19Jun

vanishing lines

vanishing lines
Having returned for some days from my travels to Prague, Malta and Berlin, I am scanning the many rolls of film I filled on these travels (10 done with 54 to go) – kind of boring job . So I find some time to blog a little . . . For a call for photos […]

10Jun

17 inspirational Analog Photos

17 inspirational Analog Photos
Over at the fine blog ‘Epic Edits’ Brian Auer has themes going. The last was was Analog, and I am humbled by the selction of this shot I took for the selection. Head over to Brians Blog and see the rest . . . Epic Edits Blog / Analog Have fun!

16Mai

Fotografen Gesichter

Fotografen Gesichter
Frau Dr. Martina Mettner hat mit Ihrem Buch ‘Wie man ein großartiger Fotograf wird’ einigen Staub aufgewirbelt. Wenige positive Rezensionen auf der Amazon Buchseite und auch in den Foren sehr gemischte Kritiken sind typisch für das Echo der deutschen Fotografen. Mich hat Ihr rosa Buch begeistert, auch wenn ich nicht alle Meinungen und Standpunkte teilen […]

13Mai

Self developing your BW film

Self developing your BW film
First steps with developing film myself. I got myself a meduim format foldable Rangefinder, the Voigtländer Bessa III 667 camera from some money I got from selling gear on eBay. Full Copyright of the above picte (c) 2009 by chachahavana. Have a look at his outstanding Flickr stream. This is one of my first takes […]

12Dez

Christmas time . . .

Christmas time . . .
The month of december is always very hectic for me as my business has high season towards the end of the year. Capturing this nice lit tree in Central park a few weeks ago was one of the few glimpses of approaching christmas I was able to see and feel this season Go out and […]


13Nov

First shot

First shot
At Meister Leica Camera Store in Hamburg, on friday the 13th, a little magic happened in my favour. Only hours before departing for New York City I was able to pick up my M9. This is the first pic I took. Pictured is the counter, in the foreground my M8 (middleground Espresso was nice) and […]

12Sep

Travel light

Travel light
A Post from me at kwerfeldein.de – What do you have in your camera rucksack? – inspired me to write this comment (in german language). Was habe ich bei fotografieren stets dabei? Also, außer Speicherkarten, Akkus, einem Blasebalg sowie ein Brillenputztuch gehört bei mir nichts sonst dazu. Einen Rucksack nehme ich grundsätzlich nur mit, wenn […]

12Sep

Supercool Streetphotography Video by Chris Weeks

Supercool Streetphotography Video by Chris Weeks
Chris Weeks (a professional shooter) has made a outstanding good film about Streetphotography and you can watch it online here . . . http://aphotocontributor.typepad.com/aphotocontributor/2009/09/experimental-firmware.html The Vimeo video (splitted in three files) rund a good 40 minutes long, all captured with Canon 5D Mk II cameras and features mailny Leica Rangefinders and some Streetshooters, working in […]

21Aug

Fast Forward – mini project

Fast Forward – mini project
Photowalking usually stands for walking the streets of a city, snapping photos of subjects of your interest. This can be people, architecture, deails and wide shots. On my second day in Brighton I choose to do a more focused photowalk by giving myself a mini project to follow . . . Shooting low down with […]

21Aug

Bend for fetish – cool Phototechnique

Bend for fetish – cool Phototechnique
On a recent trip to Brighton / UK I could observe this photographer (Lomokev) shooting shoes and legs. He choose a very low point of view by plaing the camera on the ground, using a right angle viewfinder to compose and focus the subject. Equipment he used was a Canon 5 D with a 50 […]

30Jul

Backup – how do I . . .

Backup – how do I . . .
For the Blog kwerfeldein by Martin Gommel I posted a comment I wanted to share here (in german language): Wie sichere ich meine (Foto)daten Ganz einfach: a) Download der Karten-RAW-Dateien mit umbennen, IPTC-Info schreiben sowie Bulk-Verschlagworten und in Tages-Directories mit Lightroom 2 auf einen Drobo (4 Platten als quasi-Raid mit knapp 4 TB Nettokapazität, Anschluß […]