Who am I?
my name is David, I am a hobby photographer from Stuttgart, Germany. Photography and being out there is for me a form of mediation, where one can relax from the stress and hectic life we see on a day to day basis.
After spending my teens with a Minolta X-700 film camera which included also developing the B&W films my hobby fell dormant for more than 20 years. In late 2012 my inner voice told me to pick it up again. My first digital camera was a Nikon D80. Currently, I shoot with Nikon (D850 and D810 converted to infrared).
Why this website?
As this is purely a hobby for me the idea is to have a personal journal to track one’s activities, journeys and hopefully also document one’s own progress. It was during the first workshop where the photographer encouraged us to setup our own website. Basically, to force yourself to post something on a more regular basis but also to get to know WordPress/hosting/blogging etc.
- Great inspiration and tips & tricks I got from several photography workshops with: Andreas Martin.
The highlights here have been the trips to Venice and Paris.
- To improve my B&W photography I attended a dedicated B&W Masterclass and two 1:1 sessions with Paul Gallagher. By now (Spring 2019) I have also attended several other workshops with his company Aspect2i.co.uk. The highlights were here the Aspect2i trips to Japan (Hokkaido in winter), USA (Yosemite) & Iceland all in 2018.
- Edmund Bugdoll (Fotoakademie München) is another great resource and inspiration for me who helped me develop my skills and techniques further in 2016 until this year 2019. Here the highlights were the several B&W workshops in Venice, two in Sylt and two in Iceland.
- David Osborn – This was probably the most intensive course I ever did. 1:1 across 12 days with a real in-depth Photoshop advanced course.
Even if one is only doing this for oneself, it is great fun and you learn something new (WordPress, hosting, etc.).
All feedback is welcome. Moreover, I am also always happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the locations that I visited.