Author Archives: Stefan Kohler

This portrait was created using two flashes: a 100cm deep octabox to the right of the camera, and a second flash with a normal reflector positioned behind the model to light the background. This is a very simple set-up when you consider a few things. The main light—the deep octabox—is relatively far away from the […]

Hold on, we are going to show you what’s that weird point inside your transformation is. As most of the people who are doing image manipulation art, I find myself struggle with backgrounds – especially when it comes to creepy surreal backgrounds. I was building my own room in Photoshop – and it turned out […]

The most popular (and worn out) “advice” given to aspiring photographers is probably “It doesn’t matter which camera you use”. But is that really true? A while back photigy.com ran a little experiment, which involved the comparison of two images: one was shot with an iPhone, one with a Hasselblad. The results did in fact support the […]

If you go through Flickr galleries and popular photo, model mayhem or Facebook photography groups, some photographs keep popping up. You see them again and again to the point you just want to scream. Not necessarily because they are bad, but rather because they are lacking any clear photographic idea. As deeper you dive into the […]