About this blog

My name is Massimiliano, I live in northern Italy and I'm in my mid-thirties.
I’m a software engineer and in my spare time I like to go around and take photos of interesting subjects with my DSLR camera.

If you are looking for more info about my job as a software developer, you can look here about.me/MFerrari or here www.linkedin.com/in/ferrarimassimiliano.

This page, and this blog, is about me and the photography I like.
The photography subject I like the most are: landscape, macro, and night photography.

Now, let's start with some history...
I started taking photos after meeting my beloved one, following the philosophy that each photo not taken is a memory that could be lost... it was the 2000.

My photography gears evolved with my photography skills.
2000: Olympus TripMD 35mm
2001: Olympus mju II 35mm  -  Still no zoom, but better than the TripMD
2004: Olympus C-4000 4Mp  -  Let's go digital! The number of shots taken grown by more than an order of magnitude :-)
2007: DSLR Canon 400D 10Mp + Canon 18-55 f3.5-5.6 II  -  Let's take photography more seriously
2007: New lens, Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 macro
2008: External Flash Metz Mecablitz 48 AF-1 + Manfrotto tripod
2009: Canon Ixus 870 10Mp + CHDK  -  Always in my pocket for unplanned photos

Due to my IT background I'm somewhat techy about photography :-)
I want my images have low background noise and a "pixel perfect" focus. Of course, this is not always possible :-)
The majority of my photography is based on what catch my eyes, in that specific moment. It means looking at something, and feeling that's too nice to not take a shot of it.
Of course there are times in which I plan carefully what type of photos do and when to do them.

I always try to scrutinize my photos to learn from my mistakes; critical comments on my photos are welcome.
I read a few books on photography. Furthermore I follow some blogs about photos and photography: I like to learn something new looking at others photographers works.

In 2009 I started this blog about photography, and in 2010 I jumped on Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.

Some time ago I was thinking about photography, technology, cameras, creativity.... and I've come up with an interesting thought:
Do you know what's the difference between a compact camera and an DSLR? IMHO it's the photographer! :-)
A very good camera will give you very  good quality, but good photography is more about contents that technical quality. A good photographer could take good photos with a compact camera.
I really like the following concept (I read about it the somewhere in the internet, I don't remember where) "Capturing an image is the job of the camera, but taking the photo remain a job for the photographer."

I hope you enjoy my blog, feel free to comments on my photos :-)
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