“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”
– Robert Capa –
This quote is maybe not the right one when you see my pictures compared with the fact that Robert Capa was a photographer who made impressive pictures from the worst places in the world. But in my understanding the topic isn’t the fact for rating a foto. But his credo is a good guideline for anyone who’s interested in doing photography. This means not only the distance between the object and your lens. It’s quite a little bit more, it means how you’re involved in what you’re doing.
My interest in pictures started really early in my life. During my childhood I made a lot of sketches of everything. In the 90’s I was able to learn a lot about digital imaging. I tried everything and my tools of trade where a PC 386, a hand-held scanner and Corel’s Graphic Suite 3.
With the upcomming digital cameras for personal use, my focus was moving. I was coming from digital imaging and I thought this is the way to get new input for that. For me the camera was a tool to generate new stuff for imaging. This is in contrast to other people which where coming from photography, cause they saw in digital cameras and digital imaging a great way to enhance their work.
With the years my focus was switching more and more to photography. It has become more than generating stuff for digital imaging. I was taking foto for foto and I tried to capture the situation. I’m far away from beeing a good “out of the box” photographer, but I think this is not that what I want to be. For me it is important to learn more and to get experience in taking photographs and in digital imaging. I like to use both of them for my work.
Photography is a nice way to capture moments on a rallye and I like rallyeing. I think this was the motivation to learn more about photography – I would make better rallye photos. And this is the point where I refer to Robert Capa’s quote: If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”
I think this is significant for rallye photography.
- Canon EOS 400D
- Praktica L2
- Pentacon auto 135mm 1:2.8
- Pentacon auto 29mm 1:2.8
- EF 50mm 1:1.8
- Tamron SP AF 11-18mm 4,5-5,6 Di II
- Sigma 70-300mm 1:4.5-.5.6
- EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6
Like you’ve read in the text above – I’m trying to learn even more about photography. One big issue for me is portrait photography. This will be completely new for me (excepting the animal shots ;)) For this I’m looking for people who want to help me with beeing the model for that. So if you’re not afraid and you want to have some pictures of you – so don’t hesitate to contact me!