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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.

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…

Charm offensive: Perfect portraits for Tinder & Co.

When great love is just a mouse click away: More and more people today are getting to know each other via platforms like Parship and Tinder. A good portrait is extremely important here in the search for a partner. But what should it look like? We asked dating experts.

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Photography and the Metaverse

What are the significance and consequences of virtual parallel worlds for photography? A utopia.

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Animal Influencers

Living cuddly animals as "petfluencers". How domestic pigs in bikinis suddenly become social media stars and staged dogs turn their owners into millionaires.

Star DJ David Puentez at the Festival of Imaging

This year, he will provide the best beats for the Festival of Imaging. David Puentez provides the cool sound for the mega-event of photography. The star DJ will give a concert on the big stage of PHOTOPIA Hamburg on 14 October 2022. We asked the artist for a short interview in advance.

The man who makes the Elbphilharmonie vibrate

Press shutter release, advance film, a small body rotation and release again

Millionaire with selfies: Where does the NFT hype come from?

How a fun project with self-portraits made an Indonesian IT student rich in just a few weeks.

Diving among sleeping giants

Do sperm whales really sleep standing up? It was not until 2008 that scientists gained insights into the sleeping behaviour of the animals. Today, the resting giants are among the most spectacular subjects of underwater photography ¬- Frenchman Stéphane Granzotto visited them in their resting area.

Volcanic eruption on the "Isla Bonita": Beastly beautiful pictures

The Spaniard Fran Arnau is a passionate drone pilot. Arnau captured the volcanic eruption at the end of 2021 on the Canary Island of La Palma in spectacular drone footage.

Japan's flashy photo scene: Cosplay stagings, bondage sex and Instax pictures from Tokyo's photo scene

Can Godzilla take pictures? We don't know. If so, he's certainly waiting for us as a snapping toy robot on a shelf in Tokyo's Yodobashi electronics department stores'. And photographs its surroundings at the touch of a button with a miniature camera hidden in its plastic mouth, while its monster…

Slow Photography: The Magic of Deceleration and the "Digital Detox" of the Endless Snappers

This is why analogue photography is experiencing an international revival today!

Analogue photography is like yoga for image makers, the "digital detox" of dedicated endless snappers. It invites us to a decelerated, meditative journey into the world of photography. And more and more photographers…