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Examples

Image Samples for the Photolessons

On this pages I put some image samples. Additionally to the written lessons they´re suppose to show how I put the different topics into an image.

Below the photographies I wrote the sensitivity (ISO), the aperture and the shuttertime plus a short comment. I would be glad, if these example could help you in analyzing your own camerasettings in similar situations.

Unfortunately, not all topics are finished translated, but maybe it helps anyway…

A click on the image leads you to the different topics.


Portraits

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Portrait photography belongs to the most favourite topics but is one of the most difficult, too. Not only the camerasettings keeps the photographer busy, but he has to choose the proper lighting for the model plus an appropriate background for his shots. Additionally, he has to mind the model and keep their mood relaxed. So it´s not only a technical but a psychological task as well.

Nature

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Manifold subjects are available for those who are able to see them. If it is landscapes, trees, flowers or the wildlife, the variety is large. Then choose the lens (the focal length) – do I take the wideangle or better the telephoto for a more selective view? Or do I go into the smallest Detail in a scale that is even larger than you see it with a magnifying glass? In this case you definetely you have to use a tripod and a lot of patience.

Architecture

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In this subject nothing is moving, everything is fixed. But how can I get a shot of a building, which is so big that it won´t fit into one image even with my wideangle lens? Maybe do it in several seperate shots? Here some examples from my archive…

Nightshots

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Those who discovered their affection for the twilight or the night, doesn´t need a tripod in any case. On the one hand, modern digital cameras have a senstivity which enables us to do pictures in the night in a surprising quality, on the other hand, why don´t you try a little „painting with light“, which is the original meaning of the term „photography.“

Photographing with Flash

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Flashes are not only for brightening dark rooms or shooting in nighttime. It freezes fast movements, lighting up deep shadows in the midday sun or offering bounce in backlight – and you need not harras the model with a reflector. It´s definetly not good for illuminating buildings or the opening ceremony of the next Olympic Games. I´m using the strobelight preferably subtle – for portraits or for nightshots, here additionally to the ambient light to keep a natural impression in my shot. I don´t like to obviously „flashed“ photos. But sometimes it´s the only possibility to get your shot.