Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Teaching photography


I'm blessed. That's all I can say. This semester I was given the opportunity to teach visual design/digital photography at the Media University here in Stuttgart. Word had gotten out that I was pretty fanatical about digital photography, lighting, Adobe Lightroom, photowalks, studio sessions, models, kids, photo challenges and competitions, etc. Now I am passing on my knowledge to nearly 60 students for the next three months.

One way I've learned a lot is through informative websites. Here are a list of some of the sites I visit most often:

http://www.dpreview.com/
This professionally run site has up-to-date information on new developments in the area of photography. It also has a great database and thorough reviews for any equipment you might consider purchasing. I also enjoy  participating in the challenges, which pit my imagination and photographic abilities against those of the thousands of other members.

http://www.sonyuserforum.de/
Since I use Sony Alpha cameras, I look for information about the camera here in this forum. I've joined a "SUF" (Sony User Forum) Stammtisch and have been able to learn quite a lot and share my knowledge here. It also is a good place to buy, sell and trade Sony (and other) equipment. Unfortunately, the tone of many of the "know-it-alls" gets on my nerves, so I've stopped reading this forum as closely over the past few months.

http://photography.alltop.com/
For a collection of "the top photography sites on the web", you can start here. So many websites are listed (even this blog!) that it will take you a month to click through them all. However, once you have found some you like, this is a good place to go to catch up with your favorites.

http://www.beyondmegapixels.com/
If you want to read a well-written, unpretentious photo website, this is the one for you. The two main writers share with the readers their experience and pass on what they've read elsewhere. They also answer your comments!

http://digital-photography-school.com/
Created and maintained by one of the world's most successful bloggers, Darren Rowse, this blog specializes in passing on tips from photo enthusiasts and professionals. It features a forum and weekly challenges/contests and can be sent to your inbox if you subscribe. I end up clicking on several of the stories in the newsletter every week.

Now, as an assignment aimed to help everyone in the class, I've asked my students to search the web for answers to their individual questions concerning digital photography and to post their findings here in the form of a comment. Good reading!

79 comments:

  1. :D Thanks for the plug, Jim! Your students are lucky to have you!

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  2. Being curious about motion (graphic) design, interactive/audio visual environments/installations for exhibitions/events (and related fields) I am most interested in the visual design/composition subjects of this class. So, the first topic I had in mind was “It's all about composition“—for this assignment of course focused on photography. The second one could be entitled “Getting into street photography”—as a preparation for the final project.
    This is my selection of websites I stumbled upon and like to share:

    http://eyecager.tumblr.com/post/20328615842/the-secret-to-composition-exasperated-by
    A pretty neat approach to explain the basic principles of composition techniques in only 9 slides.

    http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/composition-tips-simply-beautiful-photos/
    National Geographic offers a wide range of photo and especially a lot of composition tips described and explained with their well known high-quality photos. The “Related Photo Tips and More” and “Related Features” sections beside and beneath every article are a good way to discover the website.

    http://www.andreashurni.ch/index2.html
    Andreas Hurni published an online guide entitled “Schöner Fotografieren”. Sometimes he gets to the point a bit slowly and the given examples could be better, but nevertheless, peppered with some literature tips it is a nice and quite comprehensive read on photographic composition (and even more).

    http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/composition/master-the-art-of-photographic-composition/
    On Phototuts+ you’ll find written tutorials, screencasts, articles and quick tips as single posts or series. There is also a submission section if you are interested in writing and contributing content.

    http://www.adammarelliphoto.com/category/great-compositions/
    “Great Compositions” by Adam Marelli is an ongoing series of insightful articles analyzing the techniques of renowned painters and photographers.

    http://erickimphotography.com/blog/start-here/
    Eric Kim introduces the beginner to street photography and shares (a ton of) concrete tips for all experience levels. There’s also a little but, unfortunately, still rather sleepy forum.

    http://www.scoop.it/t/street-photography-tips-and-techniques
    A quite little but still growing link-collection on street photography tips, techniques and inspiration.

    “Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition”
    Pt. One https://vimeo.com/6497905 (15:29)
    Pt. Two https://vimeo.com/6502390 (15:05)
    Pt. Three https://vimeo.com/6504591 (10:36)
    In this video series Chris Weeks is presenting the work of some street photographers (including himself) and their different perspectives for shooting in this field. Unfortunately, it sometimes feels a bit like an advertisement but overall it is totally worth it.
    + “Street Photography for the Purist”, the PDF he mentions in the videos: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs11/f/2006/227/e/2/street_photography_for_the_purist.pdf (160 pages, 10.29 MB)

    http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/street-photography-tips-and-techniques/
    Additionally to all the tips, tutorials and an equipment shopping guide on the basic website, they founded http://www.picturesocial.com where you can share your knowledge, learn from like-minded people, critique the work of others and get feedback for your own photos.

    Outside the www: “The Photograph: Composition & Color Design” by Harald Mante (ISBN-10: 1933952261)
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Photograph-Composition-Color-Design/dp/1933952261/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334322843&sr=8-1-fkmr1
    Mante is one of the best known German teachers of the photographic arts. In this book he explores the principles of visual design in photographs with more than 600 images and over 160 diagrams.

    If I find some more I'll be back. :)

    Have fun!

    nn017

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  3. Being curious about motion (graphic) design, interactive/audio visual environments/installations for exhibitions/events (and related fields) I am most interested in the visual design/composition subjects of this class. So, the first topic I had in mind was “It's all about composition“—for this assignment of course focused on photography. The second one could be entitled “Getting into street photography”—as a preparation for the final project.

    This is my selection of websites I stumbled upon and like to share:

    http://eyecager.tumblr.com/post/20328615842/the-secret-to-composition-exasperated-by
    A pretty neat approach to explain the basic principles of composition techniques in only 9 slides.

    http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/composition-tips-simply-beautiful-photos/
    National Geographic offers a wide range of photo and especially a lot of composition tips described and explained with their well known high-quality photos. The “Related Photo Tips and More” and “Related Features” sections beside and beneath every article are a good way to discover the website.

    http://www.andreashurni.ch/index2.html
    Andreas Hurni published an online guide entitled “Schöner Fotografieren”. Sometimes he gets to the point a bit slowly and the given examples could be better, but nevertheless, peppered with some literature tips it is a nice and quite comprehensive read on photographic composition (and even more).

    http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/composition/master-the-art-of-photographic-composition/
    On Phototuts+ you’ll find written tutorials, screencasts, articles and quick tips as single posts or series. There is also a submission section if you are interested in writing and contributing content.

    http://www.adammarelliphoto.com/category/great-compositions/
    “Great Compositions” by Adam Marelli is an ongoing series of insightful articles analyzing the techniques of renowned painters and photographers.

    http://erickimphotography.com/blog/start-here/
    Eric Kim introduces the beginner to street photography and shares (a ton of) concrete tips for all experience levels. There’s also a little but, unfortunately, still rather sleepy forum.

    http://www.scoop.it/t/street-photography-tips-and-techniques
    A quite little but still growing link-collection on street photography tips, techniques and inspiration.

    “Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition”
    Pt. One https://vimeo.com/6497905 (15:29)
    Pt. Two https://vimeo.com/6502390 (15:05)
    Pt. Three https://vimeo.com/6504591 (10:36)
    In this video series Chris Weeks is presenting the work of some street photographers (including himself) and their different perspectives for shooting in this field. Unfortunately, it sometimes feels a bit like an advertisement but overall it is totally worth it.
    + “Street Photography for the Purist”, the PDF he mentions in the videos: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs11/f/2006/227/e/2/street_photography_for_the_purist.pdf (160 pages, 10.29 MB)

    http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/street-photography-tips-and-techniques/
    Additionally to all the tips, tutorials and an equipment shopping guide on the basic website, they founded http://www.picturesocial.com where you can share your knowledge, learn from like-minded people, critique the work of others and get feedback for your own photos.

    Outside the www: “The Photograph: Composition & Color Design” by Harald Mante (ISBN-10: 1933952261)
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Photograph-Composition-Color-Design/dp/1933952261/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334322843&sr=8-1-fkmr1
    Mante is one of the best known German teachers of the photographic arts. In this book he explores the principles of visual design in photographs with more than 600 images and over 160 diagrams.

    If I find some more I'll be back. :)

    Have fun!

    nn017

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  4. Name: Julian Klingholz
    Matrikelnummer: 24412


    Research about light concerning Photography

    Photography is described as „painting with light“. So i was curious about the use of light and the handling of yet existing light sources.
    During my researches I found a hole lot of great pictured tips that explained their help with examples to set an impression of what they were talking about.
    http://www.lightstalking.com/landscape-photography-for-the-serious-amateur

    Others were interesting in matter but distracted with sometimes confusing constelations.
    http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/cat/10463/display/18394075

    An very ambitious webpage is
    http://www.fotografie-tutorials.de/2011/03/18/teil-07-lichtsettings-im-studio/
    Once I stumbled over it I spend most of my research time at this extraordinary collection of tutorials and pictured explanations. Even though you have to register (for free) its worth it's 15 seconds of spent time because afterwards you gain access to a splendid compilation of about 2200 pictured tutorials and about 30 video tutorials.
    The know how is brought to you by beautiful pictures that make you want to get started.
    The site also contains a enormous forum that is heavy frequented and builds bridges to other media relations. Your questions are answered quickly and polite.
    What excited me most was a special contest area in which always competitions and battles of all kind are offered. That sucks you inside and keeps you in for the long term.

    After all it's reliving that beneath amateurs and semi pros there are some really ambitious professional photographers involved.
    To me a great webpage I could recommend to everybody.

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  5. dj014-homework:

    http://www.nils-liebherr.de/blog/howto-makingof/1288/making-of-highspeed-action/
    I found this website by accident, but it was very interesting to me, because the Photograph showed very precisely, how to take an event-showing-picture and which kind of equipment is needed to make it perfect. When I first saw the shot I thought “wow”, this is crazy and I admire the photographer for his great Idea of making such a powerful image.


    http://www.fotogruppe-altona.de/downloads/v-bildgestaltung.pdf?PHPSESSID=9fdc246b4d844bb8dd4fc1fbafc41e18
    This website is good to refresh the basically knowledge of typical photography-rules and so it can help you to avoid faults while taking pictures. It’s a good and easy learnable PowerPoint-presentation. I liked it.


    http://books.google.de/books?id=cDaNzizs2mMC&pg=PA149&lpg=PA149&dq=linien+in+der+nacht+von+fahrenden+autos+fotografieren&source=bl&ots=_RJYToCzqp&sig=gIrDqYHHE4tF2bQZv1f16U5OZO8&hl=de&sa=X&ei=wgB2T97EIoPcsgb9m-zDAw&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=linien%20in%20der%20nacht%20von%20fahrenden%20autos%20fotografieren&f=false
    I love pictures which were taken in the night and so I wanted to know, how you can make them- especially by DSLR- and how you are able to photograph the backlights of the cars so that they seemed to be red and yellow glowing lines. I hope I will be able to take one picture with the good and precise instructions on the website, because I haven‘t try it until now.

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  6. Jens Wollmertshäuser
    jw068

    Mhh I wrote it in german last week... I hope i'ts ok: The topics are tabletop-photographie and HDR

    Tabletopfotografie ist ein Sonderfall der Stil-Life-Fotografie bei dem die Objekte die Fotografiert werden sollen auf einer Tischoberfläche oder im besten Fall auf einem Aufnahmetisch bzw. einer Hohlkehle platziert werden.

    http://www.lighting-academy.com/index.php?id=no_budget_tabletop
    Interessanter Ansatz zur Fotografie ohne weitere Hilfsmittel, wobei ein deutlicher Farbstich bei der Aufnahme zu sehen ist. Der Text an sich ist nicht sehr aussagekräftig und die Beleuchtung mit weiteren Lampen wird komplett übergangen.

    http://www.fotobrenner.de/dyna/tipps/dyna-tipps.asp?aid=1&taid=118
    Diese Seite stellt günstiges Equipment zur Produktfotografie vor, welches nicht sehr viel Platz benötigt und auf was zu achten ist. Es wird ebenso darauf eingegangen welches Licht man benötigt (Dauerlicht, Blitz) wie auch auf den Untergrund auf dem Fotografiert wird. Insgesamt bietet diese Seite eine gute Übersicht über die Produktfotografie für alle Arten von Objekten. Auch auf die Freistellbarkeit für Nachbearbeitungen wird eingegangen.

    http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.de/2008/02/tutorial-fotobox-selbstgemacht.html
    Diese Webseite gehört zu einer Gruppe Miniaturenmalern, die hervorragende Fotografien von den bemalten Figuren haben wollen. Sie stellen in einem Artikel den Eigenbau einer Softbox vor, welcher zu sichtbaren Ergebnissen führt. Er geht zudem im Gegensatz zur ersten vorgestellten Seite auch auf die Beleuchtung genauer ein. Empfehlenswert für Einsteiger und Fotografen mit wenig Geld.

    http://www.dm.hs-ulm.de/showcase/fototutorials/metall1.html
    Hier bekommen wir ebenfalls Einblick in den Lichtaufbau und Schritt für schritt die Ergebnisse für verschiedenste Materialien. Die Kameraeinstellungen werden angegeben. Leider sind die Bilder etwas klein geraten, weswegen diese etwas an Aussagekraft einbüßen und nur bedingt zum Nachahmen und Nachbauen tauglich sind.

    HDR-Fotografie (High-Dynamic-Range-Fotografie) besitzt im Gegensatz zur Low Dynamic Range Fotografie einen größeren Tonwert- und Kontrastumfang. Problematisch ist hierbei eine unrealistische Überzeichnung die evtl. gewollt sein kann.

    http://tobias-otte.de/essays/hdr-fotografie-in-8-schritten/
    Die Seite gibt einen guten ersten Überblick über die HDR-Fotografie. In den acht Schritten wird auf das Wichtigste eingegangen. Die Bilderserie ist aber wenig afschlussreich, vor allem da schon die Ausgangsbilder mit falschem Weißabgleich gemacht wurden.

    http://openbook.galileodesign.de/hdr_fotografie/hdr_02_001.htm#mj35393793ed05a5e5dbb63254ed07a149
    Diese Seite beinhaltet nahezu alles was man über die HDR-Fotografie wissen muss. Galileo hat mit dem Open Book eine Quelle für alles Wissenswertes. Darüber hinaus wird auf das Equipment wie auch auf die Wahl des Motives und die Bildkomposition eingegangen. Diese Webseite ist die beste Quelle die ich während der Recherche gefunden habe. Von Vor- bis Nachbereitung ist alles dabei.

    http://www.worldconquerer.de/?HDR_Fotografie
    Die Website World Conqueror bietet ein großes Repertoire an HDR-Fotografien und weißt auf verschiedenste Problematiken hin die auftreten können. Die Qualität der Bilder schwankt allerdings sehr. Einige sind realitätsnah, andere haben die HDR-Typische Überzeichnung. Tipps zur Kamera findet man ebenso wie eine Galerie mit allerlei Bildern.

    http://www.heise.de/foto/artikel/Kontrast-Trickkiste-HDR-Fotografie-226660.html
    Ähnlich umfassend wie Das Open Book von Galileo Design ist der Artikel von heiße.de. Man findet recht Kompakt alles was man über HDR-Fotografie. Die Beispielbilder sind recht anschaulich und eine Tabelle am Ende des Artiels zeigt eine Übersicht an Software die man für das Tonwertmapping und die Nachbearbeitung nutzen kann.

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  7. Julian Pfaff; Kürzel: jp048




    Nützliche Websites für fotografische Angelegenheiten


    Das Internet bietet heute mehr denn je eine unüberschaubare Fülle an Informationen zu allen erdenklichen Themenbereichen. Doch aus diesem Überangebot zu unterscheiden zwischen Nützlichem und reiner Zeitverschwendung, und gute Webseiten herauszufiltern, das stellt leider oft eine schwierige Herausforderung dar. Daher möchte ich hier versuchen, für einige Fragestellungen im Bereich der Fotografie entsprechende brauchbare Internetseiten vorzuschlagen.


    Wenn man z.B. lernen möchte, wie man am besten Licht setzt, um eine bestimmte Wirkung zu erzielen, dann lernt man das zwar wohl am allerbesten, wenn man es in der Realität durch Ausprobieren übt. Aber eine sehr nützliche kleine Hilfe bietet auch folgende Website: http://www.zvork.fr/vls/ . Das ist ein virtuelles Beleuchtungsstudio, bei dem man eine 3D-Person mit bis zu 6 Lichtquellen einleuchten kann. Dabei kann man jede Lichtquelle individuell positionieren; die Lichtintensität einstellen; „Farbfolien“ und „Softboxes“ vor die Lampen spannen usw. Dann wird dementsprechend berechnet und gezeigt, wie das Licht aussehen würde.

    Eine ziemlich ähnliche Website, die allerdings den Zusammenhang von Blende, Belichtungszeit und ISO-Wert erklärt und deren Interdependenz darstellt ist http:// camerasim.com/slr-camera-explained/ . Hier kann man bei unterschiedlichen Lichtsituationen Blendenzahl, Belichtungszeit und Lichtempfindlichkeit individuell einstellen. Man bekommt Anhand eines Belichtungsmessers angezeigt, wie die Belichtung des Bildes ausfallen wird. Wenn man fertig ist, drückt man auf den Auslöser und bekommt ein den Einstellungen entsprechendes Foto eines sich bewegenden Kindes angezeigt. Darüber hinaus werden die jeweiligen Parameter anhand kurzer Texte erklärt. So kann man - auch wenn man selbst keine manuell einstellbare Fotokamera zur Hand hat - ein Grundverständnis dieser für die Fotografie unabdingbaren Einstellungsmöglichkeiten erlangen.


    ...Fortsetzung nächster Eintrag...

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  8. Julian Pfaff; Kürzel: jp048

    ...Fortsetzung des Eintrags


    Es mag zwar unspektakulär klingen, aber wenn es darum geht wissenschaftlich- technische oder auch fotohistorische Fragen zu klären, dann sind viele Einträge auf http:// www.wikipedia.org/ einfach qualitativ hochwertig. So etwa, wenn man z.B. sehr spezifisch bescheid wissen will über Kamerabauteile oder Einstellungsmöglichkeiten, oder wie Stereofotografie funktioniert und vieles mehr.

    Oft findet man auch auf http://www.youtube.com/ gute Video-Tutorials und Anleitungen dazu, wie man was beim Fotografieren erreichen kann. Z.B. beim Einleuchten, oder welche Wirkung welche Brennweiten haben usw. Auch wenn es um technische Kameratests geht, findet man hier gute Videos von Fotoapparaten, Objektive usw. im Praxiseinsatz in Alltagssituationen und nicht bloß trockene Datenblätter. Ein gutes Beispiel hierfür ist der Youtube-Kanal http:// www.youtube.com/user/DigitalRevCom , wo oft gute und zugleich humorvolle Videos zu finden sind.

    Ansonsten findet man meiner Ansicht nach recht gute Testberichte über Kameras und Equipment auf http://www.digitalkamera.de/ und http://www.chip.de/ .

    Um sich bildgestalterische Anregungen und Inspirationen zu holen, sei es in fotografischer oder cinematografischer Hinsicht, ist http://vimeo.com/ eine sehr tolle Videoplattform. Hier sind mitunter Videos mit künstlerisch höheren Ansprüchen als etwa auf Youtube vorzufinden, mit denen man sein bildgestalterisches Sehen gut schulen kann.


    Alles in allem kann man sagen, dass es unglaublich viele und auch sehr sehr viele qualitativ hochwertige Möglichkeiten gibt, im Netz Informationen und Anregungen zu finden, die als Fotografieinteressierter hilfreich sind. Je mehr unterschiedliche Quellen man liest, desto besser bekommt man ein Gespür dafür, welche Seiten gut und welche eher unnütz sind, und dafür, wenn einmal z.B. ein Testberichtartikel o.Ä. nicht gut geschrieben ist. Daher ist es gut, einfach viel zu lesen und dabei aber immer im Hinterkopf zu behalten, dass auch die Verfasser der Entsprechenden Seiten nicht immer bei allem Recht haben müssen.

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  9. As I have been reading a lot about photography in the last few years anyway I did not have any specific questions during the assignement and therefore listed sites that have helped me learn all about photography:


    Digitalrev.com: While this Hong-Kong based site is an actual camera store, their YouTube channel (DigitalRevTV) is extremely helpful, interesting and entertaining! For a few years now, they regularly upload videos with reviews and comparisons of brand new cameras or lenses, explain shooting techniques, answer questions from the viewers or do videos with rather weird challenges which are solely for entertainment like painting a brand new Leica pink. Sorry, I meant magenta.
    They also have a blog section on the website with more articles about techniques and helpful tips from different authors and professional photographers. In my opinion this is a brilliant website. The video host, Kai, is fun and entertaining while explaining a camera. They have everything from fun videos, to professional photographer guests who give insight on their workflow, to explanations of camera settings. This is, however, mostly the YouTube channel. On the website, they are trying to establish a social network which, in my opinion is useless, but you are not forced to use it if you want to watch the videos or blog posts.


    Fstoppers.com: This website mainly posts behind-the-scenes videos from photo shoots, general information about new releases or tips and tricks from professionals. The two founders are also professionals who specialize in wedding photography and also do their own videos. I like this site a lot because almost all the posted videos are extremely interesting. This is why I would say it really is for everyone from beginners to professionals. It has fewer tutorials for beginners, who are just finding out about photography but this shouldn’t stop you from looking at the site, it might even motivate you to get more into it. There is also a forum for critique from other or to enter contests with the chance of winning great gear! Personally I have not used the forum so I cannot say anything about the quality.


