Becoming a photo journalist – despite all obstacles

When we think of a photo journalist, most of us have the same image in mind: a brave photographer going on a journey to give people a better understanding of our world. Telling stories, showing all kinds of countries and different cultures in catchy picture documentations and thus using their own language, which is universally ...

That was Photokina 2K18!

As expected the Photokina 2018 was a top event due to its impressive character and overwhelming size. More than 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries came to Cologne’s trade fair halls to present their ideas and products. In this article we have summarized the most important facts, highlights and all the relevant information you need. ...

Noise reduction in photos with blurry backgrounds – a quick n dirty workflow

As I promised last week here is my „quick and dirty“ noise reduction workflow for photos with blurry backgrounds. Noise is most apparent in those blurry parts of the photo. In those areas which are in focus, the sharp detail “masks” the (luminance) noise. This approach is “quick and dirty” precisely because its aim is ...

The most stunning panoramic pictures – The Epson Pano Awards

As all of you may know by now, I’m a great fan of photo awards. If you focus a bit more on the world of photo awards, you’ll soon notice that obviously there’s an award for almost anything. Ranging from those we all know, such as the much-discussed Worldpress Photo Award, to awards one would ...

Philippe Halsman

Even if many of you, including me, may not be familiar with his name, Philippe Halsman counts among the most original and most creative photographers of our times. I’m sure that most of you have already seen some of his works. Before he started to focus on photography, the Latvian studied electrical engineering. When he ...

Using a tripod or increasing ISO?

The cold season is here and it brings with it not only rain, fog, snow and icy cold, but also shorter days and tricky lighting. As a photographer you have a choice of either using a tripod, if you photograph motifs which allow the use of one, or increasing ISO. I never was a tripod ...

The first snow… but let’s stay warm inside!

Even for autumn, the past few weeks have been unusually warm: In mid-November it was 15°C in the streets and one could still see people wearing thin jackets instead of thick winter coats and wool caps. Eventually the Christmas decoration is installed, but the trees still have their colorful autumn leaves. However, out of the ...

Black Friday

Especially in the months after the Photokina we can’t always anticipate new lenses, cameras or updates to be released. After a series of new products the photo industry, of course, won’t rest, but there haven’t been a lot of new publications for a while. Maybe now is a good time to focus on one’s technique ...

“MINE” dog portraits with extras

As a dog lover it always makes me happy when photographers attract attention on an international level with new and creative dog photo projects. Ranging from the “Underwater Dogs” to Christian Vieler’s funny dog portraits to Harlow & Sage, whose dog friendship has touched the world. As soon as I come across a new dog ...

Ruins reconstructed – A glimpse into the world of damsels, knights and others

Have you ever walked through the ruins of a fort or a castle? Can you still remember the feeling you had while doing so? Or what was on your mind then? Ever since I’ve been a fan of old things and places and I’m incredibly interested in history. I was lucky to grow up in ...

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