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Behind the portrait

Into the frame

Honest insights into my work, journey and experiences as a Munich portrait photographer, freelancer, artist and individual struggling to make a living with my passion.

Annouk Portraitfotograf Portrait geschossen in München von dem Fotografen Daniel Schubert

The good, the bad and the ugly Feedback in Portraitphotography

Why it’s important for photographers to get feedback, where to get it, and the pros and cons of Facebook and Instagram.

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What portrait photographers can learn from movies

Which inspirations portrait photographers can collect from movies, especially in storytelling, and where it is worth taking a closer look.

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How to showcase your first exhibition and what I learned

About my first exhibition, what went well, what I learned, what I will do differently in the future and whether it was a success.

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Tipps wie du als Portraitfotograf deine Freunde und Familie besser fotografieren kannst.

How to pose and portrait your loved ones

Some of the most valuable pictures might just be portraits of family and friends. Here’s some advice for creating timeless mementos.

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Getting sharper Images

Blurred images for photographers are annoying and often easy to avoid. Let’s go over the most common reasons and solutions.

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How perfectionism slows you down and why you should make mistakes

When fear of failure is disguised as perfectionism, what that means, how best to deal with it and why gut feelings can be wrong.

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Fotos von dem Model und Personal Trainer Kpaoul in München nahe der Tonnenhalle. Portraits geschoßen während eines Portfolio-Shootings von dem Fotografen Daniel Schubert aka Steins Pictures.

Using the manual mode

A introduction to the manual mode, why you should learn it, which possibilities are opening up from mastering it and advices for starting out.

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Bild für einen Blogartikel zum Thema Bildkomposition, manueller Modus und das framing eines Fotos.

Composition in portrait photography

An introduction to composition in photography, technical aspects of the golden ratio and framing with examples.

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Why you should start taking portraits in the mid-sun

Why you should stop avoiding harsh sunlight in portrait photography, advices how to make the most out of it and creative ideas how to use it.

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Zu sehen ist ein Portrait aufgenommen in München in Bayern. Im Porträt Foto ist eine junge Frau. Es handelt sich um das französische Model Annie, wohnhaft in München. Die Aufnahmen wurden in der Münchner Universität aufgenommen. Das Shooting wurde von dem Fotografen Daniel Schubert von Steins Pictures durchgeführt.

Free Portfolio shootings and a model’s perspective: TfP

Guest Author, Model and Photographer Annie Cathignol tells us about her experience with TfP and what to expected.

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Free portfolio shootings/TfP from a photographer perspective

About my experience with TfP as a photographer, how to approach and find models, what to expect, how to prepare and what to avoid.

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Small in Tokyo

About my first few days in Tokyo, the streetphotos I took and a very lucky encounter that made my first few days a cultural highlight.

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With a wide angle comes great responsibility

About my first-hand experience with wide angle photography, the advantages and disadvantages and my first shoots taken in Vienna and Munich.

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First steps on a journey to become a Photographer

An update about my life, how starting a solo business change my past year and why I’m reviving this Blog.

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