    Digital-photography-school: What I like about this site is the tips and tricks section. Like many other sites they have helpful and good articles for different kinds of photography with useful tutorials. What I also enjoy a lot are the posts where they show 25 examples for one kind of photography, for example infrared landscapes, photos where shadows play a big role or light painting. However there are also many articles which don’t appeal to me because they are written for a special kind of reader (which seems to me like middle-aged mothers who think they can try becoming a photographer). The site also has quite a big forum section, but as far as I have seen it is also not very appealing to me. While I would consider myself more interested in commercial photography the community here are rather hobby photographers. This can be seen in the photos posted for critique and also the critique itself which is always extremely friendly.

    Conclusion: this is definitely a great site with lots of help and tips for beginners to advanced shooters! It helped me a lot in the beginning and showed me different genres of photography. Techniques, gear and also good e-books are reviewed and recommended so you can find many interesting things. Just for myself I have found that other sites reflect my interests more.

    BONUS: http://www.zvork.fr/vls/
    super seite um verschiedene studio lichter auszuprobieren und eine idee zu bekommen wie sie einzustetzen sind!

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  10. http://www.digitalkamera-guide.de/fotografieren/richtig-fotografieren-beginner-tipps
    Auf dieser Seite werden kurz und knackig die denke ich wichtigsten Tipps aufgezählt, die man als Anfänger grundsätzlich unbedingt schonmal beachten sollte.
    Alles andere ist denke ich Mut und Übung. :)


    http://www.arbeitsratgeber.com/teamarbeit_0187.html
    Auf dieser Seite wird das Thema Teamarbeit am Arbeitsplatz behandelt. Es werden folgende Themen angesprochen:
    -Welche Formen der Teamarbeit sind möglich?
    -Wie kann im Team an ein Thema herangegangen werden?
    -Welche Vor- und Nachteile bringt die Arbeit in der Gruppe mit sich?
    -Welche Probleme können auftreten?
    -Die wichtigsten Regeln für erfolgreiches Arbeiten in der Gruppe.

    Diese Seite war mir dann zu speziell und ich habe versucht allgemeinere Informationen zu erhalten. Am freisten und allgemeinsten Empfand ich den Artikel über Gruppenarbeit in Wikipedia.
    Ich finde nämlich dass man sich zwar an Regeln halten muss, man jedoch am meisten Erfolg hat wenn man sich auf die einzelnen Personen und charaktere einlässt und die ein oder andere Diskussion zulässt die eventuell auch überflüssig sein könnte. Viele Ideen entstehen aus den verrücktesten Situationen und Gesprächen. Deshalb sollte man auch in der Gruppenarbeit sich auf sein eigenes Bauchgefühl verlassen können.
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruppenarbeit_(Arbeitsorganisation)

    http://www.kreativesdenken.com/artikel/tipps-fuer-einen-kreativen-arbeitsplatz.html
    Tipp 1: Sorgen Sie für ein Umfeld, in dem Sie sich wohlfühlen
    Tipp 2: Richten Sie sich eine vertraute Nische ein
    Tipp 3: Finden Sie Ihren eigenen Stil
    Tipp 4: Umgeben Sie sich mit Inspirierendem
    Tipp 5: Legen Sie Material für kreative Geistesblitze bereit
    Tipp 6: Zähmen Sie Ihr kreatives Chaos
    Tipp 7: Halten Sie kleine Spiele oder Ähnliches für Pausen parat
    Tipp 8: Achten Sie auf ein Klima von Wertschätzung und Respekt
    Tipp 9: Lassen Sie Fehler zu
    Tipp 10: Suchen Sie ständig nach Verbesserungen
    Tipp 11: Erweitern Sie Ihren Gestaltungsspielraum
    Tipp 12: Saugen Sie Anregungen und neues Wissen auf

    Zusätzlich habe ich dazu noch eine Studentenarbeit gefunden die sich allgemein mit dem Thema Selbstständiger arbeiten im Studium beschäftigt. Eine Arbeit die mir sehr viel geholfen hat da ich auch ein Typisches Opfer bin was die Zeiteinteilung angeht:
    http://www.swbs.etc.tu-bs.de/media/pdf/selbstaendig.pdf

    fh067@hdm-stuttgart.de
    Matrikelnr.: 24356

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  11. at040@hdm-stuttgart.deApril 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Um ein Foto zu machen, möchte ich verstehen wie eine Kamera funktioniert und welche Möglichkeiten sie mir bietet. Daher habe ich im Netz nach Antworten geforscht. Hilfreiche Websites werde ich im Folgenden kurz auflisten. Am Ende füge ich noch zwei Links zur Porträtfotografie bei.

    http://www.fotomagazin.de
    Bietet Informationen über Kameratechnik und wissenswertes aus der Historie der Fotografie. Darüber hinaus stehen eine aktuelle Kamerabestenliste und verschiedene Tests zu Kameras und Objektiven zum Abruf bereit. Außerdem bietet die Seite interessante Reportagen und Interviews zu verschiedensten Themen der Fotografie.

    http://www.oldskoolman.de/foto-filter/
    Dieses Forum bietet nützliche Tipps und Tricks zur Fotografie, Informationen zu verschiedener Fotosoftware. Nutzer können sich zudem über ihre Erfahrungen in bestimmten Bereichen austauschen und Empfehlungen für Kameras posten.

    http://www.kompendium-digitalfotografie.de
    Beschreibt ausführlich und anschaulich die Funktionsweise einer Digitalkamera. Weiterführend werden Themen wie z. B. das Histogramm oder der Zusammenhang zwischen Blende und Schärfe besprochen.

    http://www.dslr-forum.de
    Das Forum bietet den Anhängern von DSLR-Kameras eine Plattform, um sich über verschiedene Kameras auszutauschen. Anhand der Erfahrungsberichte Anderer wird die Kaufentscheidung erleichtert, des Weiteren können Probleme besprochen oder Fragen zum Zubehör gestellt werden.

    http://photonotes.org/articles/beginner-faq/
    Liefert sehr ausführliche Informationen über Kameras, Linsen, Blitze und Filter der EOS-Reihe.

    http://www.zarias.com/category/portraits/ (Blog bis April 2011)
    http://zackarias.com/blog/ (Blog ab April 2011)
    Fotograf Zack Arias postet laufend Bilder aus seiner jeweiligen aktuellen Arbeit. Dabei auch viele Porträts, die als Anregung und Inspiration dienen können.

    http://lightbox.time.com/2012/01/03/jeff-harris-self-portraits/#end
    http://www.jeffharris.org/photos.html (Die Fotos von Jeff Harris)
    Video und Bericht über Jeff Harris. Vor 13 Jahren begann er jeden Tag ein Selbstporträt von sich zu machen. Herausgekommen ist nun eine riesige und sehr spannende Sammlung an Fotos.

    http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/tech/0,1518,570458,00.html
    Spiegelbericht mit Tipps zur Porträtfotografie. Der Artikel besteht aus sechs Teilen und beschreibt die einzelnen Faktoren, die bei der Porträtfotografie eine wichtige Rolle spielen.

    Feedback zum Photoblog:
    Der Photoblog bietet interessante Tipps und Tricks zur Fotografie. Besonders für Anfänger ist es interessant zu sehen, welche Gedanken sich der Fotograf zu seinen Bildern gemacht hat. Die eindrucksvollen Bilder sind zu dem Inspiration vor angehende Fotografen.

    at040

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  12. David Zuber, dz016


    http://www.dslr-forum.de
    Huge and good website with many users. Helpful articles and tutorials for beginners and professionals. There are very good guides that help you get started with your DSLR (or help you buy one).
    If you feel comfortable enough there is also a huge section to post and critique your pictures. A lot of good pictures can also be viewed without registration. So if you just need inspiration the gallery is huge and divided in genres.
    The website is well organized and the community is friendly.

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/software/camera-raw.shtml
    This website gives you very basic information about raw. It has a lot of tutorials but all of them are rather short and are suitable for an overview. But the layout is horrible and makes it no fun to read all the articles.
    So there are many tutorials about many aspects in photography but I wouldn't recommend this website.

    http://ronbigelow.com/
    I went to this website looking for a raw-tutorial but found so much more. There is an extraordinary amount of tutorials with high quality. They are very detailed ad filled with great pictures or graphs but there is also a lot of text. Sometimes a little bit to much text but the information is very helpful. The variety of (video-)tutorials makes this website useful for beginners and professionals.
    The blog has a lot of nice articles about photography and might also be worth checking out.

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
    Great selection of tutorials with good information. The graphs and pictures are often interactive so you can see a comparison of different settings which helps a lot. There is a lot of background information and theoretical knowledge but it is easy to understand and a lot of fun to explore.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/adijr/2877957372/
    This is a HDR-Panorama tutorial which might be helpful. It provides good information, tips and pictures. It may be just a “very introductory level” but it helped me to get started. There are no pictures of the software used, so you should have little experience with Photoshop or Lightroom but it was fun to follow the tutorial and the results are really good.

    Although this is no website, I thought I should review this book, because it really helped me a lot.
    There is also preview version online: http://www.galileodesign.de/download/dateien/2542/galileodesign_canon_eos_600d.pdf

    This book is useful for all people, who own a DSLR (even if it isn't a 600D). There are a lot of pictures in it that help you to develop a feeling for all the different camera settings and their effect on the picture. The book is also full of useful tips on photography in general (for example tips about composition or portrait).
    The layout is really great and you can read the book very fast or just flip through the pages but you will always find great information.

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  13. Denise - dm058 - Homework

    Firstly I was collecting my questions, so that I can choose the websites in relation to them.
    Here they are:
    1.How is a professional camera (DSLR) working?
    2.What are the most important rules I have to follow in order to get a "perfect" picture?
    3.How important is post production?

    Here are the answers that I found:
    www.digitalphotography-school.com
    I chose this website because it's title says "school". I want to learn something and therefore I thought this "school" might teach me something. After having opened this website one thing caught me the "camera of the moment". I'm thinking of buying a DSLR so It's definitely a good thing to read such an article. This article gives a good abridgment of many different DSLRs and how often they were sold. I myself want to buy a Canon. Here it says that the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is the most popular one at the moment. This website even directly connects you with amazon.de.
    But before buying such a great camera I have to learn how to use it. Therefore I went to the tutorials at this website. There is an article called "The Basics of DSLRs". Unfortunately it only recommends a new eBook that is called like this, so I continued searching for a better article. In conclusion this website is perfect for people who search new products of photography. No matter if it is a new camera or a new program for post production.

    http://www.helpster.de/digitale-spiegelreflexkamera-richtig-bedienen-so-steigen-sie-ein_27836#zur-anleitung
    I googled a bit in order to find websites the others haven't seen yet. So I was searching for "Anleitung digitale Spiegelreflexkamera". I found this website and an article called "Digitale Spiegeleeflexkamera - so steigen Sie ein"
    This article is very good! It explains the main basics of a DSLR. Furthermore it gave me courage to buy one. I am still a bit scared of those cameras because I never worked with one yet. So I thought that it takes years until I am able to handle it. This website however teaches eventing one has to know in an easy way. In respect of the final presentation I will definitely look at this website again.

    www.kleine-fotoschule.de
    My second question was how to make a "perfect" picture. Well, nobody is perfect but I want to improve myself all the time in order to make not only good but beautiful pictures.
    This website combines rules of photography with information about beautiful pictures. There are many different keywords one might choose in order to learn something about them (like "Schärfentiefe, Motivprogramme, Belichtung..."). This is exactly what I was searching for. Here I can learn how to use a DSLR and I can also learn rules of what I have to take care of when making portraits for instance. This is a very good website. I directly added it to my favorites.

    www.dslr-seite.de
    My last question was how important post production is. I got to this website and there I took a look at their tutorials. There are not only tutorials about post production (especially photoshop) but also about making photos in general. The most are about post production though. They show many steps in order to get certain effects. Improving portraits for instance. They however show some kind of "special effects" like "Tilt & Shift" for example. So I myself thought that it is the camera that makes the beautiful pictures and of course the photographer. The answer to my question was that post processing is good for making exaggerations or improving some effects. It is also good for making effects like everything is black and white and only some parts of the picture have a certain color. Yet I try to make as much beautiful pictures as I can so that I need post processing if at all for some special effects. Anyway this website gives some good advices for post production!

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  14. ck102

    I had two questions:

    1) What is the right camera for me?

    2) What opportunities has time and motion photography?


    1) www.testberichte.de

    I am thinking about to buy a DSLR to have no time limit when I take the photos for my presentation. Furthermore this course aroused interest to deal more with photography in other semesters. To find the right camera I searched for “spiegelreflexkamera test” in Google and entered a website called “www.testberichte.de“.
    There one can find vast amounts of reviews about a lot of different products, especially technology products. Every category has a top-list with the best rated products. The mark of a product is the average of a lot of marks of several magazines and websites. But it is also+ important to look at the amount of reviews a product has. The more ratings one review has the worse average mark it normally gets but then the mark is more reliable. The users have also an opportunity to rate a product.
    In a top list are a lot of options to filter. You can set the price range, the producer, the features one product should have and so on. When you are looking especially for cameras, you can set the resolution of the sensor and the optical zoom.
    When I tried to find my perfect DSLR, I filtered the top DSLR-list by setting the maximum price level to 700 euro. In this filtered list the “Canon EOS 600D Kit (mit EF-S 60mm 1:2,8 Makro USM)” was on number one with an average of 1.0 and five reviews. After clicking on the product one can see the originator of a single mark and a small quote of the review. Problematic here: All reviews were from the same magazine. So, this 1.0 is not very meaningful. But further down the list I found the product “Canon EOS 600D”, it was the same camera without lens and had 52 reviews. So the mark 1.7 is probable very meaningful. After clicking on this camera I found a lot of assessments of a lot of reliable magazines like “Stiftung Warentest”, “Chip-Foto-Video” and “Foto-Magazin”. Besides the image qualities these reviews praise the great price/performance ratio of the 600D. The two most important points for me. All in all I can say that testberichte.de is a very useful site - when one knows how to work with it. The right ratio of the final mark and the amount of reviews is very important.


    2) http://digital-photography-school.com/13-places-to-practice-taking-beautiful-motion-blur-images and https://www.google.de/imghp?hl=de&tab=wi

    I want to take the topic “Time And Motion” for my final photo series. Therefore I searched for some inspiration and tips to make my time-and-motion-photography as interesting as possible. In the website “Digital Photography School” I found the very interesting article “13 Places (to) Take Beautiful Motion Blur Shots” by Darren Rowse. The best of this article are all the great example pictures, also the pictures by user of that website who posted their photos as responses to this article.
    Finally I just searched in Google for “blur photography” and found a lot of interesting time-and-motion-pictures that inspired me. If you want to find great examples, Google’s image search is probably the most easy and effective way. These pictures helped me a lot to see what is possible and helped me to imagine how my time-and-motion-photographs could look like.

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  15. Auf der Suche nach einer Internetseite, die mir in einfachen Worten die Funktionsweise einer digitalen Spiegelreflexkamera erklärt, bin ich zunächst auf zahlreiche Foren mit vermeintlichen Experten gestoßen. Da ich gerade in solchen Fällen kein Fan von Foren bin, habe ich diese Internetseiten (Bsp.: http://www.dslr-forum.de:82/showthread.php?t=610300) recht schnell wieder verlassen. Schon der Hinweis „Heute wurde von einem Spam bot das Forum massiv mit Spam-PNs überschüttet“ machte mich bei diesem Forum misstrauisch. Der Gedanke das sich irgendein Spam bot als DSLR-Experte ausgibt verstärkte dieses Gefühl noch.
    Doch dann bin ich auf folgende Seite gestoßen: http://referate.mezdata.de/sj2009/dslr_sinan-saglam/ausarbeitung/seite2.htm. Im Rahmen seiner GFS hat sich der Autor intensiv mit der Materie Spiegelreflexkamera beschäftigt. Schon der Internetauftritt erschien mir sehr professionell, aufgeräumt und ausführlich genug. Beispielsweise stellt der Autor seine komplette Ausarbeitung und Präsentation aus. Verbunden mit zahlreichen Grafiken und Tabellen findet sich hier eine sehr informative Website. Mit der Quellenangabe gibt es noch zusätzliche Surftipps. Da sieht man gerne über die Tatsache hinweg, dass die Hauptquelle des Autors offensichtlich Wikipedia war.

    Meine nächste Frage betraf die Komposition in der Fotografie. Hierbei bin ich zunächst auf eine sehr mittelmäßige Internetseite gestoßen (http://www.andreashurni.ch/bildgestaltung/schemata/index.html).
    Der Inhalt war zwar ganz brauchbar, doch viel Neues gelernt habe ich dabei nicht. Die Schwerpunkte im Inhalt waren Goldener Schnitt, Symmetrie und Dreieckskomposition. Alle drei Themen haben wir schon im ersten Semester bei Frau Drees besprochen. Für diejenigen, die in diesem Bereich noch Nachholbedarf haben, könnte sich ein Blick auf diese Internetseite lohnen.
    Zusätzlich zu diesem Manko war das Design des Internetauftritts nicht sehr ansprechend. Fairerweise sollte ich erwähnen, dass ich mich nur auf den Kompositionsteil der Website beschränkt habe. Doch betrachtet man den gesamten Inhalt der Seite, wäre sie einen Klick wert. Sie behandelt nämlich einen großen Bereich der Fotografie.
    Hier noch ein paar Buchtipps, auf die ich bei meiner Suche über Komposition auf www.amazon.de gestoßene bin:
    1) Die fotografische Idee: Bildkomposition und Aussage, Michael Freeman (Autor), Frank Baeseler
    (Übersetzer), ISBN: 3827246830
    2) Der fotografische Blick: Bildkomposition und Gestaltung, Michael Freeman (Autor) ,
    ISBN: 3827242886
    kleiner Tipp: Michael Freeman scheint auf diesem Gebiet einiges veröffentlicht zu haben.

    Auf meiner Suche nach Tipps für digitale Nachbearbeitung bin ich auf eine ganz interessante Internetseite über die Gefahren dieser Nachbearbeitung gestoßen (http://klawtext.blogspot.de/2011/07/die-gefahren-digitaler-nachbearbeitung.html). Hier wird zwar nicht das Thema behandelt, nach dem ich eigentlich auf der Suche war, dennoch bin ich auf dieser Seite hängen geblieben. Vor allem wird hier der rechtliche Bereich und die rechtlichen Folgen des „photoshoppen“ beleuchtet. Mit Hilfe von zwei, mehr oder weniger bekannten Beispielen, wird der Sachverhalt in einer gut verständlichen Sprache geschildert. Hinzu kommt noch, dass es sich bei dem Verfasser des Blogs um einen Rechtsanwalt und Fachanwalt für IT-Recht handelt.
    Nach längerer Suche bin ich dann auf folgende Seite gestoßen: http://www.das-maga-zin.com/magazin/fotografie/-fotografie.php. Hier wird primär die digitale Nachbearbeitung mit GIMP in einer Art Tutorial beschrieben. Das finde ich von Vorteil, da es sich bei GIMP um eines der am meisten verwendeten kostenlosen Programme für digitale Nachbearbeitung handelt. Zwar ist es vielleicht keine Alternative zu Programmen wie Photoshop, dafür aber, wie schon gesagt, kostenlos. Insgesamt beschränkt sich das Tutorial auf sieben Schritte, dennoch werden die Grundfunktionen beschrieben und die Vielzahl der Möglichkeiten angerissen.

    Name: Timo Krüger
    Kürzel: tk088
    Matrikelnummer: 244216

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  16. The Answers to my open questons about photography:

    Since i'm getting deeper into photography I alway asked me where the phtogaphy diskussions take place on the internet and i wanted to get involved. I read al lot of photography magazines which are around in our library but they offer more a technical perspective of photography (i later subscribed other non "gearf..." magazines e.g. FOAM). If i'm looking at the internet and the enormous consumption of images(instagram, flickr, devianart and so on) i didn't see the woods for the trees. So what i'm searching for? Im searching for good filters.

    A good filter if you want to see some nice series to get inspired (ger/en):
    ignant.de
    I browse this blog daily because it's also connected to other arts like visual design or architecture.

    (was already posted)
    Always worth a read is lightbox "from the editors of TIME"(en)
    lightbox.time.com

    This site is all about current photography and filles with interviews, reviews and developments in photography. I use this site to get more involved in photography in a more actuall way. You also get background informations about famous photographer and their pictures.

    (was already posted)
    photo.tutsplus.com
    I discovered this site while searching for tutorials and critiquing images. I think it's a good site for starters to get some usefull advises (en)

    For a more technical view (mostly of the time tech news) but also with some very good explanations of komplex issues is (ger):
    photoscala.de

    A great example of how the aperture AND the sensor size influence the image:
    (this is where i learned why some photographers want to use a camera with ab bigger sensorformat than 24x36 mm or even 6x6 cm):

    Bildgestaltung-Eine-Frage-des-Formats-Teil-I

    Bildgestaltung-Eine-Frage-des-Formats-Teil-II
    Also a good articel about the same topic:
    Bildsensor-und-Bildgestaltung

    Great photographers and essays are found here (en):
    (for more in depth readings)
    americansuburbx
    for example pieter hugo
    pieter hugo hyena-and-other-men
    or nan goldin
    nan goldin the wound which speaks of unremembered time

    Much much more is out there so keep searching.

