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Photography Location Guide

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A series on photography locations of my favorite photographs with tips and recommendations on how to access those locations, how and when to shoot it.

Black and White Photography Advanced Tips

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People ask me on regularly what my best black and white photography tips are, apart from the more generic tips like I shared them in this article. More specifically they ask: What's the difference between a good and a bad black and white photograph?
Top 5 Photography Books

Top 5 Photography Books

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A personal selection of books that are not the typical technical books on photography, some aren't even on photography at all, but have proven to be influential books that have changed how photography as an art form can be approached and thought of.

Photokina 2016 Impressions

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With some moderate anticipation I went to the 2016 edition of the Photokina in Cologne, Germany. Moderate, because it’s ‘just gear’. But well manufactured and good looking gear is not only a moral booster but it can also open up creative possibilities you didn’t...

Subjectivism - a fine art photography manifesto

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An attempt to demystify and understand the creation of art and fine art photography in particular. A theoretical and practical manifesto to defining, analysing, approaching and creating fine art and other photographs that are considered meaningful. And finally an...

Black and White Quick Adjustments and Conversion panel

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New release of Photoshop CC panel for quick black and white adjustments and conversions. Also included are luminosity masks, zone masks and easy access of the most used photoshop functions.

Five Tips For Better Black and White Photographs

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No these are not the best tips ever on the Internet like many blogposts are screaming, and pretending, only to see they state that you should shoot in RAW and expose to the right. No, these are just my five personal tips to improve your black and white photographs…

Vienna Black and White Fine art photography workshop

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I'm happy to announce that I'll be teaching a black and white fine art photography and long exposure photography workshop for the second time in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria in collaboration with the Lightbox Academy Project team.

Three Secrets to great color fine art photographs

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Why do so many people prefer creating fine art images in black and white rather than in color? Do colors distract from the subject, like most people would say, including me in the recent past? Now I would say no, not when color is used thoughtfully and to emphasize the subject.

Limited Edition Prints

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Recently I had an exhibition of my architectural work in a gallery in the South of France for which I exhibited 25 fine-art prints, printed by master printer Jeff Gaydash, in close collaboration with me. As a result of this, I'm selling those exhibition prints.

Vision, Visual Styles and Critics in fine-art photography

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I haven’t been very active on social media and here on my website for the last six months. Part of my existence as a professional photographer/educator consists not only of actually taking photographs but also of evaluating the work that I try to create and...

Canon 5DSR Long exposure photography test results

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Just recently I updated the Complete Guide to Long Exposure photography in an elaborate way. I included some recommended cameras, or in some cases: not recommended cameras for long exposure photography. One of the NOT recommended cameras was the 50MP Canon 5DS/R.

Michael Levin photographer Interview

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Michael Levin is a fine-art photographer from Canada who had a major influence on the style of black and white long exposure photography that became very popular in the last decade: minimalistic and very aesthetic black and white photographs from mainly seascapes and landscapes.

Complete Guide To Long Exposure Photography - 2016 Edition

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This long exposure photography tutorial is targeted at several levels: beginners will find a complete guide and an extensive step by step explanation what long exposure photography is, what you need and how to do it yourself. The more experienced long exposure...

Long exposure photography quick reference card

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Here's the long exposure photography quick reference card with optimal settings for you to download and to print it out. This is designed for beginners, advanced photographers and photography workshop instructors who want to give their students an easy to understand...

Black and White Still life photography

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In this article I'll give an example how to approach a black & white still life photograph using my method of post processing. I'll also give insight into my vision that precedes the processing phase. I'm trying to make a case for still life photography to hone your compositional skills.

Better digital black and white photography printing

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The following article on better digital black and white photography printing, is written by guest writer Red Ognita. He's a specialist in creating fine art black and white photographs. Many times in the past I've stated the importance of printing your work...

Photoshop action download long exposure cloud streaks

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Because I've been receiving many question, now and in the past, how to create those ethereal looking long exposure streaks of clouds in such a subtle way that they don't look like unnatural beams of light through the sk, I have now created an action set that will...