I am absolutely blown away by the news that six of photographs were awarded an Honorable Mention in the Monochrome Photography Awards 2017.
Another year has gone by, and before I move on to 2018, it’s time to look back at 2017 and review my photography and to choose my top ten photographs. This is the 4th time I did this exercise, and besides the fun of looking back and relive all those moments, I think it also has significant benefits for everybody who wants to take his or her photography to the next level. I can’t thank Martin Bailey enough for introducing me to this exercise. At the end of this blog post you can find a video slideshow with all the images mentioned in this post.
Recently, I learned that some of my images received awards and recognition in a couple of competitions I participated in. So, in an act of shameless self-promotion, I’d like to present to you the award-winning photographs.
It was exactly one week ago to the day that I went to the town of Krefeld to participate in the 10th Worldwide Photowalk. An Arcanum friend of mine had organized a walk there, and I was eager to join. Here are the images that I took.
In this first installment of the series, I’d like to introduce you to the work of Daniel Böttcher from Oberhausen, Germany. I have found Daniel’s work on FlickR where he has been posting since 2010 now. We even met a couple of times and went shooting together, mostly in zoos or in the landscape.
In this post, I demonstrate my monochrome conversion process and how it integrates into the (almost) exclusively monochrome workflow I outlined in my last blog post. It looks pretty convoluted at first, as it involves 4-5 different apps/extensions, but it is pretty straightforward once you get used to it. Read on to learn more.
As a digital black & white photographer, the 21st century isn’t exactly the perfect time to live in. Virtually all digital cameras take pictures in color and those that don’t cost a fortune. Of course, every camera has a black & white mode, but this only means the camera is doing the critical job of black & white conversion for the photographer – not exactly the perfect solution for the creative mind. So, how can we solve this problem and create an (almost) monochrome photography workflow with today’s digital cameras? How can we (almost) free ourselves from colors?
I regularly go to the Landscape Park Duisburg-Nord in Germany (aka LaPaDu). With its unique combination of decayed industry set within a beautiful park with lush nature and numerous leisure-time possibilities, it truly is a unique location. In this post, I share three new additions to my LaPaDu gallery.