The day after the landscape Workshop, the next Workshop was leading me to Hagenbeck and it truly was a day coming close to perfection, probably as close as it gets. Good, dry, but not to hot weather-conditions, a lovely group of people with a lot of fun and even more willingness to help each other on the way to good pictures and the incredible luck of being at the right place on exactly the right time. I barely can express how happy I felt during the day. To feel that the bond and the joy of a common passion is bigger than the division caused by my physical limitations and to be accepted in the way I have been in every single class I participated in, that is the way inclusion should really work. A special thanks to everybody who supported me in taking these pictures and just having a day that I will remember positively for a long time.
This workshop was truely a very special occasion for several reasons: Not only has it been my first-ever landscape-photography workshop, but also the second workshop where two participants were doing my assistance, including car travel. It was a great and wonderful experience, perfectly fitting the beauty of this evening class with a social event. Thank you very much, it really is a pleasure.
At the beginning of my summer-holiday, there was a lovely surprise. A group of Lindas workshop-participants spontaneously organized a trip to Weltvogelpark Walsrode and I was able to participate. It has been a really lovely and enjoyable day. It was great to be there and I think, it produced quite good results. Have a look for yourself.
On July 1st , I participated in Linda Peinemanns Nature- and Macrophotography class. The location where we went was one of the largest and multifaceted private gardens of the region. Plants and trees offered as many picturesque motives as the decorative accessories giving the garden a special and unique atmosphere.
To make up for the six months without “Linda classes” just a week after the architecture class, I took part in the Workshop at the “Zoo am Meer”. It was a very special workshop. For the first time ever two participants in the class, Antje and Maike assisted me during the workshop. And they made a great debut, indeed! And I got the fantastic opportunity to put Antjes new super-tele-lens on my camera which has proven to be probably the best choice to deal with blue-footed-boobys. The results, in my opinion are quite surely among the best pictures I have ever taken so far. Many thanks to all the wonderful people allowing me such enjoyable and relaxing days.
Pictures published with friendly permission of Zoo am Meer.
After a break of 6 months, I had the first class with Linda in 2016. Architecture. In theory it sounded quite complicated to take care of all the lines you need to have in mind. Taking the pictures was challenging but the class was great fun. The results were quite good though I have to admit, that nearly all pictures had to be reworked with the Computer.
After my first photo-trip to the Baltic Sea and the impressive results from a “beach to go” the decision had fallen to buy a Macro lens on my own. While the pictures at the “beach” were taken with a Tamron 90mm lens, my personal choice was the Sigma 105mm 2.8 HSM OS. A first long-term-test was performed at my parents’ garden. Quite good results, I think.
This year’s Easter holidays have been really special and exciting. What started with a longingly view on a picture taken on Helgoland by one of the members of Lindas exhibition group, developed into the idea that Antje, Maike and myself could be going on an Island-vacation. After the destination of our trip had to be changed more than once and one could get the impression that “going on vacation with a truly disabled could be harder than being a member during a Pope audience” we finally were lucky. At the Theodor-Schwartz-Haus of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt at Brodten (right in the middle between Timmendorf and Travemünde) we found a nice, barrier-free and very comfortable accommodation for beautiful days with nice and warm-hearted people.
Special thanks go to my parents: without them, the trip would not have been possible. Very convincing that all of us use cameras of the same manufacturer, so we were able to share our lenses. I for the first time made Macro-Experiences. It is still a pleasure how openly and easily Maike and Antje handle my disability and remove (photographical) obstacles. The pictures of our “beach to go” truly are worth a look. It have been magnificent, relaxing and pleasurable days and I can only hope that there are more experiences to come.
New Year-new inputs: The Aller- Studio of Lebenshilfe Verden was able to gain professional photographer Arne von Brill for a Workshop called “Creative Photography” and creative it was indeed and so great. Many new subjects such as time exposure stop motion and many more. We were fascinated by the light effects during time.exposure. For myself, I am probably going to see parking decks with different eyes, Thank you Arne for six really enjoyable days and many new inputs. It was such great fun.