My photography blog

Articles, links, gear tests and tips about my photography


15mm: Venus Laowa VS Irix Firefly

A direct comparison between Venus Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D and Irix Firefly f/2.4, two great ultrawide angle


How to stack images for nightscapes and milky way - PART 2

A technique to create noise free nightscapes, stacking multiple images for both the subject and the starry background, using Sequator free software


How to stack images for nightscapes and milky way - PART 1

Learn the technique to shot noise-free nightscapes, following simple advises


My photography backpack - tommaso Di donato

a detailed description of everything I have in my backpack when going shooting. Photography gear, useful items and related links


Filters: quick tips for landscape photographers

Square or screw-on filters are great friends of every landscape photographers. Here there are few uncommon tips to use them in the best possible way


A different photography location: Isola d'Elba

Discover a marvellous island rich of history, beauty, and most of all a lot of photography spots. definitely perfect for our landscape photography and long exposures


Why I stand against social photography

Just some thoughts about the pervasive habits of so many "photographers" to make an entire "photography work" based on social modes or social interactions only. Destroying Nature, creativity and real photography


14mm: the comparison of 3 UWA: Samyang XP vs Venus Laowa

Samyang 14mm XP vs Venus Laowa 15mm Zero-D


Tilt Shift I love you!

Impressions on Samyang 24mm tilt shift lens


First impressions on Haida big stopper

Testing Haida ND1000 ND3.0 for long exposure and no color casting


Zen and the art of digital blending

How to digital blend multiple shots to reduce noise and expand dynamic range


Sony SEL 2470Z vs Sony SEL 24240

A quick review of the all-in-one zoom from Sony, and a comparison with the sony zeiss 24-70Z. pros and cons of a versatile zoom lens from Sony


Switching to Sony

Why I decided to pass from Nikon D610 to Sony a7R


Testing Samyang 14mm f:2.8 - a cheap UWA lens

Some quick tests on the cheap Ultra Wide Angle lens from Samyang. 14mm f:2.8