Category: Entertainment

Talent vs. equipment?

Probably we’ve all experienced this: People who after a first glimpse at our photos immediately ask which camera we use. If you name a camera with a good reputation or even only a known manufacturer, they will nod approvingly and say things like, “Oh well, of course, if you’ve got such an expensive camera, you’ll ...

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The ZEISS Photography Award: “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories“

“Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories“. This title already implies that the third ZEISS Photography Award is most likely to present us some very special creations. There are no limits to the creativity of the photographers as the organizers of the award even emphasized that the topic “Untold Stories” could, or to be more exact, it ...

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Es brodelt in der Gerüchteküche

At the next PDN PhotoPlus Expo , which will take place from 26 to 28 October 2017 in New York, the lens manufacturer SIGMA will show its full range of Global Visio lenses, cine lenses as well as SD Quattro and Quattro H cameras. However, the company will also announce a totally new lens to ...

Nostalgia cure: this is how fast Photoshop was 20 years ago

Dear photography friends, In case you are getting irritated by the slowness of Lightroom or Photoshop while editing 30MP+ files and in case you are thinking, that everything was better in the old days, I recommend that you watch the following Apple demo, which took place during Macworld Expo 1997. In the course of said ...

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher are a well-known German couple of photographers, famous for their black and white photographs of timber frame constructions and industrial buildings. Together they also founded a school of photography in Düsseldorf. From a very young age Bernd and Hilla have been highly interested in photography and creative arts. Hilla became a ...

Maria Svarbova

Have you heard of Maria Svarbova? Until last week I hadn’t been familiar with the name of this exceptional photographer. By now, however, I’ve clicked through all her projects on her website and I’m really impressed. Her series “Swimming Pool” drew my attention to the Slovakia-based artist who has already received countless famous awards for ...

SIGMA NEWS – an interesting cooperation

SIGMA launches cooperation with Mainz 05 Just in time for the season start 2017/18, SIGMA launches an interesting cooperation with the soccer league Mainz 05. As an enterprise they will be the first to entitle the media sphere of the national league team. With this cooperation SIGMA wants to position itself mainly in the sports ...

From a bird’s eye view over a creative table

Taking pictures of food with your smartphone, finding the right position for your coffee or arranging flowers nicely – that’s how you best prepare the well-known “flat lays” for taking a perfect shot from above. So today I’d like to take you on a tour through the creation of nicely arranged flat lays. But what ...

Underwater photography by Michaela Skovranova

Although many of us enjoy spending some time in the water, water is definitely not the element of human-beings. In the water we’re only guests for a limited period of time. That’s different with creatures native to water. Life under water has always been something very mystical for me. Swimming in the water and not ...

My “photographic dream” of Africa

Red soil, endless wilderness, breathtaking sunsets, amazing animals, freedom and adventures. All this and much more I can relate to my dream of Africa. As far as I remember I’ve always dreamed of exploring Africa. Of seeing the animals you usually watch in a zoo or – even more tragically – in a circus show ...