    Marc (mj040)

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  17. rd014-Hausaufgabe
    Ich wollte mehr über den Lichteinfluss und die Belichtungszeit sowie deren kleine Effekte in der Fotografie erfahren

    http://camerasim.com/slr-camera-explained/
    Diese Seite ist sehr hilf- und lernreich, denn man kann am Endresultat genau sehen was passiert, wenn man eine der drei Einstellungen des Dreiecks (Shutter Speed – Aperture – ISO) verändert.
    Sollte man mit dem Ergebnis nicht zufrieden sein, kann man durch die einzelnen Schritte erfahren, was man falsch gemacht hat und was noch verbessert werden kann. Für jemanden, der noch keine Spiegelreflexkamera hat oder erst kürzlich eine erworben hat, ist diese Seite sehr hilfreich, denn sie ist für Personen konzipiert, die lediglich wenig Erfahrung mit einer Kamera haben. Es wird aufgezeigt, wie die Fotos durch den Einfluss des Lichtes und den kleinen Umstellungen an der Kamera beeinflussbar sind. Ferner finde ich es super, dass man sich mit anderen, die das gleiche Interesse teilen, gegenseitig Tipps und Tricks austauschen kann. Das Layout der Seite ist optisch ansprechend und übersichtlich sowie passend zum Inhalt gestaltet.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/6402946/The-Photographic-Eye-Learning-to-See-With-a-Camera
    Diese Internetseite ist dadurch, dass sie in Blöcken geschrieben wurde (da es sich um ein Buch handelt) und auch noch sehr klein und unscharf ist, anstrengend und schwer zu lesen. Allerdings finde ich die Seite trotzdem gut, da ich ein Typ Mensch bin, der sich für mehrere Sachen interessiert und sich nicht nur auf ein Thema beschränkt. Mit dieser Seite erfährt man mehrere Fakten in Bezug auf die Fotografie. Neben der Vielseitigkeit ist ein weiterer Pluspunkt das Inhaltsverzeichnis am Anfang der Kapitel. Die Bilder sind sehr interessant, es ist jedoch schade, dass nur schwarz-weiß Fotografien vorhanden sind. Meiner Meinung nach kann man mit Licht, auch bei farbigen Fotografien, gut spielen. Weiterhin gefällt mir an dieser Seite, dass man sich das „Buch“ herunterladen oder ausdrucken kann.

    http://www.kleine-fotoschule.de/foto-tipps-kategorien/lange-belichtungszeit.html
    Auf dieser Seite sieht man, durch die Abbildungen, schöne Effekte, die durch die verschiedenen Einstellungen und der Belichtungszeit erhalten werden. Gut finde ich die Tipps, die man zu dem folgenden Bild bekommt, wie z.B. welches Zubehör und welche Technik benötigt wird. Sie sind sehr hilfreich und man kann es auch schnell ausprobieren.
    Wenn das Interesse für weitere Themen besteht, reicht ein Linksklick und man kann sich schnell in das Thema vertiefen. Leider ist die Seite durch die Bilder und den kurzen Texte für einen Anfänger nicht immer verständlich, es fallen Wörter wie „Polfilter“, die im fortlaufenden Text nicht erklärt werden und somit fällt es schwer dies zu verstehen und nachzuvollziehen.
    Aus diesem Grund wird mehr Zeit benötig, da man nachschlagen muss was dies und jenes nun bedeutet. Wenn man aber an einem Thema interessiert ist, dann muss man eben oft Zeit für die Recherche aufbringen. Ein weiterer wichtiger und guter Punkt für diese Seite ist, dass sie auf weitere Literaturen, bezogen auf das Thema verweist sowie, dass man durch die Links auf der Seite auch auf externen Webseiten weiter navigieren kann.

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  18. rd014-Hausaufgabe - Fortsetzung
    http://froknowsphoto.com/photography-tutorial-aperture-and-f-stops-explained-part-1/
    Da ich selbst Anfänger in der Fotografie bin finde ich es super, dass man auf dieser Seite auch Videos zu sehen bekommt und währenddessen Dinge erklärt werden. Wie z.B. unterschiedliche Ergebnisse erreicht werden können und wovon diese abhängen. Die Texte sind kurz und durch die vielen Videos und die Bilder ist diese Seite sehr verständlich und die Erklärungen leicht nachzuvollziehen. Es ist angenehm diese Seite zu lesen und weiterhin damit zu recherchieren. Man kann durch die Bemerkungen, die man unten auf der Seite eingeben kann, mit anderen Interessenten und mit den jeweiligen „Verfassern“ dieser Seite in Kontakt treten. Ein weiterer positiver Aspekt ist, dass die Verfasser im Chat auf Fragen eingehen und auch mit persönlichen Videos antworten. Das ist nicht üblich und macht diese Seite interessant und besonders. Die Originalität dieser Seite besteht aus der Gestaltung, sowie den selbstgemachten Fotos und der Auseinandersetzung mit neuen Methoden.

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  19. PHOTOSHOP:
    A big part of my research was on image postprocessing, especially focusing on Adobe Photoshop, because I wanted to learn the basics of this program.

    It is very hard to find suitable, free video tutorials about Photoshop on the Internet. If spending money for a good video tutorial is not a problem I would recommend the page http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-training-tutorials/279-0.html. Lynda.com is specialized on tutorials about all kind of software and you can choose between several different professional tutorials.

    If you do not have that kind of money there are still a bunch of websites that offer free video tutorials. However, most of these websites are unorganized and hardly any of the tutorials are structured enough for a real Photoshop-greenhorn. Especially on platforms like Youtube.com you can look for hours without finding a tutorial that will actually help you. One of the few pages with tutorials for beginners that really help to learn the basics was http://mashable.com/2010/04/11/youtube-photoshop-tutorials/. Most of the basic aspects are well explained and the video tutorials do not assume any prior knowledge.

    http://www.adobe.com/support/photoshop/gettingstarted/ : Adobe has its own website with very good information if you want to know the new features of the latest Photoshop edition. However, the videos on that site are not efficient if you want to learn Photoshop-basics, it solely teaches the software’s newest features.

    http://mashable.com/2010/08/12/12-beginner-tutorials-for-getting-started-with-photoshop/ is a great site for people who prefer written tutorials and want to learn the essentials of Photoshop. There are 12 tutorials starting with a comprehensive short overview, which explains the workspace, how to create projects, a summary of the most important tools and the concept of layers. The other tutorials go into detail with the aspects that are introduced in the first tutorial and offer a lot of additional knowledge. The website and its tutorials are very well structured, easy to follow and not overstuffed with advertisement. Especially the great illustrations within the tutorials help to understand the concepts of Photoshop and how to use certain tools. Last but not least this website might be much more suitable than video-tutorials for students who want to learn the basics of Photoshop, because they can go back to passages they forgot much more easily than within a video. Therefore I propose this is the site you should read if you want to learn the basics of Adobe PS.

    CAMERA TEST REVIEWS:
    As I am interested in buying a DSLR camera, I was searching the internet for websites with good test reports and comparisons of current DSLR cameras.

    http://www.testsieger.de/k2565/foto-videokamera-und-co/digitalkamera-und-co/spiegelreflexkamera.html This is a highly informative page that features test reviews and comparisons of more than 40 commercially available cameras, including the latest Nikons, Canons and Sonys. You can filter the cameras according to price, brand, optical zoom, type of memory card and other options. Furthermore the webpage contains many articles about the newest test winners of the specialized press, like “ColorFoto” and “Chip-FotoVideo”.

    http://entry-level-dslr-camera-review.toptenreviews.com/ : This website is interesting for those who want to get an “entry-level” DSLR camera. The page features test reports and comparisons of the best entry-level DSLR cameras including a detailed chart of all characteristics of these cameras. A very nice feature of this site is the “Camera Configurator” that can help you to find a suitable camera by answering questions about your preferences.

    Name: Daniel Schmucker
    Kürzel: ds106
    Matrikelnummer: 24323

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  20. Daniel Schmucker (ds106)

    PHOTOSHOP:
    A big part of my research was on image postprocessing, especially focusing on Adobe Photoshop, because I wanted to learn the basics of this program.

    It is very hard to find suitable, free video tutorials about Photoshop on the Internet. If spending money for a good video tutorial is not a problem I would recommend the page http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-training-tutorials/279-0.html. Lynda.com is specialized on tutorials about all kind of software and you can choose between several different professional tutorials.

    If you do not have that kind of money there are still a bunch of websites that offer free video tutorials. However, most of these websites are unorganized and hardly any of the tutorials are structured enough for a real Photoshop-greenhorn. Especially on platforms like Youtube.com you can look for hours without finding a tutorial that will actually help you. One of the few pages with tutorials for beginners that really help to learn the basics was http://mashable.com/2010/04/11/youtube-photoshop-tutorials/. Most of the basic aspects are well explained and the video tutorials do not assume any prior knowledge.

    http://www.adobe.com/support/photoshop/gettingstarted/ : Adobe has its own website with very good information if you want to know the new features of the latest Photoshop edition. However, the videos on that site are not efficient if you want to learn Photoshop-basics, it solely teaches the software’s newest features.

    http://mashable.com/2010/08/12/12-beginner-tutorials-for-getting-started-with-photoshop/ is a great site for people who prefer written tutorials and want to learn the essentials of Photoshop. There are 12 tutorials starting with a comprehensive short overview, which explains the workspace, how to create projects, a summary of the most important tools and the concept of layers. The other tutorials go into detail with the aspects that are introduced in the first tutorial and offer a lot of additional knowledge. The website and its tutorials are very well structured, easy to follow and not overstuffed with advertisement. Especially the great illustrations within the tutorials help to understand the concepts of Photoshop and how to use certain tools. Last but not least this website might be much more suitable than video-tutorials for students who want to learn the basics of Photoshop, because they can go back to passages they forgot much more easily than within a video. Therefore I propose this is the site you should read if you want to learn the basics of Adobe PS.

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    1. psd-tutorials.de ist das beste für alles da drum herum!

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  21. Fortsetung ds106

    CAMERA TEST REVIEWS:
    As I am interested in buying a DSLR camera, I was searching the internet for websites with good test reports and comparisons of current DSLR cameras.

    http://www.testsieger.de/k2565/foto-videokamera-und-co/digitalkamera-und-co/spiegelreflexkamera.html This is a highly informative page that features test reviews and comparisons of more than 40 commercially available cameras, including the latest Nikons, Canons and Sonys. You can filter the cameras according to price, brand, optical zoom, type of memory card and other options. Furthermore the webpage contains many articles about the newest test winners of the specialized press, like “ColorFoto” and “Chip-FotoVideo”.

    http://entry-level-dslr-camera-review.toptenreviews.com/ : This website is interesting for those who want to get an “entry-level” DSLR camera. The page features test reports and comparisons of the best entry-level DSLR cameras including a detailed chart of all characteristics of these cameras. A very nice feature of this site is the “Camera Configurator” that can help you to find a suitable camera by answering questions about your preferences.

    Name: Daniel Schmucker
    Kürzel: ds106
    Matrikelnummer: 24323

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  22. mb191
    Matrikelnr.: 24364


    I found some quite nice websites I want to share with you:

    Firstly, to get to know the basics of digital photography, this website may be helpful:

    http://www.dptips-central.com/

    Unfortunatley, it has a really shitty layout, so reading it might be really annoying. As well, it shows a lot of advertising, which might disturb you as well. But apart from that, it is worth looking at.

    If you want to get in contact with photographers, ask questions and watch some interesting photographs:

    http://photojojo.com/

    There are very interesting forums!

    For all of you who want to know all about lightning with really good examples and how to apply the methods:

    http://strobist.blogspot.de

    Being interested in different lenses, how to use them, compairing their prices and so on: watch these websites:

    http://www.photozone.de/
    http://www.dpreview.com/

    I hope, I did not write anything mentioned in the comments above.

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  23. Dominik StübingerApril 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Kürzel: ds107
    Matrikelnr.: 24421

    At the moment I have a big interest in the technical aspects of cameras. My main question is: “What are the differences between the various SRL camera models?” and of course “Which camera fits me best?” as a result of the first question.

    I decided to start my investigation by searching for an introduction to the most important attributes. At www.welche-digitalkamera.de(http://www.welche-digitalkamera.de/digitale-spiegelreflexkamera-die-entscheidenden-eigenschaften - 01.04.2012) I found a compact text, that gave me a good summary of those attributes. The website www.digital-foto-kamera.de(http://www.digital-foto-kamera.de/kamera-vergleich/digitale-spiegelreflex-kameras/digitalkameras-DSLR.htm - 01.04.2012) explains the rough working of SLR cameras in a single picture and gives a perfect overview over the different SLR camera classes and their price range.

    Now, using this information, I compared the most popular SLR cameras and tried to notice their main differences in detail. To find the cameras, I'd have a closer look at, I used different websites. The best arranged sources, that helped me most, were the search-function of www.amazon.com(http://www.amazon.com/Digital-SLRs-Camera-Photo/b/ref=amb_link_358884302_3?ie=UTF8&node=515382011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=gp-left-4&pf_rd_r=1D49K8BV2QEDHX0B65JS&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1350383062&pf_rd_i=502394 - 01.04.2012) and www.chip.de(http://www.chip.de/Test-Digitalkamera_13658113.html?tid1=43745&tid2=0 - 01.04.2010). Amazon gives a good impression of the most used cameras, because you can order the shown article by popularity and user rating. Chip lets you choose between models for more or less then 1000€ and simplifies the orientation for newcomers, like me, who are looking for beginner-cameras. After choosing the price-category you can also sort by different ratings.

    I found some models, that fitted my expectations most, so I looked up their details. While I can't recommend the information about the SLR cameras at Amazon or other online shops, the specifications at Chip are outstanding. You can find every technical detail in a well arranged list, including testing results, like the visual noise at different ISO settings or the tripping delay at different focus settings, and often videos and pictures of the camera (example: Nikon D510 test → http://www.chip.de/artikel/Nikon-D5100-DSLR-bis-1.000-Euro-Test_44515555.html - 01.04.2012). Last but not least there is the written text, which may be a little to short for professional photographers, but is very understandable for beginners. If you need another website to compare different tests or find additional information, I can recommend www.dslr-test.de(01.04.2012).

    Using the many, different sources of the internet you can quickly get a very small selection of the cameras, that meet the personal requirements. Another good source will of course always be a experienced photographer or the advice of a employee of a professional photo shop.

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  24. Painting with light is getting more and more popular. Soon it piqued my curiosity, too and I also had a shot at it. I have to admit that it is truly fun but it is not that easy to get a good picture without any knowledge. To learn a little bit more about how to photograph light graffiti I decided to comb through the internet.

    The first website I encountered was brighthub.com. An interesting article called “Light Painting and Graffiti Guide for your Digital SLR” is posted there.
    http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/69282.aspx
    You can find a short but helpful summary about which camera to use and about the right settings. The article also mentions camera accessories which help you to make an improved photograph for example different lenses, a tripod, a shutter release and a lens hood.
    Anyway you can find a lot of helpful tips on this page concerning techniques of photographing light art and in my opinion this article is very comprehensible especially for beginners.

    Another adjuvant article can be found at brighthub.com, too. http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/37031.aspx
    It is very similar to the one I mentioned before. One tiny difference is that in this article “a beginners’ guide to light graffiti” the author is talking about which kind of light you should use for painting.

    Of course many videos concerning light graffiti can be found on youtube.
    For example this short film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioiMlDhC_IU
    The film gives a little introduction into light graffiti. The boy really took care in doing that video but I think there are too less information about the technical facts you have to keep in mind about photographing light. So in my opinion that is not a very helpful tutorial.

    Luckily you are able to discover good films as well. For example this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IS-DBZEXcA
    This tutorial explains very detailed how to get started with light painting. Especially the camera settings are explained very well.
    Moreover the tutorial also deals with light painting montage in the end of the video and a lot of creative examples of light photography are illustrated.

    http://www.diyphotography.net/painting_with_light
    This one is similar to the other ones but compared to them the “Painting with Light” article contains tips about how to deal with light and gives examples which locations could be chosen for photographing.

    One last good website and also my favorite one is:
    http://www.thecoolist.com/light-graffiti-10-masters-of-light-painting-photography/
    Ten popular light painting photographers are introduced on this site and you can find a lot of beautiful and inspiring photos.

    Jana Koch
    (Jk108)

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  25. „Was sind das für Lichtflecken auf meiner Fotografie?“
    Ein Bericht von Marielle Bartos für Mediengestaltung, AM7, mb189

    Dieses Phänomen kennt mit Sicherheit jeder: Bei direktem Fotografieren in die Sonne entstehen diese Lichtflecken auf der Fotografie, ohne dass man es beabsichtigt. Ich fand diese Tatsache schon immer interessant, da es ein sehr hübscher Effekt ist und dem Bild etwas Mystisches und Geheimnisvolles verleiht, als wäre es nicht von dieser Welt. So wird aus einer normalen Landschaftsfotografie etwas ganz Besonderes und Einmaliges.
    Nun habe ich mir die Frage gestellt, wie es zu diesem Phänomen eigentlich kommt. Ein normales Fotografie-Handbuch konnte mir auf dieses sehr spezifische Thema keine Antwort liefern – also begann ich meine Suche im World Wide Web.
    Dort stieß ich zuerst auf folgende Seite: http://www.digital-fotografie-forum.de Hier postet jemand die Frage, was es mit diesen „merkwürdigen Flecken/Punkten“ auf sich hat. Eine brauchbare Antwort kommt hier erst ganz zuletzt – es handele sich um Reflexionen/ Spiegelungen/ Blendenflecke. Da es jedoch hauptsächlich darum geht, wie man diese vermeiden kann und nicht, wie sie entstehen, suchte ich weiter.
    Auch auf www.gutefrage.net und www.nikon-fotografie.de drehen sich die Posts nur um das Verhindern oder nachträgliche Entfernen dieser „Lensflares“ und um die künstliche Herstellung dieser. Also wieder keine Antworten für mich.
    Schließlich lande ich auf der Seite www.photoshop-community.de – wo ich neben einer minimalen Erklärung auch einen Linkverweis finde: zu Wikipedia. Also führte mich mein Weg nun auf das allseits beliebte www.wikipedia.de - hier erfahre ich, woher der Begriff „Lens Flare“ kommt, wie Form und Farbe entsteht und auch etwas über den bewussten Einsatz als Stilmittel. Ich weiß, Mr Martin, dass wir diese Webseite möglichst vermeiden sollen, doch bei Recherchen stößt man meist zwangsläufig darauf. ;-)
    Zum Schluss gelangte ich auf die erste sehr zufriedenstellende Seite: http://www.digitalkamera.de – sehr umfangreich wird das Phänomen „Blendenflecke“ erklärt und erläutert. Verschiedene Aspekte werden betrachtet und auf die Praxis angewandt. Damit ist meine Frage beantwortet worden und ich konnte mir Wissen über ein sehr interessantes fotografisches Stilmittel anreichern.

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  26. nh035
    MN: 24407

    I was always interested in postproduction and really impressed by the opportunities Photoshop delivers. My knowledge about editing pictures in Photoshop is very limited, so I made myself the task to learn more about editing in a professional way.

    http://www.psd-tutorials.de

    This is more or less a website for post production beginners. What I like about it is the video section. Here they show some basic Photoshop tricks and tools to get a certain look or effect. While watching the tutorials you can learn a lot of important shortcuts and gimmicks that lead to a better workflow.

    http://www.brusheezy.com

    This is THE website for you if you’re looking for new brushes and textures/patterns. They offer nearly everything what you could look for. It takes a short time to understand how you can implement these brushes in your Photoshop, but then it’s a lot of fun.

    http://www.photoshoplady.com

    This website is really good for some nice new styles in editing photos. The tutorials often try to give an idea of what you have to do to fulfill a certain look. Plus point: It is shown in pictures, so you can easily skip the steps you're already used to.

    Extras:

    http://www.slashcam.de/

    This is originally the perfect spot for video fans. But if you want to start making your own movies with your DSLR, you should check out the forum and FAQ. Here you can learn everything about creating a professional film look and what extras you could need for a carefree filming with your DSLR.

    http://www.tamron.eu/de/objektive/brennweitenvergleich.html

    You want to buy a new lens? Check out different focal lengths and the different Zoom Options.

    http://www.terrysdiary.com/

    Always worth to take a look at;)

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  27. Falls sich sonst noch jemand für Schwarzweiss-Fotografie interessiert:

    http://www.fotografr.de/8657/kostenloses-ebook-die-schule-der-schwarzweissfotografie-bildgestaltung/

    Der kostenlose Download war leider zeitlich begrenzt und ist schon vor einiger Zeit abgelaufen. Die ersten 85 Seiten des Buches kann man aber noch downloaden und ich bin der Meinung, daß sich das wirklich lohnt! Hauptaugenmerk wird auf die Bildgestaltung gelegt, was für Fotografie-Einsteiger (wie mich) ja sicherlich mit das wichtigste Thema ist.
    Darum auch folgender Link, der zu einer übersichtlichen Seite führt, die die Grundlagen der Fotografie gut erklärt und Bildgestaltung anhand von vielen Beispielbildern (+ Fotogalerie) sehr anschaulich macht. Ist für Foto-Profis vermutlich etwas langweilig.
    http://www.mediaculture-online.de/Digitale-Fotografie.89.0.html
    Ein Kurztutorial, knapp gehalten aber auf den Punkt gebracht, findet sich hier:
    http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photography-fundamentals/mastering-the-art-of-black-and-white-photography/
    Und alle technischen Fragen zur Schwarzweiss-Fotografie kann man sich hier beantworten lassen:
    http://www.fotografie-in-schwarz-weiss.de/sw-fotografie.html
    Und wer sich visuelle Anregungen holen möchte kann das u.a. hier tun:
    http://www.blackandwhite-photography.blogspot.de/
    http://www.paulpolitis.com/

    Viel Spaß!
    sh185

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  28. Christian Blank
    cb102

    In our last lesson we were talking alot about „painting with light“. Personally, I found it very interesting, but when trying to get a nice picture in class, I failed. So I wanted to get more information about how „painting with light“ works and what I have to watch out for.

