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Apr 23, 2021   

How to mount a photo in a passe-partout

I still remember well how my professor deducted points from me at the academy of visual arts because I had not presented my term papers in a passe-partout. There were twenty works and, to be honest, it seemed too expensive to buy extra passe-partouts at the time. Especially since I didn't intend to keep my pictures at all. In the meantime, things have changed.

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Apr 15, 2021   

Ordering goods after Brexit

Brexit negotiations were long and tough. When Great Britain left the EU, it was said that free trade was not affected. But unfortunately that's not true. I will explain what this means for my clients from the UK and how shipping has changed.

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Apr 7, 2021   

Composition Rules

When I was in school, I took the advanced math course. I find analytical and logical thinking fascinating. And so I am amazed by the scientific knowledge of teachers like da Vinci or Fibonacci. The fact that sequences of numbers have a meaning for my work as a photographer seems absurd at first glance. Sometimes also at second glance.

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Dec 16, 2020   

How smartphone photography changes perception

Since 2007 photography has become a very popular thing. Because nowadays, everyone has a camera in their pocket. It's called a phone, but I believe, people spend more time taking photos than doing phone calls. This phenomenon has widely changed our perception and the way we remember things.

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Nov 15, 2020   

A vintage look in Photoshop

Sometimes you want to give your images a vintage look. There are various film simulations out there, but I don't intend to emulate a specific film manufacturer. For the vintage looks, it's enough to tweak your image subtly in Photoshop. Here is one of the many possible approaches step-by-step explained.

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Nov 7, 2020   

DJI RSC2 Gimbal: Easy setup and user guide

As a matter of course I am asked to deliver stable video footage along with my pictures these days. Whether it's an interview or video clips, I am always looking for the most simple setup. Schedules (and budgets) are usually tight, so I benefit from easy to use and reliable gear. This is why I bought the brand new dji gimbal.

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Sep 20, 2020   

Unjunk me with Gmail

Google is one of the companies that rule the world. More than half of the people subscribing to my newsletter have an account there. But unfortunately Google sends emails from me, directly to their spam folder. Here's how to avoid this.

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Sep 9, 2020   

To show oneself at one's best

Technically German is a complicated language. But there are some expressions that get straight to the point. The German term 'Schokoladenseite' is one of those examples. It refers to which side of your face looks prettier than the other. Because they are not the same.

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Aug 19, 2020   

How do you become photogenic?

Being photogenic means looking good in pictures. But if you look ugly in pictures, does it mean you are ugly in real life, too? And is someone who looks beautiful automatically photogenic? In a world where 1.8 billion photos get taken every day, these questions finally deserve answers.

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Jun 28, 2020   

Buy cheaper due to reduced VAT

In an unexpected statement, German chancellor Angie Merkel announced to introduce a temporary reduction of the German VAT rates. The measure is part of a huge stimulus package aimed to reduce the economic impact of the Corona pandemic and boost domestic demand.

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Jun 25, 2020   

Lingerie without labels

Underwear is something light. Hiding a bit but showing a lot. To me, it's a piece of art as well. Something that emphasizes female beauty. To others, it's just a business. They need to sew a big logo inside the tiny piece of lingerie and add long washing instructions, too. But finally, I found someone who does it my way.

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Jun 16, 2020   

Things we don't speak about

I am often astonished that in today's world there are still many taboo subjects. We claim to be an enlightened society, but in the end there's so much between females and males that is never talked about. Until now.

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