15Jul

the Hannibal post

This post is clearly off-topic on a Photography Blog. I wanted to let you know about the latest vehicle that we bought top replace out Golf GTI – a MY 2012 Land Rover Defender. We named it Hannibal because the first big trip next week will take us over the Alps (around Bardonecchia, Italy). Having […]

10Nov

Fotokurs Straßenfotografie – Buchrezension (oder -verriß?)

Fotokurs Straßenfotografie – Buchrezension (oder -verriß?)
Das von dem Autorenduo Meike Fischer und Rudolf Krahm frisch herausgekommene Werk mit dem Untertitel ‘Szenen, Menschen und Orte im urbanen Raum fotografieren’  ist heute von Amazon geliefert worden. Weil die Bestellung seit vielen Monaten nur als Vorbestellung lief und sich der Erscheinungstermin immer wieder verschoben hatte, freuet ich mich umso mehr, nun endlich eines […]

21Aug

Brighton Streetphotography Workshop

Brighton Streetphotography Workshop
The one day workshop in Brighton with well known Streetphotography blogger Eric Kim was a pleasure to visit. The participans varied from total beginner to experienced analog and digital shooter, from the age between 25 to 60 years, the gear from Bridge camera to Leica Rangefinder. Eric is very enthusiastic and it was a pleasure […]

21Aug

New Blog – WordPress

New Blog – WordPress
After reading the ‘Get your photography on the web’ book by RC Conception, I wanted to rebuild my Photoblog. While preparing this, I also decided to get rid of my old ‘Portfolio’ Photographers website and unify both sites into one, using my main URL photosfromthetopfloor.com. The book by RC Conception really makes it easy (read: […]

18Mai

Leaving for Brighton (UK)

Leaving for Brighton (UK)
Tonight, I’ll travel to Brighton (UK) to participate in a workshop by L.A. based Street Photographer Eric Kim. Following Eric’s Blog for quite some time, it was a clear decision to go there when he twittered about his first european workshop. His Blog is definitely worth reading if you have an interest in streetphotography. Packing […]

09Apr

Film selbst entwickeln – welcher Entwickler?

Film selbst entwickeln – welcher Entwickler?
Einen etwas aufwendigeren Versuch habe ich in Braunschweig mit dem Team von der Firma Spürsinn und den Absolut Analog Leuten gestartet.             Mit mehr als 10 verschiedenen Entwicklern ging die Gruppe an den Start. Die von mir eingesetzten Filme waren TRIX und efke 25 /50, die Entwickler waren Agfa Rodinal […]

26Mrz

Streets in Color

Streets in Color
The flickr group ‘Streets in Color’ selected this picture among the ‘Featured Photos of the Week’ of March 25, 2011. Head dover to this group and have a look at their pool.

01Mrz

In favour of analogue – Unlimited Grain Bookproject

In favour of analogue – Unlimited Grain Bookproject
Wedding and Portrait photographer Edward Olive’s photostream on flickr is really worth a visit. He often uses light in this great, classic Hollywood manner. His photos speak a unique language of light. Together with other photographers, he started a project I want to point you to (text from the Flickr Photopage of the shown photo […]

24Feb

Films I like . . .

Films I like . . .
Just wanted to share a few examples (a few already posted here) with you. Shots I took using film, selfdeveloped if bw. Scanned with either the EPSON V750 or a Nikon Coolscan 9000ED. Kodak TRIX 400 Example 1 Example 2 (shot very close to the location of the shot above) High quality bw film with […]

30Jan

on Steichen’s suit – the Flatiron building

on Steichen’s suit – the Flatiron building
As flickr user Scottoo remarked, my try of a winter shot of the Flatiron building was inspired by Steichen. I had the privilege to see an original print of this picture at a Steichen exhibit at South Sea Port / NYC in Oct. 2010 and was moved by the strength and simplicity of this picture. […]

22Jan

Medium Format Examples

Medium Format Examples
A little while ago I blogged about doing travel- and streetphotography with a foldable medium format camera. I tried another approach while I am in New York on a business trip with a Hasselblad (waistlevel finder) medium format SLR. This photo is an example what can be done with a ‘slow’ camera (manual focus, manual […]

13Jan

Hassi ready for Gotham City

Hassi ready for Gotham City
A first time for me – shooting a medium format Hasselblad with waistlevel finder. And big luck to be able shot shoot it in Manhattan while here on a business trip. The camera is a 503cw, rented from Adorama Rental Company ARC in midtwon. I use it with A12 backs (3) and a 80 mm […]

