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Out of Camera vs. Retouched
This question touches every photographer sooner or later and then from every now and then again. Photographer Matt Kloskowski has shared an article on this question he found these days on the blog of Swedish photographer Jonas Hellsén. And this led me to think about it again.
First of all I am far away of blaming anyone who has a different oppinion on the amount of retouching appropriate to a photograph than I have. I think as we look at photography as an art form it is all about personal taste (and only then about technique, equipment etc.). In German there is a saying that states that you cannot argue over taste. Full stop. This truth in mind any offensive discussion on personal likings is immediately obsolete. (Read on …)
St. Catherine’s at Late Night
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Germany’s great Nikon internet forum Nikonpoint some of the members (including me) met for a nightshoot at Hamburg’s famous historic Warehouse District.
This is the world’s largest and partly still in operation for storage and trade – one third of the world’s carpet trade is handled via this place, but also coffee, tea, spices and electronics. Most of it is publicly accessible. And almost anytime you find individual or groups of photo enthusiasts strolling around these blocks identified by carrying a tripod and some photobag.
The most appealing thing for photographers is the brick-stone architecture and the channels and bridges which are carefully illuminated every night. (Read on …)
Africa 2012 Photobook by Oliver M. Zielinski
After having had some trouble with uploading my photobook via Lightroom 4.1 to Blurb and solving it by a strange workaround, which I described earlier, my printed photobook has arrived today. I promised to write about this debut experience with Blurb. Here we go.
Four days ago I got the first online notification that Fedex is ready to ship my book from somewhere in Holland to my home. Contiunously they kept me informed about the current state of delivery. Due to the weekend it finally took four days.
The book came extremely well packaged in a sturdy cardboard envelope. Inside of this the book was wrapped in another clear plastic envelope which was closed with two seals. (Read on …)
Africa 2012 Fotobuch von Oliver M. Zielinski
Nach den Problemen mit dem Upload meines Fotobuchs über Lightroom 4.1 zu Blurb und ihrer Lösung durch einen umständlichen Workaround, den ich hier kürzlich beschrieben habe, ist heute mein Fotobuch angekommen. Ich hatte versprochen, über meine Debüt-Erfahrungen mit Blurb zu berichten. Auf geht’s.
Vor vier Tagen erreichte mich die erste Online-Benachrichtigung, dass Fedex bereit ist, mein Buch von irgendeinem Ort in Holland zu liefern. Permanent wurde ich über den jeweiligen Lieferstatus informiert. Aufgrund des dazwischen liegenden Wochenendes, hat die Lieferung vier Tage gedauert. (Read on …)