    After googling „Painting with Light“, the first website i clicked on was http://www.diyphotography.net/painting_with_light.
    What I saw was a nice article, written in a style that was very easy to understand for me. It started off with some basic information about how to paint with light ( long exposure, etc...) and then went off with more detailed examples of different ways to do it. The pictures for each examples were very helpful, because you actually saw what would come out using this technique.
    The commercials on the side of the text were a little disturbing, but bearable.
    One of the best parts of the site was the comments section in which a lot of people posted about their experience and most important, posted a lot of links to more websites about this topic.

    So I went on and clicked on the link to http://tochka.jp/pikapika/2007/03/pika_pika_2007_release_1.html. What I found was a video, which wasn't giving any information about how to paint with light, but still was very fun to watch. It is a movie made of thousands of „light painting“ pictures, i really recommend it.

    Next, i visited http://www.novalasers.com/ a website for buying laser pointer, which a guy in the commends section recommended for some very cool light painting action. Some examples of his work can be seen on http://www.flickr.com/photos/samdanpson/sets/72157601982188829/ .

    After looking at his pictures i read through the Wikipedia article about painting with light, which wasn't very helpuf and didnt't dig very deep into the topic. But what i found out on Wikipedia was that picasso did paint with light already, what i found quite amazing!

    http://adcuz.co.uk/how-to-articles/how-to-light-painting/ offered very similar information as the first website i wrote about, but i liked it better because the layout was nicer and their was no avertisement blinking and distracting from reading.

    Eventually i followed the link to http://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/42/painting-with-light, which i found googling „light painting guide“. The first thing i saw on the page was a video so I thought „Yay, a video guide“ as I like those alot. But i was disappointed when i only saw another video of light painting, but no „How to“. It was still a cool vid though.
    But when I scrolled down, i finally found what I was looking for. A video guide!
    I found this very fun to watch because first, the girl talking was very sympathic and second I understood her very well. The video first showed the basic equipment you need (DSLR, a tripod, light stick/flashlights etc) and then went on to what environment you need for a good light painting session (should be late evening/night, wearing dark clothes, etc..). In the end she gave some tipps about how to maually set the camera (very high aparture setting, very slow shotters, very low ISO.. ). I found this short video very helpful and I recommend to watch it when you are interested in light painting, too!

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  29. Kürzel: ey002

    Since I’m still a rookie and not that experienced in making photos yet, I split up my research in two parts. First I searched the internet for some useful sites that could help me getting started with using the camera with all its technical possibilities. After that I started to look for some photography genres that would fit my daily interests, in order to get an inspiration of how my pictures could look like. In my case those genres were sports and hip hop/urban art photography.

    http://www.fotolehrgang.de/
    If you are new in the world of photography and want to get a general overview on how to use a camera, this is the site for you to get started. You don’t need any pre-knowledge for this site, because it guides you from the very beginning through all the different parts of the camera by showing how they work. What I particularly liked about this website was its structure. On the one hand it’s a sort of step by step booklet for beginners, but on the other hand it also allows more experienced photographers to quickly get information about certain topics. Another positive aspect is that most of the information on this site is given in two versions. If you just want to refresh your knowledge you can read the abridged version of each chapter. But if you want to go deeper in the matter, you can also read the detailed version.

    http://www.foto-kurs.com/
    This site is kind of similar to the one above. What makes it special is that there are also video tutorials, which show you how to get the right camera settings. There are also a lot of example pictures showing how things look in different camera settings. Compared to the site above, I would recommend this one if you need more illustrative material. On the other hand, if you need more detailed information I would recommend the website above.

    http://www.fototv.de/
    If you want to see how professional photographers do they work, this is the website to recommend. The site proclaims itself as the worlds biggest WebTV about photography. The videos are split into three categories:
    “Photo workshops”- Here you can watch professional photographers at work in order to improve your own skills by comprehending their work
    “Photoshop Tutorials” – In this category experienced photoshop users show you how to edit your photos professionally.
    “Interviews” – Here you can see well-known photographers talking about their work.
    One negative aspect about this website is that you have to subscribe to it if you want to watch the full video collection (over 1000 videos). But you are also able to watch 20 videos for free, which are constantly replaced by new ones.

    http://www.sportknipser.de/
    Since I’m a big sports fan, I was looking for a website that could teach me about sports-photography. I liked the structure of this one very much. It teaches you a lot about composition and the different shooting techniques in general, but also in depending on the different kinds of sport you’re photographing. When I was looking for some inspiration the work of these two photographers impressed me the most:
    Brad Mangin:
    - http://manginphotography.com/?galleries=emotions-of-the-game
    Matthias Hangst:
    - http://www.matthiashangst.com


    http://www.urbanartcore.eu/top-urban-art-photographers/
    Since I’m also a big fan of hip hop and urban culture, I was looking for photographers, who had specialized on this genre, in order to get inspired by their work. On this site I found a list of the best urban art photographers one should heard of. These are my personal favourites:

    Jonathan Mannion:
    - http://www.jonathanmannion.com
    Mike Schreiber:
    - http://www.mikeschreiber.com
    Nils Mueller:
    -http://www.nilsmuellerphotography.com/
    Various Artists:
    -http://www.musiclookslikethis.com
    - http://www.urbanart-photography.eu/

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  30. sn038


    Research about a photographic topic:

    The topic I wanted to learn more about was the use of lenses for the genres of photography. What I was looking for was the use for each of the existing lenses and which effects you can create by using them in a special way.

    http://www.geofflawrence.com/index.html
    This homepage offers lots of tutorials concerning all aspects of photography. No matter which aspect you're interested in, you will find it explained here in detail without any photographical knowledge assumed. This page is very useful for beginners who have a vision of a photography in mind but don't know how to make it real. By giving photoexamples you get explained the “before-after”-effect of certain selections. For already more advanced photographers who just want to check up something quickly without reading the whole tutorial there is a shorter abstract of each topic as well.

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/
    was the next website I found and I was surprised by the incredibly detailed articles. Everything is explained in every step, the physical process as well as the selections on the camera you have to do. Here you can read everything about the use of your equipment which I was interested in (especially the lenses) but as well lots and lots of other topics as well like post processing, photo techniques and so on. Something that hadn't to do with my research but what I think is nice for a photographer are the “Tools” on the website like calculators for shutter speed and focal length or the “sunset-calculator” which makes it easy for you to choose the right time for the light you need. I'm not sure how useful it really is, but its nice to play around a little bit. The problem with this page could be that there is too much information and you're more confused than informed by all the aspects.

    http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/gadgets/0,1518,667621-2,00.html
    gives an overview about lenses and how to use them. This is not a blog but an article of the photographer Scott Kelby and his experiences in photography. The article is quite short his might be useful for an overview of the existing lenses.

    http://www.tutorial9.net/tutorials/photography-tutorials/lenses-and-focal-length/
    This is a tutorial website where lots of photographical topics are discussed by different photographers. I think that these tutorials are perhaps more specialized and you won't find every aspect you're interested in, but the parts you can find there are very helpful.

    Then I found this Blog:
    http://www.digital-fotografie.us/
    In this blog you find the photographic trends in lots of genres of photography, photos of photographers the blogger presents and some information about cameras and lenses not to forget some tutorials. For my research I had hoped to get some more details about lenses and not just the description of his but I liked his blog in general.


    Have fun!

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  31. h025

    Sonnenuntergang fotografieren

    Während meiner Berlinreise letzten Sommer habe ich viele Fotos mit meiner damals neuen Spiegelreflexkamera gemacht. Unter anderem habe ich versucht Berlin zu fotografieren, während die Sonne untergeht. Ein Foto, dass ich gut fand, habe ich dann bei http://www.photocase.de/ hoch geladen, bei dem Bilder nur genommen werden, wenn sie auch wirklich gut sind und für Marketingzwecke eingesetzt werden können. Mein Foto wurde leider nicht genommen. Jetzt hab ich es dort in das Forum gestellt und andere Mitglieder gefragt, was ich an dem Foto verbessern könnte. Als Antwort kam unter anderem, dass die goldroten Farbtöne eines Sonnenuntergangs nicht richtig festgehalten wurden und ich das Bild zu arg bearbeitet hätte. 

    Auf der Seite http://www.tipps.net/sonnenuntergang-fotografieren-so-funktionierts.html  habe ich dann zu dem ersten Problem eine Lösung gefunden. Dort wird erklärt, wie man den Weißabgleich einstellt, damit die Farben besser zur Geltung kommen und wie man den Wert der Belichtungskorrektur einstellt, damit man keine Unterbelichtungen erhält.

    http://www.fotowelt-online.de/fotopraxis/landschaft/landschaftsonnenuntergang.php  erklärt, warum es schwer ist einen Sonnenuntergang aufzunehmen und bietet Tipps zur Belichtung, Weißabgleich und Blitz. Der Blitz ist zum Beispiel gut, wenn man Personen vor dem Sonnenuntergang fotografieren will.

    Eine Antwort auf die ISO-Wert-Einstellung habe ich auf diese Seite gefunden: http://www.ralfonso.de/Fotoschule/fotoschule103.html.

    http://fotowelt.chip.de/tipps-tricks/articles/970/ erklärt, welche Blendenzahl für Sonnenuntergangfotografie am besten ist. Außerdem zusätzliche Hinweise, wie fotografieren mit einem Grauverlaufsfilter für die Belichtung und das Benutzen eines Selbstauslösers.

    Da die wichtigen technischen Details geklärt sind, habe ich nach zusätzlichen Informationen gesucht.http://blog.pixum.de/index.php/sommer-foto-special-der-perfekte-sonnenuntergang/. Auf dieser Seite habe ich Tipps zur Bildkomposition und Ausrüstung gefunden. Zum Beispiel zur Objektivwahl und wie wichtig es ist, ein Stativ zu benutzen.

    Sehr interessante Tipps habe ich auf der Seite http://fokussiert.com/2008/06/29/sonnenuntergang-zehn-einfache-tipps/ gefunden. Es steht dort, wie wichtig frühzeitiges Planen eines Standorts ist und wann die Zeiten des Sonnenuntergangs sind. Außerdem wird vor Augen- und Sensorschäden gewarnt. Zusätzliche Infos zur Bildkomposition, wie zum Beispiel der Vordergrund kann man dort auch nachlesen.

    Als letztes wollte ich noch Informationen zur Bearbeitung eines Sonnenuntergangbildes.  http://www.der-webdesigner.net/tutorials/fotografie/techniken/286-grundlagen-zum-hdr-foto.html. Auf dieser Seite findet man Informationen zu HDR-Fotos. Weitere Tipps zur Bearbeitung, wie zum Beispiel zur Anpassung von Helligkeit und Kontrast, habe ich hier gefunden:http://www.scandig.eu/Belichtungskorrekturen.html .

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  32. Linda Heizmann lh025

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    1. mw132

      Langzeitbelichtung

      Bei der Fotografie interessiert mich die Langzeitbelichtung. Da ich davon allerdings noch nicht so viel weiß, habe ich ganz einfach Langzeitbelichtung gegoogelt. Hier stieß ich auf folgende Seite:
      http://fotopunk.de/tutorial/langzeitbelichtung.html

      Hier las ich zum Beispiel, dass man ein Stativ benötigt und dass man mit Langzeitbelichtung Bewegungen in Bildern festhalten kann.
      Was ich an dieser Seite sehr gut finde, ist das die Langzeitbelichtung sehr übersichtlich in 7 Schritten beschrieben wird.

      Schritt 1: Die ideale Position
      Hierbei soll man sich zeit lassen und darauf achten das man besondere Blickwinkel einfängt.

      Schritt 2: Spiegelvorverriegelung aktivieren
      Dies sorgt dafür, dass der Spiegel in der Kamera schon lange vor der Aufnahme hochklappt, was kleine Vibrationen während des auslösen verhindert.

      Schritt 3: Der richtige ISO-Wert
      Bei Langzeitbelichtungen sollte am besten mit den Werten 100 oder 50 gearbeitet werden.

      Schritt 4: Die richtige Blende
      Hier wird gesagt, dass man die schärfsten Ergebnisse erhält wenn man um 2 Stufen abblendet.

      Schritt 5: Die richtige Belichtungszeit
      Die richtige Belichtungszeit kann man entweder die Kamera einstellen lassen, dazu fotografiert man im tv-modus oder man stellt die Belichtungszeit manuell an einem Rad ein.

      Schritt 6: Das richtige Fokussieren
      Beim richtigen Fokussieren soll man in den sogenannten „LiveView-Modus“ wechseln, dort kann man mit 10facher Vergrößerung manuell fokussieren. Diese Methode sei wesentlich genauer als jeder Autofokus.

      Schritt 7: Das wackelfreie Auslösen
      Um verwacklungsfrei auszulösen benutzt man entweder einen Fernauslöser, sprich Fernbedienung oder man benutzt den Zeitauslöser.

      http://www.digital-fotografie.us/2011/07/22/langzeitbelichtung-bei-nacht-sterne-fotografieren/

      Auf dieser Seite wird die Langzeitbelichtung von Sternen erklärt!
      Ich finde die Bilder sehr vielversprechend und ich bin auch ein Fan von Seiten die das wesentliche Erklären und nicht zu weit ausholen!
      Desweiteren finde ich es sehr wichtig anhand Bildern und praktischen Beispielen zu erklären.

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  33. Hey out there,
    here’s my review on some pages which are more or less popular. Most of these pages focus on Canon as I'm using Canon.

    http://www.dforum.net/
    It is a page only about digital photography with Canon equipment but I really do not like this forum because of the plenty of people who think that they are pros but actually have no idea of what they are doing there. Especially on technical things there are so much there are so many wisenheimers which gets very fast frustrating. Besides the forum there is a kind of link list which is mainly just advertising. Nevertheless, if you get the right people (which can be very tricky) you really can get some information, tips and tricks out of this page.


    http://www.vfx-forum.de/
    This page is more a vfx-page (ok, you are right: the name says it already) but for all the folks out there who are using there DSLR for creating movies you really can get there some useful information. They have even DIY-guides on this page which can be very cool. Some of the frequent users of that page are believers of the philosophy that your equipment has not to be the best to take/make exciting pictures/movies. Besides that, on this page are also a lot of beginner-topics on this page.


    http://www.psd-tutorials.de
    If you are looking for any tutorial, guide or have any question about Photoshop, here you go. These guys know absolutely everything you need or ever wanted to know, especially about post productionu. What I don’t like is that you have to sign up and log in to read or watch the tutorials and that the video trainings have a kind of credit system that limits you to watch as often or as many as you want.


    http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/tech/room/index.html
    A few weeks ago a had a severe problem with the AF of my Canon-DSLR but only in combination with the Canon EF 50mm/1.4. So I started searching the web for a solution. During my search I found this Canon-page which is pretty nice to understand basic technical relations. Also on some related pages there is great information about constructing and designing a camera. But my advise for anyone having trouble with their camera, contact your local dealer or the support of the manufacturer.


    http://www.traumflieger.de/
    A good page with a lot of short tutorials. They have a plenty of reviews on Canon cameras and lenses and a lot of accessories. Also they have an excellent area where technical things all around Canon DSLRs are explained. What I really don't like at this page is the design because it's unstructured and sometime even confusing.


    rock on!

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  34. Freund Frederic, ff024

    One thing I really want to learn is how to use the aperture of a DSLR. After some research on Google I found a very interesting website (http://www.striewisch-fotodesign.de/lehrgang/index.htm) that explains a lot about photography. The website contains much information about cameras in general, what kinds of cameras there are, about lenses, what kind of extra stuff is useful for photographing things. It also has a section about the composition of photographs, which also contains a subsection of how to make the presentation of pictures. That could be very useful for our final presentation, too. An interesting thing is that the author of that site does not only say: “well, that’s that, if you do that that will happen…” he also explains why some effects occur when you change some settings. On the website you also find a lot of information about camera settings and also about the use of the aperture. The website is in German and has understandable language. It’s a good point for people who just started with photography to go a little deeper in the subject or for those who want to quickly look up something they forgot. This website really helped me out to understand the theory behind creating depth of field and how the aperture is related to the ISO settings and the shutter speed.
    On another website I found an article about aperture priority mode and shutter priority mode (http://digital-photography-school.com/aperture-and-shutter-priority-modes). The article explains the general idea what mode you can use in different situations. They also have pictures as examples on the website like a racing car that was photographed. They wanted to show the usage of the shutter priority mode and explained how to get a freeze frame of a fast object or how you get movement into a picture.
    To learn more about aperture I additionally watched some YouTube tutorials about this topic.
    In the first video I watched (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1z4VtFNbdU) the man in the video just showed the effect of high and low f-stops. He just took a picture of a battery with a low aperture to show how blurry the background is and then he took a picture with a high aperture to show that the background is now more in focus. This video was really short (only about one minute), but you get the basic idea of what the aperture does.
    In the second video I watched (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzgALhGF8_o&feature=related) a guy talked about aperture, shutter speed and ISO. He did a pretty good job of teaching the basics about these things and how they are related to each other. However he took a lot of time to do so. He could have shortened the video a lot, because he had a lot of breaks where he didn’t speak. Another thing I want to mention about his video is that he sometimes seems a little bit unsecure about the things he says. For example when he tried to explain what ISO is he said it is the sensitivity to light of your picture, but it’s the sensitivity to light of the sensor. What I want to show with this example is that YouTube is a great thing, but everybody can upload videos and you have to be careful what’s right and what’s not.

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  35. Farbtemperatur & Weißabgleich

    Das menschliche Auge und unsere Welt:
    Das menschliche Auge besitzt auf der Netzhaut sogenannte Stäbchen und Zäpfchen.
    Die Stäbchen sind dabei für das Helligkeitsempfinden verantwortlich.
    Zäpfchen gibt es in drei unterschiedlichen Arten, für rotes/langwelliges, grünes/mittelwelliges und blaues/kurzwelliges Licht. Fotokameras und deren eingebaute CCD-Chips sind vom Aufbau her dem menschlichen Auge nachempfunden.

    Physikalisch gesehen ist unsere Welt farblos. Alle Objekte haben eine unterschiedliche Oberflächenstruktur, die bestimmte Anteile des Sonnenlichts, welches auf sie fällt, verschluckt oder reflektiert. Was dabei reflektiert wird, bewirkt in unserem Auge (oder auf dem Film) einen bestimmten Farbeindruck.

    Farbtemperatur:
    Die Einheit der Farbtemperatur ist Kelvin (K).
    Man definiert diese als die Temperatur, auf die man einen schwarzen Körper aufheizen müsste, damit er Licht in der gleichen Farbe abgibt. Jede Lichtquelle - egal ob Sonnenlicht, das Licht einer Glühbirne, Kerzenschein, Neonlicht - hat eine andere Farbtemperatur. Im Bereich der Fotografie ist die Wahl der richtigen Farbtemperatur deshalb wichtig, um ein Motiv in den korrekten Farben aufzunehmen, damit es dem natürlichen Seheindruck entspricht. In der Digitalfotografie erfolgt die Regelung der Farbtemperatur über den Weißabgleich.

    Weißabgleich:
    Der Weißabgleich sorgt dafür, dass ein weißes Papier unter der gegebenen Beleuchtung auch wirklich weiß erscheint. Im Gegensatz zum Sensor gleicht das menschliche Hirn solche Farbunterschiede aus. Meist weisen die Kameras einen automatischen Weißabgleich auf: Sie ermitteln selbständig die optimale Einstellung, damit eine natürliche Farbwiedergabe gewährleistet ist. Durch den Belichtungsmesser wird die Farbzusammensetzung des Lichts analysiert und die Software der Kamera erstellt einen möglichst genauen Farbtemperaturbereich. So können Sie bei unterschiedlichen Lichtverhältnissen Ihre Fotos machen,
    ohne sich um die herrschende Farbtemperatur kümmern zu müssen.
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    Recommended German websites:

    http://www.filmscanner.info/Farbtemperatur.html

    This website is good about the topic I was searching for (color temperature and white balance) and other technical contents about color management.
    But it's first a page for scanning and color management because the photography-part is smaller and contains just the basics of photography.
    If you look for special knowledge about photography the page will reach its limits.


    www.movie-college.de/filmschule/licht/farbtemperatur.htm

    Movie-college.de is a great page for whole media-work in both technical and artistically way.
    But it's more a page about making movies than taking photos. As these issues are closely bound up with each other it's the perfect page for our study course "Audiovisuelle Medien". But for special photography-knowledge you should check others pages.


    http://www.fotocommunity.de/info/Fotowissen

    Actually this page is better for watching photos than for perfect instructions about technical photo-knowledge and white balance.
    But also on fotocommunity.de you can find some helpful advices and technical statements as well as nice photos.


    http://www.kleine-fotoschule.de/weissabgleich.html

    "Big photography school" would fit better to this page than "kleine Fotoschule".
    This page is well structured and clearly arranged. You can find technical basics as well as helpful tips about creative photography, image editing and practical tips on how to work together with camera and computer.


    http://www.foto-wiki.info/

    Foto-wiki.info is a small website containing about 50 basic keywords about photography.
    So if you find the topic you were searching for foto-wiki.info gives you a good and short explanation in a simple vocabulary.
    If you're looking for other specific topics or more information this website is no longer sufficient.

