• Street & Travel Photography – 10 Images, 10 Behind-the-Scenes, 10 Tips

    Klaus Wohlmann is a professional photographer and one of our Friends with Vision. He lives and works in Cologne, Germany, and has been a freelance painter and photographer since 1993. His two passions in photography are travel and street photography, two genres that can be combined easily. Most other areas of photography are not as [...] More
  • Back to Photographic Normality – Nicolas Alexander Otto

    2022 was a fantastic year. After the Corona crisis, a lot of things got back on track; my photo workshops were better attended, and I had the opportunity to travel with my guests to many familiar and favorite places. One would think that after all these years of traveling to the same destinations, inertia and [...] More
  • Spyder X2 – The key to “Low-Key” & “High-Key” portraits

    Professional, celebrity photographer Hernan Rodriguez takes us on his photo shoot of singer/songwriter Talia, detailing the setups for success for low-key and high-key portraits and why calibrating your monitor – in this case with Spyder X2 Ultra – is essential for capturing every detail.

  • Datacolor Spyder Checkr Photo – Color Correction the easy way

    Introduction As photographers, especially the ones professionally working in the industry, we know all too well how important accurate color is. Whether you are a portrait, fashion or travel photographer, preserving the original color from your subject to the final image is key to creating consistent and professional results on a regular basis. Most of [...] More
  • Art documentation using Spyder Checkr Photo

    Datacolor Friends with Vision photographer Marcus Schwier focuses on two photographic genres in particular: architectural photography and art documentation. As different as both disciplines may seem, the step to art documentation was a very small one for the studied architect, because his colleagues from his student days at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf still like [...] More
  • Questions for André Boto

    When did you start your photography? I started to photograph when I was 18 years old. My first camera (a 2 megapixel camera) was a birthday gift. In the beginning, photography helped me with my drawing. I started to photograph outside, so I could photograph my painting subject and look at my monitor inside, rather [...] More
  • Bright colours in a simple location – a fashion shoot with Sascha Hüttenhain

    Concept and idea: My idea was to play with the bright colours of pretty outfits in a very reduced location that is rather grey and definitely not playful. To make my vision realisable, I thought about a concept before the shoot and planned the implementation very thoroughly. Straight lines of the architecture, but also the [...] More
  • Water: The Blue Planet

    We live in a world of blue – so much so, that our planet is often referred to as the blue planet. Water encapsulates our world in many different aspects; oceans surround us, rivers meander through the landscape, and icebergs form dramatic shapes in our polar regions. Rain creates new life and sustains our existence. [...] More
  • Spotlight On – Nicolas Alexander Otto

    How did you get your start in photography? Even though I took my first photographic steps with analog cameras from my father and grandfather, both ardent hobbyists who took pictures on their countless trips across the globe, I only really learned to love photography in my early 20s. As the son of a biologist and [...] More
  • How Accurate is Your Camera’s Preview Image?

    With digital photography, the first view of our images is on the screen on the back of the camera. But just how reliable is that image preview, as well as the histogram that can also be displayed on the camera? And, more to the point, are there times when it is giving you less than [...] More


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