Life as a Colorblind Photographer

All images by Francesco Nacchia. Used with permission.

“It’s not easy to explain,” says Photographer Francesco Nacchia; a colorblind shooter who has been interviewed here before. “I will make an example, when you look at a yellow flower, you know that flower is yellow because your mind recognizes that color and binds it to the flower, for me that instead is color-blind, when I look at a yellow flower I am never convinced that it really is, it could be green or orange, the same thing for all the other colors, I see the colors but I’m not sure that they are really the same.”

Francesco is living proof that color doesn’t need to be one of the biggest and best parts of a photo simply because he doesn’t see it. In fact, he’s more about working with shades and tones in a photo.

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Gravity | Flower Power is a Curious Study of Color

All images by Claire Droppert. Used with permission

Photographer Claire Droppert has continued her work in the Gravity series. First, she debuted on Behance her awesome Sand Creatures, which were all created in-camera. Most recently though, she debuted Flower Power. This project is a lot more about the use of color–which many photographers believe needs to be used very carefully in the creation of images. In fact, Claire says that she was very careful about the use by contrasting specific colors against the blue sky.

But most of all, Claire found a way to make the ordinary flower photo look fun!

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How to Make the Most of Photographing in Public Gardens


I am lucky enough to live in a city which is near several beautiful public gardens. It provides a wonderful way to spend the day as well as make photographs. It would seem that there are many who agree with me from counting the many cameras hanging from other people’s necks.

Many people only think of Spring as the ideal time to visit a public garden. However, if the gardens in my community are any indication, it’s worth a visit anytime of the year. Here are some tips to make the most of your time, especially this summer season.

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Review: Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

I have a deep passion for macro photography. When I got into DSLR photography, I bought the 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro to multitask as my zoom and my macro lens. Lately though, I wanted a more specialized lens for macro photography. With the 70-300mm I have to zoom lens all the to the widest focal length, then switch to macro mode, etc. With the Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, I don’t have to do that. This is why I chose to test it out. So does it make the cut for my photography?

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Field Review: Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro (Day 1)

One thing that I have I’ve learned in photography is to always carry a zoom lens. If you shoot photos for fun or you get paid for creating compelling photographs, you will find need for a zoom lens. There are spots you just can’t reach and things you cannot get close to. A zoom lens will afford you that opportunity. Though my Nikon 35mm F1.8 remains my favorite lens and is almost always on my D90, the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro is by my side often now.

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