Iceland photography at its best! Let’s find out how flexible you are 😉 The Iceland 2015 adventure is getting closer. If you’re quick, you can still pick up one of the two open spots. Or both.
Iceland offers a wild and wonderful landscape and for photographers. The Icelandic winter is simply stunning. You will find everything from amazing waterfalls to black lava beaches with big chunks of blue ice. From glacier caves to icy lagoons. From geysers to the breathtaking northern lights – the Aurora Borealis.
We will travel in our own vehicle and hiking will be kept to a minimum. You will be accompanied by two professional travel photographers (Chris and Tim) who will provide you with on-the-spot tips, tricks and instruction.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to do great Iceland photography. We will make sure you return with amazing pictures. We’re making this an easy experience for you. All you have to do is get to Reykjavik airport (KEF) and we will do the rest. Beginning with personally picking you up at the airport and taking you through the lava fields (that’s where the Icelandic fairies live!) to the hotel.
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The Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world in storm. And to those who say “enough already”, I respond: if you don’t want to see it, ignore it.
Here’s what this is about: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS. It’s a devastating disease of the nervous system and simply said: it kills in a slow and horrible way. Patients slowly lose control over their muscles. ALL their muscles. One of the more famous people with ALS is Stephen Hawking.
ALS is not fun. ALS is dead serious. And the ice bucket challenge isn’t making light of it. The challenge is a wonderful way to raise awareness, and it’s necessary because most people don’t even know what ALS is. It’s is a rare disease of the nervous system (approx. 30,000 US Americans have it) and as a result of that, the pharmaceutical industry has no incentive of making any serious investments into finding a cure.
Which is why everybody should chip in for ALS and all the other rare neurological diseases. A good place to do so is the ALS Assocication at www.alsa.org.
This one’s for the German listeners (or for those who live nearby and want to improve on their German).
September ist Fotomonat mit drei spannenden Workshops:
6.-7.9.2014 – 24mm – Der Weitwinkelworkshop. Wir erforschen die Auswirkung von Brennweite auf Bildwinkel und Perspektive. Damit letztendlich auch auf die Bildaussage. In diesem Workshop steigen wir tief ein in eine Mischung aus gestalterischen Facetten und technischen Details.
Apple just announced that they will stop development on Aperture and instead concentrate their efforts on the new Photos app, which will also replace iPhoto. On the one hand it makes sense to consolidate efforts, on the other hand losing Aperture makes me sad.
I have been a Lightroom user from day one, actually from the first beta. I know Lightroom in and out and whenever I used Aperture it felt a bit foreign. My connection with Lightroom goes so far that I have released several video workshops to make it easy for beginners to get up to speed with Lightroom.
But still, monopolies are bad and competition is good for product quality. Competition is what keeps both, Apple and Adobe on their toes. So I really hope the new Photos app that Apple announced on the 2014 WWDC keynote will be a worthy successor to Aperture that has the potential to keep Lightroom in check.
Still, Aperture will not disappear from your computer right away. It won’t evolve any further, but according to TechCrunch “Apple says that it will provide compatibility updates to Aperture that allow it to run on OS X Yosemite”. And Adobe announced that they will provide a migration path for users who want to switch.
In the meantime, if you are an Aperture user who is now searching for a new home, let me point you to two products that I made and that I’m very proud of:
1 Hour 1000 Pics – Supercharge your Lightroom Workflow – how much is your time worth? This highly rated ebook (and free audiobook!) explore and explain why a solid workflow is key and then provides you to the point with a fail-safe method that allows you to quickly boil down that pile of images to the essence, to your very best photos
Both sites give you a ton of free demo content to help you decide.