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Composition Tips: Rule Of Thirds

One of the most famous and most useful tips is probably the rule of thirds. This ‘rule’ says that you need to place your subject on one of the lines or crossings when you divide your picture in 9 equal blocks with 2 horizontal and two vertical line. While doing so you create a more interesting balance to your photo …

1000 Euro Photography Kit

One of the questions I get a lot if what kind of starter photography kit to buy. Well, that is a simple question: the best your money can buy of course! So my first question back is how much money they are willing to spend. In this series of posts I will lay down the ultimate kit for a starter …

3 Months Of Daily Photos And What I Learned From It

Pretty proud with my new daily habit: publish 1 extreme sports photo everyday! For the last 3 months I did this everyday and it has been a pretty good photography workout as well. I’ve been so critical about my own work in the past, it wasn’t even funny anymore! While I shot for example 1000 photo’s during an extreme sport …

Preparing For A Shoot

Currently I’m in Kaprun, Austria. Visiting the Kitzsteinhorn gletscher which has a great park setup to play around. After some days of enjoying the park and the pow myself, tomorrow the conditions will be good for a¬†photo shoot; blue skies! So, this evening I prepare my gear backpack with everything I need for a long day on the mountains. I …

Composition Tips: Angles

Everybody can learn to handle camera equipment and how to use them. With photography it’s first about the art of the composition. It’s about what you are going to make a photo of. What is the subject. To make a standard picture you put the subject in the center of the viewfinder, set the mode of the camera on automatic …

Building My Portfolio

For the last 37 days I’ve been gradually building my portfolio of photos that I really like; publishing one photo a day. Photos that matter to me. Some people like them, other people don’t like them, that’s all just okay with me. When I first started with photography I just published all the photos I took during a competition or …

Photography Equipment Is Overrated

It’s always funny that 9 out of 10 questions people ask me about photography is about the equipment I use during my shoots. While equipment is a necessary tool (duh!) to shoot pictures for sure understanding the basic elements about composition, lighting and in the end using the equipment you have correctly is much more important. There are so many …

Capturing Experience

One of the things that came on my path about 10 years ago was a digital camera and I started playing with the thing: power it on, put it on automatic and press the shutter button. Yeah! Got a photo! As time went by I got more and more interested in trying to capture great moments in life of my …