Was für Frauen Handtaschen sind, sind für Fotografen Kamerataschen – man kann nie genug davon haben und die perfekte Tasche für die eigenen Ansprüche gibt es nicht.Ich setze standardmäßig einen Rucksack von Crumpler ein, der auch Platz für alltägliches Zeug bereithält. Somit habe ich, egal ob ich nun bewusst auf Fototour gehe oder nicht, immer alles parat.Der Nachteil an einem Rucksack ist das dauernde Auf- und Absetzen, wenn man spontan etwas in das gute Stück packen oder rausnehmen möchte.Das geht auch bequemer. Zum Beispiel in Form einer Kameratasche.Wie praktisch, dass im Rahmen des Amazon Prime Days vor einigen Tagen die Amazon Basics Kameratasche Medium im Angebot war.Regulär kostet das Teil knapp 21 Euro und stellt damit bereits ein Schnäppchen dar. Ich habe sie im Rahmen der Amazon-Aktion für knapp 16 Euro erstanden, was erst recht keinen Grund zum Meckern geben sollte.Aber neben dem Preis ist auch die Qualität wichtig.Einen Tag nach der Bestellung kam ein großer Karton via DHL bei mir an, der einen kleinere Karton beinhaltete. Amazon typisch super sicher verpackt.Nach dem Auspacken der erste positive Eindruck:Ein hübsch anzusehendes und stabil gefertigtes Äußeres…….
In today’s world where we are constantly bombarded with photos of spectacular locations, it takes nothing to pull up a location search for an area you are visiting, find the shots that you want to take, and go shoot the same thing that a hundred people before you have taken.But that doesn’t mesh with me. As an artist, I hold my personal creative vision above all other things. It far surpasses the gear that I use as well as the locations that I visit. The majority of the personal work that I shoot, I do so within 15 miles of my house. And I don’t live in a particularly “epic” location that is known for its scenery (i.e. the PNW or Cali). But even though I only live in the midwest, I still get to be an artist. I just have to try harder and put a ton of work in to my craft. A lot of that comes down to scouting my locations in advance, and waiting to shoot at the perfect time, with just the right combination of weather and light to add that dynamic mood and interest. I’m not saying that taking the iconic photos is bad, but it can put you in a rut where you are only going through the motions……..
Travel and photography are a match made in heaven. In fact, travel photography has been around nearly as long as photography itself and therefore has changed a great deal. Today we are blessed with such amazing equipment that we can go virtually anywhere easily, to shoot images. We can take cameras up mountains, shoot from hang gliders or drones, even underwater but it has not always been that way. Today we are going to take a look at the evolution of the equipment that travel photographers use. There are some pretty amazing photographs of locations worldwide from the mid 19th Century onwards. These are made even more remarkable by the equipment needed to create them. The two main techniques for photography in those early days were Daguerreotype and Calotype. The former literally required carry an entire darkroom with you on location. The cameras were huge and required big tripods to keep the camera steady during the very long exposures……
Over the past 25 years the photographic industry as a whole and Adobe in particular have invested a fortune of time, resources and money to perfecting the digital imaging workflow, to the extent that we can now reproduce image files on inkjet printers with a very high degree of fidelity between the colour values in the image file and the rendition of those values from the printer. When you think of it, this is a remarkable achievement given the large number of components that need to cohere and work properly, and the fact that there is no one company in charge of all these inputs. As consumers of these products we have come to take the current state of progress for granted and we become justifiably irritated when “things fall apart”…….
Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile apps for Apple and Android mobile devices have both been given significant updates that allow users a much wider range of controls when editing and shooting. The company has quite different apps for the two operating systems, and while Android users have been able to edit Raw files for some time the facility is now offered to iOS users via version 2.4. Owners of Android devices can now install version 2.1 which offers what Adobe calls a ‘Pro’ shooting mode that allows much more detailed control over the way pictures are recorded. Adobe says the version 2.1 for Android has a completely new Lightroom Camera function that features a mode that gives the photographer access to shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus so that they can all be adjusted manually. Aperture isn’t listed as few mobile cameras have significantly variable apertures. The company also says it has improved the app’s ability to export high resolution files……
Suppose you have read somewhere that the dynamic range of your camera at a certain ISO setting is 11 stops. And here comes the immediate question – how can one use such a treasure to its full potential? Optimal exposure for RAW is the answer. But now we need to explain what we mean when we say, “optimal exposure for RAW”. Let’s start with one of the problems, which arises as a result of non-optimal exposure for RAW. Here is a typical wide dynamic range low-light scene. According to Sekonic spot-meter, it is wider than 11 stops……
I have often spoke about comparing yourself and how this can negatively affect you. Comparing yourself to other photographers has a lot of disadvantages. More importantly, comparing yourself rarely take into consideration one important detail: you. You are a unique person, with unique traits and capabilities. You have your unique story and an unique view of life. The moment you start comparing yourself, you remove what’s unique about you. You stop being a unique being, with a unique style, and you become one of the many. The worst thing is that you are bringing this on yourself by yourself. Why comparing yourself and your style won’t make you happy? The difference between comparing yourself and getting inspired is thin. A lot of photographers who tries to climb the ladder often saying: “I am getting inspired by other photographers”. Getting inspired and comparing yourself are often the same thing. Falling in a spiral when you are influenced by other photographs is very simple. Especially if you obsessively follow what they do. It is also something we often lie to ourself about…….
What is a photographer? A photographer is an individual who sees beauty in the mundane. A photographer is an individual who walks at a slow pace, experiences life fully and vividly, and can capture fleeting moments with precision and poise. A photographer is an individual who is always grateful to be alive, to have a pair of eyes, and to be able to visually decipher complexity in the world. A photographer isn’t graded by how many cameras, lenses, awards, or books he/she has. Rather— a photographer is graded only be him/herself. A photographer never judges his/her work by how many likes they get on social media— a photographer judges him/herself based on how much personal satisfaction their photos bring them. A photographer is one who takes visual risks. A photographer pushes to see the world in a unique and idiosyncratic way. A photographer tries to find novel combinations in the world— whether they be color, light, or shade……..
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Is there a secret on how to look sexy? Actually there are a couple. They are not secret and they may require some courage, or the right dose of alcohol… Knowing how to look sexy is related to self confidence, hence this stops many women from actually being sexy; however, if you manage to step outside your comfort zone for a while, the results will amaze you. The most beautiful thing about trusting someone else and being sexy if the key to self confidence. It is a snake that bits its tail, this time with a very positive connotation…..