Madame d’Ora – A pioneer in photography

Madame d’Ora, only this name makes us curious already. If you don’t know her yet, Madame d’Ora aka Dora Kallmus was a pioneer in photography and counts among the most influential female photographers in the history of photography. At the times of Madame d’Ora, photography was only a male domain. Nevertheless, that photographer managed to ...

Halloween in the Big Apple

We all know that in the States Halloween is a much bigger affair than in Europe. Whereas only small groups of kids stroll around suburban areas in zombie or witch outfits, hunting for treats, and in the cities youngsters make an exception and dress up for a beer on Friday night, America goes crazy! In ...

What is better, SFD or a stack made of multiple photos?

I’ve discussed the SFD mode, which was introduced with Sigma sd Quattro cameras, late last year. Since I’m experimenting with Affinity Photo as of late, I wanted to do a little comparison of the program’s stacking feature and the SFD mode. In the following comparison we are going to determine which one looks best: SFD, ...

The “Nikon Small World“ Competition

We all know that on this planet and in this universe there are so many things we have absolutely no clue about. Outer space, although a lot has already been discovered, still remains a mystery for mankind and the depths of the oceans have barely been explored. But we don’t even need to go that ...

GDPR and its impact on photography

  The GDPR makes life difficult. Unfortunately, photographers are not excluded. Above all, those who photograph people in their pictures, have to make some thoughts on data protection due to the GDPR. We clarify today and summarized the most important information in a compact form. The right to one’s own image Since the GDPR came ...

Taking photos on the way to…

Are you in the habit of always taking your camera with you, regardless of whether you are on your way to work, running errands or going to the doctor? I almost never do it. The gear that I prefer to use doesn’t fall into the “always with you” category. A Sigma sd Quattro with a ...

An autumn stroll in Ireland’s capital

“Cozy like a pub, hospitable like a village,” I could read before my departure on some websites as I was looking for some travel inspiration. I wasn’t quite able to imagine what that meant. Shortly after my arrival it became quite obvious to me, though. Dublin is a wonderful city which, despite its size, has ...

Loving Vincent

In my last article I told you about Wolfgang Beltracchi and the art of forgery. That’s how I got inspired by paintings again and so I visited the Albertina yesterday, one of my favorite museums in Vienna, and also watched my favorite movie of the last Oscar Awards. I regret that this movie was “only” ...

Daguerreotypy

The Daguerrotype process has its origins in 19th century France. Joseph Niépce was the inventor of photography. However, French painter Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1797 – 10 July 1851) with his particular photographic process made it practical and popular. On 19 August 1839 the first Daguerrotype portrait was created. This so-called “light-based portraiture” ...

The art of forgery

Today I don’t want to tell you something about photography but remain in the field of art. Photography is my greatest passion indeed, but I still keep looking beyond, right into many other exciting fields of the creative and artistic world. I love old Renaissance painting, conceptual sculptures in Dadaism or abstract paintings in Cubism. ...

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