Monday, May 22

Photography

To become good, you’ll have to create a lot of garbage first…

To become good, you’ll have to create a lot of garbage first…

Personal, Photography
... subtitle: quantity equals quality.Yep, I know, sounds wrong. But the way to becoming good at something is to produce lots of crap first. I look back at my photography 20 years ago and it was worse than my photography 10 years ago, which in turn was worse than my current photography, which I'm confident is worse than my photography in 10 years from now.It has to do with some of the ideas from Art & Fear (awesome book, definitely recommended).I find the "50 pounds of clay" idea from that book especially compelling in that context. In short: a teacher splits the kids in a pottery class into two groups, the first ones get rated on the quality of their work. The second group gets rated on quantity and nothing but quantity. Turns out, the second group consistently ends up als
Things photographers do on a Sunday afternoon

Things photographers do on a Sunday afternoon

Personal, Photography
It started with Monika and myself standing outside in the garden the other day, looking at how several plants of lemon balm were taking over the herb section. So I decided to brew up an infusion. Lemon balm, mint, glass jar, boiling water. Let seep for an hour: super yummy.I noticed how awesome the leaves looked when swirling around in the glass jar, so I decided to film that. And then I decided to film myself while filming it. Here's the result:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TEVyL26E0M
Siberia ahoi

Siberia ahoi

Photography, Travel
I took this shot of ice bubbles on Lake Baikal in Siberia last year when we did a photo tour there with a group of great people. Tomorrow I will take off for yet another photo tour to Siberia and during my preparations that feeling of standing on top of the lake for the first time came back to me.Lake Baikal is the oldest, clearest, deepest and biggest body of liquid fresh water in the world. In fact it holds 20% of the world's liquid fresh water. TWENTY. EFFIN'. PERCENT.It's 395 miles long, 49 miles wide and at its deepest point it is 5,387 feet deep. That is over one mile of water. And I've been told that it's so clear, that in summer, if you drop a coin from a boat, you can watch it sink for a whole minute. That's insane.Insane and very exciting when walking on top of it
Kurzentschlossen? 2 neue Plätze für "Die Macht der Bilder"

Kurzentschlossen? 2 neue Plätze für "Die Macht der Bilder"

Photography, Travel
Im August wird Psychologe Alexander Waschkau gemeinsam mit mir hier in der Viewfinder-Villa mit einer kleinen Gruppe Besucher und Besucherinnen ergründen, was es mit Bildern auf sich hat. Wie und warum sie funktionieren und wie wir unsere visuelle Sprache verbessern können, damit unsere Geschichte bzw. unsere Nachricht beim Empfänger besser ankommt.Dazu beleuchten wir das Thema Fotografie sowohl aus Perspektive der Bildgestaltung als auch mit der Brille der Wahrnehmungspsychologie. Ein spannendes Wochenende ist garantiert!  Ort: Viewfinder-Villa HannoverDatum: 6.-7. AugustGastgeber: Alexander Waschkau und Chris Marquardt» Anmeldung hier 
Absolut Analog – drei neue Workshops – sechs Termine

Absolut Analog – drei neue Workshops – sechs Termine

Photography
Unser Buch Absolut Analog: Fotografie neu entdecken wird im September erscheinen und um diesen Anlass gebührend zu feiern, haben wir drei Analogworkshops konzipiert und werden diese auf insgesamt 6 Terminen veranstalten:Okt 2015 & Feb 2016: Analog für Ein- und Umsteiger Dez 2015 & Feb 2016: Hybrid für Ein- und Umsteiger Nov 2015 & Apr 2016: Großformat erlebenIm Workshoppreis inbegriffen ist jeweils ein handsigniertes Exemplar unseres Buches. » weitere Informationen und Anmeldung
Visual Storytelling: Ethiopia Photo Stories

Visual Storytelling: Ethiopia Photo Stories

Photography
I’m trying something different right now. What I usually do is I take my pictures from a tour, and I sort them by quality. Four stars or five stars get published in one way or another. Five stars are portfolio material. But what I found is that in addition to those it will take pictures that have three, two or even one stars to tell the story.01 Addis https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r3u9l-01-addis 02 Dire Dawa https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r0u67-02-dire-dawa 03 Harar https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r6uff-03-harar 04 Harar Afternoon https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r755x-04-harar-afternoon 05 Almost Awash https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r23sb-05-almost-awash 06 Almost Awash II https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r739y-06-almost-awash-ii 07 Awash Natl. Park https://www.storehous