Polarizing filter: Useful for reflections, rainbows, leaves and blue skies

Polarizing filters are used to filter out certain polarization planes of the incident light. In this way you can, for example, make reflections come to life or make the blue sky richer and the clouds correspondingly more striking. The polarizing filter is a special tool that requires a lot of practice in order to produce […]

Gray gradient filter: Compensate for differences in brightness with plug-in or screw filters

Gray gradient filters are a useful tool when it comes to getting the problem of dynamic range under control. It has its limits in colour fastness and odd horizon lines. Grey gradient filters: What are they used for? Especially if you mainly photograph landscapes, you will have noticed long ago that there is always the […]

Sensor contamination: Self-cleaning of the camera or manual cleaning?

Just like the front lens on the lens, the sensor can get dirty over time and must be cleaned. This can be seen in so-called sensor spots, which are mainly visible on bright surfaces in the photo. These are small or slightly larger black spots. You probably know them too well enough. So you can […]

Memory cards: CF or SD? Storage of continuous shooting and RAW images

Together with the sensor, the memory card represents what the film was like in an analog camera. And back then you didn’t choose the camera after the film either. In other words: the question about the memory card type is not necessary when you buy the camera, because it defines the type and should be […]

Night photography: Photography with long-time exposure, remote shutter release and flashlight

Photography does not always have to take place during the day. The night also offers exciting motifs, lighting effects and moods. If you pay attention to a few points in night photography, nothing can go wrong. Night photography needs long time exposure and the right tools If you want to bring enough light on the […]

Landscape Photography – Tips for the optimal landscape photo

Landscape photography often gives the impression that it is very simple, but at home it usually shows that the shots you were so enthusiastic about are not so impressive. The disappointment is then understandably great. Here you will find tips so that you are still enthusiastic about your results at home. Landscape photography: With 6 […]

Lifestyle photography: vintage, petal or silk blanket? The artist decides

Lifestyle as photo motif? These can be moods, outfits, fashion – motifs directly from life that reflect how the photographer or his model feel, what they like, what they value. This is about both what and how. Inspiration and backgrounds, colors and shapes can serve as a composition for a successful lifestyle photography. Select the […]

High Key and Low Key Photography – What is the difference?

The High Key and Low Key photography is an extremely exciting field. These can often be seen in totally clean advertising photos or in portrait pictures. What exactly that is, you will find out below. As always with photography, high key and low key photography are also about the important light. The focus of the […]

Photo vocabulary: Short and long exposure time

An important point for image display and exposure is the exposure time, also known as shutter speed. It determines how high the influence of light on the sensor of the image recording device or the duration of the open aperture is. You know what they call a short or long shutter speed? So, as a […]

Legal question: Animal photography and the right to the picture

Are you also a friend of animal photography? Right, not only people in action are in demand as motifs in photography. Often it is also animal pictures that are traded in the art of photography. With the legal information we would like to briefly explain to you to what extent you can get into legal […]

Legal question: Stock photography and the right to the picture

Here I would like to give you a small overview of the concession of concessions and sublicenses for the stock photos. An increasing number of photographers are taking advantage of the opportunity to sell their images through (stock-photo) agencies, which gives them the advantage of reaching a wider clientele and greatly reducing the workload of […]

Event photography: capture the perfect moment at concerts, stage shows or events

In event photography, the attraction lies in capturing the celebrating people in an optimal pose. However, patience and practice are the basic recipes for successful photos of festivals and shows. Of course, the technology of the digital camera can also be used for the desired spectacular event photo. The perfect moment – a puzzle in […]

Autofocus or no autofocus? Prefer manual mode?

The autofocus is a small technique miracle in a camera and most people are grateful for it because it ensures sharp images. And this is a great invention and a great help for beginners as well as advanced hobby photographers. But if you want more than just sharp photos, you should turn off the autofocus […]

Introduction to underwater photography – how your camera survives the next dive

Underwater photography is an expensive business. In addition to diving courses and diving equipment, there are also costs for underwater equipment. But most divers are fascinated by the mysterious beauty of the underwater world. Then it’s time to take the next step and begin the adventure of underwater photography, whether you just want to snorkel […]

Fashion show planning & tips: Interview with Stephan M. Czaja

Stephan Czaja is one of the young talents in the field of Creative Arts. With his companies, his books and his performances as a speaker, he quickly established himself in the fashion industry. So fast that he even helped organize the last show of the Berlin Fashion Week this year. As project planner for models, […]

Photoshooting – tips for outfits, clothes, accessories for the perfect preparation

For a photo shoot a model has to prepare herself accordingly and follow some tips. The model business is a serious and not at all easy job, even though many critics have no idea of the tension and effort in the business. On top of that, models must be punctual and reliable, flexible and easy […]