Award Nominee

I am proud to tell that I am a nominee for the "Palm Art Award 2016" with three of my paintings. For further information please visit here

One Trillion Photos

Here is an intereting post on the blog of mylio. For further information please look here

Across the globe, all of us have taken just over one trillion photos in 2015. There are other statistics that say that 10 % of all photos were taken in the past 12 months. Photography was developed in 1826. The photos that were taken unti the year 1900 (= 74 years), are now taken in 2 minutes.

So how did we get to such huge numbers? In the early days of consumer photography, taking a picture was expensive. You had to pay for every roll of film you put in your camera, for processing that roll of film and for each and every print. There were no other possibility to storage the photos, except for printing them out. So all the picture takers were a bit more careful about pressing the shutter, because it cost.

Digital photography changed all that. Suddenly we could take endless images without added expense, and see the results easily and immediately. We all started taking more photos. A lot more photos.

Today, of course, many of us have a camera with us all the time – it’s built in to our smartphone – and so we’re taking hundreds or thousands of photos a year. 20 years ago you might’ve only burned a roll of film at Christmas or a birthday party. Ten years ago you might’ve taken about 100 shots at a half-dozen occasions. These days, if you’re a photography fan, you’re likely to snap a half dozen shots per day, and the rest of us will capture at least one photo a week: a person, event or something else that strikes us.

And when we “capture” that sight, we do so with more than one frame – many more. That first shot might be blurry, and the smile isn’t quite right in the next one, and… heck, why not take a dozen while we’re at it?

Let's say roughly half of the people in the world have a mobile phone with a built-in camera: around 3 billion people. And let’s say they take 10 photos per day – that’s 3,650 photos per year, per person. That adds up to more than 10 trillion photos annually (10,950,000,000,000).

More conservatively, if only one billion people have cameras or phones, and take less than 3 photos per day/1,000 pictures per year, that’s still 1 trillion photos captured every year.

InfoTrends’ 2014 Worldwide Image Capture Forecast estimates consumers will take 810 billion photos worldwide in 2014. This number will grow to 1 trillion photos in 2015 and 1.3 trillion photos by 2017. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2017 will be 16.2%. This growth will be driven by the increased ownership and use of mobile phones or other upcoming devices.

But most of the pictures that are taken are not done carefully. They are not composed and worked out. So the artistic quality ist very poor. So they are not inviting to have a closer look at them. Hopefully we don't forgett these skills.

Some photography content I watch

- Scott Kelby / Kelby One / The Grid

Various topics about the photography industry. Occasionally some interesting guests. Very huge commercial part. The early shows were better. Scott is able to explain the things very good.

- Aaron Nace / Phlearn

Aaron is a very funny guy. He is a master of photoshop. He explains some really good techniques and tricks. The edits look all natural.

- Serge Ramelli

Serge is a french photographer. Some of his shots of the monuments in Paris are nice. Mainly his shots are too vibrant for my taste. Some of his tips are useful.

- Jason Lanier

Jason is very passionated and a cool guy. He does portrait work and weddings. I like his style and his advice is useful.

- Matt Granger

Matt is from Australia. I like his videos and trust his reviews.

- Karl Taylor

Karl has a high claim on the quality of his work. Some years ago he did some really good tutorials.

- Ted Forbes / The Art of Photography

This is mainly related to the art side of photography. Especially the shows about analogue and film stuff I like very much.

- FStoppers

These guys are very cool and creative. Their teasers of the series "photographing the world" with Elia Locardi are one of my favourites.

- Peter Hurley

Peter is one of the world's best headshot photographers. He has a unique style and some great tips. He also develops some pro gear with his own brand.

- Tony & Chelsea Northrup

Their shows are entertaining and informative. Tony knows really what he is talking about.

- Ben Horne

Ben does large format landscapes. If you need to slow down, watch this.

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Hi there. Now I am on with my brand new website ! I will post some news about my photography and art work in irregular intervals. So stay tuned !

My current photography gear:

Sony A7rII

Sony Zeiss 55mm

Sony Zeiss 28mm (looking forward to swap to the Zeiss Loxia 21mm)

Tamron 28-300

Tamron 150-600

Samyang 135mm

Sigma 12-24mm

Feisol Tripod