Learn From These International Professional Photographers
Florian Wagner, was born in 1967 in Garmisch Partenkirchen. For 25 years he is working as a photographer for newspapers just like National Geographic, Stern, Focus and Süddeutsche Zeitung. His work is being focused on helicopter, mountains and horses so it explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment.
As a an appointed Leica ambassador, he was producing the movie “The S2 on safari” and Sheikha Alyazia Bint Sultan Al Nahyan noticed him. Later Wagner was his personal photographer until today. Recently Florian Wagner was doing photo and film projects like “Abenteuer Deutschland” in cooperation with Leica and National Geographic. For this book project he was traveling through Germany on a horse. His most recent project was “Abenteuer Irland”. This has been made in cooperation with the TV channel “Spiegel TV Wissen” and the German publisher Knesebeck.
His pictures are also being shown on international exhibitions – for example in the Leica gallery in Singapore and Milan.”
Catherine Hall’s breathtaking images have inspired audiences for over a decade. Her fine-art photography has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, and international assignments have taken her to more than thirty countries on five continents. Catherine’s work regularly appears in leading editorial publications like the New York Times and National Geographic Traveler. Among her prestigious roster of commercial clients include PricewaterhouseCoopers, News Corp, Reuters, and John Deere. Her professional sponsorships include Epson, SanDisk, and Adobe.
With nearly two million social media followers industry leaders like Google, Macworld, and WPPI regularly seek her out as a speaker and judge. She is the former co-host and producer of TWiT Photo (named “Best New Tech Podcast” on iTunes) and the creator of Top Model Release, a revolutionary iOS app that digitizes and simplifies the model release process.
Catherine is a driven perfectionist, unapologetic tech geek, and charismatic public figure. She loves dancing to electronic music, skiing bluebird powder days, and singing really loudly when no one is around.
Harald Kröher was born in Pirmasens, Germany in 1955. After graduating from high school, he studied geodesy in Mainz, Germany. Later, the graduate engineer worked at the Technical University in Kaiserslautern as an assistant in the field of architecture in the department of regional and environmental planning. After completing his artistic education at this university, he turned to photography. He later opened the photo studio “Stileben” in 1997 in Germany.
His main fields of activity are “The individual in all facets from nude portrait to fashion.” In this field he especially likes the individual on location – whether in a natural setting on Lanzarote or in the ice of Iceland. What he loves most is the special scenery, because it does not only demand photographic skills of the photographer.
Furthermore, he has been teaching portrait photography for several years at the Design University of Timisoara (Romania). In Germany he has passed along his knowledge to photo-enthusiastic students at many different institutions.
More than 600 workshops, miscellaneous exhibits, a multitude of commercial projects, as well as the artistic management of the Pirmasenser Fototage (most recently in 2014) round off his portfolio. One of his commercial projects is an international portrait calendar.
Today he works as a freelance photographer in Pirmasens and runs a large photo studio in the Reinbergerkomplex, where she creates image brochures, calendars and other products. He supplies photos for catalogs and also works in advertising and creative design.
A crucial part of his work is his workshops, where he shares his wealth of experience with photographers from throughout Europe. Here the individual ranks first. In 2016 he offered workshops in Iceland, Namibia and seven other countries throughout Europe.
He focuses a part of his work in the realm of individuals with available light photography. The brighteners and shadowers made by Sunbounce are essential particularly in this field. Not only is the light adjustable with the use of various bouncers and special foils, but it always appears natural and integrates well into presentations.
The reflector foils are unique, and only Sunbounce has this homogeneous and natural effect – not to mention the quick assembly, lightweight transport and easy handling. What more is there? Sunbounce – what else!
Michael Ginzburg is an inspiring and talented photojournalist, scientist and explorer. Leading over a dozen expeditions around the world, Michael had photographed documentaries on all seven continents before the age of 30. His big passion though lies in the polar regions as well as in the former Soviet Republics. With a vast amount of knowledge, three fluent languages and extensive experience in the field, his specialty is getting those stories where there may be no flight to take and hotel to book, as he is always up for a challenge and an adventure… so be it at sea, in the high arctic or on horseback, he will capture the moment and get the story, no matter what.
Hernan Rodriguez is a photographer who focuses on commercial photography and portraiture. He’s internationally well known, because of his inimitable style, which is a mix of art and photography and earned him 25 awards in photography.
“I once was told in the eighth grade, If you ever have a career you would do for free, you know you have reached the right place. I come from an Illustration background, mostly portrait painting. Ive seen many of the profiles of the featured Sunbouncers, and in my case, I find your product to be at times my primary light source. Almost like painting with a paint brush. I can use just the edge of the MINI, and paint in the right amount of warm light in only quadrant of the face. Putting the emphasis where I choose so. As you can see in the examples provided, we were out for several hours in broad daylight. No problem. We began shooting early with the sun setting west and strong to the right of our model. In this situation, we used the black side of the sunbounce not only as a gobo, but also to add some depth to our image. The shadows created are just as important. The spill of light that came over the top was then bounced back in as our key light source, creating a dynamic beauty shot, all in natural light. As the light set further throughout the day, in just two minutes, we swithed the setup using the pro in place of our gobo, allowing and diffusing the sun to just the right amount to create another dynamic shot.
The initial capture, with the proper ratios, is the most important element for the extensive work we sometimes do in post . Sunbounce gives us the versatility in accomplishing this task. Not only do we obtain a beautiful Raw image, but we now have the basis for building and “plating” on the image. (Plating is using original captures, and merging them as in one seamless image) As I stated, without the right start, you won’t have the right finish. The images provided shows a beauty shot and then taken further in post as a plating job.”
Benjamin Jehne, living in Berlin, is a specialist in commercial photography and a graphic designer.
“Always to be inspired by something new is what incites me to live and to work. As a communication designer with a focus on advertising and photography, I opened myself to unite these two fields together. If someone asks me today what my profession is, then I say: Photographic.”
On the Photo Festival in Zingst he worked for CALIFORNIA SUNBOUNCE through various promotions. And here are some results of the shoot and some images of the “Making Of.”