Amateur photographer based in Munich, Germany
I am Florian Hagemann and I am a hobby photographer currently based in Munich, Germany. This website is dealing as my creative playground and to showcase some of my photographs.
My Creative Vision
A couple of years ago I have discovered the fascinating world of photography when I had stumbled across some fine art landscape images on the internet for the first time. I decided that I want to do that by myself. I started with a simple camera in my neighborhood working on the basic crafts of taking images. Although I am using more advanced techniques today there is still so much to learn and explore within the art of photography. For me personally, photography is pleasure, meditation and my way to relax the mind. I love being outdoors and by taking photographs I can make the most of these moments and take some memories with me.
I am especially fascinated by all kinds of nature and landscape photography, but I also deal with other fields from time to time. My passion for photography is growing constantly and I am doing my best to improve my photographic skills whenever there is an opportunity for taking pictures. My images should convey a part of the moment when created - such as the isolation felt in the mountains, the silence enjoyed at the lakeside by sunset or the colorful lights of the city.
Post-processing is an important part of my workflow and I enjoy it almost as much as taking pictures. Shooting RAW (digital negative) with a digital camera just requires some degree of processing on the computer. The challenge is to obtain a natural and balanced look by applying subtle and specific changes. My creative style and skills are continuously developing and changing with new techniques learned. I frequently reprocess my favorite shots to progressively approach my artistic vision. By using advanced blending techniques to increase dynamic range and contrast I am trying to underline the natural beauty surrounding us. I don't care much about the discussion for or against processing - it's part of my creative process and just the way I want to do it.
I am shooting in APS-C format. Recently I have got a new Nikon D500 DSLR camera. I am mainly shooting with two different Nikkor lenses, a 10-24mm wide angle lens and a 24-120mm zoom lens (investing in better quality glas is on the list :). In addition you will always find a tripod, a 10 stop ND filter and a cable release included in my backpack.
Vlogs on Youtube
Besides hiking, taking photographs and editing images I also like watching other people go hiking, taking photographs and editing images :)) So, if you are interested in landscape photography and you are looking for some inspiration, I would highly recommend to check out the following youtube channels: