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I am really proud to announce that, starting November 2022, I’ll be partnering with FLM Canada!
The “long normal” FOV equivalent lens for full-frame medium format: read my thoughts about it for my work!
To use our prized 100mm filters in the best possible way, we need the best 100mm holder as well: read on to find out!
Despite all the advancements in technology, the use of filters at the time of shooting is still fundamental: find out the best filters for you!
The 35mm FOV equivalent lens for full-frame medium format: read my thoughts about it for my work!
The only 21mm FOV equivalent lens for medium format: read my thoughts about it for my work!
The widest lens for full-frame medium format: read my thoughts about it for my work!
Behind THE DEVIL’S NO MORE, like with any Fine Art photograph, lie passions, aesthetics, challenges, thoughts. In this article I’ll reveal them all!
Behind FEARLESSLY WESTWARD, like with any Fine Art photograph, lie passions, aesthetics, challenges, thoughts. In this article I’ll reveal them all!
Behind GONE ARE THE GLORY DAYS, like with all my photographs, lie passions, aesthetics, challenges, thoughts. In this article I’ll reveal them all!
Behind JURASSIC THIRST, like with any Fine Art photograph, lie passions, aesthetics, challenges, thoughts. In this article I’ll reveal them all!
After nearly five years, I decided to leave Formatt-Hitech and look elsewhere for my filter requirements. Read on to find out more!
Behind LEGENDS OF FALLEN HEROES, like with any Fine Art photograph, lie passions, aesthetics, challenges, thoughts. In this article I’ll reveal them all!
Behind GLENCOE, like with any Fine Art photograph, lie passions, aesthetics, challenges, thoughts. In this Behind the Scene article I’ll reveal them all!
Behind KIRKJUFELL, like with any Fine Art photograph, lie passions, aesthetics, challenges, thoughts. In this Behind the Scene article I’ll reveal them all!
Behind ARNARDRANGUR, like with any Fine Art photograph, lie passions, aesthetics, challenges, thoughts. In this Behind the Scene article I’ll reveal them all!
Now, for the million-dollar question: do NFTs work as a medium to create, share and collect art based on Fine Art landscape photography? Read on to find out!
NFTs seem to be all the rage lately; but what are they and can Fine Art photography and NFT get along and thrive? Read on to find out!
Today, it hit me: I am a time photographer – I actually photograph time. Read on to find out how I came to such a bizarre conclusion!
In the Phase One XT’s simplicity lies a revolutionary product, one that changed field tech cameras as we know them in the digital age. Read on to find out more!
How do we choose the best camera system for landscape photography? Read on to find out!
I am really proud and excited to announce that in December 2020 I have been selected as a Phase One Local Ambassador!
Running Workshops in the time of pandemic is not easy. But, with careful planning and extra security, it can be done. Let’s see how we managed!
We all know how hard it is to photograph with freezing hands: let’s find out the best gloves for landscape photography!
The Nitecore SCL10 2-in-1 Smart Camera Light is a product designed for the photographer on the move, let’s see how it performed in this review!
Conveying a sense of depth in landscape photography is fundamental: let’s see how we can do that using three different methods!
In my quest for wide-angle lenses to use on medium format, this time I went for zooms: read my compared Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 vs f/4 in-depth review to find out!
The ability to read images is as fundamental for our growth as photographers and artists as it is neglected. Read on to find out why!
It’s now been five years since we started Vieri Bottazzini Workshops: see how far we went since then, and what’s in store for the future!
The Voigtlander Super-Wide Heliar 15mm v. III is one of the widest options for the X1D system: read in this in-depth review my thoughts about it!
The Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm, with a 28-59mm focal equivalent, is the “normal” zoom for the X1D system: read in this in-depth review my thoughts about it!
Is there any educational value in editing other photographers’ work? Read on to find out!
Let’s see in this Nitecore UHX1 Pro & Hasselblad Battery Charging Hub compared review how they performed!
With its 65mm, this is the “normal” lens for the Hasselblad X1D system: read in this Hasselblad XCD 65mm in-depth review my thoughts about it for my work!
This tele for the Hasselblad X1D covers two focal length and various purposes: read in this Hasselblad XCD 135mm in-depth review my thoughts about this lens!
The long-awaited successor of the Hasselblad X1D is finally here: see in this Hasselblad X1D II review what has been improved and how it performs!
I am thrilled to be part of Medium Format Magazine & very honoured to be in the company of many amazing colleagues!
This short tele for the Hasselblad X1D serves many purposes, from portrait to landscape: read my thoughts about it for my work!
See in this Hasselblad XCD 45mm in-depth review my thoughts about this moderate wide-angle for the Hasselblad X1D system!
See in this Hasselblad XCD 30mm in-depth review my thoughts about this lens covering a classic landscape photography focal length!
I am very proud and excited to introduce the “Vieri Bottazzini Workshops Special Award” for Landscape Photography at ImagOrbetello!
See in this Hasselblad XCD 21mm in-depth review my thoughts about this feat of optical engineering, and why this lens is so important for me!
I am extremely proud and excited to announce my partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, aimed at bringing you carbon-neutral photography Workshops!
The Hasselblad X1D is the smallest, lightest medium format available today. Read on to find out how it performs for landscape photography!
Formatt-Hitech just released their Firecrest 85mm holder: let’s examine the improvements in this review!
Environmental protection is paramount to keep human presence on Earth sustainable. Read on to find out what we, as photographers, can do to help!
On December 20, 2018 I decided to resign from being a Leica Ambassador and Certified by Leica photographer. It was time to go solo again!
I am proud to announce that one of my Vestrahorn (Iceland) images has been selected to be Formatt-Hitech box image for their new Firecrest Ultra packaging!
I am honoured to announce that I have been invited to join the new “Certified by Leica” network of professional photographers!
I am honoured to announce that my solo exhibition “Time (&) Matters” is now showing at ImagOrbetello Photofestival!
I am happy to announce that I’ve been accepted into Formatt-Hitech’s exclusive Featured Artist program for extraordinary photographers using their products!
Camera straps are a neglected but very important piece of equipment: let’s see why I choose Harry Benz’s straps to carry my cameras around!
The “new” DxO Nik Collection for Photoshop CC 2018 is finally here! Let’s see if we can now rejoice, or if there is still something missing….
Ultra-wide-angle lenses are wonderful creative tools providing a different “view of the world”: read this Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D in-depth review!
With Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH in April 2018 Leica completed the classic zoom lens trio for Leica SL: read all about it in this review!
The Leica M10 is the best digital Leica M yet. What better than Iceland to try it in the field for Fine Art Landscape Photography? Read on to find out!
The normal zoom for the Leica SL, the Leica 24-90mm f/2.8-4 Vario-Elmarit-SL ASPH is a wonderful lens for landscape: read all about it in this user review!
We loved Nik Collection, but Google stopped developing it: read all on how to keep using the plugins on Adobe Photoshop CC 2018!
“Time (&) Matters” is a project very close to my heart. After working on this series of black & white images for the last few years, now they are ready for exhibition!
Read my 16-page long interview with Exclusive Photomag, featuring about twenty images and talking about photography, art, gear, prints, Workshops & more. Enjoy!
The only zoom for the S system, the Leica 30-90mm Vario-Elmar-S offers versatility in a rugged, weather-sealed package. Read to find out how it performs!
Time flies! One year of landscapes with the Leica SL went by in a second since I went all-Leica for my work: see how it did work out in this article!
Antelope Canyon inspired me with a very different vision, more intimate than the usual fiery red. I choose to portray Antelope’s Spirits in black & white.
Cabo de Gata is a beautiful and very photogenic area in the south-eastern corner of Spain. See the result of a couple of days of my work there!
Beyond the multi-coloured houses and the lace shops, if you take the time to explore behind the facade you’ll find my Buranoscapes, the lesser known Burano.
Do you want to know what gear is in my bag and read about my journey with photography? Read my BAGzine interview and enjoy lots of images!
I am really proud and excited to announce that since September 2016 I am a Leica Ambassador and Leica Akademie instructor! Ad majora!
My bag is ready, my car is fuelled: after a few months home, it’s finally time to hit the road again, exploring Spain with the Leica S for a new Workshop!
I am proud to be Ambassador of Formatt-Hitech, producer of Firecrest, the most neutral, most scratch-resistant and in short the best filters out there!
It’s the widest and fastest medium format lens in existence: read this Leica Super-Elmar-S 24mm f/3.5 review to find out how it performs!
Using Leica S lenses on the SL is great, but how do they perform? Read all about it in this Leica Super-Elmar-S 24mm vs Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm review!
Do you want to use your 100mm square filters on the Leica Super-Elmar-S 24mm? Easy! Read on to find out how to do so with 5 minutes work and without risks!
The Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm III is a great lens with an even bigger handicap. Read about the little surgery to fix it!
With their new Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm Voigtlander gave us the widest worldview ever: discover it in this Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 review!
I am extremely proud to announce that in August 2016 I have been awarded my BIPP Associateship Qualification, a great recognition of the quality of my work!
Sometimes, a genius idea is enough to revolutionise what seems to be a proven and unchangeable concept: read my Arca-Swiss P0 Monoball review to find out!
Perfect equipment support is fundamental for landscape photography. Not everyone is aware of the importance of this simple fact though: read on to find out!
If you want to use S lenses, some of the best among Leica great lenses, on the Leica SL just read this Leica S-adapter L review to find out all about it!
Part of the reason to choose Leica SL is extreme wide angles: read about it in this Leica 16-18-21mm Tri-Elmar vs Voigtlander 15mm Super Wide-Heliar III review!
Which are the best filters for landscape photography? Read this review comparing Lee, Singh-Ray & Formatt-Hitech both resin and the new Firecrest filters!
Say what you want, to me landscape photography isn’t just a cold exercise in photo technique and pseudo-aesthetics. It is about the meaningfulness of beauty.
You haven’t really seen Cappadocia until you fly over it in a Hot Air Balloon at sunrise & enjoy its landscapes from the air: a truly magical experience.
Aiming to always offer maximum quality to my customers, I set out to develop the best landscape photography workshops out there!
Leica released their first full-frame EVF camera aimed at the pro market, the Leica SL: find out all about it in this landscape photography Leica SL review!
What do you do for your photography business development? Many photographers never ask themselves this question, while always whining about the consequences.
Accepting underpaid photography work ruins the business for everyone: both those who do it and everyone else too. Read on to find out why!
I am very pleased to announce my successful FEP Qualification for Landscape, awarded me by the Federation of European Photographers!
An insight into my landscape photography workshops philosophy: what is my teaching philosophy and why I believe landscape photography workshops work so well.
I am very pleased to announce my Licentiateship Qualification for Landscape, awarded me by the British Institute of Professional Photography!
Paolo Soleri’s last interview: exploring the mind of a visionary man, of great social and architectonic influence in the second half of the 20th century.
How do colour filters affect the Leica M Monochrom? Are the Leica M Monochrom’s files better than regular colour files converted to B&W? Read on to find out!
The 50mm focal length, considered the “normal”, is an ugly duckling or the king of focal lengths? Recent announcements seems to point to the latter, read on to find out!
Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 review on the Nikon D800E: is it the perfect super-wide lens on the King of the High Resolution DSLR? Read on to find out!
Leica M Monochrom review: after struggling with the M9 and its quirks, I tried the new Leica M Monochrom. Is it rangefinder love, again?
Nikon D800E vs Sigma SD1 Merrill Part II, see how the King of Bayer stands against the King of Foveon in the battle of the Ultra Wide Angle lenses!
Sigma SD1 Merrill vs Nikon D800E, rolling review: see how the King of Bayer stands against the King of Foveon! As a start, I’ll be examining normal lenses.
Getting increasing success rate with the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 is quite easy: read on to find out how to get more keepers with this lens!
The SD1M is a DSLR with a state-of-the-art Foveon sensor: is it the end-all Landscape camera? Find out in this Sigma SD1 Merrill first look review!
Improving the Nikon 70-200 f/4 stability makes a very good lens even better: if you use it on a tripod, you’ll definitely need to read this!
Comparing the legendary Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and the new kid on the block, the 70-200mm f/4. Which is better? Read on to find out!