your "big bulky camera" for a ride around your city, country or the world. Even though the Hasselblad X1D doesn't come at a cheap price, I would personally invest my money for my own perfection. More Links Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow me on Instagram

Digital Photography: Lines of NYC. by Salvador Cueva

Digital Photography: Lines of NYC. by Salvador Cueva

Exploring a city through tourist spots is one thing but exploring its architecture is something else and harder to accomplish. You don't really need to go to a specific place to photography but more likely by coincidence when you expect the less. We are taking a look at the project by Mexico-based photographer Salvador Cueva entitled: Lines of NYC. I really love his perspective on things and quite fascinating. It's on my to-do for a huge photo walk in New York City real soon. Salvador Cueva is a photographer and video film maker based in Monterrey, Mexico. He focus his work on digital photography, photography and art direction; you should definitely check out her work on Behance. More Links Learn more about Salvador Cueva at salvadorcueva.com Follow Salvador's work on Behance Digital Photography & Architecture  

Striking Photographs of Hokkaido By Train

Striking Photographs of Hokkaido By Train

We're obsessed with trains around this house so when we stumbled upon this latest series of photographs capturing life in a far off Japanese land during the depths of winter we just had to share. There is a limited express train service named “Okhotsk-no-Kaze (Wind of Okhotsk)” in Japan operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company that runs across the Hokkaido Prefecture. First introduced in 1959, Shanghai-based photographer Ying Yin's documents this trip from Sapporo to Abashiri, a city located on the coast of the Okhotsk Sea. Yin has an incredible way of capturing the heavy snow, silence and loneliness of local life resulting in watercolor-esque images that are simple yet incredibly striking. Enjoy and be sure to check out more of this talented young photographers work here.  

Stylish Winter Photography in Munich

Stylish Winter Photography in Munich

Skander Khlif is a photographer, visual Storyteller, curator, engineer  and buisness development manager but for this post we want to focus on his photography skills. He shared an incredible set of photos titled A Winter Sunday In Munich. As you can expect by the title it's all about the freezing cold winter in the beautiful German city. There's some quite unique shots like the first one that has some nice details like the little message written on the snow. I also love the ones with the water reflection. I got quite inspired to try some of those angles myself. At the end of the day, that's what creativity is all about, learning from people that is way better than you and then trying to add your own point of view. Anyways, check out the beautiful photography and Happy Holidays! Photography

Photography: It's time for the Holidays!

Photography: It's time for the Holidays!

Just about two weeks before Christmas time, I don't know why but this is my favourite part of the year. It's usually the time where you get yourself loose for delicious foods, cherish the love with siblings and desperately getting some time off everything. Time for a reset! As another lovely tradition on ABDZ (something we haven't done in years), we are sharing this collection of photography with a theme about the holidays. We are grateful to have platforms like Unsplash where it's quite easy to find high-quality images for multiple use. Whatever it is for an email, cover picture, holiday wishes or else; we hope you will enjoy this collection. More Links Cover Image by rawpixel.com Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram Holiday Photography Image by Andrea Reggiani Image by Jez Timms Image by Thomas Kelley Image by Joanna Kosinska Image by Annie Spratt Image by freestocks.org Image by Element5 Digital Image by Joanna Kosinska Image by Pro Church Media Image by rawpixel.com Image by Annie Spratt Image by Erwan Hesry Image by rawpixel.com Image by Markus Spiske Image by Annie Spratt Image by Mark Rabe Image by Jad Limcaco Image by Annie Spratt

Digital Photography: Winter Haze by Philip Karlberg

Digital Photography: Winter Haze by Philip Karlberg

Currently living in the North side of America, the month of December generally comes with what we truly love and also hate the same time. Snow! Again, there is still a beauty in watching a snowfall in the city and even outside of all its glory. We are following Sweden-based photographer Philip Karlberg in a beautiful series of digital photography of the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden; entitled: Winter Haze. Philip Karlberg is a photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip had the opportunity to work with brands like such as Vogue, Swarovski, Bang & Olufsen and Volvo to name a few. You should check out his Behance for more of his work. A series shot in the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden More Links Learn more about Philip Karlberg at philipkarlberg.com Follow Philip Karlberg's work on Behance Digital Photography  

Digital Photography: Exploring Monument Valley, Arizona

Digital Photography: Exploring Monument Valley, Arizona

Let's explore the Monument Valley area in Arizona through the camera of photographer Alessandro Guida. If you are a movie fan, you might have recognized this famous location from movies like Forrest Gump and even Back to the Future Part 3. Going through Alessandro's beautiful series, it definitely gives you a Western Cowboy atmosphere. Is it definitely on my bucket list destinations to fly a drone? Hah! Or at least for long photo walk! From Rotterdam, Netherlands, Alessandro Guida is a photographer that travels the World to various locations from Italy, Hong Kong, Beijing and more. You should definitely check out his Behance for more. More Links Learn more about Alessandro Guida at aleguida.com Follow Alessandro's work on Behance Digital Photography  