12Jan

Unbelievable – blogging in 30.000 feet

Unbelievable – blogging in 30.000 feet
I am just traveling from Frankfurt to New York in a Lufthansa Airbus. Lufthansa is offering WiFi for free, so I can. Surf the Net, write a few Mails and Write this blogpost. A first time for me, I was analog bevor, just reading books and magazines on flighttime. I enjoy the freedom to roam, […]

05Dez

Strange Selfie – Lomo Spinner 360

Strange Selfie – Lomo Spinner 360
This is an example of a easy done, but strange Selfie- The Lomo Spinner 360 takes a (more than) 360 degrees pano shot, so I was on the pic two times. The camera really is of low quality, mine failed after only 15 films (and was replaced without problems by the Lomo shop Vienna). The […]

14Nov

Shooting Travelphotography with a foldable Medium Format camera

Shooting Travelphotography with a foldable Medium Format camera
This is an example of the first ten 120-format films I shot, self-developed and scanned. There is quite a lot to learn, so I am far from good at this. An Ilford Delta 3200 ISO film was used for this shot of a street in Dresden in the evening, the Voigtländer Bessa III was my […]

13Nov

Manual focus versus Autofocus – funny YouTube video

Manual focus versus Autofocus – funny YouTube video
This is a very funny, yet technical interesting YouTube video about focusing techniques. The funny guys from Digital Rev compare a Canon V Mk II with an Olympus EP-1 and a Leica M9. DigitalRev TV – Camera Focus Test Have a look and a laugh Carsten  

12Nov

Praxis der Polaroid Land Fotografie – Buchtipp

Praxis der Polaroid Land Fotografie – Buchtipp
Wer sich für alte Polaroid Kameras interessiert, so auch die Automatic Kameras und Co, kann sich in diesem antiquarisch erhältlichen Buch kundig machen. Kostet nicht viel und erhellt dennoch. Steht auch mehr drin als in der Bedienungsanleitung, welche sich auf Orphancameras als PDF oft finden läßt. Der Tipp zu diesem Buch kam zu mir vom […]

12Nov

6×6 and 35 mm – different feelings

6×6 and 35 mm – different feelings
Some bloggers take the analog route and rediscover film shooting. Same goes for me. Inspired by a blog post from Chris Marquard, I wrote up some differences between these systems I found out this year. For 35 mm, I use the Leica M System. A M7 offers you center weighted aperure priority shooting, the rangefinder […]

07Nov

the best camera

the best camera
is the one that you have with you. Sometimes for me this is my iPhone. Recently I was pointed towards the Hipstamatic App for the iPhone, a rather slow working App that takes the picture with a lens and film simulation that you have to dial in. The results are quite often pretty ‘artsy’ but […]

29Sep

Polaroid infected

Polaroid infected
Today I visited the Impossible Project Gallery and Store on Broadway / Manhattan. The pictures they show are astonishing, they blow them up to an incredible size. They have refurbished vintage Polaroid cameras for sale, a silver SX70 fell into my hands, together with some packs of PX100 bw and Milk4th color film. Looking forward […]

29Sep

Featured by Torontoist

Featured by Torontoist
This bokeh hunt shot I made in Toronto during heavy rain made it as the Photoist selction of the group – thx to the adminds for that! Have a look at the Torontoist website here http://torontoist.com/2010/09/photoist_september_29_2010.php

15Aug

New headphone – tech sidenote

New headphone – tech sidenote
On my recent trip to Berlin I had the chance to try out the new Bowers and Wilkens P5 headphones. Besides being small and even with glasses a comfortable wear, the sound quality is very good. Definitely bigger than the in-ear-things, the P5 still folds down to a pretty small pack and can be stowed […]

15Aug

Frame within

Frame within
An example of my shots I took the analogue way during a week long trip. I visited Dresden, Karlsbad and Prague, exposing more than 50 rolls of film (mostly 120 bw). Business and travels keep me busy this summer, so blogging is difficult for me right now. Thx for staying tuned. Have fun! Carsten

24Jun

and the winner is . . .

and the winner is . . .
Brian Auer from his EPIC Edits Blog choose this photo (inspired by a shot of the same location by my friend – Composer – out of my Flickr stream as his fav shot. Have a look at his interesting blog over here EPIC Edits and see more photos like this by me over here Vanishing […]