Sophie

Oh, and then it happened. My daughter was born just a tad early… While I have very little time for hardly anything, I don’t want to let this blog rot away, so I’d like to share some of the experiences I made with this captivating little human :-) First of all: It’s always a good […]

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Turn around

Everyone is trying to be different, in order to make a difference. As I’ve pointed out many times, in order to stand out, you should try to take photos from a different angle or view point. Here’s a classical one: the rear-view. Instead of photographing the action, from the back, over people’s heads — photograph […]

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Ice Crystals

And now for a more abstract shot again, which I took about a year and a half ago. As you probably already guessed, it shows a spider web covered with ice crystals. Nature at its best produces these typically in the winter time, combining thick fog with freezing temperatures. Technically it was quite hard to […]

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Golden Hour

Back from our little honeymoon, here’s a new post with a fresh picture from València (Spain). I took this photo on the social “outing” from the POSTA ’09 conference, where we visited the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), an area right in the city where different buildings, such […]

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Back to Spain

And off I go again to Spain. Seems like I just left Barcelona yesterday ;-) This time I’m off to a conference in València (POSTA ’09), and right after that Steffi and I will have a small “Ersatz”-honeymoon since our original plans to go to Hawaii had to change… We’ll have a small roadtrip around […]

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Polarise it!

Most filters (in front of lenses) that people try to sell you don’t make sense in digital photography. In particular UV filters, sky light filters or protective filters — the first two are irrelevant, and you usually protect your lens much better by using a lens hood. All that these “useless” filters do is degrade image […]

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Steal this photo

Not that this is the greatest photo ever shot (of course I don’t mean the two ladies on it, but in general), there still must be something about this shot that people want to use it… Now there’s two kinds of people: those that want to use it and pay for it, and those that […]

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Light & Shadow

Sorry there hasn’t been any post in such a long time, but I was busy getting maried… (that, plus pre- and post-paring it). Anyway, let’s get back to discussing photos. This one here I took a couple of weeks back when I was wandering around campus to take some pictures for an assignment I got. […]

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Be ready

After the rather extensive last post, here’s a slightly shorter one. At least with a shorter morale: “Be ready”. Well, to be ready to photograph any interesting things you might come accross in your daily routine, you’ll need a camera to capture it. Unless you have a semi-decent camera in your cellphone / mobile / […]

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Exposure compensation

Here’s some really basic (and quite important) info that’ll help you take better pictures, trust me. It’s a long post, but worth your while reading it (at least I hope). Ever wondered what the little +/- button (or menu entry) on your camera does? It when you access it your camera will usually display a […]

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