It’s Monday and it’s time for us to reveal yet another talented KelbyOne member—meet Lutz Lutzenberger. You can see his featured image above.
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?
The photo shows the facade of the “GSW Hochhaus” in Berlin, Germany. Which was designed by the architects Sauerbruch-Hutton. Typical for these architects are colorful facades.
At the photo walk during which this picture was taken, I also took pictures of another high-rise. While I was working the scene, a security guard approached me. Prepared to be evicted, I was quite surprised when the security guard told me he didn’t understand why people keep taking pictures of this ugly building. I told him that it’s not necessarily about beauty, but light, shadow, and geometry. After looking at my camera’s display, he said the pictures are interesting, but the building is and remains ugly. He wished me a nice day and let me continue photographing.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
The image was captured with my beloved Nikon D750 with a Sigma 24-105 f4. The basic development was done in Lightroom. In Photoshop I multiplied a color processed copy with a gradient as mask, to restore details in the upper right corner, to emphasize the semi-transparent look. Just in case someone asks about it, the f-stop was 11.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
My focus is definitely on architecture. Currently, I am experimenting with architectural composites, but my Photoshop skills aren’t as advanced as my ideas yet. I also envision a project that combines people/fashion with architecture.
4.) How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?
I joined KelbyOne nearly one year ago, mainly because of the access to Photoshop and Lightroom magazines. I was rather skeptical about video training. This has changed completely. I’m still eagerly awaiting the next issue of Photoshop magazine, but in between, I enjoy the video training. I like the wide range of topics from photography to Photoshop on KelbyOne, the really familiar community, and someday I will manage to stay awake long enough on Wednesdays to watch The Grid live.