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New Video Online: Shooting Portraits During Midday

May 12, 2017 - 16:04 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Portrait Photography

On location in the Provence (Southern France) Steven von Veen helps us master the light situations when the midday sun is high in the sky.

Many are forewarned not to shoot in these strong light situations. We get three valuable strategies to deal with the harsh lighting. The lovely Felicia helps demonstrate some posing techniques to exploit the strong light. The old adage "Where there is light there is shadow" is then demonstrated by using the available reflected light to produce excellent portraits. And finally using filtered shadows to create interesting patterns on the subject. The main message is don't let the harsh light keep you from making great pictures.

Use it to your advantage and let Steven von Veen show you how.


New Video online: Art Wolfe

December 16, 2016 - 13:53 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Masters of Photography

Earth Is My Witness

The culture- and wildlife photographer Art Wolfe was born 1951 in Seattle, USA. He published several books. The latest curated work, "earth is my wittness", was also exhibitet in Iserlohn, where we met him for this interview.

Art Wolfe talks about the love for nature and cultures, which made him become the photographer that he is today. He is not just taking pictures, he sees himself as a man on a mission: To document and to preserve the beauty of this earth.

New Video online: Key light from behind

December 5, 2016 - 11:43 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Available Light | Flash Photography

Lightroom Tutorial with Mike Le Gray

Bonn-based photographer and trainer, Mike Le Gray, takes us through the paces with the Spot Removal tool in Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® and also demonstrates how to create Virtual Copies of our photos.

He shows us that this tool is more than just something to remove dust spots on our photos and explains that not only is it a great tool for retouching your model's skin, but emphasises that as we're working on RAW images, the edits we make are completely non-destructive.

So, join Mike and see how you can incorporate this tool into your retouching work


New Video online: The Art of not Pushing the Button

November 18, 2016 - 17:59 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Frank Horvat on Sensible Photography

Frank Horvat explained his quote "Photography is the art of not pushing the button" in this way: "If someone photographs it is constantly a negative decision: Today the weather is too bad, I won't use a tele ... The difficult thing is to do it as little as possible. The mystical answer would be that a certain force is accumulated through this non-shooting photos. This is a bit like tantric sex." (German fotoMagazin 06/2012)
This attitude is the result of 50 years of photographic experience. The Italian came to international prominence as photojournalist and fashion photographer. However, he says that he was never a fashion photographer. Horvat was too shy for this business, as he always found it hard to give instructions. The best pictures always happened without instructions.
In our interview he tells us about his initial experiences with magazines, his love for trees and his love-hate relationship with New York City to which he has devoted much of his photographic work.


New Video online: Bruce Gilden

October 21, 2016 - 10:13 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Working for the Killer Image

In this FotoTV. interview Bruce Gilden from New York presents his photographic work. Gilden is a photojournalist and paticularly known for his work on the New Yorkers.
In 1969 he made the first photo that was - in his eyes - credible. It happened on the beach at Coney Island where many famous photographers made great pictures.
There he created his first big photo report that dealt with the visitors of the beach. He chose those people who didn't fit into societies norms, for example because of their physique.
The claim to find people that stand out from the mainstream runs through several decades of his work.


New Video online: Car Shooting at Night

October 7, 2016 - 17:40 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Composition

Long Exposure with 50 Lights

What  a combination. Ben Jaworskyj, a very hot car and the capital city of Berlin. The night comes alive when Ben shows us how the location can make all the difference in the world. Keeping to his usual motto of more photography with as little effort or technique as possible, Nighttime in the big city with all the color and glamor is a great time to make exciting photos.

Ben delivers the goods and we get a great photo with not one, but two subjects one setting off the other in perfect harmony.

New Video online: photokinaTV - Broadcastingsoftware mimoLive

September 25, 2016 - 14:12 — NewVideoAlert

A photokinaTV 2016 Video

You've probably noticed that we send photokinaTV and the presentations of our FotoTV. movie stars live to you this year. This requires a suitable software that among other important features should be stable especially!
For years FotoTV. is a very satisfied user of Boinx's Mac solution which formerly was called BoinxTV and has been renamed in mimoLive (Multi-In, Multi-Out Live Video Engine) now.
Leonard Christian is a guest at the photokinaTV stage and shows the streaming software and it's innovations. It can control up to nine different image sources. In addition, mimoLive works with Youtube and other social media platforms that allow livestream. The relatively low price makes it possible for smaller projects to use this solution.


New Video online: photokinaTV - Sigma Straight Forward

September 23, 2016 - 12:40 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: photokinaTV

A photokinaTV 2016 Video

Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma Cooperatioon, was guest at photokinaTV already in 2012. He came with an impressive challenge for the near future: He wanted to revolutionize the company, making Sigma the leading supplier of lenses in the high-end range.
Now, four years later, we see in the interview: Sigma has really given full throttle! Yamaki shows several brand new lenses and a camera whose features are forward-looking, in fact, and certainly juggle opposites: For example, the opposites of sharpness and bokeh, size and ease as well as of quality and the demands of a low price were decoupled by the Sigma engineers.
Yamaki and his team have put a lot of strength and sweat into this technical change process. Such a big project will only work with motivated employees. Yamaki also gives an insight into the collaboration of engineers.


New Video online: photokinaTV - Peter Hurley and his Headshot-Crew

September 22, 2016 - 12:28 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Portrait Photography

We didn't plan it and didn't thought it would be possible spontaneously. But Peter Hurley, the head of his international Headshot-Crew, gave us an interview for photokinaTV.

The Headshot crew is the world's largest team of professional headshot photographers. Headshot Photography is a very special trend of portrait photography that was mainly developed by Hurley in the USA. Now it begins to influence the European photography, too.

In the interview Hurley describes details to his style, shows image examples und tells anecdotes from his photographic life.


New Video online: photokinaTV - Product News of Olympus

September 20, 2016 - 15:52 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: photokinaTV

A photokinaTV 2016 Video

At this year's photokina Olympus again waits with some great new products. In our interview Toshiyuki Terada shows a few of them .

The favorite is of course the new camera model, the EM - 1 Mark II. Compared to the quite similar predecessor the shutter speed has been increased significantly. Also the video features was screwed: This new camera is 4K -capable.

In addition, three new lenses are presented, including a 25mm - f / 1.2 lens.

Also in the compact camera sector something new has happened: The new PEN model is not only technically impressive but has also been pimped optically lovingly.


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