24 Oct 2010

Snowboard Carving Video

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If you’re curious what your photo-guide is up to in the cold winter months, look no further! Here’s a raceboarding video from Carving Masters on May 1st, 2010. Sölden is a ski resort with a glacier, about 3 hours away from Munich. The video was shot, stabilized, and edited by Dave.

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11 Oct 2010

Night Photo from Oct. 4th Photo Walk

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Here’s a fantastic shot by a client from Oct. 4th, taken using a Canon 500D.

We learned about photography in the dark, and this shot has everything! There are trails from headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and even a bike light. I love the traffic signal with all lights appearing active due to the long exposure! And the car standing still for half the exposure takes the cake… you can see the headlight and brake light trails from the same car when it was moving.

Siegestor - Victory Gate

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15 Sep 2010

Oktoberfest 2010 coming up!

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Okay, it’s almost time for Oktoberfest. Just a few days left before my guests arrive! Here are a few nice shots when walking around the Wies’n and Munich with my friend Kevin. Here’s Schottenhamel with a circular polarizer (CPL filter).

Schottenhamel under construction

At a small Hacker-Pschorr Biergarten next to the Theresienwiese…

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13 Sep 2010

Delicious Latte Macchiato

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My favorite coffee is the Latte Macchiato: served in a glass with a layer of coffee floating between milk and foam. I’ve made plenty of these tasty coffee treats at home in Munich.
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25 Aug 2010

Munich Photo Walk Aug. 18th

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I went on a photo walk with a pretty experienced client last week (admin of Dublin Information), and came up with some really good tips for him. Here are a few of the photos, taken with a Canon EOS 500D and two zoom lenses.

This first one is an example of using depth of field to emphasize the subject – in this case, some tasty summer cherries. Look at that nice bokeh! I especially like the blur effect as the eyes follow the long board making up the lower edge of the fruit stand.

Fruit Stand near Marienplatz

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19 Aug 2010

Oktoberfest 2010 Dates & Tours

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It’s just about that time again: when Germans and tourists alike don Lederhosen and Dirndls and flock to the Wies’n for Oktoberfest! (or, as many foreigners misspell it, Octoberfest). Here’s a snap with a pocket camera: low light and background blur give a very interesting effect on these two friends of mine!

Partying in Fischer-Vroni at Oktoberfest

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10 Aug 2010

German Privacy Laws

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One interesting point about Germany: It’s been said they have some of the world’s most strict laws protecting the individual’s privacy. Some say these regulations go too far and limit “normal” use of photos taken in public places. All we know is, (he’s called the Stig) you should be careful how you use your Germany photos.

Altes Rathaus, Marienplatz

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10 Aug 2010

Munich Photo Walk Aug. 9th

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Here are several great shots taken by a client, from a photo walk on August 9th. All photos were taken with a Nikon D80 and 18-200mm VR lens. Note that I blur out some faces, due to German laws protecting privacy.

After discussing lots of terms and techniques, we got into freezing motion vs. motion blur!

Bicycle motion blur

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09 Aug 2010

Welcome!

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You’ve found Guided Munich Photo Tours, which is (as far as I can tell) München’s first guided tour photo course. In the blog, I’ll be giving brief tips and and highlighting topics that can be discussed during your private tour.

My goal is to transform customers’ photos from snapshots like the left one, to photographs like the right one:

Dirndl & Lederhosen Comparison
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