Category: Animals

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 ...

I bought a Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 C

A bit more than two years ago I bought a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 Contemporary, to use it to photograph birds with my camera at the time, the SD1 Merrill. In hindsight that was too much lens and too much reach for an inexperienced bird photographer such as me. What followed was a longer break from ...

Sony Photography Award 2018

It’s time again – it’s the award season. Not only in Hollywood are the best movies awarded in every possible category. Also in the world of photography one competition after another and a lot of breathtaking awarded pictures pop up in the social media and on photo blogs. Today I also contribute my share! 😉 ...

Caught up by winter (SIGMA 24-70 mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art)

Plus ten degrees, the sun that had just started to shine a bit stronger and some flowers had ventured out to the surface – this was an image which I was very happy about on my last stroll in the woods last weekend. I kept thinking that this was the end of winter and slowly ...

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. ...

Thomas Peschak and the ocean

Do you know that feeling? You see a photo and it captures you right away so you just can’t turn away anymore? I don’t feel like that very often, but when I do that feeling is very strong. It happened to me a couple of months ago: In the National Geographic Online Magazine I saw ...

Momo the Border Collie

Hey Momo! 😊 Do you remember Wally, Waldo, Walter or whatever the skinny guy with the red-and-white striped bobble hat was called,  where you are coming from? Wally was originally simply the main character in series of children’s’ books by the British author Martin Handford but by now he reached worldwide fame. The books about ...

Alfra Martini – Cats as cover star doubles

The cat fans among you have surely heard of it already, all others may still be thrilled by the photos taken by American photographer Alfra Martini. The idea of restaging famous cover pictures with kittens clearly counts among those ideas I’d categorize as “Why haven’t I thought about this before?” Martini’s project “The Kitten Covers“ ...