Category: People

The truth behind the picture

We all know that picture. Revolutionary Che Guevara in a thinking pose with a military beret on his head. There’s no doubt that this is the most popular photo of him and one of the best known images of all times. But what and who really is the person behind that picture? The photo, which ...

Studio experiments with the Sigma 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Hey guys, last week I once again went to a photo studio to do some experiments. This time a simple background and “normal” light conditions weren’t enough for me because I wanted to try something new. I wanted to use flashes in another way, and since I’ve become a big fan of strobes used in ...

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 ...

Robert Rose only takes his iPhone to Nepal

Here at Fotogenerell we mostly deal with advanced photography. What I mean by that isn’t only the technique of capturing and editing photos but gear as well. However, from time to time we look away from DSLRs and lenses and take a look at how established pro photographers circumvent any restrictions smartphones have and how ...

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 ...

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 ...

Life in Japan – Herbert Geddes

Once again I’d like to take you on a trip back into the past. This time we’re going to Japan around 1910. Herbert Geddes was the manager of a Canadian import-export company and between 1908 and 1918 he was in Yokohama on a business trip to Japan. On photographic glass slides he captured the impressions ...

Neal Preston Rock ‘n’ Roll up close

Rock ’n‘ Roll up close, energetic and full of emotions! That’s the pictures that have made photographer Neal Preston a legend. I’m sure that each one of you knows at least one of his photos. Starting from the 1970s, the music scene and the rock scene in particular wouldn’t be what it is now to ...

In the own four walls

Hello guys, Did you ever ask yourself how you can take lovely photos or portraits at home? In this article you will find out how to find a good spot, what it takes for a good picture and which tools can be used. Taking pictures at home is full of advantages: You are undisturbed, it ...

Welcome back, David Lachapelle!

As I’ve already shown you in my article on Oliviero Toscani, I’m pretty much interested in the art of commercial photography. The comeback of the Italian scandal photographer really was a highlight and I’m looking forward a lot to the fresh breeze he will hopefully blow into the advertising industry. Another photographer who (not only) ...