Recent news from the world of photography awards are not that good. There are numerous photo contests around, and today I read that five of them relate to just one person. This sounds, at least, a little bit odd. I mean a photo contest is probably a business like any other business. And sure the… Continue reading Why I Won’t Submit to Payed Photo Contests Anymore
My photographic journey started in 2004 with my first digital camera, an Olympus C725UZ, the UZ stands for Ultra Zoom, and yes, with its eight times optical zoom it zoomed ultraly (if that's a real word). Until 2010 this was my go-to camera, and my only camera. It took quiet a lot of travel photos,… Continue reading My Gear History (Illustrated With Examples of Cat Images)
This question came up with pictorialism around the early 20th century, when Alfred Stieglitz established a group called the Photo-Secession. In this group Stieglitz was advancing and promoting pictorial photographers like Gertrude Käsebier, Eva Watson-Schütze, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward Steichen, and Joseph Keiley. The idea of the pictorialists, as they called them, was to create… Continue reading Pictorialism — Or, is Photography Art?
My image "Johannisberg" got an Honorable Mention in the Monochrome Photography Awards 2017. There were 8,942 submissions from 87 countries, so I'm a little proud that this image was selected for an Honorable Mention. Sure it's not under the first three, but it's a motivation. And if you look at the images of the other… Continue reading Honorable Mention for Johannisberg
As I mentioned in the last article this blog will be all about photography. And if you have browsed my site before you've probably noticed that all images are in black and white. But that's not all I'm shooting. Travel photography is another thing I'm into. Back in September 2017 my brother-in-law and I went… Continue reading Travel Photography in Japan