Busy Streets in the Evening


Here is a handheld photo I shot in the evening in Lübeck a while ago. I almost deleted the photo but I changed my mind when I converted the image to black and white. I did that because the colors were dull and the handheld shot was pretty blurry as you can see if you look at the cyclists. But that does somehow look good in black and white, because it’s like the movement of the cyclists becomes visible. I also like the lighting in black and white. You can find other photos on my blog that I shot in … Continue reading Busy Streets in the Evening

Historic District Street


Here is another photo from Lübeck. I shot the photo in one of the streets of the historic district. That part of the city is quite old, and I think you can see this with the architecture. I like the old appearance, but it sometimes hard to take photos of the streets in this district as you either will have people in the photo or parked cars. Also I do wonder if a wide-angle lens would work better for this type of photography, but well, there are still other things on the wish list and I won’t add something to … Continue reading Historic District Street

Small Alley


We have some very small alleys in the city centre of Lübeck. Most of them are remains of the medieval urban development. I find it difficult to take photos in narrow alleys, but that just because I am always not sure how to frame the scene in this case. With the photo in this post I didn’t want to show you the whole scene but a part of it. I wanted to frame the cozy corner of it, because many of the residents have seating areas in front of their homes. The alleys are very calm places, because most of … Continue reading Small Alley

My Opinion About People And Street Photography In Germany


I don’t take much photos of people, although I would like to experience people photography too, but that is not easy in Germany due to strict privacy protection laws, the portrait rights and the personality rights. I could explain that but in short, in Germany you can not take a picture of a stranger without permission. But it’s more complex than that. There are several exceptions, as far as I know you can for example take pictures of public figures or so-called very important persons if they are in the public, but even with public figures there are situations where … Continue reading My Opinion About People And Street Photography In Germany