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Take me to church!

The chapel of Santa Barbara in the Italian Dolomites at Blue Hour

The same chapel from the backside wit the Geisler Group in the background

Photographing Houses of Worship in some of Europe’s most amazing locations
Yes, I borrowed the title from Hozier’s great song: “Take me to Church.” Hard to resist!
Regardless of one’s religious affiliation, for photographers rural […]

“My expensive camera still takes lousy photos.” Here are 5 foolproof remedies.

We hear this lament so often: “I bought this great new digital camera and it wasn’t cheap. But my photos still look crappy – nothing like yours. What shall I do?” Of course, cameras only “take” photos. It’s the camera operator who “makes” them. Here are 5 foolproof remedies for this problem which might surprise you.
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Winter Wonderland with Alpenglow | Romance in White, Blue and Pink

This breathtaking location is where we celebrated Jim’s birthday earlier this year. We took a gondola up to the top of Monte Lussari to spend the night at a cozy mountain hotel. This has to be one of the most amazing scenes we’ve ever seen. Both images were taken at the magical Blue Hour. We set up early, […]

Photographic Journey of Discovery: Prague and the Czech Republic

We love Prague: beautiful, magical, mysterious Prague!
We love wandering through its historic old town, its parks and its impressive castle district, photographing from its many bridges and towers and discovering photographic treasures in its hidden cobblestone lanes. Prague, also called “the Golden City,” is the capital of the Czech Republic and is known for the […]

Pienza and the Val d’Orcia | Quintessential Tuscany

Tuscany — idyllic land of cypresses, rolling hills and big skies. Tuscany is where it all started for us. Numerous visits to “our” charming cobblestoned village of Pienza in our favorite part of Tuscany finally lead to the idea of sharing the experience with other passionate photographers in 2009. Our first photo tour was born and Tuscany is still our […]

Czech Republic Photo Spree | Part 5 | Kutna Hora

To complete our Czech Republic Photo Spree and the research for our photo tour in the Czech Republic, we stopped in Kutna Hora on the way back from Cesky Krumlov to Prague.

What attracted us mostly to this town is The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist where we planned on photographing a wonderful spiral […]

Czech Republic Photo Spree | Part 4 | Telć & Cesky Krumlov

After spending several days in Prague and the rolling hills of Moravia, we continued our Czech Republic Photo Spree by heading west from Kyjov, our base in Moravia, to photograph the over-the-top colorful town of Telć. This Unesco heritage town is located at the border between Moravia and Bohemia and features one of the Czech Republic’s loveliest and […]

Czech Republic Photo Journey | Part 3 | Moravia

We planned our Photo Tour to southern Moravia in the SE of the Czech Republic for mid April primarily to be able to photograph the rolling wheat and canola fields when they are at their greenest and yellowest. We timed it just right, spending 3 nights there from April 15 to 18 after a few […]

Czech Republic Photo Journey | Part 2 | Prague 2

Today we continue our Czech Republic Photo Journey in magical Prague by taking the first elevator at 9 am to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower. Rising 6o meters above one of the most elegant and beautiful squares in Europe, this is a fantastic venue for both, wide angle and telephoto images. It […]

Czech Republic Photo Journey | Part 1 | Prague 1

We’ve been busy! Magrit and I just completed our first Photography Tour in the Czech Republic. Of course the program included visiting enchanting Prague, but we also ventured further afield to lesser known areas like southern Moravia and the amazing towns of Telc, Cesky Krumlov and Kutna Hora. This and future blogs will document our Czech Republic […]