Hard Contrast Photography in the Winter- Purely Black and White

When it is a dull and gray Winter day outdoor photography might not seem very inviting. But we should not allow a depressing environment to hold us back. Otherwise we could miss a great opportunity. Because when we make use of dead blossoms and bushes with fading leaves to shot them against monochrome backgrounds we can create photos with lots of contrast and atmosphere Getting contrast through photography When facing ...


Water drops in the Mist - Minolta 1.7 55 and Fuji X-T2

You don't need good weather to get some nice shots done. Quite the opposite. When it is dull and dark, then there is no harsh light, no extreme contrast and strong colors who try to steal the show. Add some humidity and you will get a lot mist that gathers as water drops on leaves and blossoms. And thanks to the cold and the overall wetness these water drops just sit there begging to be shot. A great opportunity ...



Shooting Architecture with the Helios 44 Most photographers will use the Helios 44 2/58 for portraits and close-ups to make use of its famous swirly bokeh. Not me. It happened to be in my bag when I was exploring the area around Berlin's Bahnhof Zoo. Initially, I wanted to see what I can do with the Rokinon 12mm F2 but on a few occasions I pulled out the Helios to do some architecture photography. My Helios 44-2 ...


September 16, 2017

The Bauhaus Archive in Berlin

Bauhaus Archive

Berlin's Bauhaus-Archiv is a Museum presenting the impact of the Bauhaus, a college of architecture, design and art originally situated in Dessau, south of Berlin. Its collection is the biggest in world on the subject. Even though the Bauhaus only existed up to 1933, its ideas continue to be influential in a wide variety of ways up to day. Furthermore, the museum designed by the first Director of the Bauhaus, Walter ...