All posts by tamarabeatrice

The power of photography – Lu Guang

As we all know, photography is more than just “taking some nice pictures”. Photography had and still has the power to influence convictions, opinions and perspectives. It can explain and reveal things, raise awareness, bring joy and hope, but it can also deceive, hide things and be dangerous. This power of photography isn’t something new. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is that INSTAGRAMABLE?

Sometimes, I’ve got to admit, I get the feeling that the whole world of social media has taken mankind a bit closer to insanity. We regularly hear and listen about people experiencing their trip on their smartphone, restaurants, ice-cream parlors etc. being flooded. But not because the creations you get there taste so well, no, ...

NEWS – Where do our lenses come from?

Have you ever been wondering where the lenses in our camera bags are actually produced? I have, and that’s why I’ve started to do some research about where SIGMA products are being manufactured. During my research I came across the town Aizu in the Fukushima prefecture in the northern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island. ...

Finding Vivian Maier

Hey guys, Almost two years ago I told you about a very special photographer whose entire work was only found after her death. She didn’t see any of her photos published in her lifetime. Only after she died in 2009, her 1,200 undeveloped film rolls from her estate were sold by auction and thus they ...