After my recent switch from Canon to Fujifilm I also decided to go back to prime lenses again. So instead of the 24-70 zoom lense I wanted to cover the trinity of 35/50/85mm again.
Should you shoot with film? Put your fancy digital camera away for once and bust out the old reliable?
Today it’s gonna be a quick one about using Chiaroscuro in portraiture and photography in general. Being the italian word for light-dark describes a stylistic device with it roots in paintings of the late renaissance which consisted of intensive light and dark contrasts.
Hello there and sorry for not writing something for a few days.
Today I finally want to tell you about my first shooting experience after the switch from Canon to the Fuji X-Pro2.
No, I am not insane. Well maybe a little bit. But that has nothing to do with me selling my huge full-frame Canon and the hubble-like lenses.
As you probably already saw, a lot of stuff on this blog is black and white. And there is a reason for that: I fucking love it and you should too!
What is some artsy fartsy feature for the majority of snapping dslr owners out there is actually a key point in defining characteristics of an image. The reduced colors make you actually watch out for what makes an image. How often did you see some bright and colorful images with flashy bokeh that gained thousands of instagram likes. Quite often I recon, but the problem is: There is no message in this immage, no reason for it to exit other than being flashy. If thats what you want for your artistic work then fine, you’ve made it.
But if you actually want to develop your style I can only recommend to start shooting in black and white! Yes, SHOOT in black and white, not translate in in post. Set your camera to monochrome and go bananas! Experiment with natural light and studio light. You will quickly see how you become more aware of lighting and its effects since colors wont distract you anymore.
Shooting monochrome will make your images get more connected to its subject, you can capture emotion and moods more effectively and on a personal level. I think black and white photography has a grave importance in the future art world because it not only helps the artist to focus on the images main elements, it also helps the viewer see what is important. Only if we can guide our viewers to what we want to tell and express we can actually gain any interest in our works.
Light, thats pretty much all that photography is about, right? Well maybe everything, but it certainly is damn important. So important that its quite worthwhile to learn how to use and control it. So today I’ll be showing you some of my favorite lighting styles and setups, most of which are pretty easy to build.
So yeah, the freelance photographer floating through life like a rainy cloud will now talk to you about not liking your job. But before I continue a quick disclaimer. Don’t quit your day job or decline everything that not fits your thinking a hundred percent just yet. You’ll probably go bankrupt before you can wallow in your new found freedom.
What to do when it’s thirty-fucking-five degrees celsius and you don’t know what to do?
I recently got a hold of my printed Portfolio and it made me realize how damn important it is to print your works. Be it photography or if you’re a writer the plain and simple written word.
Today I want to introduce you to my printed portfolio.
For a while now I had the idea in my mind of having my portfolio printed to have something to show in client- and agency-meetings or to show it to friends.
(more on the topic of why it is important to print your works in the near future)
Well hello there!
Finally I can start and share my new blog-project with the world.
Not only will this be a platform for my own works of photography, I also aim to publish some of my writing, as well as book-reviews, artist-features and general rants about stuff I love…or hate, here.