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  36. lk044

    My internet research was dedecated to special-situation/surrounding photography - night, travel, underwater and nature documentary photography.

    http://www.weatherscapes.com/

    This page is all about taking pictures of the various natural phenomena such as lightening, clouds, sunrise, sunset, the moon, stars, ... You find of course many examples to study and techniques to experiment and try to create your own photographs. The page gives a preview of articles that are going to be uploaded soon, additionally there’s a huge list of literature and web links to helpful pages.

    http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/

    If you are interested in underwater photography, this page is definitely worth to take a look at. Beginners as well as experienced photographers can find useful tips, common mistakes and problems, all about equipment, technique tutorials, lighting, composition, …
    You also get background information about diving, underwater behavior, marine life, dive destinations. The page includes a forum for exchange and help…after having read all that stuff, all you need to do is jump into the water and start (you might consider to learn diving first).

    http://www.schoolofphotography.com/courses

    This homepage offers several online courses sorted by genres, with many examples, background information and tips. If you are looking for Night Photography – like I did – you’ll find a free course offer. For other concerns the schoolofphotography provides one free information page, but for learning more you unfortunately need to pay quite a lot :(

    http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/

    Nation Geographic is well known for its documentary publications and great pictures. This was one reason I went to visit its official homepage. In the section photography you find some tips, but in my opinion the most impressive part of that page is the Gallery. The pictures are sorted by categories, additionally there’s the “photo of the day” section. Unfortunately the photographs can’t be watched in full screen mode, but nevertheless you will enjoy watching.

    http://www.michael-martin.de/

    Michael Martin is a photographer, taking pictures by traveling the whole world by motor bike. On his homepage in “portfolio” you can see many examples of extraordinary photographs such as landscape pictures and portraits. I’ve seen presentations of his pictures before and got inspired by the way they show us the beauty and diversity of our planet earth.

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  37. Bettina Tytko, bt022 (24422)

    I’m very interested in the different genres of photography. There are so many kinds and types of taking pictures. One of the most popular genres is portaits.
    But what is about the other genres? In relation to music we all know the different types of music- but in photography, which ones do exist?
    What makes genres like Street Photography that special?
    I’m looking for websites, that explain the genres, aditionally I want to have a look on blogs explaining the genres by pictures.

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/types-of-photography.html
    There are 26 different genres that are mentioned, if you skip the captions. That was the first information that I got when I started to read this page. It’s quite simple explained, only by one or three sentences.
    When I got more and more into the details of this website I explored that this page is very extensive and a bit confusing. There are uncountable articles from different authors considering to all questions of the different genres and different types of photography, like “How to photograph Jewelry” and also to all kind of questions about photography, it seems to be like Wikipedia but more individual.
    If you’ve time and if you want to inspire yourself with new ideas- take a look on this website.

    Conducted by my questions I found this link:
    http://www.txstockphotos.com/blog/genres-of-photography-what-are-the-different-types/
    and discovered that this website is not very detailed. Additionally, because of the comments “coming soon!” it seems not to be ready yet. Comments like “It all speaks for itself…“ are not very helpful.

    http://www.shutha.org/node/786
    I really liked the article about “Understanding Photo Genres” form “Shutha- free learning for professinals” which divides Photographic Genres in four basic categories. It’s easy to get an overview to the different genres.

    But what I already havn’t found is a visual overview. So I found my next website:
    http://photocamel.com/forum/photography-genre-critique-discussion/
    What I was looking for are photographical examples for the different genres. Here I found them. But watch out - this website contains a thousands of pictures posted by laymen AND professionals. It’s quite interesting because there so many pictures, divided into the different topics. There are really good ones and really bad ones. The good thing: You can comment other pictures and let them comment your pictures.

    http://nilsphoto.blogspot.de/
    a good website to get an impression of good streetphotography without words. Catching the right moment, an eye for good composition and interesting motives -a quality of Nils Jorgensen who started to blog his pictures in october 2005.

    http://digital-photography-school.com/10-tips-for-the-aspiring-street-photographer
    How do I make a good street photography picture?
    I really enjoyed to read the article “10 Tips for the Aspiring Street Photographer”. Eric Kim discribes by 10 tips how to get a good shot- helpful are the exemplary photograhies.
    Reading this article I encountered my next website:
    The blog of Eric Kim.

    http://erickimphotography.com/blog/
    In my opinion it’s a very interesting blog: photographies, videos like “an Introduction to Street Photography”, workshops, information about cameras, Photography-Shirts etc. That’s what the passionated photographer is offering. Creative, impressive, inimitable!

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  38. Katharina Feißt - kf037 - # 24402


    When I took a Journalism class in America, we also learned a bit about photography. I remembered that our teacher told us to go to the Kodak Homepage and look at tips for taking good pictures. After having learned about camera settings and composition techniques in Fototechnik and Mediengestaltung 1, I was curious if this website was still able to offer me some new and useful information. I have to admit that “Die 10 besten Tips für tolle Bilder” I looked at 4 years ago are things that are basic information now I don’t even think about anymore. But I found the section “Advanced Techniques” that offers pretty helpful information for all kind of things – from lighting to portraits or composition. Experienced photographers will probably be bored on this homepage, but especially beginners can get useful tips written easily to understand.

    http://www.kodak.de/ek/DE/de/Home_Main/Tips_Projects_Exchange/Learn/Photo_Tips_Techniques/Advanced_Techniques.htm

    And one thing I really like about the homepage that might be interesting for advanced photographers too: The picture of the Day. Every day one picture is chosen and published on the homepage. It’s fun to look at the pictures that are often really interesting, but also everybody can hand pictures in. It would be pretty awesome if one from our class was chosen – so go for it!! :)

    http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?ncc=de&lcc=&pq-path=2549&pq-locale=de_DE


    On my research I wanted to get information about the camera settings of a DSLR as well as about the creative aspect of MAKING pictures. A homepage that offered me both was

    http://www.kleine-fotoschule.de/index.php

    In the section “Technische Grundlagen” you can read everything about camera settings, lighting, depth of field etc. Even though we’ve learned about these things in class before, it can be helpful to review it. The website explains it in an understandable way and covers pretty much every technical and environmental aspect. But on the other hand there’s the section “Kreative Fotografie” that offers information about finding motives, the composition and perspective.


    I don’t own a DSLR and still find it hard to get the relation of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Therefore I tried to find a helpful homepage and found a simulator where you can change the perimeters and see the effects on the picture regarding lighting and focus. Even though you learn it best by taking pictures yourself, it’s a great alternative to only reading about it.

    http://dryreading.com/camera/


    Last but not least I want to share a website that was recommended to me. It’s a web TV that offers films about all kind of themes regarding photography – for beginners and advanced, about technical and creative aspects, about making the pictures or editing them afterwards. It costs money to become a member, but they offer 5 videos for free. So it’s always worth checking the homepage and see if there’s a video that interests you. Another alternative is a free membership that allows you to watch 20 videos, mostly workshops or interviews with photographers. And if you are very very interested in photography, you might think about getting a membership, because you can definitely learn a lot on this website!!!

    http://www.fototv.de/

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  39. Nadine Hillenbrand, nh036

    What I wanted to find out was how I could take pictures under dim light conditions, in a bar or at a concert, without getting underexposed or grainy results. First, I went on the following website:

    http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/how-to-take-better-low-light-photos/#,
    where I read an article by Rik Fairlie, titled ‘How to Take Better Low-Light Photos’ (February 18, 2010, 12:27 PM). The interview of the Scottish photojournalist Harry Benson wasn’t helpful at all as the title of the article and the resulting interview didn’t really match up. What I got from there was that I had to buy a new camera and a super fast lens to be able to take those pictures. Comments by readers of the article were much more informative, especially the one by the photographer Michael Kelowna, BC, Canada, who gave the reader a better insight into the topic. My search next led me to the forum

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=65791. It is a good starting point for general or more specific questions about photography as there seem to be a lot of knowledgeable users registered. What I don’t really like about it though is how it is realized visually. Much better regarding this issue is the forum

    http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/qnaDetail.asp?threadID=5161.
    The structure comes out more clearly there and I find it more pleasant to the eye. Next to online courses (where you have to pay a lot of money and which appears more as a rip-off to me), the website offers an extensive photo gallery, a review about DSLR cameras on the market, the forum I stumbled upon and some interesting articles by some of the online course instructors.
    In both forums, I eventually saw a recommendation for the following link:

    http://photo.net/learn/concerts/mirarchi/concer_i It is a tutorial titled ‘Concert, Stage, and Low-Light Photography’ by Steve Mirarchi who was kind enough to share his many years of experience in concert and low-light photography. Although some of the information appears to be a bit outdated (the article was published more than 10 years ago), all of the aspects regarding difficult light situations and hindering distances between photographer and performers still apply to situations today. I ended my search with this tutorial as it rendered assistance on how to exhaust the technical possibilities of your own camera and lenses to get good results, whereas in most other forums or websites, I was recommended to just buy other lenses.

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  40. Ich hatte mir vor kurzem eine digitale Spiegelreflexkamera aus dem Technik-Pool der HdM-Stuttgart ausgeliehen, da ich selbst keine besitze und mich daran einfach einmal auf gut Glück versuchen wollte. Doch es dauerte nicht lange bis ich auf die ersten Hindernisse stieß: Zwar lieferte mir die Gebrauchsanweisung Informationen zu den verschiedenen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten und Optionen der Kamera, allerdings nützen einem diese Infos ohne das nötige Basiswissen (Schärfentiefe, Blende, etc.) bezüglich Fotografie herzlich wenig. Deshalb habe ich im Folgenden einige Websites unter die Lupe genommen, die sich mit diesem Thema beschäftigen.

    http://www.fotowelt-online.de/fototheorie/grundlagen/index.php:

    Unmittelbar nachdem sich mir diese Seite offenbarte war ich zunächst irritiert. Die Seite erschien mir bezüglich der optischen Aufmachung zunächst unprofessionell und zudem etwas unübersichtlich. Jedoch zeigte sich schnell, dass dieses Online-Angebot zahlreiche Vorzüge mit sich bringt: So fiel mir beispielsweise die fachlich und logisch durchdachte Gliederung der einzelnen Unterthemen auf, die aufeinander aufbauend angeordnet sind. Liest man sich in die einzelnen Artikel ein, verschwindet der anfangs unprofessionell wirkende Eindruck schnell: Der/die Autor(en) wirken fachlich sehr kompetent und vermitteln die Inhalte ausführlich aber dennoch leicht verständlich. Zudem findet man zahlreiche Beispielbilder, die z.B. den Qualitätsverlust unterschiedlich komprimierter Bilder veranschaulichen. Was diese Seite ebenfalls sehr lesenswert macht ist der immer wieder hergestellte Praxisbezug, der auch Anfängern hilft, gewisse fototechnische Prinzipien in die Praxis umzusetzen. Ebenfalls ein Bonus ist, dass im Anschluss an die technischen Details auf Themen wie z.B. Bildgestaltung/Bildkomposition eingegangen wird. Auch hierbei wird dem Leser der unmittelbare Nutzen des theoretischen Wissens vor Augen geführt.
    Ich persönlich halte diese Seite für sehr lesenswert und fühlte mich auf Anhieb sehr gut informiert. Zwar lässt die Optik etwas zu wünschen übrig, allerdings lohnt es sich auf jeden Fall, sich nicht davon abschrecken zu lassen.


    http://www.foto-kurs.com/fotografie-grundlagen.php

    Ein erster Pluspunkt beim Öffnen der Website: Die Präsenz wirkte auf mich angenehm und interessant. Im Gegensatz zur oben genannten URL wurde der Bezug zwischen der Thematik (Fotografie) und Optik sofort klar. Man stößt allerdings nicht nur auf eine optische, sondern auch inhaltlich sehr gut strukturierte Performance. Der Umfang der behandelten Themen schließt in diesem Fall sogar Themen wie z.B. die richtige Haltung der Kamera mit ein. Man bekommt also nicht nur Theoriewissen vermittelt, sondern erhält vorab auch praktische Tipps, um elementare Fehler zu vermeiden. Die Illustration der einzelnen Unterpunkte gefiel mir in diesem Fall sogar noch besser als beim vorigen Beispiel: Zu praktisch jeder Blenden- und Verschlusszeiteinstellung liegen Beispielfotografien vor.
    Was mir des Weiteren besonders imponierte war die Möglichkeit zum kostenlosen e-Book-Download, um nicht ständig online sein zu müssen.
    Alles in allem gefiel mir diese Seite über Fotografie-Gundlagen am besten, nicht nur weil sie optisch ansprechend und deshalb auf Anhieb interessant für mich war, sondern auch weil mir die Navigation durch das Menu sehr leicht fiel. Zudem halfen mir die zahlreichen Beispielbilder, eine Vorstellung von der Anwendung auf die praktische Tätigkeit zu bekommen.

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  41. Patrick (pk039)- Teil 2:April 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Meine zweite Frage, die ich mir selbst beantworten wollte, betrifft den Bereich 3D-Fotografie. Ich wollte mehr über die Grundlagen und Möglichkeiten auf diesem Themengebiet wissen und habe mich deshalb auf die Suche gemacht:

    http://3d-fotos.webnode.com/ :

    Mehr oder weniger zufällig bin ich auf dieser Homepage gelandet und habe mich etwas genauer umgesehen. Auf dieser Site präsentiert ein Hobbyfotograf seine Werke und zeigt verschiedene 3D-Bilder (bzw. die Bilder, aus denen diese wiederum aufgebaut sind). Schade fand ich allerdings, dass man keine Details zu den technischen Prozessen erfährt, also wie ein solches 3D-Bild letztendlich entsteht und was dafür notwendig ist.


    http://moenks.com/Sonstiges/3D-Fotografie/body_3d-fotografie.html

    Informationen über die noch fehlenden technischen Hintergründe der 3D-Fotografie bekam ich auf dieser Homepage zur Genüge. Auf den ersten Blick geht diese Seite für den Otto-Normalverbraucher vielleicht sogar etwas zu sehr ins Detail. Mit ein wenig Geduld allerdings ist auch diese Darstellung sehr interessant.

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  42. Ich hatte mir vor kurzem eine digitale Spiegelreflexkamera aus dem Technik-Pool der HdM-Stuttgart ausgeliehen, da ich selbst keine besitze und mich daran einfach einmal auf gut Glück versuchen wollte. Doch es dauerte nicht lange bis ich auf die ersten Hindernisse stieß: Zwar lieferte mir die Gebrauchsanweisung Informationen zu den verschiedenen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten und Optionen der Kamera, allerdings nützen einem diese Infos ohne das nötige Basiswissen (Schärfentiefe, Blende, etc.) bezüglich Fotografie herzlich wenig. Deshalb habe ich im Folgenden einige Websites unter die Lupe genommen, die sich mit diesem Thema beschäftigen.

    http://www.fotowelt-online.de/fototheorie/grundlagen/index.php:

    Unmittelbar nachdem sich mir diese Seite offenbarte war ich zunächst irritiert. Die Seite erschien mir bezüglich der optischen Aufmachung zunächst unprofessionell und zudem etwas unübersichtlich. Jedoch zeigte sich schnell, dass dieses Online-Angebot zahlreiche Vorzüge mit sich bringt: So fiel mir beispielsweise die fachlich und logisch durchdachte Gliederung der einzelnen Unterthemen auf, die aufeinander aufbauend angeordnet sind. Liest man sich in die einzelnen Artikel ein, verschwindet der anfangs unprofessionell wirkende Eindruck schnell: Der/die Autor(en) wirken fachlich sehr kompetent und vermitteln die Inhalte ausführlich aber dennoch leicht verständlich. Zudem findet man zahlreiche Beispielbilder, die z.B. den Qualitätsverlust unterschiedlich komprimierter Bilder veranschaulichen. Was diese Seite ebenfalls sehr lesenswert macht ist der immer wieder hergestellte Praxisbezug, der auch Anfängern hilft, gewisse fototechnische Prinzipien in die Praxis umzusetzen. Ebenfalls ein Bonus ist, dass im Anschluss an die technischen Details auf Themen wie z.B. Bildgestaltung/Bildkomposition eingegangen wird. Auch hierbei wird dem Leser der unmittelbare Nutzen des theoretischen Wissens vor Augen geführt.
    Ich persönlich halte diese Seite für sehr lesenswert und fühlte mich auf Anhieb sehr gut informiert. Zwar lässt die Optik etwas zu wünschen übrig, allerdings lohnt es sich auf jeden Fall, sich nicht davon abschrecken zu lassen.


    http://www.foto-kurs.com/fotografie-grundlagen.php

    Ein erster Pluspunkt beim Öffnen der Website: Die Präsenz wirkte auf mich angenehm und interessant. Im Gegensatz zur oben genannten URL wurde der Bezug zwischen der Thematik (Fotografie) und Optik sofort klar. Man stößt allerdings nicht nur auf eine optische, sondern auch inhaltlich sehr gut strukturierte Performance. Der Umfang der behandelten Themen schließt in diesem Fall sogar Themen wie z.B. die richtige Haltung der Kamera mit ein. Man bekommt also nicht nur Theoriewissen vermittelt, sondern erhält vorab auch praktische Tipps, um elementare Fehler zu vermeiden. Die Illustration der einzelnen Unterpunkte gefiel mir in diesem Fall sogar noch besser als beim vorigen Beispiel: Zu praktisch jeder Blenden- und Verschlusszeiteinstellung liegen Beispielfotografien vor.
    Was mir des Weiteren besonders imponierte war die Möglichkeit zum kostenlosen e-Book-Download, um nicht ständig online sein zu müssen.
    Alles in allem gefiel mir diese Seite über Fotografie-Gundlagen am besten, nicht nur weil sie optisch ansprechend und deshalb auf Anhieb interessant für mich war, sondern auch weil mir die Navigation durch das Menu sehr leicht fiel. Zudem halfen mir die zahlreichen Beispielbilder, eine Vorstellung von der Anwendung auf die praktische Tätigkeit zu bekommen.

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  43. Name: Tim Lofi
    M-Nr.: 24400

    >>Research about lomography and bokeh effect<<

    One times has an old girlfriend of my art "high school" in munich shown me some extreme monochrome pictures, which style I was very fascinated. She told me that she shot it with a cheap apparatus named "Lomo".

    According to wikipedia.de is lomography a direction of style in the photography. It was hardly accepted by professional photographers because of lomo apparats with their all automation. But once the camera series "Smena" came out and they were very intersting in the professional photo world because of their manuel settings.

    For me, lomo is an important style because it's a progressive move to a awareness and communication culture now. Warning, it is not very popular in east, I found it!

    Source:
    www.lomography.com

    At the last I found the bokeh effect in www.spiegel.de which can useful for design. Special for analog photographers!!

    Sources:
    1. http://www.cyberbloc.de/index.php?/site/v3_comments/den_beliebten_bokeh_effekt_nachtraeglich_erzeugen/
    2. http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/gadgets/0,1518,820159,00.html
    3. http://www.docma.info/index.php?id=10427
    4. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh

    Hope there are helpful links for you and a nice week! ;)

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  44. Hieu NGUYEN | tn022 | Homework

    I always use to do analog photography and I have never really touched a digital Camera, exept some cheap and small "digicams". So i searched for website which help me out of all this problems, like what are the differences between analog and digital? What are the latest, the best models of DLSRs on the market? What do they cost? What model is the right one for me? And what kind of stuff can I do with a digital cam?
    But besides of all these technical questions, I also looked for other things about photography, like blogs, difference styles and photographers, that may inspire me. And here are some:

    http://digital-photography-school.com/
    DPS is a website/blog made by the really famous blogger Darren Rowse. If you want to get in touch with digital photography, here is the right place to start with. This site shows you the basics of digital photography, the basics of DSLRs, photo tips & tutorials, cameras & equipment and more.

    http://www.digitalrev.com/
    Digitalrev is very useful for people, who wants to know more about DSLR cams and for those, who might want to get one. On this site you can check out all the latest DSLRs and equipments, price comparism and tons of hands-on, news and reviews.

    http://www.stuckincustoms.com/hdr-photography/
    What ist HDR? What kind of cameras do I need? All these questions can be answered in here. On this website you can find a lot of Informations about HDR photography - what it is and how to make it. There are also helpful tutorials videos. Above all that, there are even tips for beginners how to photograph correctly. What I also really like about this site is that it is simply and clearly constructed.

    http://erickimphotography.com/
    A website for those, who wants to learn about street photography. Eric Kim, one of the most famous street photographers these days, shows you the entrance to the street photography world. A lot of photos for new inspirations, a big blog, a tons of links and tips for every experience levels.

    http://www.webbnorriswebb.com
    A great website of 2 great street photographers. Strong colors, beautiful shapes, amazing shots. Very inspiring. No words - just pitures.

    http://www.expertphotography.com/category/tutorials/post-processing-tutorials
    One thing that really interests me in digital photography is post processing. I found this tutorial site. It shows you a lot of tips and tricks of post processing, like reducing digital noises or tilt & shift for example. A site with many good advices for post processing.

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  45. Bettina Tytko, bt022 (24422):

    I’m very interested in the different genres of photography. There are so many kinds and types of taking pictures. One of the most popular genres is portaits.
    But what is about the other genres? In relation to music we all know the different types of music- but in photography, which ones do exist?
    What makes genres like Street Photography that special?
    I’m looking for websites, that explain the genres, aditionally I want to have a look on blogs explaining the genres by pictures.

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/types-of-photography.html
    There are 26 different genres that are mentioned, if you skip the captions. That was the first information that I got when I started to read this page. It’s quite simple explained, only by one or three sentences.
    When I got more and more into the details of this website I explored that this page is very extensive and a bit confusing. There are uncountable articles from different authors considering to all questions of the different genres and different types of photography, like “How to photograph Jewelry” and also to all kind of questions about photography, it seems to be like Wikipedia but more individual.
    If you’ve time and if you want to inspire yourself with new ideas- take a look on this website.

    Conducted by my questions I found this link:
    http://www.txstockphotos.com/blog/genres-of-photography-what-are-the-different-types/
    and discovered that this website is not very detailed. Additionally, because of the comments “coming soon!” it seems not to be ready yet. Comments like “It all speaks for itself…“ are not very helpful.

    http://www.shutha.org/node/786
    I really liked the article about “Understanding Photo Genres” form “Shutha- free learning for professinals” which divides Photographic Genres in four basic categories. It’s easy to get an overview to the different genres.