Estonian Film Museum by Andrés Gallardo Albajar

Estonian Film Museum by Andrés Gallardo Albajar

We're really digging these 'Wes Anderson-y' shots of the Estonian Film Museum by photographer Andrés Gallardo Albajar.  BOA Architects created this beautiful, modern structure and Andres does a perfect job of showcasing the many different facets through his lens. Our personal favorite shots are of the 210-seat cinema and conference hall with not one soul in the frame. Enjoy and learn more about the museum itself after the gallery.  ABOUT THE ESTONIAN FILM MUSEUM The Film Museum, which operates as part of the Estonian History Museum, now has a building of its own in Maarjamäe Palace Park. Visitors are directed to the Film Museum via a pathway that resembles a red carpet, so that when you walk towards the museum, you feel like a true film star. This cinematographic alley is lined with playful works of art, inspired by masterpieces of Estonian film. It leads visitors to an exhibition dedicated to the history of cinema in Estonia and to what happens behind the scenes in the global film industry.

Digital Photography: Los Angeles, California with Ludwig Favre

Digital Photography: Los Angeles, California with Ludwig Favre

I am about to hit the West Coast for a few days next week, as someone living in the North with the cold. It will be a treat to change my warm coat for a pair of sandals. Let's take a look at the digital photography series by Paris-based photographer Ludwig Favre about Los Angeles, California. The multiple beaches to explore alongside that light gradient blue sky and let's not forget about the sunsets as well. Let's admire this beautiful collection! Ludwig Favre is a professional photographer based in Paris, France. We love Lugwig's work on ABDZ, you should definitely follow his work on Instagram. More Links Learn more about Ludwig Favre at ludwigfavre.com Follow Ludwig's work on Behance Follow Ludwig on Instagram Digital Photography  

dolomites

Dolomites in Infrared by Andrea and Francesco Padovani

Nine days, more than 110 kilometers of trek and three rolls of Aerochrome film is the equation for this epic gallery of photographs by Andrea and Francesco Padovani, a graphic design duo from Italy. This past summer the pair embarked on a follow up of their photographic project called "Dolomites in Infrared" - an ongoing project they started in 2016 in which they aimed to capture some of the most suggestive landscapes of the Italian Dolomites on delicate infrared film. This kind of film is quite unforgiving, and small changes in the light and the weather can deliver very different results in terms of color and contrast. We're in awe of the beautiful shots captured and the effort to get each shot makes them that much more special to us. Take a look at the first part of the project here and if you're interested in limited edition fine art prints you can drop a line here. #DOLOMITESININFRARED  

Beautiful Photography with the iPhone

Beautiful Photography with the iPhone by Eric Van Nynatten

It's incredible how technology allowed us to express ourselves and so many different ways. Photography is one of the biggest forms of expression and art that took fully advantage or got mass adoption. The cameras on smartphones are getting better every year and they can already replace the traditional cameras. They say that the best camera is the one you have available when you needed. You always have your phone with you, so there's your answer. But to give you a bit more context about, check out the beautiful photography examples that Eric Van Nynatten shared on his Behance profile. It's titled Shots on iPhone, part 1 and 2. As I said, it's not about the equipment as much as the vision to capture day to day moments and make them memorable or should I dare say, magic. For this series of photos shot on iPhone, I wanted to push the capabilities of the iPhone and see if I could achieve the same results as my full-frame mirrorless, from shooting in ideal sunlit settings to low-light conditions. All images were shot on iPhone 6/8 Plus and edited using VSCO & Snapseed apps for iOS. Photography on iPhone New York Chicago & New York   New York   Santiago Calatrava's The Oculus, New York   New York   New York   New York   Chicago   New York   New York Chicago   New York   New York   Utah & Iowa Follow Eric on Instagram for more work @ericvannynatten

Exploring foggy Hamburg at night: a Photography Series by Mark Broyer

Exploring foggy Hamburg at night: a Photography Series by Mark Broyer

It's a totally different atmosphere to take pictures at night. There's a beauty to capture even though we are not chasing shadows or stride by. It's a whole distinct experience, I wish I had more time to take pictures at night. It's quite inspiring to see what Hamburg-based photographer Mark Broyer did and you gotta love how the neon lights complement the fog in a very subtle way. Mark Broyer is a photographer based in of course Hamburg, Germany. Focusing his work on digital photography and retouching; he really enjoys wandering the streets during the calmness of the night. More Links Learn more about Mark Broyer at intothelife.de Follow Mark on Behance