Tag: photography

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 ...

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 ...

I’m packing my camera bag … and taking it with me

The vacation you have booked and anticipated is finally close enough and you can already feel it in the air. Although most people aren’t traveling for the first time, the question arises again and again and before every trip: What should I pack in? How much is too much and what’s too little? One thing ...

Shadow plays – Vincent Bal

I've probably mentioned it a hundred times by now, but I just have to stress it again and again, I'm rarely as enthusiastic about something as about people who conquer the world with creative photo ideas. Or, at least become successful with it. 😉 My latest discovery is Vincent Bal. Many of you will probably ...

SIGMA NEWS – not so much new but a short review

The summer slump is not over yet and so there are not as many new things I could tell you about Sigma. As you already heard last week the company has released some interesting updates concerning the MC-11 adapter (which I have tested for and with you in the last weeks) but otherwise it is ...

The atmosphere of the golden hour

Anyone who has anything to do with photography cannot avoid the notion of the golden and the blue hour. The golden hour describes the period shortly after sunrise or shortly before sunset, in which the sunlight takes on an orange to reddish colour and is already very low. Long shadows appear and everything seems dreamy, ...

“The Eggs-hibit” – Michele Baldini and his creative egg artworks.

Today I have something out of the category: "You can be successful with everything" for you again. Michele Baldini is an artist and medical student. His canvas is a pan and his tools are eggs. That's all the Mexican student needs for his art. Fried eggs as a work of art? Why not!? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk-56lih6Hx/?taken-by=the_eggshibit In ...

Picture vs. life? Volcano tourism on Hawaii

The pictures traveled around the world. At present Hawaii has been struck by one of the strongest volcano eruptions for decades. Although Hawaiians have always lived with their volcanoes and been aware of the risks and although most inhabitants have already experienced several eruptions, the situation now is quite different. The Kilauea (translation “the spewing ...