An EISA Award for SIGMA

By now probably all of you are familiar with the EISA Award. But just to help you remember: EISA is an association of 53 professional magazines from 25 European countries. The association is mainly known for its award that is given every year. The editors-in-chief of all EISA membership magazines get together to decide about ...

How far to go for the perfect shot?

By now we’ve often heard them. The stories of people who, as they try to create the perfect selfie, risk their lives, take incredible risks and often die tragically. Every time I hear such a story I really have doubts about the evolution of mankind. To die for a picture of yourself? This idea probably ...

Emerging Talent Award LensCulture – Just take the chance!

Would you call yourself a photographic talent? I find it often very hard to admit that one is really talented with certain things. At least I often feel this way, even if many people around me praise me and I get recognition from them. Thinking this way about your own skills isn’t just bad for ...

Let there be light! Light painting and all you need to know

Everybody knows them, the pictures with beautiful light objects floating in the air. Light painting is a technique in photography that makes use of long-term lighting. There are no limits to creativity and the possibilities to shoot magical photos are unlimited. In this article we’ll explain to you how to use this technique and how ...

An afternoon in the park

During the night the concrete fails to give off all the heat of the previous day, before it gets blasted by the sun on the next one. While walking there is a smell of freshly ironed clothes coming from bellow. It is one’s own clothes being ironed “on the go”. And with steam no less, ...

Taking a break to breathe Italian air

For the last two days I visited Milan where I enjoyed once again “la dolce vita” in an Italian way of life. Strolling through the city, enjoying the sightseeing and then turning into the little hidden side-lanes off the beaten path. There’s a lot more to discover in Milan than just luxury labels and a ...

Chris Burkard – King of landscape photography

One of my greatest idols in terms of photographic achievements is Chris Burkard. This guy actually lives my dream. However, I’m sure that the life and career of this US-American photographer don’t only get close to my ideals of life. At the age of only 32 years the Californian became popular on an international level. ...

Visiting a puppet theater

As you may have noticed in the past few weeks I’m more and more attracted to documentary photography. Following intriguing people and things and capturing big and little particularities interests me more and more. The ice-fisherman I could accompany one afternoon at temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius, the lovely ladies at the pastry store ...

Sigma thinking about offering lenses for Fuji X and other rumors

Photokina approaches and the gossip factory is slowly but surely beginning to work overtime. The newest Sigma rumors are coming from none other than the Fujifilm community. According to Fuji Rumors Sigma is supposedly thinking about developing lenses for the Fujifilm X-mount, provided that Fuji manages to up sales of its cameras by 20%. What ...

What is a Camera Obscura?

Hey guys, Today I’d like to take you on a little journey back in time and tell you something about the camera obscura. A camera obscura simply is a dark room with a hole in the wall that is penetrated by light. It’s often used as a metaphor for human perception or the production of ...

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