Ingolf’s true skill and talent lies in photographing nudes. To me, this field of photography is one of the core competencies. In and by itself, portrait photography or photographing people is difficult enough already. Because the artistic knowledge on the one hand (How do I effectively position my model according to the scene and thereby achieve the right effect) and the photographic understanding and experience on the other hand, demands that one mercilessly divide the majority of photographers of nudes into two camps, namely those who can and those who think they can.
Daria Endresen is a young photographer from Norway. The focus of her photographic work lies in self-portraits, presented in an unsurpassed artistic manner. Many photographers experiment with self-portraits. There also are many good digital works of art by talented artists.
Taking photos is one thing, but having and applying a sensible and effective workflow is a different thing altogether and is just as important. This is where many photographers often come unstuck. Gavin Gough realised this and decided to write an e-book on photography workflow.
Steffen Böttcher, better known as the “Stilpirat”, has published his third book. A travel account of his trip to Vietnam at the beginning of the year. After reading parts of it on his blog, I obviously didn’t have to think twice about it and ordered it straight away. And it was impressive the whole way through. What’s different about this book and what makes it a genuine photo book (if you can call it that — photo illustrated book with a travel account is probably more fitting)?