photography and photographs understood


Welcome to FotoCapito, a site dedicated to understanding better photography and photographs: how to recognize good ones and bad ones, and in the process learning to make better photos.

Recent Activities on Photography

One Camera, One Lens

More than one camera and more than one lens is too much; it’s a distraction. Taking pictures is smoother when you have only one camera and one lens. Shooting becomes simpler and more natural, making for better photos.
posted: aug 27, 2018  ✧  word count:  986  ✧  readers this month: 137  ✨ Read More…

Replaced Leica M9 Image Sensor

My Leica M9 had too many spots on images, so I gave it to Leica to clean. They said the image sensor needed replacing.
posted: feb 10, 2017  ✧  word count:  735  ✧  readers this month: 1301  ✨ Read More…

Recent Thoughts on Photography

More Progress

Looking at my photographs for the past year or so, and comparing them to photos I took three years ago, I can see that I’ve made more progress in my photography skills. This has been due to several factors: equipment changes and a new perspective.
posted: sep 17, 2018  ✧  word count:  1530  ✧  readers this month: 118  ✨ Read More…

A Digital Film Camera

The best camera for creativity would be digital with a full-frame sensor, but have the simplicity of a film camera: knobs for setting manually the exposure (i.e., ISO, shutter, aperture) and no other settings, nor an LCD screen to distract you.
posted: jul 30, 2018  ✧  word count:  1064  ✧  readers this month: 124  ✨ Read More…

Recent Tutorials on Photography

Finding Clarity

To learn how to use the Leica M9 camera for studio photography, I spent a day taking private lessons with a professional fashion photographer who uses the same camera for his work. He hired a model for the lessons. It was fun and extremely useful.
posted: aug 12, 2014  ✧  word count:  1630  ✧  readers this month: 1016  ✨ Read More…

Steadying Micro 4/3 with Manual Lens

Voigtlander makes adapters for Leica lenses so that they may be used on micro four-thirds cameras. It works well. But using a cropped manual lens on such a camera makes it difficult to avoid camera-shake in low lighting.
posted: feb 14, 2012  ✧  word count:  1013  ✧  readers this month: 419  ✨ Read More…

Dry Dock
Elena & Yulia in Sclafani Bagni
A Trieste Stroll
Strolling Along
Bowl of Oranges