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Back to the Roots – Slow Photography at PHOTOPIA

Film instead of memory cards - analog photography has experienced a unique revival in recent years. But who are these photographers, what are the new developments, and in what form do photographers use their images in the digital age? Oliver Heinemann, specialist in analog photography and owner of…

No joke: PHOTOPIA gives away NFTs

You may have heard the term NFT before. It stands for Non-Fungible Token, meaning a non-exchangeable token. NFTs turn digital images into collectibles that are exhibited and traded in online galleries. PHOTOPIA Hamburg gives away NFT photographs as souvenirs to its visitors and helps them get…

Emotions from the roadside

Wait, watch, react quickly. Click! Next image. Good street photography finds and celebrates the perfect moment. The masters of this genre are characterized by lightning-fast anticipatory thinking, good reflexes, aesthetic, compositional sense and empathy. Those who seek success in this field may…

Software for the peep emotion

In his new project, artist and photographer Claudius Schulze uses artificial intelligence to interpret the emotions of the bird world.

World Press Photo 2022 at the Altona Museum

September 21 - October 17, 2022, Altona Museum

The charm of blue images

The ancient photographic technique of cyanotype allows creative amateurs and professionals to experience "blue wonders". It conjures up the shadows of time on paper without much work in the sunlight.

Attention: Dad grins stupidly! The art of authentic family photos

A fake smile, awkward poses and a stock-stiff line-up like at the military parade: family portraits can quickly look pretty embarrassing. We spoke with two exceptional photographers who offer tips for more dynamic family photos and authentic images.

Sports photography - More than just shooting

What makes a good sports photographer?

When people think of sports photography, they usually first have images of the most popular professional sports in mind: soccer, Formula 1, track and field. But the field for sports photographers is far wider and more exciting with sports like swimming, water…

Vlogging: How to become a YouTube star

Vlogging? Is this a new variation on jogging? Not at all! The term refers to the regular distribution of videos with personal content via YouTube and similar web channels. The number of people who post and retrieve contributions there today is rising unceasingly. But how do you become successful and…

DroneZone - PHOTOPIA's drone paradise

Ready for take-off? This is where pilots' dreams come true: the high-flyers of the film and photo scene will be landing in PHOTOPIA's huge FlyZone from October 13 to 16. Photographers and filmmakers will get the material for action-packed aerial shots here. The Hamburg imaging festival will feature…

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Exclusive interview with Karin Rehn-Kaufmann

Curator, Art Director, Chief Representative of all Leica Galleries and jury member of the international Leica Oskar Barnack Award: A native of Freiburg, Germany, Karin Rehn-Kaufmann is one of the defining figures of the many cultural activities of Wetzlar-based camera manufacturer Leica. On October…

Nikon vlogging camera Z 30

With the Z 30, Nikon introduces its first vlogging system camera that allows content creators to quickly and easily create professional-looking vlogs with the quality expected by top vloggers and streamers.

Enda Burke - Homebound

Enda Burke, 34, is an artist and photographer living in the west of Ireland. With his series Homebound he was awarded third place in the Best-of-Best 21/22 at the >ProfiFoto New Talent Award<.

DGPh Culture Award to Hans-Michael Koetzle

The 2022 Culture Award of the German Photographic Society goes to Hans-Michael Koetzle for his research, exhibitions and publications on the printed photograph in the 20th century.

Zeitenspiegel Reportages - Hansel Mieth Prize 2022

Zeitenspiegel Reportagen has awarded the Hansel Mieth Prize for dedicated photo and text reportage for the 24th time in a row. This year, the prize of 6,000 euros goes to freelance writer Amonte Schröder-Jürss and photographer Andy Reiner.

Zhiyun WeeBill 3 Gimbal

The new ZHIYUN Weebill 3 gimbal distributed by Transcontinenta is a further development of previous models of the brand and fits better in the hand due to an optimized weight distribution and balance. The position of the auxiliary handle has also been optimized and creates greater freedom of…

Sony World Photography Awards 2023 - Start of the 16th round

The 16th Sony World Photography Awards are open for participation: Photographers can submit their images free of charge at

Mining Photography - Photography & Environment

In the exhibition "Mining Photography. The Ecological Footprint of Image Production" from July 15 to October 31, 2022, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) is dedicated to the material history of central raw materials in the context of photography and establishes the connection to the…

GfK/PIV - Vlogging cameras in demand

Vlogging cameras designed specifically for short video clips are currently in demand, according to a market survey conducted by GfK on behalf of the Photoindustrie-Verband (PIV).

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400 mm 1:4,5 VR S

Nikon announces the NIKKOR Z 400 mm f/4.5 VR S in mid-July as the new Z-series super-tele, featuring lightweight and compact dimensions.