    But what I already havn’t found is a visual overview. So I found my next website:
    http://photocamel.com/forum/photography-genre-critique-discussion/
    What I was looking for are photographical examples for the different genres. Here I found them. But watch out - this website contains a thousands of pictures posted by laymen AND professionals. It’s quite interesting because there so many pictures, divided into the different topics. There are really good ones and really bad ones. The good thing: You can comment other pictures and let them comment your pictures.

    http://nilsphoto.blogspot.de/
    a good website to get an impression of good streetphotography without words. Catching the right moment, an eye for good composition and interesting motives -a quality of Nils Jorgensen who started to blog his pictures in october 2005.

    http://digital-photography-school.com/10-tips-for-the-aspiring-street-photographer
    How do I make a good street photography picture?
    I really enjoyed to read the article “10 Tips for the Aspiring Street Photographer”. Eric Kim discribes by 10 tips how to get a good shot- helpful are the exemplary photograhies.
    Reading this article I encountered my next website: The blog of Eric Kim.

    http://erickimphotography.com/blog/
    In my opinion it’s a very interesting blog: photographies, videos like “an Introduction to Street Photography”, workshops, information about cameras, Photography-Shirts etc. That’s what the passionated photographer is offering. Creative, impressive, inimitable!

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  46. Was mich interessiert, ist der Einsatz von Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen wie Adobe Photoshop oder Lightroom. Oft findet man Anleitungen für sehr aufwändige Effekte, die aber meist nur für ganz wenige Anwendungsfälle nützlich sind und auch lange Zeit in Anspruch nehmen. Mich interessieren aber einfache, schnell anwendbare Retuschetechniken und Tricks, die nicht länger als wenige Minuten dauern um Fotos nachzubearbeiten aber über die digitale Entwicklung hinaus gehen. Man findet unglaubliche viele Seiten von Hobby Anwendern die mittelmäßige Tutorials anbieten, außerdem viele verwaiste Blogs, die Anleitungen sammeln. Da dies ein Thema ist, dass sehr viele Menschen interessiert, stößt man auch immer wieder auf SEO optimierte Seiten, die zwar viele Schlagworte beinhalten aber keinen relevanten Inhalt. Ich habe auch viele schlecht gepflegte Foren zum Thema Bildbearbeitung gefunden.
    Es ist schwer gute Beiträge zu finden, da man auf Seiten, die sich an Professionelle richten meist nur die Daten von neuen Programmversionen besprochen werden oder sehr aufwendige Effekte bei künstlerischen Bildern.

    http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Photo-retouching/Most-popular/1/
    Die Seite bietet eine sehr große Anzahl an unterschiedlichen Tutorials zum Thema Fotoretusche. Die Seite sammelt Anleitungen von anderen Seiten, wie Blogs, Fotoforen usw. Viele Der Themen sind sehr einfach und schnell gemacht, richten sich also nicht an Menschen, die sich schon auskennen. Gerade für Anfänger ist es aber sehr gut, eine große Auswahl an einfachen Effekten und Retuschen zu haben, die schnell anzuwenden sind, aber oft einen großen Unterschied machen. Die Qualität der Anleitungen schwankt erwartungsgemäß da sie nicht professionell produziert sind, sind aber gut nachvollziehbar. Auf der Seite findet man außerdem noch Plugins und Texturen zum herunterladen.

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/tag/photoshop/
    Nicht alle Beiträge auf der Seite sind interessant, aber dazwischen findet man gute Tipps über Retusche und Compositing, vor allem für Portraitfotos. Viele davon sind einfach und schnell umzusetzen. Es lohnt sich auch nach älteren Beiträgen zu suchen.

    http://www.awl.de/main/main.asp?page=podcast
    Achtung: Sprache deutsch!
    Das Podcastverzeichnis von „Die Photoshopper“ von Addison Wesley. Auf der Website kann man sowohl auf den Pocast anschauen als auch auf ein pdf zugreifen, das die Folge zusammen fasst. Letzteres ist sehr praktisch wenn man später noch mal etwas nachschauen will. Zudem wird auf die Bücher von AW verwiesen, gerade die Basisreihe ist dabei zu empfehlen: es handelt sich um dünne Taschenbücher, die ein konkretes Thema behandeln. In den Videopodasts wird in circa zehn Minuten ein Thema behandelt. Der sympathische Timo Hetzel geht Schritt für Schritt vor und setzt kein großes Hintergrundwissen voraus. Auch werden immer wieder Referenzen zu anderen Folgen erwähnt, die teilweise aufeinander aufbauen. Vor allem in den ersten Folgen werden auf Photoshop Basics eingegangen, später konkrete Anwendungsfälle, z.B. Porträtretusche. Die Videos sind gut produziert und sehr zu empfehlen für Anwender wie mich, die wenig Vorwissen haben.

    http://digital-photography-school.com/post-production
    Sicher ist die Quelle kein Geheimnis, trotzdem auf jeden Fall erwähnenswert. Die Beiträge im Blog sind immer sehr gut aufbereitet und gut bebildert. Es werden auch Begriffe erklärt und wenig voraus gesetzt. So kann man auch als Einsteiger in z.B. Lightroom alles nachvollziehen. Schön ist, dass auch konkrete Werte vorgeschlagen werden, um unterschiedliche Effekte zu erzielen.

    Was ich trotz langer Suche nicht finden konnte waren gute Seiten, die sich mit der Fotobearbeitung von GIMP auseinander setzen. Das ist schade, weil ich den Einsatz von OpenSource Software für unterstützenswert halte, gerade Photoshop ist trotz Studentenrabatt sehr teuer.

    Kürzel: mm151
    Matrikelnummer: 24360

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  47. Bettina Tytko, bt022 (24422):

    I’m very interested in the different genres of photography. There are so many kinds and types of taking pictures. One of the most popular genres is portaits.
    But what is about the other genres? In relation to music we all know the different types of music- but in photography, which ones do exist?
    What makes genres like Street Photography that special?
    I’m looking for websites, that explain the genres, aditionally I want to have a look on blogs explaining the genres by pictures.

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/types-of-photography.html
    There are 26 different genres that are mentioned, if you skip the captions. That was the first information that I got when I started to read this page. It’s quite simple explained, only by one or three sentences.
    When I got more and more into the details of this website I explored that this page is very extensive and a bit confusing. There are uncountable articles from different authors considering to all questions of the different genres and different types of photography, like “How to photograph Jewelry” and also to all kind of questions about photography, it seems to be like Wikipedia but more individual.
    If you’ve time and if you want to inspire yourself with new ideas- take a look on this website.

    Conducted by my questions I found this link:
    http://www.txstockphotos.com/blog/genres-of-photography-what-are-the-different-types/
    and discovered that this website is not very detailed. Additionally, because of the comments “coming soon!” it seems not to be ready yet. Comments like “It all speaks for itself…“ are not very helpful.

    http://www.shutha.org/node/786
    I really liked the article about “Understanding Photo Genres” form “Shutha- free learning for professinals” which divides Photographic Genres in four basic categories. It’s easy to get an overview to the different genres.

    But what I already havn’t found is a visual overview. So I found my next website:
    http://photocamel.com/forum/photography-genre-critique-discussion/
    What I was looking for are photographical examples for the different genres. Here I found them. But watch out - this website contains a thousands of pictures posted by laymen AND professionals. It’s quite interesting because there so many pictures, divided into the different topics. There are really good ones and really bad ones. The good thing: You can comment other pictures and let them comment your pictures.

    http://nilsphoto.blogspot.de/
    a good website to get an impression of good streetphotography without words. Catching the right moment, an eye for good composition and interesting motives -a quality of Nils Jorgensen who started to blog his pictures in october 2005.

    http://digital-photography-school.com/10-tips-for-the-aspiring-street-photographer
    How do I make a good street photography picture?
    I really enjoyed to read the article “10 Tips for the Aspiring Street Photographer”. Eric Kim discribes by 10 tips how to get a good shot- helpful are the exemplary photograhies.
    Reading this article I encountered my next website: The blog of Eric Kim.
    http://erickimphotography.com/blog/
    In my opinion it’s a very interesting blog: photographies, videos like “an Introduction to Street Photography”, workshops, information about cameras, Photography-Shirts etc. That’s what the passionated photographer is offering. Creative, impressive, inimitable!

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  48. Christopher Stodt
    M-Nr.: 24366
    cs168

    Zugegebenermaßen habe ich mich bisher wenig mit der Fotografie auseinandergesetzt. Für mich als Anfänger ist es wichtig mich am Anfang besonders mit der Kamera an sich, mit deren Handhabung und den damit verbundenen Möglichkeiten auseinanderzusetzen. Aufgrund dessen habe ich zunächst nach Internetseiten gesucht, auf denen Grundlegendes zur Kamera aufgeführt und erklärt wird.

    http://de.wikibooks.org/wiki/Einf%C3%BChrung_in_die_Fotografie/_Aufbau_und_Funktionsweise_einer_Kamera
    Hier sind Informationen zu vielen Bestandteilen verscheidener Kameras zu finden. Vom grundlegenden Aufbau über den optischen Sucher, bis hin zum Akku kann man sich, dank der auch für Laien gut verständlichen Texte, einen guten Überblick über dich wichtigsten Funktionen einer Kamera machen.

    http://www.jr-x.de/digitalfotografie/fototechnik/
    Auch auf dieser Seite können sich Interessierte zu den Funktionen einer Kamera hinreichend informieren. Mitunter bieten sich dem Betrachter die Möglichkeit seine Kenntnisse mit Hilfe von Bildern und Diagrammen zu vertiefen. Des Weiteren ist es möglich, sich durch kleine Rechenprogramme beispielweise Brennweite und Bildwinkel, durch Angabe andere Kriterien ausgeben zu lassen.

    http://www.bilderforum.de/f6-digitalkamera-forum-dslr-forum/
    Dieses Forum bietet die Möglichkeit, sich in den verschiedensten Bereichen der Fotografie mit anderen auszutauschen und zu diskutieren. Neben Vor- und Nachteilen von Canon und Nikon Fotoapparaten, haben gerade Anfänger hier die Möglichkeit viel wissenswertes, auch rund um die Ausrüstung, zu erfahren.

    Diese 3 Internetseiten bieten in aller erster Linie Anfängern die Möglichkeit, sich über Fotografie zu informieren. Aber auch Leute, die schon etwas länger ihr Hobby betreiben, können sich hier in gewissen Punkten weiteres Wissen aneignen.

    Schon länger interessiere ich mich für das „Malen“ mit Licht, dem Lightwriting. Aufgrund dessen habe ich mich auch mit der Recherche nach Internetseiten beschäftigt, mit deren Hilfe ich diese Technik auch in der Praxis anwenden kann.

    http://www.netzwelt.de/news/77006-fototipp-lightwriting-malen-licht.html
    Wie funktioniert Lightwriting am Besten und welche Utensilien werden dafür benötigt? Antworten auf diese Fragen habe ich auf obiger Internetseite gefunden. Dazu einige hilfreiche Tipps zur Optimierung des „Gemäldes“. Die Website gibt einen schnellen und informativen Einblick in das Lightwriting. Gerade die Tipps, helfen Anfängern bei ihren ersten Versuchen nicht gleich zu verzweifeln sondern tolle Fotos zu machen. Zudem gibt die Gruppe Lichtfaktor, die in der Szene schon seit längerem etabliert ist, in einer Frage-Antwort Runde hilfreiche Tipps.

    http://www.urbanartcore.de/lightwriting-tutorial
    Hier wird insbesondere auf die Vorbereitung Bezug genommen. Zudem findet man ein sehr hilfreiches und gut verständliches Tutorial-Video, welches den genauen Vorgang beim Lightwriting aufzeigt und auch mir die Sache näher brachte.

    http://www.lichtfaktor.com/
    Lichtfaktor ist eine Gruppe von Künstlern, die sich auf das Lightwriting spezialisiert haben. Auf dieser Seite befinden sich einige sehenswerte Fotos, die mich persönlich dazu motivieren mich mit dieser Form der Fotografie mehr zu beschäftigen. Insbesondere für Anfänger, die sich für Lightwriting interessieren, ist es wichtig zu sehen was mit dieser Form der Kunst möglich ist.

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  49. sn038
    24417
    Research about a photographic topic

    The topic I wanted to learn more about was the use of lenses for the genres of photography. What I was looking for was the use for each of the existing lenses and which effects you can create by using them in a special way.

    http://www.geofflawrence.com/index.html
    This homepage offers lots of tutorials concerning all aspects of photography. No matter which aspect you're interested in, you will find it explained here in detail without any photographical knowledge assumed. This page is very useful for beginners who have a vision of a photography in mind but don't know how to make it real. By giving photoexamples you get explained the “before-after”-effect of certain selections. For already more advanced photographers who just want to check up something quickly without reading the whole tutorial there is a shorter abstract of each topic as well.

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/
    was the next website I found and I was surprised by the incredibly detailed articles. Everything is explained in every step, the physical process as well as the selections on the camera you have to do. Here you can read everything about the use of your equipment which I was interested in (especially the lenses) but as well lots and lots of other topics as well like post processing, photo techniques and so on. Something that hadn't to do with my research but what I think is nice for a photographer are the “Tools” on the website like calculators for shutter speed and focal length or the “sunset-calculator” which makes it easy for you to choose the right time for the light you need. I'm not sure how useful it really is, but its nice to play around a little bit. The problem with this page could be that there is too much information and you're more confused than informed by all the aspects.

    http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/gadgets/0,1518,667621-2,00.html
    gives an overview about lenses and how to use them. This is not a blog but an article of the photographer Scott Kelby and his experiences in photography. The article is quite short his might be useful for an overview of the existing lenses.

    http://www.tutorial9.net/tutorials/photography-tutorials/lenses-and-focal-length/
    This is a tutorial website where lots of photographical topics are discussed by different photographers. I think that these tutorials are perhaps more specialized and you won't find every aspect you're interested in, but the parts you can find there are very helpful.

    Then I found this Blog:
    http://www.digital-fotografie.us/
    In this Blog you find the photographic trends in lots of genres of photography, photos of photographers the blogger presents and some information about cameras and lenses not to forget some tutorials. For my research I had hoped to get some more details about lenses and not just the description of his but I liked his blog in general.


    Have fun!

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  50. rv013
    I love being out and taking pictures of people doing sports or being in motion. That’s why I decided to do some research how to get better pictures of people doing sports or things that move really fast.
    http://kwerfeldein.de/index.php/2010/11/11/praktische-tipps-zur-sportotografie-von-stefan-groenveld/
    This was one of the first websites I found and I think this is a really good article if you like to get some information really fast because it isn’t very long but very informative and helpful. The author gives in few sentences some really good insider tips. He also exemplifies his article with some pictures.
    http://www.sportknipser.de/seite_31.htm
    This is the Website I loved the most and right from the beginning because there’s a very good structure what is a positive start. Because of this it doesn’t matter that the articles are very detailed because it is very easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. There aren’t a lot of technical terms what helps us to understand very fast. We can find basics, creative and technical aspects and a lot more. The author explains very well and you realize that he really has the knowledge and practice to give good and useful tips.
    http://www.blog.brennweite50.com/?p=988
    This is another website, not very long but in technical aspects very detail orientated. The author explains step by step how to choose the right alignments and what you’ve got to think about. But it isn’t as detailed and long as the others.
    http://www.fotografie-tutorials.de/2011/03/21/sportfotografie-teil-1-einfuhrung/
    This is also a good websites, which concentrates more on the techniques and the equipment but also on important aspects of fast movements and techniques that help to get some sharp photos. I think this isn’t a website for totally non-professionals but for those who really do know their camera and equipment and for those who have the money to buy it. 
    http://www.soeren-spieckermann.de/sportfotografie.html
    Here we’ve got another very good homepage of a photographer who likes to share his experience with us, the ones who aren’t professionals but want their photos to look like that. It is one of the longest websites I found and its look is very nice. The very good structure guides us and we get really fast solutions to our questions, because he structured his articles in this way.
    http://www.digitalkamera.de/Fototipp/Grundkenntnisse_fuer_packende_Sportfotos/4925.aspx
    This homepage doesn’t look as nice as the others do, but it is still very good. Not that long but nevertheless informative on a basic level.
    As a result I can say that I was very surprised that there is such a great number of good websites that give tips and information to get better, sharp and right-lighted photos of people in motion or doing sports. The ones I liked the most were those of professional photographers .

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  51. Thomas Steinbach :: ts113


    Focusingscreens (Mattscheibe)

    I often take pictures in dark environments like a theatre or just outside at night. Sadly, Canon's autofocus is not best suited for that (i guess no autofocus is). I've been trying to focus manually. Sometimes i succeeded, often i missed - especially with fast apertures and distant objects.

    I read about moving the focus wheel back and forth and thus following the focus till it's in the spot. It worked ok for portrait/upclose like situations but with increasing distance the failure rate increased, too.

    And in stepped the focusingscreen (the plate in the camera that displays the image when you look through the eyepiece.)

    http://www.jayandwanda.com/photography/dslr_man_focus/man_focus.html
    The author claims and demonstrates that modern focusingscreens are optimized for a certain f-stop that's likely to be used by a user of that camera, thus not displaying faster f-stops quite right.

    http://lenses.zeiss.com/photo/en_DE/other/products/what_makes_the_difference/manual_focusing_with_af_camera_systems.html
    This site talks about the advantages and disadvantages of both, manual- and autofocus systems and how to get most out of both.

    Both sites talk about a time when focusing-screens had tools to help focusing manually and that these tools still exist. Now i never heard about that before (i had never heard about focusingscreens at all).
    These tools usually reside in a circular spot in the middle of the screen.

    http://www.focusingscreen.com/picture/EC-B02a.jpg
    There's split-image which splits in the image when it's not in focus

    http://www.focusingscreen.com/picture/EC-A02a.jpg
    and there's micro prism which is a bit like a milky glass, the more in focus you are, the better you can look through. (in focus the screen is just clear)

    These special screens are provided for some high-class-dslrs, but there are manufacturers that fit them to quite a lot of consumer-class-dslrs. I want to mention two that stood out for me (while reading reviews):

    http://www.focusingscreen.com
    based in taiwan, most reviews seemed to favor this because it's cheaper than the other one, yet there was no difference in brightness or quality. rule-of-third-markings can be added. and they seem to be quick for what i heard.

    http://www.katzeyeoptics.com
    also based somewhere east; more expensive but also more customizable, there are more than 10 markings to choose from. (still, a screen as bright as one from focusingscreen.com with markings costs about 3 times as much)

    I wanted to try that stuff and to help me make my final decision i had been searching for reviews. one forum-post that stood out for it compared different screens and included pictures:
    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/77151-focusing-screen-reviews.html

    another one, mainly for it's detailed installation instructions:
    http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?t=723629

    Now all that comes at a price:
    a) the split-image/micro-prism both have influence on the cameras metering, the slower the aperture the bigger the influence
    b) the autofocus-points are much dimmer (there's no impact on autofocus at all though)
    c) at slower apertures the tools black out, which is like a blind spot in the middle of the screen through which you can't look through
    d) see the installation instructions

    These limitations don't interfere much with my way to work the camera which is why i decided to go for it. It's great .o)


    -Thomas

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  52. Philip Neuer pn014

    Zu Beginn meiner Recherche habe ich mich nicht mit einem bestimmten Thema beschäftigt, sondern wollte mir einen Einblick verschaffen von den grundlegenden Dingen der Fotografie. Aus diesem Grunde habe ich mich mit dem Nikon Fotografie-Forum (Quelle: http://www.nikon-fotografie.de/vbulletin/einsteiger-forum/168834-digitale-fotografie-fuer-einsteiger.html) über die Blende, Empfindlichkeit, Belichtungsprogramme der SLR und Belichtungsmethoden informiert. Das positive an dieser Seite ist auch, dass auf häufig auftretende Fragen in Bezug mit den Themen geklärt werden. Dadurch erfährt man auch gleich welche Fehler häufig beim Fotografieren passieren und kann diese vermeiden. Besonders sinnvoll ist dieses Forum natürlich für diejenigen die ein Nikon Kamera besitzen.

    Im weiteren Verlauf habe ich mich mit Fotografie-Genre beschäftigt. Dazu habe ich mir verschiedene Fotogalerien bei Geo-Homepage (http://www.geo.de/GEO/fotografie) angeschaut. Dadurch bekommt man einen Eindruck von den unterschiedlichen Möglichkeiten und Abgrenzungen des jeweiligen Genres. Dem jeweiligen Genre sind eigentlich keine Grenzen gesetzt, so gibt es im Bereich der Portraitaufnahmen die unterschiedlichsten Bilder, diese gehen von Aufnahmen im Studio bis Bilder in Kriegsgebieten. Welche facettenreichen Bilder dadurch entstehen können ist wirklich Bemerkenswert und deshalb auch sehr sehenswert.

    Zum Abschluss meiner Recherche habe ich mit der Bildbearbeitung beschäftigt und habe mit den unterschiedlichen Programmen befasst. Zu diesem Zweck habe ich einen interessanten Artikel im Spiegel entdeckt(http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/gadgets/0,1518,758638,00.html), in diesem wird nicht nur auf Funktonen eingegangen sondern auch welches Programm für welchen Verbraucher am besten geeignet ist. Aber es wird nur auf Programme eingegangen die für Mac und Windows kompatibel sind. Doch wer sich wirklich für ein Bearbeitungsprogramm interessiert, sollte sich die Mühe machen sich den Artikel zu lesen, dass könnte sich wirklich lohnen.

