The Polar Route

Photography Reviews

Mamiya lens comparison: 80mm f1.9 vs 80mm f2.8

10 Jul , 2014
Created by Ed Graham

A normal lens Normal lenses free the photographer from the complexity and distraction of zoom lenses. When I walk around with a normal lens on my camera, I see things in an everyday kind of way. My photographic vision moves from “???, wtf do I take a picture of?” to one of clarity, seeing exactly […]

Read the article

eBook Review: Powerful Imagery The Photographer’s Insight

27 Oct , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

There are two often repeated basic tenets of photography: Good photos tell a story Good photographers are always learning Photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich’s pictures tell stories that are on par with the best photographers alive today. I was happy to have him be a part of my “What Makes a Good Photograph?” article over at Go, […]

Read the article

Battle of The 50s: A Bokeh Comparison

25 Jul , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

This is a totally unscientific, just for fun bokeh comparison between three (four?) of Canon’s 50mm lenses.   What Makes Good Bokeh? What’s attractive to you may not be the same for everyone else, but in general the more rounded the out of focus elements the more pleasing the bokeh. Good bokeh shows the background […]

Read the article

Review: Canon 50mm f1.0L. Yeah, 1.0!

17 Jun , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

A Big Old Heaping Pile of Glass… The first thing you notice about this lens is the glass. This lens is all glass with a little bit of that nice “L” series black plastic wrapped around it. This thing weighs 2lbs – it’s even heavier than the 5D Mark III camera it was attached to for […]

Read the article

Flickr’s Badass New Look. Yeah, Flickr’s Awesome Again.

20 May , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

I’ve always liked Flickr, although lately I had admittedly been looking at it like an old used up friend. It’s not the most fun to be around, and it’s certainly not new and interesting. It just kind of sits there, passively waiting for attention but never desperate for it. And like an old friend, it’s […]

Read the article

1 2 3