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harbour, fischer hut, rorbuers, ocean, golden hour, sunbeams, sunset, rugged, mountains, norway, 2017At the beginning of the year I began to plan a long anticipated roadtrip through whole scandinavia. I had scheduled about a month off from work during summer in August and September of 2017. For this photo expedition I booked a camper van, a Karmann Dexter, early in the year. I knew this car very well from our roadtrip through Fjord Norway in 2015. But contrary to our travels back then where the main focus of the trip was to enjoy the travel experience and the beautiful landscapes itself, this time my focus was on photography like it was during recent roadtrips through Scotland (2014) ... Continue reading →


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sunset, mountains, view, lake, alpine, rugged, pass, dolomites, italy, 2016With this article I want to present to you my annual selection of the twelve personal favorite landscape photos from the year 2016. You can read on and scroll down or feel free to directly check out the gallery or sitback, relax and enjoy the slideshow! 2016 was a absolutely great year! We directly kicked off on the first of January with an awesome moody evening at the Baltic Sea where I created Ocean Serenity and Windswept. In the first month of the year we also started planning our upcoming longer trips in the summer time which was quite some work with all the flights, rental cars and ... Continue reading →


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greetings, from, sunset, bay, glacier, jökulsarlon, camera, iceland, 2016Hi there, we're back from an awesome trip through Iceland. In the last weeks we drove more than 4000km all over the island and had really close encounters with wild puffins, seals and huge humpback whales, saw breathtaking Northern Lights dancing directly above our heads and all around us, paddled through huge glacier bays filled with icebergs, had nice sunsets and interesting river crossings in the highlands on the F-roads and had some fun with our Jeep, not to forget all the hiking and the thousands of waterfalls and rainbows along the road and simply the interesting and active volcanic landscapes ... Continue reading →


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sunrise, cap, sea, coast, mountain, morning, mallorca, spain, 2011During my studies of Information Management I was introduced to landscape photography and some basic techniques through a fellow photographer and good friend. His interest and enthusiasm for photography simply took off and I was virtually instantly fascinated by creating images. When I first saw his photos and those of other advanced and experienced photographers I also wanted to be able to create something like this by myself. I began to learn like crazy, read articles, tutorials, essays and since the very beginning I have - to a certain degree - photography on my mind every single day. During ... Continue reading →


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witcher 3, game, ingame, photography, screenshot, skellige, 2016In the last months I worked on a new project - in-game photography. Since I like exploring and enjoying virtual adventures like Skyrim, Witcher, Fallout, Doom etc. and I've already spent quite some time with those adventures and I already have some knowledge about creating images in general, I recently thought why not combining both interests. This new gallery of in-game photographs is the result of this endeavor. All the images below are created in the world of Witcher III, most of them in Skellige. The islands of Skellige remind me the strongest of the real northern realms like ... Continue reading →


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sunset, roadshot, mountain, forest, trees, italy, 2016During the last two weeks we were finally on the road again and drove a few thousand kilometers from the Baltic Sea in the North of Germany south to the Dolomites in Italy. We had lots of new impressions, experiences, awesome scenic drives and beautiful grand vistas. And, in contrast to some previous trips, this time we were incredibly lucky with the weather. We enjoyed a very good mix of sunny weather with blue bird skies to relax and spend some time at the beach and some dynamic mountain weather with a lot of drama in the sky which is perfect for landscape photography. I will not write a ... Continue reading →


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sunset, sun, summer, mountains, forest, view, rugged, saxon switzerland, germany, 2016Last weekend, after a period of very unstable weather with lots of thunderstorms and heavy rain here in Germany, on Friday, the forecast for the next two days looked stable and promising enough for me to go on my mountain summit bivouac in Saxon Switzerland National Park. I planned this trip around a possible sunrise shooting at a peak called Heringstein, where I wasn't before. I wanted to explore the area and scout possible new locations for upcoming trips into the region. Between early June and mid-July the suns position at sunrise would be exactly between two peaks you see from Heringstein ... Continue reading →


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Since I was born and raised in East Germany, or the GDR (German Democratic Republic), which was reunited with West Germany in 1989 and I formerly was - for instance - a so called "Jungpionier" during primary school and surrounded by Soviet influences, I am particular interested in the past of the UDSSR and their influence of our lifes in the GDR between the World War II and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and beyond. Even now (2016+) a lot of people are living in soviet like buildings which we call the "Platte" here in East Germany. I find it somehow fascinating that ... Continue reading →


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ocean, baltic sea, fog, winter, long exposure, beach, blue hour, germany, 2016For those of you who are interested I just wanted to let you know that I decided to stop writing about every single photo-trip I do, like I did for example last year. Instead I will focus more on other, more general topics like motivation in landscape photography or more photo-related tutorials like  7 essential elements of stunning landscape photos or resize and sharpen photos for web and prints and so on. That said, I probably will nevertheless write trip-reports (or something similar) about upcoming adventures like my mou ... Continue reading →


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sunrise, hiking, saxon switzerland, wanderer, view, valley, germany, latestWith this article I want to present to you my annual selection of the twelve personal favorite landscape photos from the year 2015. You can read on and scroll down or feel free to directly check out the gallery or sitback, relax and enjoy the slideshow! This year during winter between January and March we traveled to the Baltic Sea, Harz National Park and to the Saxon Switzerland, I conducted a photo workshop in April and photographed the wild garlic season in May in and around Leipzig. At the end of May we did an awesome Roadtrip through Fjord Norway followed by some shorter daytrips and ... Continue reading →


▲ Scroll up | Permalink | Read Comments (0) | Write CommentPublished 2 years and 4 months ago by Dave