Cinema 4D vs Maya vs 3ds Max

3D software comparison – which one is best for casual/hobby 3D artists? My daytime job is photography, as well as IT. So I don’t consider myself a “professional” 3d artist of course. I love to use it to create artwork that intertwines with photography and creating artificial realities – but (so far at least) just…

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The Psychology of Portrait Photography

The Psychology of Portrait Photography Portrait Photography is 10% Photography and 90% Psychology Portrait Photography is a truly fascinating discipline. On the surface it appears to be an ever repeating job: Person stands in front of the camera, photographer takes a good photo, selects, edits and delivers it, done. But the truth is, portrait photography…

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Komposition und Bildgestaltung mit John Flury – Videotraining bei RawExchange

Nach einem Jahr Vorbereitung ist es endlich soweit. Mein Videotraining bei zum Thema Komposition (Bildkomposition) und Bildgestaltung wurde vor wenigen Tagen veröffentlicht. In etwas über 30 Kapiteln und über 7 Stunden führen euch Stefan und ich recht entspannt durch die Welt der Bildkomposition anhand von über hundert anschaulichen Beispiel-Bildern. Es ist dies im deutschsprachigen…

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Emotion in Photography

A couple of days ago, my friend Ethan Oelman, also a Switzerland-based photographer, has posted his new series simply entitled “Emotions”. As with any great project, this one really has got me thinking – about our ability to read and project emotions and also on my own approach to emotion in visual artwork, especially, emotion…

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One year with the Pentax 645z

A little more than a year ago, I replaced my Hasselblad H4D-31 with the then brand new Pentax 645z. The reviews of this camera were (and are still) raving. “The perfect camera for wedding photographers” Gavin Cato calls it, “the best stills camera I’ve ever used” Jaron Schneider. It has won numerous awards and continues to do…

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Realistische Schatten in Photoshop

Die Komplexität realistischer Schlagschatten In diesem kurzen Tutorial möchte ich einen Weg beschreiben, realistische Schatten in Photoshop künstlich zu erzeugen. Schatten, insbesondere Schlagschatten, sind eines der grössten technischen Hürden in der Fotomanipulation/Foto Compositing. Schauen wir uns als erstes mal an, warum das eigentlich so ist. Zonen, die im Schatten liegen sind nicht nur dunkler, sondern…

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New Photo: Floating

Floating  A collaborative conceptual project by John Flury and Ethan Oelman I’ve been friends with Ethan for a while now. He is a full-time professional photographer working in Zurich and we’ve had several exchanges in the past and complement each other really well. The concept for this project came to him while relaxing in Zurich’s…

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