Category: General

WESTLICHT

I don’t know in which cities you live, where you enjoy traveling and what kind of exhibitions you prefer to visit. Yet I’d like to inform you about something now that’s moving me quite a lot, even if it may seem very far away to many! Vienna. A city where I spend quite a lot ...

Looking backstage: the ways how Magnum photographers work

Magnum photographers definitely count among the biggest, most popular and most influential photographers of our time. Their names have gained cult status and everybody has heard of them. Elliott Erwitt. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Robert Capa. Steve McCurry. And many other famous names from the past 70 years. Thanks to a friend I came across a book ...

Comedy Wildlife Photography Award 2017

Finally it’s here! My absolutely favorite photography ranking of the year. The finalists of the third Comedy Wildlife Photography Award were announced a couple of days ago and I also wasn’t disappointed this year. Paul Joynson-Hicks (founder) and Tom Sullam (jury member and director of the award), who call this award the best and funniest ...

Autumn portraits

A couple of days ago I took you to meadows covered by the mist on a rainy, murky walk through the forest. I showed you all the wonderful facets this season offers. However, on my long walk my focus was not only nature itself. I was accompanied by a friend who also posed as a ...

“People Matching Artworks”

By chance I came across the photographer Stefan Draschan some days ago, a man who obviously spends a lot of time in the museums I also enjoy visiting every now and then. On his blog “People Matching Artworks”, the Austrian photographer presents photos where people form a symbiotic relationship with the pictures. Do the colors ...

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN C – official info on price and release date

On the 26th of October Sigma has made an announcement that it’s developing a 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, a new lens for micro four thirds and Sony E mounts. At that time RRP and release date were not yet disclosed. Due to its large aperture and the fact, that neither of the two systems ...

The gray autumn is back

It feels as if autumn has just arrived and its most beautiful aspects, the colorful leaves hanging on the trees, the warm sun and the wonderful soft autumn light have gone way too soon. A couple of days ago, as I looked out of my window, I realized that this part of the season will ...

Baobabs

Bao what? Some of you may certainly wonder when reading this title. Even I hadn’t been familiar with that name until now. Few of you may know the scientific name Adansonia. One of my aunts has one of these exotic trees in her garden and proudly presents it every time we visit her. However, it ...

I’m back!

One and a half years ago several blows of fate had forced me to give up my beloved hobbies – blogging as well as photography. Like many people tend to approach such situations, I had also given up on everything non-essential and focused upon the truly important things in life. Since I stopped blogging, Tamara ...

Brent Stirton wins the Wildlife Photographer of the year Award 2017

This year’s winning image of the Wildlife Photographer Award is not any image you would enjoy watching. With his photo Brent Stirton – a big name among wildlife photographers – wanted to draw our attention to something which, unfortunately, is still a reality: hunting and the extinction of animal species caused by it. Currently rhinos ...