Andrea Dievernich is a technical draughtswoman, has worked as a bus driver for 11 years, she is an enthusiast amateur photographer with a focus on architecture, landscape, bulb exposures photography
Canon 70D, Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 16-35 f4,0 ; Canon 24-70 f2,8 II ; Canon 70-200 f28 II, Sigma 10-20 f4 – 5,6
square filters by Rollei, IRND 64 and 1000, square graduated filters soft 8; 16 and reverse 16 soft
Datacolor’s photo competition in fall 2018, featuring the topic ‘Blue’ received many excellent photos that were handed in by awesome enthusiast photographers. Our jury had a hard time selecting the five winning images, as so many photos would have deserved to be awarded. In order to savor these wonderful images, we will present some of these pictures in our blog from time to time, introduce you to the photographer and tell the story behind the image.
When did you start your photography?
I got into photography as a teenager and purchased my first analog SLR. I did sports photography, landscapes and later on, I took photos of my children. Due to time restrictions, I quit photography for a while and only purchased my first digital SLR in 2013, which happened to be a Canon 70 D. I studied new techniques and learned about photo editing. Today, I sell calendars and created a little book with poems, which is currently being printed.
Is photography your hobby or your profession?
Photography is my hobby, but I make a bit of money selling my calendars.
How and where was the image taken which you entered to the competition? Is there a story about it?
I have a passion for staircases and walk many kilometers to find them in bank branches, hospitals, medical centers, law offices etc. I took the photo of the blue staircase with my Canon 70C and a 10-20mm f4-5,6 Sigma lens.
Who and/or what inspires you most?
Mainly shapes, staircases, modern architecture, but also other photographers who are capable of making the most of minimalistic objects.
What’s your photographic focus?
Bulb exposures, filter photography, minimalistic photography, landscapes
What’s your next photo project, your next challenge?
1. a little paperback with piers and poems – work in progress,
2. Venice in January, minimalistic objects and bulb exposures,
3. Artworks such as light painting
Do you include color management in your photographic workflow?
That depends a lot on the object. I leave landscapes the way they are unless daylight was too dull, in which case I try my luck with color gradients.
When it comes to staircases, I may end up changing their color when contrast is poor and possibly even give a black and white version a shot.
What do you do with your photos? Do you print them, post them on your social media accounts or your website or do they simply stay on your hard drive?
I run a website, showing my best photos and artworks, create calendars and sell them on my website.
What’s your photographic goal? What do you dream of?
Of course, I want to develop myself and continue to learn. I would love to work for travel catalogues or for natural scientists.