Last weekend I did a quick trip into the Alps to go hiking and take some photos along the way. For the first time I also filmed the whole experience and the result is the video I show in this blog entry. The weather was quite unpredictable and while I was driving down into the[…]

After ten weeks in South America we flew from Santiago to Sydney and from there up to Cairns. Australia was the fifth country on our tour around the world and the contrast to South America couldn’t have been bigger. The houses around Cairns looked like out of a magazine, there were huge supermarkets and everything[…]

Just recently I returned from one week in northern Spain. I was visiting the Costa Quebrada near Santander and some close-by landscapes. During that week, not once did I get a glowing sunrise or sunset to photograph. Years ago this would have frustrated me. But I have since learned how to take spectacular photos even[…]

For situations where the 3×2 format doesn’t suit the scene or where the widest angle the lens can deliver just isn’t enough, using Panoramas or their vertical version, the so called Vertoramas, can be the solution. Vertoramas are especially usefull when I have a great foreground but also a beautiful sky. If I have to[…]

It’s easy to fill whole books describing ways to compose a photo, rules to apply and things to avoid. In this article and the accompanying video I’ll just talk about a very certain technique, which can be used to create dynamic compositions. The technique is very simple and works especially when using a wide angle[…]

I have been in Frankfurt recently. It was just for one night and I didn’t have much time for photography. But in the morning I went out to capture the Skyline at sunrise. I found a good vantage point near the train station and everything aligned perfectly with the rising sun. To cope with the[…]

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