New Book (in German)

Posted December 30th, 2009 by   |  Photography  |  Permalink

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A few months ago I wrote a chapter for a new photography book and I’ve just received the first copy today. The book is published in German and is called The Wild Side of Photography, Unconventional and Creative Techniques for the Courageous Photographer (Die wilde Seite der Fotografie, Mit unkonventionellen Techniken eigene fotografische Ideen verwirklichen) by Cyrill Harnischmacher. You can see more on the book here: http://www.dpunkt.de/buecher/3227.html. It will be published in English in April 2010 through Rocky Nook (http://www.rockynook.com/books/147.html).

The chapter I wrote was on how to create a Lensbaby look by using Vaseline and a UV/Skylight filter. There are a total of 22 chapters on topics as diverse as digital pinhole cameras, light painting, 3D stereo photography and kite aerial photography. I’ll let you know when it is available in English.

Keep shooting!

Book detail.

Book detail.

Book detail.

Book detail.





Art, or a Blurry Mess?

Posted July 16th, 2009 by   |  Photography  |  Permalink
A selective focus image created by applying Vaseline over a UV filter.

A selective focus image created by applying Vaseline over a UV filter.

Selective focus images are all the rage now with the Lensbaby products. I’ve been working on a small book submission for 2010 that includes some DIY methods for achieving selective focus in your images. This picture was taken yesterday with a Nikon D700, Nikon 24-120mm lens and a 72mm UV filter coated with a thin layer of Vaseline.

Sometimes, determining the difference between art and “mistake” requires a bit of imagination. What do you think?





Creative Blur with Vaseline and UV Filter

Posted July 11th, 2009 by   |  Photography  |  Permalink
Lens Baby look with Vaseline smeared on a UV filter.

Lens Baby look with Vaseline smeared on a UV filter.

I’m doing more photographs today for a book project with Rocky Nook. This time, I’m experimenting with different filter effects in order to simulate the Lens Baby look. This image was created by smearing Vaseline on the front UV filter of my lens. Shot was made with a Nikon D700, 24-120mm lens, Cokin UV filter and Vaseline.

Photography is so much fun!

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