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blue hour, leipzig, city, germany, 2015During the last weekend, on saturday, I leaded a small private photo workshop here in Leipzig, Germany. We met in the early afternoon at central station in the center of Leipzig. We then walked quite a couple of kilometers and staircases through the whole city center with all its nice patios, passages, fountains, streets, buildings, new train stations and lots of other interesting places. During our walking tour we talked about lots of photo related topics like basic camera functions (modes, exposure, aperture, ISO, etc.), image composition (seeing, leading lines, near to far, rule of thirds),  ... Continue reading →


▲ Scroll up | Permalink | Read Comments (0) | Write CommentPublished 2 years and 7 months ago by Dave

sunset, valley, summer, saxon switzerland, sunstar, forest, mountain, view, germany"The fact, that a technically incorrect photograph (in the conventional sense) can be emotionally more effective than a technically flawless image, will be shocking to those, who are naive enough to believe that technical perfection constitutes the true value of a photograph. A technically perfect photograph can be the world’s most boring picture." Andreas Feininger Introduction What makes an interesting, good or even great landscape photo is highly individual and always depends on your own interests, background and desired style of photography (same applies to the ... Continue reading →


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autumn, forest, foliage, stream, ilse, harz, germanyMotivation Today a lot of people (including possible clients) will first and foremost see your work online in some sort of a web gallery on your own personal website or social media like Facebook, Google+ or 500px. Therefore the resized web versions of your photos should be presented at their best. Over the years I've tried lots of different methods and I am now using a combination of various techniques in order to get the best results possible. There are quite a few steps to do but you don't have to do them manually for each photo. I've built an Photoshop action set you ... Continue reading →


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sunset, lofoten, sunstar, fjord, moos, grass, lake, norwayBack in 2013, from mid-august to mid-september, we spent some weeks above the arctic circle on the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway. During the first part of the trip we were based in a beautiful and cozy rorbuer in Hamnøya near Reine on Mosekenesøya and did some decent mountain hikes (steep up to 70%) like Reinebringen, Kvalvika Beach and Bunes Beach and visited lots of other worth seeing villages, mountains and beaches like Eggum-, Uttakleiv- and Unstad Beach on Flakstadøya and Vestvågøya.     Nordpollen Road - Prints Available ... Continue reading →


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This article about blending with luminosity masks might be interesting for some of you. Part I: http://www.hougaardmalan.com/blog/?p=622 Part II: http://www.hougaardmalan.com/blog/?p=818 Continue reading →


▲ Scroll up | Permalink | Read Comments (0) | Write CommentPublished 6 years and 8 months ago by Dave