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Inspiration & Tipps

Here you'll find valuable inspiration and useful tips from renowned professional photographers, as well as detailed how-to guides for various genres. The world of photography is colorful and diverse, let our articles inspire you. Get new impulses for your next photo shoot and learn how to create an effective interior design with large-format photographs.

Inspiration

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"I'm interested in surreal moments" – Edgar Berg

Edgar Berg is a German photographer and filmmaker living in Paris. His fascination with movement and light reflections is always present in his images. In the interview, he reveals what helps keep his work fresh and vibrant, what inspires him, and what color he doesn't like at all in his photographs.

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Where there is barely a trace of human presence – Chiara Zonca

Through her photography, Chiara Zonca presents a connection between her emotions and the environment. Her landscape photographs show the earth as a dream landscape untouched by humans, into which she can project her narratives. In this interview with WhiteWall she describes how she rediscovered photography as a form of expression, the role her dreams play in her work, and why she needs nature for her mental health.

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The experimentation with color and the urban reality of Matthias Heiderich

Matthias Heiderich, who lives in Berlin by choice, studied computational linguistics and initially found his way to professional photography during his free time: “The idea of working in an office quickly became less attractive.” In the interview, he reveals what inspires him, how he himself perceives his style, and why photography is always represents a “bit of escapism“ for him as well.

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"Light, then dark, then light again" – Street photography by Jared Jurcak

A graduate of the Academy of Art University San Francisco, Jared Jurcak has a great deal of expertise in both traditional photography and vector illustration. This allows him a unique interpretation of still life photography, portraiture and graphic design. In the interview he tells us more about his understanding of photography and reveals what inspires him in his work.

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Subtle landscape shots full of depth by Tara Workman

Tara Workman is originally from Barbados, but she currently lives in the USA in Portland, Oregon where she enjoys the fantastic natural landscapes to find new subjects in lush green forests, vast deserts and along the wild and romantic Pacific coast. In this interview, she reveals more about her working method, how photography has been a godsend for her mental health, and which photographers inspire her.

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Street & documentary photography from India by Shivam Pandey

Shivam Pandey's work is the result of his interest in discovery, exploring different places, engaging with local culture, and honoring individuals, their personalities and their lives. In this interview, he explains how he got into photography, what inspires him, and gives us an exclusive insight into a new portrait project featuring the farmers of his home town near Varanasi.

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Still life for the digital age by Paloma Rincon

Paloma Rincon is a Mexican-born, Madrid-based, global photographer. After graduating with a degree in audiovisual communications, she first began by assisting commercial photographers while also developing her own projects. In this interview, Paloma shares how she got interested in photography and what inspires her colorful images.

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Colour-intensive street photography by Guido Klumpe

Guido Klumpe was born in Osnabrück in 1971. Despite his congenital visual impairment, he became passionate about photography at an early age. In this interview, Guido Klumpe tells us who introduced him to photography in his youth, what inspires him and how he works.

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Impressive portraits from Vietnam by Réhahn

Réhahn reveales exciting insights into his life and work in Vietnam, explaining what fascinates him so much about this country and describing his projects.

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Photo by Marc Fischer.

"Our world can be so varied and artistic if you just get the right angle"

Looking for something new, the successful photographer Marc Fischer launched a social media project dedicated to architecture in his hometown of Düsseldorf.

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Photorealistic renderings: 3D renderings by Felix Brauner

Felix visited the WhiteWall photo lab in Frechen near Cologne and talked to us about his 3D work. “During my work as a freelance reportage, portrait and experimental photographer, I realized that I can't realize my ideas with the camera the way I would like to.”

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Off the beaten track – Travel photography by piaeliza

Pia Hungerberg loves to travel to distant countries and learn about new cultures. The up-and-coming talent from Cologne is better known to her growing fan base as piaeliza on social media platform Instagram, where Pia's travels – to Scotland, South Africa or Norway, for example – can be experienced in beautiful, atmospheric images.

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Urban spaces photographed by Tom Westbury

Tom Westbury is drawn to the outskirts, forgotten corners and urban peripheries. “Even a city that lacks conventional beauty or landmarks has unlimited potential for photography.” The photographer comes from Hampshire, England, and a large part of his photography has come from his constant explorations of his homeland. Westbury prefers to let his photos speak for themselves.

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Phil Penman - Black and white photographs with atmosphere

The British-born, New York-based photographer Phil Penman has been documenting the rapid changes on the streets of New York City for over 25 years. He has photographed global stars and captured historic moments such as the September 11 terrorist attacks for clients including The New York Review of Books and The Guardian.

