At the very end of the year 2015, I got my first DSLR Camera. It came with a Kit Lens, but I really anted to have something better. Back then, YouTube had me believe that every Photographer should have a Nifty 50. And so I decided to get one. My choice fell between Canons 50mm… Continue reading My first Lens.
Today, the Weather was quite awful. It was kind of cold, and it rained all the time. And even though that Rain was much needed , it also limited my photographic Options. My Camera is not Weather Proof in any way, and I also do not want to use my Phone for just about anything… Continue reading Good Fotos in bad Weather.
Smartphone Cameras nowadays are the best they have ever been. And since I just got a new one, I decided to pitch it against my trusty Canon M5 in a fun little shootout. And I can definitely say that Image Quality is definitely getting there. Dynamic Range really is not even close, but the Phone… Continue reading Phone vs Camera.
Sometimes it is a lot of fun to just go outside and take Fotos of random things. I really like to do that every now and then. Taking Fotos of your everyday surroundings is also a good way to hone your Skills as a Photographer. That way, you learn to see the world with different… Continue reading Just take Fotos.
Most Cameras have loads of different Exposure Modes, each giving you more or less control over how it Exposes your Foto. Some let you set the Aperture, the Shutter Speed or the ISO. Manual Mode allows you to set all of those Settings to your liking. Actually, it more or less forces you to select… Continue reading Manual Mode.
Usually, I shoot and edit my Fotos in Colour. And usually, that is all I need. But sometimes, Black & White Fotos just look way better. Sometimes, I really love it to leave all those beautiful Colours aside and go fully Monochrome. There are Fotos that really do not work in Black & White. But… Continue reading Black & White.
The last few Days I have been trying out Back Button Auto Focus, or BBAF, on my Canon M5. It does not have a designated Button for that, but you can Map that Function to the Auto Exposure Lock Button. The thing is: I really do not like BBAF. On my tiny Camera, the AEL… Continue reading The thing about BBAF.
I love taking Fotos in the Harz. It is a lot of fun of Exploring the Area, Hiking all about the Place and Capturing it all with my Camera. But as much as I hate to admit, it is sometimes Hard to know where a certain Picture was taken. That is where Geotagging comes into… Continue reading Geotagging is Cool.
Dirty Camera Gear inevitably leads to Problems down the Road. And even though your Camera is just a Tool to you, it is generally a good Idea to take Care of your Tools. Cleaning your Kit is quite easy. You just have to do it every now and then. And the easiest way to plan… Continue reading Why it is important to clean your Gear.
Photography is awesome. But there are a lot of things you might do that can mar the experience. And I am definitely no Stranger to those Mistakes. One of such Mistake are dead Batteries. Those can really end your day prematurely and not very nicely. In the Harz. I usually always have at least one… Continue reading Common Photography Mistakes I make.