Lisbette Model

Today I’d like to present you another photographer whose career and biography really impress me: Lisette Model (1901-1983). The Vienna-born photographer is considered a pioneer in Street Photography and fascinates me because she developed her very unique, then quite unusual style and never gave up on it. “Never take a picture of something that doesn’t ...

Wes Anderson

Hey guys, we love photography – but every once in a while we like reach out for more and enjoy the art of filmmaking. Today I don’t want to present you a photographer, but an amazing film director! I’m talking about Wes Anderson. In my eyes he masters the interplay with colors and contrasts in ...

Perspective matters – Setinthestreet

Perspective matters – as photography fans and photo enthusiasts we probably know this already in one way or another. One guy, who highlights a totally new aspect of perspective, is Justin Bettman. His photo project SetintheStreet reminds us of the fact that not everything is the way it seems and that in the world of ...

Photo Books Nature

Hey guys, today I want to talk to you about books, or to be more exact, about photo books and albums. Of course, we all like to take pictures on our own, but I bet you enjoy browsing impressive photo books as much as I do! That’s why I kept thinking about telling you a ...

Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS C going to the Zoo

If you live in a big city the local zoo is often the most suitable place to test out a new telephoto lens. Thanks to a wide range of motifs and enclosures of different sizes it’s perfect for getting a clear picture of the new toy’s imaging performance at different focusing distances. As you can ...

The truth behind the picture

We all know that picture. Revolutionary Che Guevara in a thinking pose with a military beret on his head. There’s no doubt that this is the most popular photo of him and one of the best known images of all times. But what and who really is the person behind that picture? The photo, which ...

SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

Hey guys, Today I’d like to share my thoughts about a lens I’ve had for quite some time now. Yet I’ve been using it extremely rarely for the past couple of months, perhaps even for the last two years. I’m talking about the SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro! For my test images, ...

SIGMA News – some more info about all these news

Hey guys, You’ve certainly heard that there’s been quite a lot going on with Sigma over the past few weeks. From now on, lenses with an e-mount will be manufactured. This means that from today we can also use Sigma lenses on Sony cameras without an MC-11 converter. Apart from that, we’re also happy about ...

Quattro and the blue channel trick revisited

There is hardly a photographer who shoots with a Sigma camera who doesn’t know about the blue channel trick. Those, who have never heard about it, should read this blog post of mine. The tl;dr version is this: it’s a workflow trick for black and white conversion, with which you can improve the noise performance ...

Are Digital Artists the new stars in photography?

Have you ever thought about your opinion on photo editing? I’m not talking about the kind of post-editing that’s supposed to make models even more flawless by retouching half of their legs and adding quite a bit to their upper part of the body.  No, I’m referring to the photo editing that makes sceneries, parts ...

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