Photography Tips

Photography Tips · 28 Januar 2017
There are a lot of compositional elements in photography. One of them is framing. I quite often use this element to get a certain perspective of things, to create interest and to put the main subject into a context. Frames can also be helpful to get a needed foreground or some shallow depth of field leading towards the subject. There are natural frames like rocks, trees or shadows and there are plenty of artificial frames like windows, hallways, fences and arches. In all of these cases frames...
Photography Tips · 13 Dezember 2015
I wanted to come up with a small series of pictures done differently. During a recent afternoon photo walk along Hamburg harbour I took my small Manfrotto table tripod (Pixi Mini) with me. It is only 20 cm high and gives a stable, but very low perspective. Every image below is done from this tripod slightly above street level and shoot with the Canon EF 16-35 mm wide angle. I really like this different approach of an area that I shot many times before. Since we had the typical December weather...

Photography Tips · 23 November 2015
The rule of thirds is a basic photography technique. Divide a picture in nine equal parts (two equally spaced horizontal and two vertical lines). The important compositional elements of the image should be placed along the intersections of horizontal and vertical lines. This will create interest, tension and balances your picture. You can also use the technique in landscape photography. The horizon should either touch the upper or lower horizontal line. So it covers one third (and two thirds...
Photography Tips · 21 November 2015
Leading lines help the eye to enter a picture. Normally, they lead the way towards the main subject (if there is one). You can find leading lines formed by roads, rivers, fences, boardwalks, shorelines, handrails, moving stairs, walls or train tracks. These lines can also help create a connection between the foreground and the background and give some depth to the picture. You should carefully consider to use leading lines in order to help the viewer endeavour your picture and lead them to your...