Pure Gold – Franzi

With the wonderful Franzi. I have had this idea in my head and I still need to work on it a bit until I get closer to the full idea though. I really like the outcome of this though. Love the idea of the brush-strokes on skins, when different textures, colors and so on. Funny enough last year I shot something similar to this too, which I will post soon-ish here, too. So keep an eye on the Blog.

That one time my parents and I went to Westworld (warning – not photography related)

That one time my parents I went to Westworld… actually we never really went. A shame. Really, but I found this awesome Photo we took at an Amusement Park here close to Cologne. Anyway… I am sitting here on a plane flying back from LaLaLand. I came here to get out of everything that went down in the past 10 to 11 month. Clear my mind and just, hopefully get a reset… I think I kinda succeeded. Not sure how to get into this without going on a long and unneccesary journey, but lets try. Beginning of March 2017 I…

Let it POP! – Model Photography

More of Franzi! I normally don’t do a lot of editing outside of Lightroom and I hate beauty retouching beyond some very basic stuff, but sometimes it’s just fun to play around with Photoshop and test the limits of Lightroom and so on. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Griffith Observatory – Travel Photography

The Observatory must be one of my favourite places on the planet. If I had one wish to choose a place to live, this might be it. Overlooking the vast expanse of Los Angeles, the wonderful Architecture and Griffith Park surrounding it. So here are two older and one new photo from my most recent trip to LA. The two old ones I reedited, as I really did not like the the old editing anymore. Also, as you might have seen, you only see LA and not the Observatory, but it was shot from there. So ok, a couple of…

Cadillac CTS-V at Lake Mead

Taking this best from LA to Vegas and back was so much fun. Such a cool car. I wish we had more time with it, but the time we had I think we used well. and going to Lake Mead and get a couple of shots after or before visiting Hoover Dam. The weather didn’t really give me the mood I was looking for that day, so black and white was the best option I felt. Well still feel. High Contrast, not really interested in showing too much detail besides the car. Even though it is there. This was shot…

RE_EDIT_002

Part two of RE_EDIT. This time with a portrait. Here we have the original RAW file straight out of camera. This is the original edit I did back in 2011. And here we have the RE_EDIT version. I am very happy with it. It’s fresh, different than the original and it all is just a great way to give some older photos some new life and also train yourself more and learn from what you have done before. Here is a link to the RAW file, just like last week, for you to try your hands on, if you like….

RE_EDIT_001

A new series of Videos where I re-edit older photos of mine and walk you through the process. Not only on the technical side. Check it out, let me know what you think. Let me know if you have questions and make sure to check out the link to the RAW files for you to download and see what you would do with the photo. If you like. 🙂 Remember it’s for personal use only of course. So this is the RAW HDR file that I started this RE_EDIT with. This is the originally in 2011 published photo which I…

What’s In My Bag – 001 (YouTube Edition)

Yup, this is a WIMB video. I had some technical difficulties with exporting it, somehow something was corrupted within the project file. Ah well, I will experiment with the next WIMB videos though, this lends itself to playing around more. As I mention in the Video, this is the bare minimum for about 95% of my shoots that I normally take with me, which doesn’t mean I use all of it, or only that, but this comes with me most of the time either way. Here a list of everything in the video plus a couple of extras I didn’t…

The Neon Museum – Las Vegas

While on vacation in Las Vegas, end of last year, we finally took the chance and visited the Neon Museum. One of those must visit tourist destinations. We were a bit unlucky with the weather, and not only that day, but I will go back the next time I am in the area for sure. As with many Museums and landmarks like that a lot depends on your guide that takes you around and gives you all teh facts and personal tidbits, but I am sure here everyone is into the subject matter more than enough. The experience there also…

Apple Store Cologne City – Pre Opening

Today I had the pleasure of being invited to a little preview tour/event in the brand spanking new Apple Store in Cologne. It’s our second one here in Cologne and I have to say it is one of the most beautiful Apple Stores I have seen so far. And of any stores in general. It is located in (according to a 2008 survey) Europes busiest shopping street, Schildergasse. A lot of people pass by, everyone will see it. The Architecture is beautiful and Apple did such a beautiful job with the interior of the store. I obviously (!) shot all…

Apple MacBook – Thoughts

So for my LA trip last year I had an Apple MacBook on loan from Apple to test. I was hoping to get a maxed out one with the m7 chip and all that, but that wasn’t available and I was sent the mid-range version and thought instead of writing about it I’ll record myself talking about it a bit. As I travel quite often for different projects and jobs it would be nice to have a smaller machine that can do most or all of the work I need to do while on the road. Minimizing gear normally is…