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Jimmy Nelson

As somebody who loves nothing more than traveling the world, immersing into new cultures and meeting people, whose lives couldn’t be more different than your own, it’s not surprising that I not only consider Jimmy Nelson’s works to be incredibly great but I simply adore them. Some years ago I first came across one of ...

The power of photography – Lu Guang

As we all know, photography is more than just “taking some nice pictures”. Photography had and still has the power to influence convictions, opinions and perspectives. It can explain and reveal things, raise awareness, bring joy and hope, but it can also deceive, hide things and be dangerous. This power of photography isn’t something new. ...

New patent: Sigma 12mm F2.8 Art

As the Japanese website hi-lows-note.blog.so-net.ne.jp reports Sigma has patented a 12mm F2.8 Art – a full frame compatible ultra-wide angle lens. According to the released image, which you can see above, the optical design of the lens consists of seventeen elements, which is quite a lot for a prime lens. What is important to note, ...

Becoming a photo journalist – despite all obstacles

When we think of a photo journalist, most of us have the same image in mind: a brave photographer going on a journey to give people a better understanding of our world. Telling stories, showing all kinds of countries and different cultures in catchy picture documentations and thus using their own language, which is universally ...

That was Photokina 2K18!

As expected the Photokina 2018 was a top event due to its impressive character and overwhelming size. More than 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries came to Cologne’s trade fair halls to present their ideas and products. In this article we have summarized the most important facts, highlights and all the relevant information you need. ...

Philippe Halsman

Even if many of you, including me, may not be familiar with his name, Philippe Halsman counts among the most original and most creative photographers of our times. I’m sure that most of you have already seen some of his works. Before he started to focus on photography, the Latvian studied electrical engineering. When he ...

Using a tripod or increasing ISO?

The cold season is here and it brings with it not only rain, fog, snow and icy cold, but also shorter days and tricky lighting. As a photographer you have a choice of either using a tripod, if you photograph motifs which allow the use of one, or increasing ISO. I never was a tripod ...

The first snow… but let’s stay warm inside!

Even for autumn, the past few weeks have been unusually warm: In mid-November it was 15°C in the streets and one could still see people wearing thin jackets instead of thick winter coats and wool caps. Eventually the Christmas decoration is installed, but the trees still have their colorful autumn leaves. However, out of the ...

Black Friday

Especially in the months after the Photokina we can’t always anticipate new lenses, cameras or updates to be released. After a series of new products the photo industry, of course, won’t rest, but there haven’t been a lot of new publications for a while. Maybe now is a good time to focus on one’s technique ...

Ruins reconstructed – A glimpse into the world of damsels, knights and others

Have you ever walked through the ruins of a fort or a castle? Can you still remember the feeling you had while doing so? Or what was on your mind then? Ever since I’ve been a fan of old things and places and I’m incredibly interested in history. I was lucky to grow up in ...