Tag: photography

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. ...

The most stunning panoramic pictures – The Epson Pano Awards

As all of you may know by now, I’m a great fan of photo awards. If you focus a bit more on the world of photo awards, you’ll soon notice that obviously there’s an award for almost anything. Ranging from those we all know, such as the much-discussed Worldpress Photo Award, to awards one would ...

Is that INSTAGRAMABLE?

Sometimes, I’ve got to admit, I get the feeling that the whole world of social media has taken mankind a bit closer to insanity. We regularly hear and listen about people experiencing their trip on their smartphone, restaurants, ice-cream parlors etc. being flooded. But not because the creations you get there taste so well, no, ...

Madame d’Ora – A pioneer in photography

Madame d’Ora, only this name makes us curious already. If you don’t know her yet, Madame d’Ora aka Dora Kallmus was a pioneer in photography and counts among the most influential female photographers in the history of photography. At the times of Madame d’Ora, photography was only a male domain. Nevertheless, that photographer managed to ...

Halloween in the Big Apple

We all know that in the States Halloween is a much bigger affair than in Europe. Whereas only small groups of kids stroll around suburban areas in zombie or witch outfits, hunting for treats, and in the cities youngsters make an exception and dress up for a beer on Friday night, America goes crazy! In ...

What is better, SFD or a stack made of multiple photos?

I’ve discussed the SFD mode, which was introduced with Sigma sd Quattro cameras, late last year. Since I’m experimenting with Affinity Photo as of late, I wanted to do a little comparison of the program’s stacking feature and the SFD mode. In the following comparison we are going to determine which one looks best: SFD, ...

GDPR and its impact on photography

  The GDPR makes life difficult. Unfortunately, photographers are not excluded. Above all, those who photograph people in their pictures, have to make some thoughts on data protection due to the GDPR. We clarify today and summarized the most important information in a compact form. The right to one’s own image Since the GDPR came ...

An autumn stroll in Ireland’s capital

“Cozy like a pub, hospitable like a village,” I could read before my departure on some websites as I was looking for some travel inspiration. I wasn’t quite able to imagine what that meant. Shortly after my arrival it became quite obvious to me, though. Dublin is a wonderful city which, despite its size, has ...

Daguerreotypy

The Daguerrotype process has its origins in 19th century France. Joseph Niépce was the inventor of photography. However, French painter Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1797 – 10 July 1851) with his particular photographic process made it practical and popular. On 19 August 1839 the first Daguerrotype portrait was created. This so-called “light-based portraiture” ...