All posts by tamarabeatrice

UPY 2018 – High-class underwater photography

Those of you who’ve been following this blog for some time probably know already that we’re big fans of awards. To us photo awards are a sign of motivation and inspiration. It’s just incredible how much photographic talent exists in this world and how different the techniques, approaches and perspectives of photographers can be. One ...

Levon Biss – microphotography in a class of its own

Many people are disgusted by insects, so am I. However, when looking through the lens of the photographer Levon Biss, the feeling of disgust is replaced by pure astonishment. Closer inspection shows that the diversity and the uniqueness of these animals are simply indescribable. Again, and again I am searching for extraordinary pictures and photographs. ...

VISITING A DOLL DOCTOR

Hey guys, today I’d like to take you a photo walk of a different kind! A couple of days ago I had the chance to get an idea of a doll doctor’s job. From the outside you can already guess that this isn’t an ordinary shop. Through the shopping window you’re already watched by many ...

The magical ice caves of Iceland – Matej Kriz

Since the UEFA European Championship 2016 at latest, where Iceland’s team made the soccer event even a MUCH greater spectacle, winning fans from all the other nations, Iceland’s popularity as a travel destination has considerably increased. When talented Instagram photographers traveled to the far north as well and took pictures of the barren scenery, the ...

Attention, SIGMA announces a new lens: the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art

Today SIGMA announced a new lens: It’s an ultra-wide-angle lens of the Art series! We’re very excited already. For the past years SIGMA has been working on two ultra-wide-angle lenses with the important focal length of 14mm at the same time. Last year we were already happy about the 14mm fixed focal length with an ...

WILLIAM PAUL GOTTLIEB

William Paul Gottlieb, born in 1917, was one of the most important music journalists and photographers of his time. For his lifetime the New Yorkan artist was a big admirer of jazz music. After some months at the “Washington Post”, where he started to work as an advertising agent in 1938, he was quickly promoted ...

Photos from outer space  – Scott Kelly, the astronaut that takes pictures

Scott Joseph Kelly is a former US astronaut. Spending 520 days in outer space, he’s the most experienced NASA astronaut. Now, after 20 years of work, he left NASA. So what can you do with so much time in outer space? Working, of course, but what else? Scott Kelly tweets like a world champion! His tweets ...

Have you heard of “Dollar Street“ yet?

Dollar Street is a project started by Anna Rosling Rönnlund. For many years Rosling Rönnlund’s job was mainly to make global trends, developments and data more understandable to the public with the help of colorful charts, diagrams and graphs. Eventually, however, this job frustrated her because all she could read from the numbers and curves ...

A little review of Istanbul with the Sigma 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Today I’d like to take you on a little review trip to Istanbul. In this impressive city I could spend some wonderful days about two years ago. Of course, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia in particular are incredible architectural masterpieces and rightly the centerpieces of Istanbul. I think I’ve got to tell nobody ...

Valentine’s Day for couples

What can be a better Valentine’s Day gift than a shooting of a couple – provided you aren’t a single? The only question is: Does the right, perfect shooting actually exist? A shooting that is romantic but devoid of kitsch and that others don’t have to feel ashamed for? Which photographer should I choose and ...