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Architectural world of color by Paul Eis

Berlin-based photographer Paul Eis stages classical architecture through photography, mixes different styles and digitally processes his photos into intense worlds of colour.

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Woman laying in an empty attic - Photo by Irina Bittner.

Irina Bittner with her photo series "Back and forth"

Irina Bittner is a talented photographer from Cologne and she often deals with the subject of identity in her atmospheric photographs.

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Clouds - Photo: Lyoudmila Milanova.

Where is above and below? Cloud pictures by Lyoudmila Milanova

In her artistic practice, she explores the relationship between nature and artificiality. It is primarily ephemeral substances such as mist, clouds or light that are the focus of her works, where they encounter man-made constructs, be it through technology or spatiality.

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TIPA World Awards 2021.

WhiteWall Wins The TIPA World Award 2021 For The WhiteWall RoomView

The international jury of experts at the TIPA World Awards honored the photo lab for yet another advanced innovation in the photographic industry. In the category for "Best Photo Lab", WhiteWall made quite an impression with its revolutionary WhiteWall RoomView. 

Submitted by Andrea Bruchwitz

An elephant carried by thousands of colorful balloons above a city - photo by Robert Jahns.

The Gateway To A Fantasy World – An Interview With Robert Jahns

Award-winning photographer Robert Jahns combines artistic photography with surreal, extraordinary imagery. The WhiteWall Ambassador takes viewers away to a fantasy world where reality and dreams become one and the same. 

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Anna Laudan on her Love for Architectural Photography

Hamburg-based photographer Anna Laudan creates her own reality through artistically composed architecture photographs. Laudan has shown her work in numerous exhibitions and shared her expertise in the book Photoshop CC for Lightroom Users.

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Picturesque portraits by WhiteWall Ambassador Suxing Zhang

The WhiteWall Ambassadors are among the most talented and influential photographers worldwide, and each of them has their own visual idiom. The genre “Fine Art & Portrait“ focuses on the Chinese photographer Suxing Zhang.

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Forest landscape permeated with warm light - photo by Erik Chmil.

Forest Photographs by Erik Chmil: A Tribute To Nature

In the photographic series “Kraftorte – Waldbilder“ Erik Chmil presents the forest as a meditative place, as an unlimited space for relaxation and healing.

Submitted by Andrea Bruchwitz

Steve McCurry - Masar-­e Scharif, 1991, Dozens of pigeons fly around two people in the square in front of Hazrat Ali Mazar mosque.

Between Destruction and Breathtaking Beauty: Steve McCurry’s “Afghanistan”

Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan, tribal feuds collide with political conflicts and colonial wars. In the country’s history spanning millennia, it has only experience a few short breaths of political unity.

Tipps

Submitted by Andrea Bruchwitz

Couch in front of Passepartouts Images.

Picture Design with Passepartouts - Creating a fascinating Work of Art

There are no limits to the imagination. With a bright passepartout, the pattern is brought to the forefront, with darker tones it recedes and the observer is encouraged to confront the work for longer. Passepartouts with haptic linen surfaces look especially elegant - in natural white, black or ivory.

Submitted by Jan-Ole Schmidt

macro photography of ice crystals - Photo by Jasmin Rex.

Winter Photography: Creating Breathtaking Pictures

Silent icy landscapes, shiny pine cones and snow-covered treetops - an inspiring season is dawning for photographers. Jan-Ole Schmidt gives valuable tips for successful winter pictures.

Submitted by Andrea Bruchwitz

camera and photofilm.

Digitizing Analog Photos – The Best Tips for Perfect Pictures

In the digital age, it is extremely easy to store your photographs in virtual space. Since you can access your pictures, edit them, email them, post them online, or print them at will, it might almost be more difficult to lose photos these days than it is to save them!

Submitted by Andrea Bruchwitz

panorama of Hamburg´s skyline.

As Far as the Eye Can See: Tips for Perfect Panoramas

A photo is going viral around the world: Hamburg's Police Department made a picture of a golden sunset - out of a helicopter. The panorama picture shows the light-flooded city from its most beautiful side and has reached more than 3.7 million Facebook users.

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round lamps hanging in a white room.

Successful Interior Photography - Tips from Chantal Weber

The language of images used by WhiteWall Ambassador Chantal Weber is extremely rich. The Hamburg photographer has a feel for balanced image compositions and shows this through her fine lines.

Submitted by Andrea Bruchwitz

Lightning striking over a city at night.

Taking Successful Photos in Bad Weather - Photographing Storms

The "storm season" in Germany begins at the end of April. Sunshine results in higher temperatures, and the temperate atmospheric layers shift. This is the beginning of an exciting time for photographers - but if you want to photograph storms, you need a lot of time and patience.