    Feedback zum Photoblog:
    Der Photoblog bietet eine weitere Informationsquelle zu den Vorlesungen und könnte besonders für Personen die sich bisher noch nicht so sehr mit der Fotografie beschäftigt haben interessant sein. Zumal es einige Beispiele gibt wie man einzelne Fotos für die Präsentation machen könnte.

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  53. In all these comments, many different websites, forums and portals regarding a broad variety of aspects connected with photography have been evaluated and reviewed. But when it comes to making your own pictures, not only is it important to have technical knowledge, to be aware of camera settings or to know about special techniques like b/w-conversion and HDR. Before even turning your camera on, one needs to have a vision in mind that can then be tried to recreate. Learning from other artists and getting ideas from their work is an important part in the process of creating any form of art, and of course this is equally true in photography. Looking at different photographer’s portfolios and searching for inspiration in the pictures of others can help a lot to create your own vision and style – even more so, if you could directly ask questions to those people! So before I point out to some classical web-resources like my fellow students did, I want to highlight a very new and exciting photography community that gives you the opportunity to directly get in touch with interesting photographers from all over the world: Google Plus

    Google Plus:
    The newly launched social network by Google is highly debated and was often mentioned in every kind of press lately – with opinions ranging from sheer excitement to predictions of its certain death in the very near future. Despite the controversial debate about activity or general usefulness of Google Plus, the social network has become arguably the most vital community of photographers from all over the world since its start nearly one year ago. This fact is impressively displayed in the release of a book solely dedicated to the photographs shared by more or less popular photographers through the network – it's called “+oneCollection”[1]. Photographer Thomas Hawk states:
    "Google+ is a vibrant growing community. The photography community, where I participate every day, is especially strong. Google is helping to promote photowalks and trips and books." [2]
    While it is already interesting to have a constantly flowing stream of old and new photos from the portfolio of interesting artists like street photographer Roman Tripler, HDR evangelist Trey Ratcliff, Studio photographer Alex Koloskov or the President of the National Assn. of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Scott Kelby, the real strength of the Google+ platform lie in its interactivity and communication possibilities. Many of all those people are giving extensive detail regarding the process of creating their image along their shared pictures and albums, and through the open nature of the platform, you can always ask them questions or comment on their work, with a good chance for getting an answer. If you are super lucky, you might even get the possibility to talk to one of those photographers face to face in a video hangout.

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    1. For those of you rather focused on technical basics or equipment, the following three classical websites might be interesting: foto-kurs.com and cameralabs.com and imaging-resource.com.

      foto-kurs.com
      This page offers some great video tutorials and resources for refreshing the basics of photography and cameras. Videos and texts in German explain every essential aspect a photographer should know – from light and lenses over finding the right camera to explanations of different types of photography. Good for absolute amateurs trying to get started.

      Cameralabs.com and imaging-resource.com
      These two websites both specialize on technical equipment needed in photography, such as cameras, lenses and other accessories. While imaging-resource.com is generally not as informative, it offers a tool for comparing the image quality of any two new cameras by displaying the same reference image taken by both cameras side by side. Cameralabs.com on the other hand has a vast amount of content consisting of camera and lens reviews for nearly every camera you could think of, most of the time even available in form of videos, photography tips and tutorials as well as a forum for asking questions.

      Malte V. - mv036

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      [1] http://plusonecollection.com/
      [2] http://on.fb.me/HULXEX

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  54. Bei der Sportfotografie geht es nicht um die Inszenierung einer geeigneten Kulisse, einer ansprechenden Landschaftsaufnahme oder das Ablichten des posierenden Protagonisten. Es geht viel mehr darum, die Schnelligkeit und Dynamik im richtigen Moment festzuhalten und anregend wieder zu spiegeln. Für mich als Laien der Fotografie beginnt also die Informationsbeschaffung nahezu im Ursprung und soll mir zunächst Grundlegendes vermitteln.


    http://de.wikibooks.org/wiki/Einf%C3%BChrung_in_die_Fotografie
    Zur Zielgruppe des Wikibooks-Beitrages gehören hier in erster Linie Einsteiger, die kein oder nur wenig fotografisches Hintergrundwissen besitzen, jedoch mehr über die Fotografie an sich sowie die technischen oder gestalterischen Grundlagen erfahren möchten. Auch Fortgeschrittene werden womöglich den ein oder anderen guten Hinweis finden, auf Spezialwissen wird jedoch weitgehend verzichtet. Allerdings wird auch an vielen Ecken sehr weit ausgeholt. Kurze und knappe Informationen – Fehlanzeige.

    http://www.fototv.de/
    Diese Webpage ist relativ umfangreich. Sie bedient ein breites Spektrum an Informationen rund um die geschichtliche Entstehung der Fotografie, die Verwendung diverser Inszenierungen, Motive, Bildbearbeitung, etc. Das Besondere hier ist, man bekommt dies in Filmen veranschaulicht dargestellt. So bekommt der Interessent einen guten Einblick in fotografische Entwicklungen, Tipps und Tricks von Profis und Anregungen für die eigene Fotokunst. Negativ ist allerdings, dass man sich registrieren muss, um Zugriff auf die Videos zu erhalten und um vollen Zugang zu bekommen ein Abonnement abschließen muss.


    http://www.sportknipser.de
    Auf diese Seite bin ich während meiner Suche relativ früh gestoßen. Hier werden zunächst Situationen beschrieben, wie sie an diversen sportlichen Schauplätzen vorzufinden sind. Man bekommt einige Tipps, die einem zunächst die Umgebungen näher bringen und das Auge ein wenig schulen sollen. Dann erhält man Nützliches bezüglich Verschlusszeiten, Blenden und ISO-Einstellungen mit auf den Weg. Auch auf diverse Techniken und Effektmöglichkeiten wird eingegangen. Alles in allem eine interessante Seite, die einführendes Editorial in den Vordergrund stellt, allerdings nur angeschnitten auf die Themenbereiche eingeht.


    http://www.jereczek.info/blog/download/Sportfotografie.pdf
    In diesem Pdf-Dokument werden ebenfalls Tipps und Tricks für die Sportfotografie kundgetan. Allerdings wird hier eine Klientel angesprochen, die sich schon das eine oder andere Mal mit der Fotografie beschäftigt hat. Dennoch interessant und aufschlussreich.

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  56. ++“Helplessly I stumbled around
    ++and tried capture what I found,
    ++on a mountain so high,
    ++in a region so far,
    ++in the blink of an eye,
    ++on my DSLR!”

    Since nobody before me mentioned it yet,
    I think we should try and never forget,
    the page for most of our information,
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiegelreflexkamera is our station.

    As I kind of dug deeper in
    a tutorial on Youtube dropped my chin. (=> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHFXVA5od2g )
    They tell you everything you need,
    to become a camera geek
    and if you don’t know anything yet
    this is where you got to get.

    If you wanna take pictures under water
    you’re better not a fire starter
    but if it’s your camera you want to bring
    this is where you have to ring: http://www.tauchen.de/uw-fotografie/kameras_gehaeuse/index.php

    If you don’t possess the latest DSLR
    shame on you for first buying a car,
    so be really quick and don’t loose time
    here is where you can hear the chime,
    of your all new five star camera
    tested and check …
    but why that pop-up of “Book of Ra” ???
    (=> http://www.dslr-test.de/ )

    And for those of you who wanna get behind the pics,
    cause you know we all know just how to click,
    I highly recommend this is where you aim
    it’s soon gonna be critically acclaimed. (=> http://dslrblog.com/ )

    It’s pretty easy what they ask,
    getcha ass up and drop the mask
    “What can you do to be the best?”
    to be a cut above the rest
    cause in the age of instagram
    everyone’s a superman.

    And what’s the moral of this whole story?
    When you’re making photos, don’t get in a hurry.
    (=>http://www.computerwissen.de/multimedia/digital-fotografieren/artikel/die-bildstabilisierung-verwacklungsfrei-fotografieren.html , http://www.cullmann.de/detail/id/cruiser.html )

    Take your time and let your visions fly
    let time float on and motives run by,
    so you can catch the core of the sigh
    of nature, you’re model, or of whatever you’re about to have in your eye!

    ++“Helplessly I stumbled around
    ++and tried capture what I found,
    ++on a mountain so high,
    ++in a region so far,
    ++in the blink of an eye,
    ++on my DSLR!”

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  57. mw132

    Langzeitbelichtung

    Bei der Fotografie interessiert mich die Langzeitbelichtung. Da ich davon allerdings noch nicht so viel weiß, habe ich ganz einfach Langzeitbelichtung gegoogelt. Hier stieß ich auf folgende Seite:
    http://fotopunk.de/tutorial/langzeitbelichtung.html

    Hier las ich zum Beispiel, dass man ein Stativ benötigt und dass man mit Langzeitbelichtung Bewegungen in Bildern festhalten kann.
    Was ich an dieser Seite sehr gut finde, ist das die Langzeitbelichtung sehr übersichtlich in 7 Schritten beschrieben wird.

    Schritt 1: Die ideale Position
    Hierbei soll man sich zeit lassen und darauf achten das man besondere Blickwinkel einfängt.

    Schritt 2: Spiegelvorverriegelung aktivieren
    Dies sorgt dafür, dass der Spiegel in der Kamera schon lange vor der Aufnahme hochklappt, was kleine Vibrationen während des auslösen verhindert.

    Schritt 3: Der richtige ISO-Wert
    Bei Langzeitbelichtungen sollte am besten mit den Werten 100 oder 50 gearbeitet werden.

    Schritt 4: Die richtige Blende
    Hier wird gesagt, dass man die schärfsten Ergebnisse erhält wenn man um 2 Stufen abblendet.

    Schritt 5: Die richtige Belichtungszeit
    Die richtige Belichtungszeit kann man entweder die Kamera einstellen lassen, dazu fotografiert man im tv-modus oder man stellt die Belichtungszeit manuell an einem Rad ein.

    Schritt 6: Das richtige Fokussieren
    Beim richtigen Fokussieren soll man in den sogenannten „LiveView-Modus“ wechseln, dort kann man mit 10facher Vergrößerung manuell fokussieren. Diese Methode sei wesentlich genauer als jeder Autofokus.

    Schritt 7: Das wackelfreie Auslösen
    Um verwacklungsfrei auszulösen benutzt man entweder einen Fernauslöser, sprich Fernbedienung oder man benutzt den Zeitauslöser.

    http://www.digital-fotografie.us/2011/07/22/langzeitbelichtung-bei-nacht-sterne-fotografieren/

    Auf dieser Seite wird die Langzeitbelichtung von Sternen erklärt!
    Ich finde die Bilder sehr vielversprechend und ich bin auch ein Fan von Seiten die das wesentliche Erklären und nicht zu weit ausholen!
    Desweiteren finde ich es sehr wichtig anhand Bildern und praktischen Beispielen zu erklären.

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  58. I was very interested in night photography and long time exposure. With the final photo project coming up I have thought a lot about trying out those. Of course you can just experiment with it and try different things. However, I wanted to get the most out of it and therefore looked for some helpful tips and also ideas from professionals.

    http://digital-photography-school.com/long-exposure-photography

    This is the first site that I clicked on. It shows great examples of long time exposure. However, I was quite disappointed by the tips. There were only some tips on how to capture motion blur in photography, but nothing really that I didn’t already know before. The photos on the site are really great and can help to come up with new ideas.

    http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2010/02/16/guide-to-daytime-long-exposures/

    Here I found a great guide to daytime long exposures. You have to use a neutral density filter for this. The author makes some recommendations on what products are best and where to buy them.
    Going through the site I found even more nice articles. It was easy to get distracted and just follow the various and very interesting blog entries. Most of them are about long time exposure, mostly with scenes of the sea or waterfalls. I can only recommend this blog!

    http://www.picturecorrect.com

    Although this website has little to do with long time exposure, I found it very useful and interesting. On almost every topic you can find a helpful article. Portraits, sport and motion, landscapes, or just the family celebration: here I found tips to capture the perfect picture in every situation. I especially liked the ‘Lighting for Photography’- article, which was well explained.

    http://www.schoolofphotography.com/courses/free-night-photography-lesson.html

    The course explains how to take a photo at night step by step. From choosing the location and estimating the exposure to the usage of flash and other light sources this article describes very detailed how to take a good night shot. It includes some nice tips and tricks, as well as hints what to pay attention to.

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  59. fb052
    For me, as a total beginner in photography, it was interesting to get some uncomplicated, well structured and practical basic information about the right way to create the different kinds of Photographs.

    http://www.richtig-fotografieren.de/
    This page is ideal for amateurs, because it is well structured and explains in a comprehensible way the different types of objectives, for what kinds of photographs they are used to and how to realize the those photographs. Just the scope of the shown information could be a little bit bigger.

    http://www.tippscout.de/richtig-fotografieren-lernen-weniger-ist-mehr_tipp_1827.html
    Here you can get more information about shaping and less about technical advices. Nevertheless there are some useful tips about the craft aspects in photography, for example how to get some tension in your photograph. The comparison of good and bad examples is very helpful.

    http://www.digitalkamera-guide.de/kategorie/fotografieren
    On this page you can find a checklist of very general and basic tips all around taking photographs with a digital camera. Some of this information shown here, you may can find in the manual, too, but probably not that intuitive formulated.

    http://www.thone.at/wp-content/richtig-fotografieren.pdf
    This page is one of my favorite pages, maybe because it is not a homepage at all but a link to a very well structured and all around use- and helpful powerpoint-presentation, which includes nearby all technical, craft and artistic basic information, that is necessary for a beginner to realize his/her first ideas.

    http://www.striewisch-fotodesign.de/lehrgang/index.htm
    The workshop you can find on this page really goes beyond the basic information a beginner needs to know, so this page maybe is also interesting for advanced photographers. The scope of the workshop is enormously big and ranges from the question “What is a camera?” to information all around the work with analog photo material. But even for beginners, who are maybe overwhelmed by the huge amount of information, the workshop could be useful, because there are abridged versions about nearly chapter.

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  60. fk050
    Matrikelnr.: 24321

    http://www.fotomayr.de/pdf/DO002964.PDF
    Dieses Dokument ist eines der hilfreichsten, die ich bisher zum Thema Komposition gefunden habe. Es beschäftigt sich über mehrere Seiten hinweg mit kompositorischen Grundlagen. Die Ratschläge sind praktisch, der Text gut geschrieben und strukturiert. Viele der Beispiele scheinen mir sehr gelungen. Außerdem lernt man auch die ein oder andere Kleinigkeit nebenher (etwa dass man bei Präsentationen besser einen schwarzen Hintergrund bei zugeschnittenen Formaten verwendet).

    http://www.andreashurni.ch/bildgestaltung/schemata/index.html
    Diese Seite kann ich dagegen weniger – zumindest zum Thema Komposition – empfehlen. Mir hat sie nicht geholfen, da vor allem allgemein über Komposition und deren Geschichte geschrieben wird. Da ich auf der Suche nach konkreten Hinweisen war, interessierte mich die Bedeutungsperspektive im Mittelalter herzlich wenig. Die anschließenden Kapitel über den goldenen Schnitt etc. sind sicher sinnvoll, aber leider nichts Neues.

    http://openbook.galileodesign.de/photoshop_cs4/
    Wer sich für Bearbeitung von Fotos mit Photoshop interessiert, könnte diese Seite sehr nützlich finden. Zwar wird hier eigentlich eine DVD verkauft, aber die html-Version ist frei zugänglich und äußerst ausführlich. Hier sind zu allen möglichen Themen von Raw bis zur Tonwertkorrektur zu finden und werden ausführlich behandelt. Es ist sicher kein idealer Einstieg für Anfänger, aber hilfreich zum Nachschlagen bestimmter Themen.

    http://www.scandig.eu/Tonwertkorrektur.html
    Auf dieser Seite geht es speziell um die Tonwertkorrektur in Photoshop. Dafür ist diese auch sehr ausführlich beschrieben. Mir war nicht klar, was man mit dem Tonwertkorrekturwerkzeug alles anfangen kann – nicht nur Helligkeits- und Kontraständerungen, sondern auch Farbstichkorrektur wird hier erklärt. Natürlich wird auch gesagt, welche Vorteile das gegenüber direkter Helligkeits- oder Farbkorrektur hat. Nach der Anpassung der Autokorrektur wird auch noch auf die Probleme der Tonwertspreizung eingegangen.

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  61. fm038

    RESEARCH PHOTGRAPHY:



    MY MAIN INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY BELONGS TO CERTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS:



    WOLFGANG TILLMANS: http://tillmans.co.uk

    YOUNG GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHER WHO’S PICTURES ARE DOCUMENTARY AND CONTROVERSIAL. I LIKE HIS EYE FOR THINGS, SITUATIONS AND THE WAY HE SOMETIMES SHOWS US THE UGLY REALLITY.



    HELMUT NEWTON: http://www.helmut-newton.de

    GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHER WHO IS FAMOUS FOR HIS BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES AND HIS FASHION PICTURES.



    DAVID LACHAPELLE: http://www.davidlachapelle.com

    POP ART PHOTOGRAPHER FROM AMERICA'S. HE DOES ADVERTISING AND MAINLY ABSURD PORTRAITS OF CELEBRITIES.



    MARIO TESTINO: http://www.mariotestino.com

    ONE OF TODAY'S FAMOUS FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER.



    ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: http://www.nytimes.com/library/photos/leibovitz/bourgeois.html (ONE OF THE MANY HOMEPAGES ABOUT HER)

    YOU MAY KNOW HER PORTRAIT OF YOKO ONO AND JOHN LENNON. SHE IS BASED IN AMERICA AND BEST KNOWN FOR HER PORTRAIT OF STARS ESPECIALLY FOR VANITY FAIR.



    PETER LINDBERGH: http://www.peterlindbergh.com

    ALSO AN FAMOUS GERMAN FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER.



    TERRY RICHARDSON: http://www.terrysdiary.com

    ONE OF THE CONTROVERSIAL ONES. HIS PICTURES SOMETIMES PROVOKE AND FRIGHTEN OFF. RICHARDSON LIKES TO SHOCK.



    STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND URBAN LANDSCAPES:



    http://www.85mm.ch

    NICE SITE, WITH INTERESTING STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.



    http://www.thedphoto.com/inspiration-fix/urban-landscape-photography

    FEW REALLY GOOD PICTURES. NICE INSPERATIONS.



    http://webdesignlovers.ch/category/inspiration/

    NOT REALLY PRECISELY PHOTOGRAPHY BUT FUN TO LOOK AT AND TO GET SOME IDEAS



    http://www.sophiehowarthphotography.com





    PHOTOGRAPHY/COMMUNITY SITE WHICH I THINK IS FUN TO LOOK AT IN GENERAL :



    http://view.stern.de/de/gallery/0

    NICE SITE WITH MANY PHOTOGRAPHS AND INTERESSTING IDEAS.

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  62. written by cw066 Carla Weber

    http://fotowelt.chip.de/index.cfm?pid=1660&pk=708

    I searched for sides which give informations about the different types of Fotografie.
    For the topic Landscape-Photography i found this video, and many others from the same Enterprise to different topics about Photography.
    I like that they try to show how you should shoot by showing a video, because you are able to see example pictures immediately and synchron to the given content. The Idea is good, but i missed concrete Information. The movie shows the photographers working and shooting, but you get just small information which you can use for yourself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjWHjg37Rko&feature=related

    in order to find a other video, which more correspond with my expections about such a Photographer- Video, i watched many videos in youtube. This one is also about Landscape Photography, it gives us much more information and tipps than the video produced by chip, but it just considers one picture. I think it is a bit too specific, so i went on searching for the perfect video.
    I found some more videos which shows oterh videos about other specific motives, but they do not really convince me because the informations are too specific fixed on this shown motiv.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxDJuqdHeGE&feature=related

    this video shows uthe difference between different lences. I think it is a good video, if you want to buy a new lence. Its a pitty that they just took examples of expensive lences, it seemed to be a bit an atvertisement- movie.

    http://www.terra-human.de/fotografie/portraitfotografie.htm

    fet up with watching videos, i found a webside which gives tipps and informations about the different types of Photography, like Landscape Photography, Portrait-Fotography, Animal-Photography, Macro-Photography and more.
    There are explanations and tipps about the types of Photographie, each Topic is described with around 2 Pages with examples.
    Its a pitty that some pages are in pogress, f. E. the pages about landscape Photography.
    The onliest thing i missed were more example pictures.

    http://www.fotolaborinfo.de/foto/fbelicht.htm

    then i tried to find something out about exposure measurement. This webside gives general informations about that topic, and has its focus on Photographic film. Very detailed explanations about the different tecniques, but i want to find out how i can practise it with my Digital single-lens reflexs camera, so in general a good webside, for me the wrong one.

    http://www.awokenmind.de/digitale-spiegelreflexkamera-belichtung-meistern-teil-1/

    this side seemes to be very informative, the introduction made me very curious, but then i missed the first two parts which should start going into the topic...the other sides show that the article would be very helpful and interesting, if there were the first pages availible...

