About Daniel Schubert
About the portrait, reportage and street photographer, founder of Steins Pictures.
The photographer doesn't create anything new.
The photographer appreciates
what already is.
What’s created is a moment, an individual perspective, an appreciation. In our overcrowded, often overwhelming world, what could be nicer than a craft that does not create anything new and instead simply appreciates what is already there.
My first contact with photography was when I was a little boy and got a camera for my birthday
My first pics were pretty much anything that got in front of my camera, but mostly friends, family or pets. I quickly established myself in my circle of friends as the one who always had a camera with me and captured memories and videos (at that time we didn't have smartphones).
Even today I still take photos of celebrations and special moments in the lives of my loved ones. After all, I know how precious and bittersweet melancholic these memories can be.
Dream on hold
When I was 19 I started training as a photographer,
did an internship and was accepted for an apprenticeship. The problem: I couldn't even have paid for the gasoline and insurance for a car with the low salary.
Unsure whether I would be able to live on a photographer's salary, I decided to study and initially worked in the field of event and project management.
Since journalism had always fascinated me, the decision was made to go into journalism at a local newspaper.
First love, last love
Photography is changing
Taking great photos is getting easier and more accessible and that’s a good thing
Modern technology, the free availability of expert knowledge on the Internet and, above all, the increasing importance of images as self-portrayal in social media has changed the former apprenticeship to a mere title.
Instagram users are now also busy with lighting, technology and processing in photography: Having an eye for a good picture is more important than ever, because the rest … everyone can now learn the rest themselves, and that’s a good thing.
Why should the fun be withheld only from a professional photographer?
For the modern photographer, however, this means that one has to be inventive and be able to do a lot more than “just” take good pictures.
Even if photography is becoming more and more accessible, some aspects tell apart experienced photographers from amateurs: mastering the use of lenses for every situation, professional image processing or the triad of depth, light and composition.
To know how to implement an idea photographically while delivering a constant high quality and a never ending search for sharpening one's skills makes a professional photographer stand out.