Why I do not use Manual Focus.

A lot of really good Landscape Photogrpahers, like Thomas Heaton for example, swear on using Manual Focus for Accuracy and Sharpness. I only use Manual Focus when I really have to, what is not usually the case. And that is not because I have no clue when it comes to focussing manually, I am actually… Continue reading Why I do not use Manual Focus.

What is Travel Photography?

There are many Styles of Photography, like Landscapes, Architecture or Street Photography. Travel Photography combines all those Styles and more into a single package, so you do not have to choose what kind of Photographer you want to be. Just be a Travel Photographer. Landscapes can really immerse the Future Traveller into their destination and… Continue reading What is Travel Photography?

Architecture.

I absolutely love great looking Buildings and other beautiful Architecture. So off course I also take pictures of those things. One such example of a really cool looking Building is one of my Universities Institutes, the CZM. Its outside is primarily constructed of large steel sheets and glass. The roof itself flows over into the… Continue reading Architecture.

Shooting Vertical.

Ever since it broke away from the Square, people started shooting more Vertical for that valuable Instagram Real Estate. And while there are ways to post Landscape Shots to the Platform without loosing out on Feed Space, Shooting Vertical is here to stay. And while all the Settings remain pretty much identical to when you… Continue reading Shooting Vertical.

Photography in the Rain is awesome!

Ever since I got a little Rain Cover for my Camera and a proper Rain Poncho for myself, we had way to good weather here in Germany to really give those things a try. And while I knew the Camera Rain Cover worked, I wanted to do more with it. Today I got the chance,… Continue reading Photography in the Rain is awesome!

I prefer Clouds in Landscapes.

Blue skies are beautiful, but they are so boring when it comes to Landscape Photography. Clouds are an easy, natural way to spice up any Landscape Shot. If you read my blog before, you know that Contrast and Content in Landscapes. And Clouds are the easiest way to achieve those two Aspects. You do not… Continue reading I prefer Clouds in Landscapes.

I absolutely love this Lens.

The first lens I ever bought for my then Canon 100D, not counting the Kit Lens, now is one of my all time favourites. I just absolutely love my Nifty Fifty. It is also my Fastest Lens. And it is so cheap! Back in early 2016, when I bought it, I just paid around 100… Continue reading I absolutely love this Lens.

HDR Photography.

Modern Cameras usually have quite good Dynamic Range. That means that they retain quite a bit of detail in the Shadows and Highlights before clipping. But sometimes that Dynamic Range is not enough. That's when HDR Photography comes into play. That stands for High Dynamic Range. Let's assume that a Camera has 10 Stops of… Continue reading HDR Photography.

Composition is key.

Contrast and Content are two of the most fundamental aspects of Landscape photography, but Composition is key. Without the proper composition, pictures just wont look good, so there are some rules to this. Just remember: rules are meant to be broken. At least in photography. Composition is what turns a snapshot into a photograph. But… Continue reading Composition is key.

Content in Landscapes.

For me, there are three fundamental aspects to Landscape Photography outside the Exposure Triangle. One of them is Contrast, and the other two are Content and Composition. In other words, the three big C. This post is about Content. Content is paramount. Without content, Contrast and Composition are worthless. Content is what interests the viewer… Continue reading Content in Landscapes.