I challenge you to photograph water for the next two weeks. Water is all around us and we need water to survive. Currently there is a drought in California and whenever we miss something important like water, we realize how important it really is.

We had this exercise already in October of 2010. If you did it then then photograph it again and see that you come up with different images. Don’t forget to enjoy you photography!


I photographed this small water fountain in front of a store in Carmel, CA. I love the colors in this image!

Backlight 09


I went to the California coast yesterday. Right before sunset I went to the beach to photograph the waves against the sunset. Normally the fiery ball of the sun is in the center of attention. I wanted to create an image where the sun is used to show the dramatic of the high waves.

Enjoy and keep on creating images!

Backlight 08


I like the different “quality of the light in this image. The highlights are totally differently reflected from the silver shining candy wrapper in comparison to the black surface on the bottom. Also see the small green spot created by the reflection on the edge of the candy wrapper.

Observing the light and how it reacts and how it can be manipulated and used to create an interesting image is on of the great fundamentals for every photographer!

Enjoy and have a great week-end!

Backlight 06


I changed my set-up again. In this image I used a small flash set behind my subject. The flash is connect via cable and PC-connector to my camera. I collected small candy rapper that would give me besides the expected shadows also some reflection and maybe some interesting light pattern.

Enjoy and keep on experimenting with backlight!

Backlight 05


I was looking for another small subject to photograph in front of my blue computer screen. The hairbrush caught my attention and I decided to give it a try. I shot several images using different f-stops to find out the best possible depth of field for my composition. I also used a small flash light to paint in some highlights.

Enjoy and keep on making images!