Posts Tagged ‘photography’

It’a a new year and the photo-editing fun is just starting!

January 5, 2014

Hey there, happy new year all!

I’m just so enthusiastic about photo-filter and all the editing software that is now available to all of us for absolutely free via smartphones etc. I’m even starting to love google, although it’s really bad, because it let’s me do fun stuff like adding structure to photos. That’s really cool, take a look:

Hamburg's Townhall

Hamburg’s Town hall

One month ago I was thinking “filter and instagram – it really just makes all pictures look the same – a bit old and instagramy”. Well, may be it does, but some pictures really look better in their instagramy outfit. At least I think so now. Let’s check on it again in a couple of months, till then – just have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Still – I can’t get used to taking pictures with my phone. It’s kind of disrespectful and the quality is really not that good (this depends on your phone of course). The two pictures below are taken with a smartphone. I would think that without the filter-editing they really wouldn’t be worth showing. Or maybe with the filter all pictures really do look the same and we are loosing our sense and respect for reality the same way we do when it comes to the beauty of a women and publishing unedited model pictures in magazines…

But where do editing starts? Is fixing your “basics” like brightness, contrast, white balance etc. already changing the reality and making it more “prettier” or is this more like fixing the picture more like the way you actually saw it with your eyes… ???ย I really don’t know, but I’m sure that we’ll see in the near future ๐Ÿ™‚

Hotel George V in Paris

Hotel George V in Paris

french breakfast

french breakfast

With or without flash?

October 8, 2013

As a passionate hobby-photographer often I ask myself – should I use flash on this photo or not? Mostly I chose not to, because photos without flash look more natural and it is easier to take spontaneous pictures of people without flashing them of course, so that they don’t really notice being photographed… But sometimes it’s really the best to do both, as you see here, one side of the coin often doesn’t showย the whole picture ๐Ÿ˜‰

spider with and without flash

spider with and without flash

That’s often the case not only in photography, so keep having perspective(s) ๐Ÿ˜‰

I can do cool things now!

June 2, 2013

I mean, cool things with photo editing software, take a look:

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In the case some of you are thinking: “Hey, WTF, you don’t post for like forever and then this crap?” – I’m sorry, this is what you get. I don’t intend to close this blog. I may start posting regularly again soon or also never again – I don’t know that now so you’ll have to live with it just like me ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo editing gone wild :)

December 1, 2012

Hey there,

as you know I have a new camera. With the new camera I’ve also got new photo editing software. So there was a lot of playing around with pictures in the past days and here are some pieces for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Let’s start photo-editing!

August 5, 2012

As you may remember I’m not a friend of photo-editing, or at least I wasn’t. But as Ashwin has already shown me and as I could discover myself thanks to this photo, photo-editing may not be a bad idea after all. If you use it to underline your motive and not to change it, it may work good. You’ll find the original picture after the break. What do you think – to photo edit or not?

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Blue Balloon Dog in the City

November 13, 2011

Yeah, I can take pictures of whatever I want:

 

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Silk catterpillars occupying a tree next to the university of german armed forces

June 7, 2011

Isn’t it nice:

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I โ™ฅ Hamburg!

May 15, 2011

Or to say it in Gabriel Garcia Marquez Style: “It had taken me seven months – seven months of my life, minute by minute – to reach this moment and say “I love Hamburg!”.

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The perfect Moon?

May 10, 2011

Or isn’t it?

Image of the Mood

April 29, 2011