Photography is about capturing moments and emotions. On this blog, I will show you how to take better pictures with any camera - be it a DSLR or an iPhone. I share I learn, so you do not have to spend countless hours searching the Internet.

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Thoughts on Migrating Aperture to OS X Photos App

Published on - Updated on Jan 30, 2018 by Michael Kummer

Note: For the sake of simplicity I mean iPhoto/Aperture when I say Aperture below, because most of what I say is true for both applications. With Apple’s introduction of iCloud Photo Library and the decision to drop Aperture in favor of a new Photos app for OS X (to be released in early…(Read More)

Troubleshooting Nikon D7000 focus issues and potential solutions

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

I used to own two Nikon D7000 cameras, and with both, I experienced severe focus issues that would repeatedly result in blurry photos and unusable shots. I had struggled with D7000 focus issues for over a year and wanted to share troubleshooting steps, potential solutions and the ultimate decision to sell both D7000 bodies. Nikon…(Read More)

Mountain Top Rodeo 2012

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

Not too long ago I posted a couple of pictures about last years Mountain Top Rodeo. I sent the link to the marketing agency working on this year’s rodeo. Shortly after I had sent the email, I got a call from Christy at the agency asking if they could use one of my photos…(Read More)

Shooting Angle: Go down low for more impact

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

Going down on your knees or lying on your belly while taking a picture, can make a real difference between a boring one and one that has an impact. That’s especially true when photographing small animals or children. To illustrate what I mean, I’m using some of the pictures I took on our…(Read More)

Managing your Photos using Aperture

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

In this article, I’d like to share with you how I use Apple’s Aperture to manage my photos and associated workflows. I’m not going to talk about the differences between Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom, mostly because I haven’t used Lightroom much, but based on the little I know, both do…(Read More)

Der Unterschied zwischen Fotografieren im RAW und JPEG Format

Published on - Updated on Aug 20, 2017 by Michael Kummer

Ich werde oft gefragt warum ich im RAW Format fotografiere und welche Vorteile das hat. Bevor wir diese Frage beantworten lass uns erst einmal definieren was RAW eigentlich bedeutet. RAW Bilddaten, auch manchmal als digitale negative bezeichnet, enthalten alle Bildinformationen, die der Kamerasensor aufzeichnet, zusammen mit Bildmetadaten (Kameraidentifikation- und Einstellungen, Informationen über die verwendete Linse…(Read More)

The difference between shooting in RAW versus JPEG

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

I often get asked the questions why I shoot in RAW and what advantages shooting in RAW has. Before we get into that, let’s first clarify what RAW means. Nikon says “RAW image files, sometimes referred to as digital negatives, contain all the image information captured by the camera’s sensor, along with the…(Read More)

76th Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2012

Published on - Updated on Feb 17, 2018 by Michael Kummer

Despite the forecast calling for rain, we had an incredibly nice and sunny Saturday at the 76th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park. The festival was expecting about 200.000 visitors to enjoy a variety of art exhibitors, musicians, and food. I have rarely seen so many interesting looking people in one spot, such…(Read More)

Staring at the Tree

Published on - Updated on Feb 17, 2018 by Michael Kummer

We have these two trees right in front of our patio, and during the day they look average and not very interesting. But as soon as the sun goes down and the street lights come on, they start looking interesting (well, at least to me). I was thinking a couple of times all ready to…(Read More)

Tipps und Tricks für den Einsatz von Blitzlicht

Published on - Updated on Dec 11, 2017 by Michael Kummer

Licht ist eine wichtige Komponente in der Fotografie, einige behaupten sogar es wäre die Wichtigste. Wenn möglich, versuche ich immer mit natürlichem Licht zu fotografieren, aber wenn nicht ausreichend natürliches Licht vorhanden ist, müssen wir es entsprechend zuführen – zum Beispiel mit einem Blitz. Das Problem mit Licht ist, je…(Read More)

Tips & Tricks on how to use a Flash

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

Light is a major component in photography; some photographers even claim it’s the most important element of a photograph. I always try to use the natural or available light where possible, but if the available light is not enough or not good, you may need to add some light – by using a flash. The…(Read More)

Atlanta Dragway

Published on - Updated on Feb 17, 2018 by Michael Kummer

On Saturday my buddy Alex and I went up north, to watch one of the first drag races of the season at Atlanta Dragway. For those of you who don’t know, drag racing is a competition in which tuned-up motorcycles or cars race against each other (two at a time) on a 1…(Read More)

Take better pictures in 5 minutes with these 10 tips

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

There are a couple of easy-to-learn techniques that enable you to take better pictures. In this post, I’d like to share with you ten tips for taking better pictures. It will only take 5 minutes, and it doesn’t matter if you have a DSRL, a point & shoot camera or an…(Read More)