Cars 03


I photographed this old truck in Bodie, CA. There were two important steps necessary to create this image. First I had to use a fill-in flash. Second I created three images out of the camera raw file. I overexposed (2 steps), underexposed (2steps) and normal exposed the image and saved the three images to use Photomatix to create a high dynamic range (HDR) image.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

Cars 02


My partner David and I talked yesterday about photographing cars and David mentioned that old cars have characters. There is definitely something to it. This is an old truck that I photographed in May which I re-edited.

Enjoy and keep on photographing! 

Cars 01

If you want to grow as a photographer you have to start shooting subjects that you either don’t like or not familiar with. I usually don’t photograph cars. They are just means of transportation to me (To be truthful, my last car purchase changed that a little bit). There I decided to do this exercise and photograph cars and I challenge you to do the same for a week.


I drove my car under a big tree to get some shade and to get some of the reflection of the tree in my image. I started looking for interesting curves and came up with this image.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Life under water 03


Photographing this moon jellyfish was not at easy as one might think. I noticed very quickly that the light in the center of the aquarium was quite lower that the light at the edge. So I started photographing more towards the edge. You can clearly see that there is much more light on the right hand side of the fish than on the left which reminded me of a typical portrait situation where you don’t want to use “flat” for your subject either.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

Life under water 01

Photography under water has it’s own challenge. Either you have a a camera that you can use under water or you have to photograph through glass which can create reflections and distorions. This week I challenge you to create at least five images where you photograph mlife under water.


I drove to Monterey, CA to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium to photograph. I took my heavy tripod with me which I was not allowed to use. I had to use higher ISO settings to photograph. Thanks to image stbilization and moise reduction I got some decent images. Camera setting: 28mm focal length, f4, 1/25sec., ISO 800.

Enjoy and happy photographing!