Hiking in the breathtaking Rock City in the northern Czech Republic

Hiking in the breathtaking Rock City in the northern Czech Republic

This week I went for a hike in rock city, a stunning formation of rocks near the villages Adrspach/Teplice in the northern Czech Republic. I had this place on my to do list for quite a while. I think I put it on the list because I saw it in a movie. Anyway, the place is two hours by car from Prague.

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How To: Create an HDR from bracketed shots using an iPhone or iPad

How To: Create an HDR from bracketed shots using an iPhone or iPad

Since I switched to mobile photography in 2014, I experiment to recreate some HDRs from bracketed shots that I took a "big camera". The best software I found so far for creating HDRs on an iPhone/iPad is Pro HDR X [iTunes App Store Link]; it works surprisingly well if you know its limitations.

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How To: Get a nice bokeh with the iPhone Camera

How To: Get a nice bokeh with the iPhone Camera

A bokeh is a blurry area around the main subject of the photo. You can use this technique to make the main subject, like the flower above, stand out from the rest of the photo. With a DSLR, you would change the aperture to get a nice bokeh around the subject of your photo; but the iPhone has a fixed aperture of f/2.2. 

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My shooting habits: Shoot more, keep less

My shooting habits: Shoot more, keep less

My photo library (without the usual barbecue, pet, etc. photos) contains roughly 20.000 photos. That's not much for 15 years of digital photography.  Such a small photo library has many advantages like low storage requirements and it's easy to backup. Here's how I keep my photo library small.

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