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  63. mb190 - Matr.Nr. 24345April 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Photoshop-Tutorials:

    http://www.computerwoche.de/software/office-collaboration/2349316/
    Beinhaltet fünfzehn Links, die zu verschiedenen Seiten mit Photoshop-Tutorials führt.
    Zu den Links gibt es jeweils eine kurze Beschreibung, die verrät ob sich die Seite eher an Einsteiger oder Fortgeschrittene richtet, oder ob sie nur bestimmte Teilgebiete behandelt.
    Diese Seiten beinhalten teilweise, mehrere (teils dutzende) Tutorials.

    http://www.fxencore.de/tutorials/photoshop-tutorials/
    Bietet unzählige Photoshop-Tutorials, die in Themen wie etwa “Surrealistische Bilder“ oder “Wolken erstellen/verändern“, die Übersicht bietet eine Suchfunktion und die einzelnen Themen eine Anzeige über den allgemeinen Bereich sowie über den Schwierigkeitsgrad.
    Die einzelnen Bereiche sind übersichtlich und trotzdem informativ, eben spezialisiert.

    http://www.home.uni-osnabrueck.de/elsner/Skripte/photoshop.pdf
    Auch zum Herunterladen!
    Eine pdf-Datei von der Uni Osnabrück, Einführung in Photoshop.
    An Einsteiger gerichtet, sehr gut strukturiert und sehr ausführlich.
    Die Datei hat ein Inhaltsverzeichnis, Verweise zu Download-Seiten, Literaturtipps,
    Übungen zu jedem Thema und zu jedem Teilabschnitt.
    Die Themen werden sehr ausführlich, Schritt für Schritt mit der Hilfe von Bildausschnitten erklärt,
    eine absolute Empfehlung für Photoshop-Einsteiger!

    Allgemein:

    http://www.dslr-forum.de
    Dieses Forum bietet allerlei Einträge, wo jeder ein Problem ausschreiben kann um Antworten zu erhalten. Da es bereits allerlei Einträge gibt, ist es fast unnötig sich selbst anzumelden, hier werden auch speziellere Themen ausführlich behandelt und man wird gut beraten.
    Ein paar Beispiele:

    Fernsehbild-Fotografie:

    http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?t=724385
    Wie schon gesagt etwas spezieller, wen es jedoch interessiert mit welchen Kamera-Einstellungen
    man ein Fernsehbild (auch verschiedene Fernseher-Typen) am Besten auf ein Foto einfängt
    wird hier gut beraten.
    Es beinhaltet auch Tipps wie man allgemein Spiegelungen verhindern kann.

    Bildfehler:

    http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?t=950449
    Hier das selbe mit projizierten Bildern (Beamer).
    Der Übergeordnete Abschnitt “Problembilder“ ist hilfreich, wenn ein Bild Unstimmigkeiten aufweist und man Hilfe bei deren Beseitigung benötigt.

    Posieren:

    http://digital-photography-school.com/21-sample-poses-to-get-you-started-with-photographing-men
    Der “Posing-Guide“, lustig aufgemacht, wer noch nicht weiß wie er seine “abgebildeten Subjekte“ darstellen will
    findet hier Anregungen über verschiedene Posen und deren Wirkung.

    Histogramm-Einführung:

    http://kwerfeldein.de/index.php/2008/07/01/das-histogramm-verstehen/
    Kurze aber informative Histogramm-Beschreibung inklusive Video.

    http://www.heise.de/foto/artikel/Belichtungshelfer-Histogramme-richtig-anwenden-226986.html
    Etwas ausführlicher, hier auch Histogramm mit Farbwerten beschrieben.

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  64. fk051
    Matrikelnr.: 24415

    One year ago, I’ve bought myself a Nikon D90 with the basic equipment including a 18-105 mm zoom lens. I’m pretty happy with that camera - especially regarding its cost/performance ratio – but after one year shooting with the same lens I sometimes feel kind of restricted in terms of taking pictures in bad lighting conditions, sports photography and so on. So for a few weeks I’m finally looking forward to buy me by reason of money at least one additional lens. On my research following up the question “Which kind of lens do I really want to have and how much money I’m supposed to spend for it?” I amongst others stumbled on the following pages:
    www.dslr-forum.de
    This is a German-speaking website based on a huge forum where you can find everything about DSLR photography. Everything really means everything. After searching for information on lenses (it took me one hour just to read threw a small part of blog comments) I also was also overflying other articles on that website like post-processing or image composition and found numerous helpful articles. Then I got interested in how fast people reply to questions of other forum users – I didn’t find one blog post that has not been answered in between a time of at maximum one hour. So the clear advantages of this page are the multiplicity of subjects and different opinions of users that help you out with your personal problem as well as the fast replies on your question due to the popularity of the forum (about 330.000 users!). However, because of that huge amount of topics and comments it sometimes can be hard to find a special subject. For example I wanted to find out what are the basic features of Adobe Lightroom, compared to Photoshop. I’m pretty sure that there are articles dealing with similar subjects but when I used the search function of that forum, it always lead me to the same blog comments, no matter if you type in “lightroom” or “lightroom basics” or “lightroom basic tools” and so on. One article of the dslr-forum page took me to another page called
    http://photonotes.org/articles/beginner-faq/
    This website is giving a perfect overview for most of the questions of photography beginners using Canon cameras. But most of the information given there is general enough and not only related to Canon products. Its divided up in six topics, like “General”, “Camera”, “Lenses” and so on. Each topic itself is divided up again an offers links for most of the basic questions you will have as you aren’t experienced with DSLR photography. When I went through the questions dealing with lenses it showed me, that I actually really should know for what I want to use an additional lens. What kind of pictures in which environment I want to take? I should get that point straight in my head!
    http://lightroom-tutorials.de/
    I was working a lot with Adobe Photoshop in the enterprise I worked for before my studies. But I never used software like Lightroom or Illustrator. The last lesson with Jim Martin reminded me, that I wanted to teach myself these softwares for a long time. In my opinion the easiest way doing that is by watching tutorials. Of course, you can buy special books that are designed for special software, but tutorials are often for free and enough if you want to get the basic stuff. So I immediately came across that website, which offers you almost 170 Tutorials about Adobe Lightroom and photography in general, all powered by the well-known video2brain series.
    My last tip for everyone is
    www.youtube.com
    Everybody knows this page and its hundred thousands of videos. That means on the one hand: be extremely cautious on what you’re watching and believing – it might be rubbish! On the other hand: you’ve got so many videos, probably there will be a few that show you the answer to your question. I guarantee: with a bit of patience you get almost every answer explained in a video, no matter if you are concerned about post-processing, compostion or a technical problem with your DSLR.

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  65. Alexander Rösch (ar083)
    http://www.reddit.com/r/photography
    This is the site I visit almost every day. It is a photography all-rounder, meaning that not only you can get your questions answered by posting in this board, it also brings up new ideas, news and questions you might be able to answer on your own. It is a good site when you aren’t looking for something specific and just want to browse interesting stuff to pass the time. It changes rapidly, so the highest rated/newest posts always show up on top, letting you see what other photographers are interested in, which can also be a video about camera lens manufacturing or just a funny video/picture to brighten your day. It’s great for browsing, learning and having fun at the same time.
    http://www.psd-tutorials.de/
    PSP Tutorials is a great site for learning certain post-processing techniques. It has a very good layout for you to find what you need to know and when you need it. Everybody can contribute tutorials to the site or participate in the corresponding discussion threads. The site has an interesting system to maintain its high standards of quality content, which unfortunately also is its biggest flaw. To view tutorials, you have to spend “points”, the currency of PSD-Tutorials.de. These are earned by frequently visiting the site, participating in the forums, creating your own tutorials or – of course – buying them with real money. On the one hand, this results in people being motivated to contribute to the site and keeping it alive, but it also limits your abilities to just browse and try things out. Still the tutorials are very well made, so if you know exactly what you’re looking for, or you need some ideas what you can do with Photoshop, this is the place to go.
    http://thephotographerblog.com
    I found this sit through searching for starter guides to DSLR photography, and it turned out to be an interesting mix of ideas, examples and tips. Definitely a site I will continue visiting, just to learn about the work of another photographer.

    http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/
    Another interesting blog I stumbled upon a few weeks ago. It’s a blog for visual design in general, digital art, but also to a great extent to photography. It’s a great place to get visual input and an awareness of what is possible and what will look good. There are often sets of photos posted under certain topics, such as “Amazing cloud formations” or “Wildlife Photos”. A great place to waste time.
    http://www.google.com
    I know this might sound strange, but this site always was – and always will be – my main source for information, including every question I have about photography. I could now search for the questions I have, e.g. “Can I permanently damage my Sensor by pointing a laser pointer to it?”, “What’s the difference between a Canon and a Nikon and which one would be better for me?” or just “Where was that button again to let you crop your photos in Photoshop?”. Then I could be copying and pasting the links where I found answers to these questions and try to write about these sites I know nothing about. Through this assignment I got to know a few new sites I will be visiting more frequently in the future, for browsing and new ideas, but whenever I have a specific question I will always be returning to Google. If you know how to use it, it is all sites in one webpage. The answers to the questions mentioned above?
    - Yes (http://www.laserist.org/camera-sensor-damage.htm)
    - Depends on how much money I have and what I want to do with it (what I don’t know yet) (http://www.digital-slr-guide.com/canon-vs-nikon.html, http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/nikon-vs-canon.htm)
    - There it was! (http://www.hypergurl.com/blog/images/croptool.gif, Google image search)

    All 3 sites found in less than 20 seconds of adjusting search terms to fit what you’re looking for. It just rocks.

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  66. jb121

    While browsing the internet searching for useful information about photography, I found a few interesting websites I´d like to share.

    I know about the basic functions of my DSLR, but I never felt like using its full potential. For my photo series I needed to find further information about the optimal handling of my camera and all the factors I have to pay attention to if I´m trying to take a good picture. These websites gave me the best answers to the questions I had for that reason:

    http://www.kleine-fotoschule.de/
    This is a well-structured website with a range of comprehensible and sententious articles about almost everything concerning the broad field of photography, from technical basics to creative elements and finally the editing of pictures -this website presents the perfect source of information for amateur as well as advanced photographers.

    http://www.digital-foto-kamera.de/foren-testberichte/canon-digitalkamera-forum.htm
    http://www.dforum.net/
    These are two internet forums concentrating on the Canon EOS system which I use. They are particularly suitable when I´m searching for fast answers about a special function or setting of my camera. Besides there are always valuable advices by other users which help to prevent common mistakes.

    http://pixeltuner.de/
    This website regularly posts news and articles about photographic issues. As for instance HDR or picture editing programs. I found it while I was searching for a method to make pictures looking vintage on Photoshop. The article I discovered was quite descriptive and helpful.

    http://www.fotohotspots.de/
    Actually this is a photography blog but also provides interesting technical know-how.

    I´ve always been quite interested in nature and street photography and plan to shoot an urban photography series within this semester. During my research I found some websites showing impressing pictures that give great inspiration and are worth seeing:

    http://www.nationalgeographic.de/foto
    The NG magazine really places value on the quality of its pictures, they are taken by some of the world´s best photographers. On the website you can not only find the photo galleries to scroll through but also a photography school where experienced photographers are giving advices about much more than just taking pictures of flowers.

    http://www.yanidel.net/
    This is a blog written by a street photographer who recently quit his job to go on a 80 weeks world tour. He´s going to upload at least one picture every day. Besides he gives great advices how to get into street photography and writes interesting travel reports. I´ll definitely stay tuned.

    http://www.street-photographers.com/
    http://www.85mm.ch/
    http://erickimphotography.com/blog/
    Some other blogs that might be interesting for those who are fascinated by street photography...

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  67. I did work with DSLRs before - but I rarely did shoot photos, the most times i held a DSLR in my hands it was mounted on a tripod or a shoulder rig and was shooting

    video. I mainly had to do with a 5dMk2, as a friend of mine, who is really into photography and filmmaking convinced his father to buy that thing :D.
    Up to a few weeks ago I was not really interested in photography that much - my interests were rather on the side of filmmaking. Because the newer DSLRs (and especially

    the 5D and 7D-series) are very suitable for filmmaking in some situations I often used my friend's 5D for shooting video and by the way adapting the basics of shooting

    video to shooting photography.

    A great ressource for information on shooting video on DSLRs is
    // www.cinema5d.com
    It gives you information about new products on the market, hints on how to avoid or work around major problems you might experience when shooting video on a photo

    camera and finally a huge community and a forum where you can find out nearly everything about DSLRs and you always can get help on your specific problems.



    In the last weeks I have been considering to buy a DSLR myself - for shooting video on the one side, but also to make photos. When you look for terms like "Kaufberatung

    Spiegelreflexkameras" you will propably see pages like Computerbild or CHIP - or even bild.de. I did not even open the latter but you see the problem rather quick:

    Everyone wants to buy a DSLR these days, not even knowing a single thing about photography on the one side and about the technical basics of such a camera on the other. I guess many people probably buy them because they do look professional and produce the nice "clack" sound. For the "more advanced" people these reviews may be kind of pointless. ("Sie möchten eine neue Digitalkamera erstehen, sich aber nicht groß mit Begriffen wie Megapixel oder Bildsensor herumschlagen?" - Well, actually I DO want!)

    A nice guide for buying a DSLR I found is this one:
    // http://www.digital-slr-guide.com
    It is surprisingly well written, one gets all the information one needs - starting with the definition of the different categories of digital cameras ending with hints

    about which camera could be used best for specific photographic genres (and why!). I have the impression that - in contrast to the computer magazines - this site has a

    lot more to offer than selling you a DSLR the quick way.



    While stumbling aruond I came across another interesting topic: photography with flashlights. I did not really have to do anything with this topic either until one of the last lectures, but it kind of engaged my interest.

    A nice and simple tutorial on how to use an external flashlight in a simple situaion can be found at:
    // http://www.die-fotobrauer.de/service/tutorialsuebungskurse/uebungskurs-blitzeinsatz-teil1/4
    This guy tells you a lot of things you can do with your flashlight starting from scratch - great for people like me, who have never worked with a flash before...

    More information on that topic can be found here:
    // http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/tech/0,1518,596745,00.html
    Spiegel does tell us basically the same things, but adds the topic of multiple flashes in one exposure. I have been carring around an idea for an image series where

    i wanted to have a rather dark space and only some small spots of lit elements in the picture - multiple flashes on a long exposure time image might be indeed a way to

    achive my "artistic" vision ;).

    Looking up the term "Mehrfachblitzen" i came across this site:
    // http://www.fotografieren.li/24_Blitzen.html
    What struck me most about this page are the example photos shown. These come kind of close to what i want to do so i probably will be looking for further information on

    this topic.

    Who would have guessed: the internet is a place where one can find information about literally everything - even about photography. ;)


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    1. uh, messed line breaks... lets have another try:

      I did work with DSLRs before - but I rarely did shoot photos, the most times i held a DSLR in my hands it was mounted on a tripod or a shoulder rig and was shooting video. I mainly had to do with a 5dMk2, as a friend of mine, who is really into photography and filmmaking convinced his father to buy that thing :D.
      Up to a few weeks ago I was not really interested in photography that much - my interests were rather on the side of filmmaking. Because the newer DSLRs (and especially the 5D and 7D-series) are very suitable for filmmaking in some situations I often used my friend's 5D for shooting video and by the way adapting the basics of shooting video to shooting photography.

      A great ressource for information on shooting video on DSLRs is
      - www.cinema5d.com
      It gives you information about new products on the market, hints on how to avoid or work around major problems you might experience when shooting video on a photo camera and finally a huge community and a forum where you can find out nearly everything about DSLRs and you always can get help on your specific problems.



      In the last weeks I have been considering to buy a DSLR myself - for shooting video on the one side, but also to make photos. When you look for terms like "Kaufberatung Spiegelreflexkameras" you will propably see pages like Computerbild or CHIP - or even bild.de. I did not even open the latter but you see the problem rather quick: Everyone wants to buy a DSLR these days, not even knowing a single thing about photography on the one side and about the technical basics of such a camera on the other. I guess many people probably buy them because they do look professional and produce the nice "clack" sound. For the "more advanced" people these reviews may be kind of pointless. ("Sie möchten eine neue Digitalkamera erstehen, sich aber nicht groß mit Begriffen wie Megapixel oder Bildsensor herumschlagen?" - Well, actually I DO want!)

      A nice guide for buying a DSLR I found is this one:
      - http://www.digital-slr-guide.com
      It is surprisingly well written, one gets all the information one needs - starting with the definition of the different categories of digital cameras ending with hints about which camera could be used best for specific photographic genres (and why!). I have the impression that - in contrast to the computer magazines - this site has a lot more to offer than selling you a DSLR the quick way.



      While stumbling aruond I came across another interesting topic: photography with flashlights. I did not really have to do anything with this topic either until one of the last lectures, but it kind of engaged my interest.

      A nice and simple tutorial on how to use an external flashlight in a simple situaion can be found at:
      - http://www.die-fotobrauer.de/service/tutorialsuebungskurse/uebungskurs-blitzeinsatz-teil1/4
      This guy tells you a lot of things you can do with your flashlight starting from scratch - great for people like me, who have never worked with a flash before...

      More information on that topic can be found here:
      - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/tech/0,1518,596745,00.html
      Spiegel does tell us basically the same things, but adds the topic of multiple flashes in one exposure. I have been carring around an idea for an image series where i wanted to have a rather dark space and only some small spots of lit elements in the picture - multiple flashes on a long exposure time image might be indeed a way to achive my "artistic" vision ;).

      Looking up the term "Mehrfachblitzen" i came across this site:
      - http://www.fotografieren.li/24_Blitzen.html
      What struck me most about this page are the example photos shown. These come kind of close to what i want to do so i probably will be looking for further information on this topic.

      Who would have guessed: the internet is a place where one can find information about literally everything - even about photography. ;)


      Igor

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    2. If we all really read all these tips (yours and these: http://digital-photography-school.com/31-10-cool-photography-tutorials-tips-videos-hacks-and-how-tos-from-around-the-web), then we wouldn't have any more time to make pictures!
      Step 1: learn from the experts
      Step 2: go do it yourself and get critique from the experts

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  68. Tim Heumesser (th082)(24409):

    At home we got the book series "The Hulton Getty Picture Collection: Decades of the 20th Century".
    It is stored on a little bookshelf in our toilet.
    Whenever i get there, i pick a book(there are the decades from 1920s-1980s) and browse through it.
    The books are sort of documentary and historical, but very interesting. On each page there is a picture with a small describing text underneath. Every book handles with thematic fields like politics, music, art, culture, people, war, sports, ...

    What i like about it, is, that you get - through the camera - an general overview over a whole decade. One period of time is presented by many photographic impressions, all from different points of view. There are people, buildings, landscapes, emotions, technical inventions.. Not only the highlights and major incidents are shwown. The pictures clue one in on how everyday life in an certain decade was like. On looking through the pages you easily generate an idea of how photography can be an powerful instrument to mediate significance.

    If you do not know which motive to choose or how to take(make)a picture browsing through the pages can be very inspiring. These books don´t really show how photography works in a technical way, but they really help you to gather ideas of the artistic aspect ...

    I really recommend "The Hulton Getty Picture Collection: Decades of the 20th Century" to add to your toilet library. It is really worth it.

    And honestly, what else do you have to do than learning about photography while sitting on the pot?!?




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  69. bl025
    Martikel-Nr. 24863

    I concentrated on the question how to manage the exposure with the aid of the ISO sensitivity.
    So at first I found the site of “Andre Ziegler” 1. He explained what kind of ISO accounts there are and when to use it. He clarified the problems of a very high ISO account also with good examples, so I could understand it very well. Ziegler showed also pictures of his own test series to demonstrate the result of different ISO accounts. At last he gave an insight how it works with the Nikon D80, what gives a nice touch, but I don’t really needed that, because I don’t have a Nikon.
    On the website of “Henner” ² I found a really short but good explanation which possibilities the ISO sensitivity has and which account should be a good setting for beginning.
    In the forum of “das Digitalkamera-Magazin” ³ was a guy, who has a similar question like me. The people, who responded, gave really good answers, so I looked up at the whole website of the magazine. I think it’s a nice homepage, but I couldn’t find more responses.
    On the support page of Canon4 I recognized as well a nice introduction. They tell the users, what can be changed with the ISO accounts and what happens in different situation, e.g. at night. In addition to this general information, they show by dint of pictures how it works with a camera of Canon. For someone who never worked with a Canon camera, is it an excellent help.
    I just browsed the website of “wikipedia”5, but it’s more a technical information. So there is not really a reply of my question how to work with the ISO. But it has a lot of information such as the history and development, what could be also very interesting and informative.
    In the end I found a website6, which sum up the important facts about ISO. At first it was told about what is ISO sensitivity. I think they explained it like all other scripts I read before, so very simply and easily understandable. In the second chapter the current ISO accounts were be presented. A good summery again, with the facts, which should be known. Followed by the most important part (for me): the practical meaning of the ISO sensitivity. Once again a nice description what happens if we use a high or low sensitivity, what are the differences between the ISO accounts at DSLRs and compact cameras and last but not least a very simply and helpful commendation.
    In my opinion the last website is the best, because my question is answered in three compact articles, but the first website with the pictures makes it more concrete with the pictures and examples.
    But all in all, the forums and websites are a good help and an easily way to find an adequate answer to open questions.

    _______________________________________________________________
    1 http://www.andreziegler.de/c,isoempfindlichkeit,5.html
    ² http://www.henner.info/richtig.htm
    ³ http://www.dkamera.de/forum/digitalkameras/3304-frage-iso-empfindlichkeit.html
    4 http://www.canon.de/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_Compact/Powershot_A_series/PowerShot_A1200.aspx?faqtcmuri=tcm:83-818901&page=1&type=faq
    5 http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmempfindlichkeit
    6 http://www.kompendium-digitalfotografie.de/iso-empfindlichkeit.html

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  70. hdr (High Dynamic Range Image)

    http://www.matthijs.de/hdr-tutorial/
    http://www.waitingforthegig.com/tutorials/hdr-tutorial/

    These both websites contain tutorials about making hdr images.
    They are both easy to read and also very deetailed.


    http://www.nfac.de

    This webside has a great forum with people that are anwering quickly to your questions whether you have technical issues about your camera or artistical questions about your uploaded picture.



    http://www.digital-slr-guide.com/
    Interesting website for the ones who are looking for a dslr.


    http://www.85mm.ch/
    http://www.nonphotography.com/index.html

    These websites are very inspiring for people interested in streetphotography.



    sh180 , 24322

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