Tag: photo

The best photo editing apps for your smartphone

Who hasn’t experienced this situation before? You’re at some place taking a picture of the perfect moment. Of course, you want to share the snapshot right away. But who’d post an unedited picture these days? Right, nobody! But obviously in such moments you don’t have your laptop at hand. So you need to edit without ...

The beginnings of digital photography

Nowadays capturing moments photographically is easier than ever. Almost every person has a smartphone and therefore also a digital camera. Even better, the smartphone is always ready to hand. Click! The picture is taken and the moment is captured for eternity. But the beginning of digital photography was not that easy. The invention of the ...

A little review of Istanbul with the Sigma 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Today I’d like to take you on a little review trip to Istanbul. In this impressive city I could spend some wonderful days about two years ago. Of course, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia in particular are incredible architectural masterpieces and rightly the centerpieces of Istanbul. I think I’ve got to tell nobody ...

Contrasts in the studio (with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens)

In principle, shooting outdoor is the most beautiful thing for me. I stroll through the wilds of nature, explore forests and meadows and keep looking for water drops on leaves and little bugs on blossoms. Also in town I enjoy walking outside and looking for details that are hidden to most other people. For my ...

The interplay of painting and photography

Hey everyone! Today I want to take you on a little tour through the history of Arts. In this post I’ll focus on the beginnings of photography and its interplay with the art of painting. Since the advent of photography around 1830, photographers and painters considered themselves competitors. Nevertheless there were always mutual influences. In ...

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 ...

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Pictures like from the old days

All those among you who’ve been following this blog for quite some time know I’m a huge fan of antique pictures. If I remember correctly, the retro look of Instagram filters with which you could convert your own images within few seconds into something that seemed to be from another era was the only reason ...

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The world in faces – by Alexander Khimushin

Faces keep fascinating me. Some time ago I already told you in an article how much emotions in portrait photography fascinate me. Human emotions can literally be read in our faces. With the exception of extremely good poker players, perhaps. And that’s exactly why I find faces especially thrilling. One and the same face can ...

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Playing with the invisible

It was these photos – soft blue tones, ice and water, the Arctic – about which I’ve recently happened to come across again. Photographs taken by a New Yorkan photographer and environmental activist called Diane Tuft . Since 1998 she’s been reporting on the beauty and fragility of our planet and environment with her camera. ...

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Zack Seckler makes you ready for summer and laugh out loud

By chance I happened to come across and got stuck with Zack Seckler . Seckler’s got humor, a lot of humor. You can notice this at first sight. And he’s got an extraordinary image style. His photos express something bizarre, something fantastic. And the colors are creamy like ice cream. What I find particularly fascinating ...