Photography

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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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

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)

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)

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)

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)

Taking sharp pictures of fast moving objects, like a golf ball or a golf club is challenging. But don’t worry, I will share with you some tips for photographing golfers. I was itching to try out my new lens and decided to join my buddy Alex for a round of Golf at the Stone…(Read More)

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)

Nikon SB-700 Speedlight

Tips & Tricks on how to use a Flash

Last updated on Apr 10, 2017

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)

10 Tips: Take better pictures in 5 minutes

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)

Photography tips: How to photograph birds in flight

I love to photograph birds in flight and thought I’d share with you some photography tips and lessons I’ve learned. I’ll also show you some pictures that turned out good and also some that did not. And I’ll explain what I did wrong, so you won’t repeat the mistakes I…(Read More)