My life continues to be on a fast track these days. Sometimes I feel like a subway train racing through a tunnel, occasional streaks of light, a rare stop in a station, moving again. Not unpleasant, apart from the feeling that there is not enough time for all I need and want to do (like finally posting the images from the Instawalk through the Nuremberg subway system organized by the admins of the Nuremberg Instagram community that I did join a few weeks ago).Continue reading “In the Tunnel”
Update: “Ginger” was voted 4th overall in the N2025 Open Call and will go into the realization stage! Thanks to all who supported with their votes!
I am involved in a creative project that is trying to support Open Call N2025, an initiative within the framework of Nuremberg’s application to become the European Capital of Culture in 2025. The realisation of the 10 projects with the most votes will be funded with 5000 EUR.Continue reading “I need your vote”
“Instant Inspiration” is my series for you if you look for something to overcome “Photographer’s Block” or simply want to shoot something that you have never tried, or at least not recently. With episode 30 (!!) I want to inspire you to go looking for those different kind of face….Continue reading “Instant Inspiration (30) – Look for that different face”
“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
– Diane Arbus
After a truly nice long Easter weekend and great times with friends and Family it is back to work, but at least on a short week. I took this photograph during my recent subway photo walk with the Nuremberg Instagramers (detailed post is coming up). I experimented with long shutter speeds to capture the motion in the passengers exiting the train. One second proved to be the best choice, as I got interesting effects from the moving people while retaining clarity and texture in their bodies. Also, the one second handheld exposure allowed me to capture a sharp train as background. The diagonal lines, the layered people and the motion blur effects add compositional interest and depth, making this image work. Taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and the mZuiko 12-100mm F/4.
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Wish you a great Monday!
It’s been a while since my last episode of “Nuremberg Explored”, but I want to send you off into the weekend with a nice story from medieval times. The most famous Nuremberg saga is about the Eppelein horse jump in the year 1375.Continue reading “Nuremberg Explored (7) – Eppelein horse jump”
Life is really in overdrive these days, with the job that pays the bills clearly in the drivers seat. The little free time I have is filled with post-production work of the various photo-shooting specials I’ve squeezed in the last weeks. And I have another busy weekend ahead, before heading once more across the pond coming Monday for a short trip to Chicago. And then I’m looking forward crossing the finish line for a long (and free) Easter weekend. Until then my life will really be in a rush.Continue reading “In a rush”
“A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.”
– Saul Leiter
Off Topic – this is my series when I blog about me venturing out into (for me) pretty much unknown photographic territory. Like yesterday, when I did my first ever TFP (time for pictures) fashion shooting.Continue reading “Off Topic – Fashion Shooting”