100,000 followers for our Lumio staff blog on Tumblr! Thank you guys so much!
We would like to share our happiness with this great little competition:
Win a one-year professional account on Lumio!
What you gotta do? Just write us a comment or email about your impressions of Lumio so we can improve it even more for you.
(You haven’t yet used it? Then just go on www.lum.io and get a 30-day free trial of our wonderful web-based software.) 
And then let us know: What do you love about Lumio? What do you dislike? How does it help you? Which features do you miss and need in your workflow?
We will choose the winner by lot. Good luck!
Yours truly,
Lumio staff blog team

100,000 followers for our Lumio staff blog on Tumblr! Thank you guys so much!

We would like to share our happiness with this great little competition:

Win a one-year professional account on Lumio!

What you gotta do? Just write us a comment or email about your impressions of Lumio so we can improve it even more for you.

(You haven’t yet used it? Then just go on www.lum.io and get a 30-day free trial of our wonderful web-based software.)

And then let us know: What do you love about Lumio? What do you dislike? How does it help you? Which features do you miss and need in your workflow?

We will choose the winner by lot. Good luck!

Yours truly,

Lumio staff blog team

Interview with Lumio founder

Here is a German interview with Lumio founder and photographer Mareen Fischinger. Happy reading: http://macrostock.blogspot.de/2013/05/man-muss-wissen-was-man-will.html

Food Blog App

See Henrik Isenberg in action! Henrik did a great shoot, taking photos of people while they were sneezing. Good job!

How did he get them to sneeze when he wanted it? The answer is: sneezing powder!

Henrik’s pictures are already hanging in a pharmacy in his hometown now.
His brother Janik took some behind-the-scene pictures.

jung and talented

Wir möchten euch heute einen jungen (21 Jahre) und talentierten Fotografen aus Marburg vorstellen: Drei Fragen an… Henrik Isenberg (https://www.facebook.com/Isenbergfotografie)

Wie kam es, dass du dich auf Fotografie spezialisieren wolltest?
Nachdem ich mir zu meiner Konfirmation die erste DSLR (eine EOS 350d) kaufte und ich ein Praktikum in einem Fotostudio gemacht hatte, stand für mich irgendwie schon fest dass dieser Beruf für mich in Frage kommt. Mit der Zeit wuchs mein Interesse immer mehr und ich probierte und experimentierte viel mit Photoshop herum. Mittlerweile kann ich mir keinen anderen Beruf mehr vorstellen! Viel Unterstützung bekomme ich auch von meinem Zwillingsbruder Janik. Er assitiert mir manchmal bei Shootings und macht Verbesserungsvorschläge.

Wie kommst du darauf, deine Shootings so zu planen, wie du das machst?
Meine Ideen kommen meistens spontan. Sobald mir eine in den Kopf kommt, notiere ich sie mir auf dem Handy, damit ich sie nicht vergesse. Ich frage dann meistens Leute aus meiner Umgebung, die für das Fotoprojekt geeignet wären und mache mich dann an die Planung des Shootings. Das Material, das ich für das Shooting benötige, besorge ich mir im Internet oder im nächsten Baumarkt. Dann probiere ich, die Idee so umzusetzen wie ich sie mir im Kopf ausgemalt habe.

Was passiert mit den ganzen Aufnahmen nach dem Fotografieren?
Sobald die Bilder im Kasten sind, mache ich mich an die Bearbeitung mit Photoshop. Die Bilder suche ich dabei nach Gefühl aus, schaue ob Licht, Mimik und Gestik der Modelle stimmen und die Gesamtszenerie passt. Die Bearbeitung der Bilder macht mir viel Spaß. Ich kann es selbst kaum abwarten das Endergebnis auf dem Bildschirm zu sehen und freue mich wenn es dann so wird, wie ich es mir vorgestellt habe. Blöderweise bin ich in der Beziehung Perfektionist – und bastel so lange an dem Bild herum bis es mir wirklich zu 100% gefällt. Das kann auch manchmal Tage dauern …

Nächste Woche erfahrt ihr mehr über Henrik!

****

We would like to introduce to you a young (21 years) and talented German photographer from Marburg: Three questions for… Henrik Isenberg (https://www.facebook.com/Isenbergfotografie)

How was it that you wanted you specialize in photography?
When I was 14, after I had bought my first DSLR (a EOS 350D) from my confirmation money and had done an internship in a photo studio, it became sort of clear to me that this profession comes into question for me. With time, my interest grew more and more and I tried and experimented a lot with Photoshop. Meanwhile, I could not imagine any other profession anymore! I receive a lot of support from my twin brother Janik. He sometimes assists me at shoots and makes suggestions for improvement.

How do you know to plan your shoots the way you do?
My ideas usually come spontaneously. As soon as one comes into my head, I write it down on the phone, so I do not forget. I then ask acquaintances who would be suitable for the photo project and then a plan for the shoot. The material that I need for the photos I’ll get me on the internet or in the nearest hardware store. I then try to realize the idea as I had imagined in my head.

What happens to all the images after shooting?
Once the images are taken, I start editing with Photoshop. I choose my photographs by gut, feel out whether light, facial expressions and gestures of models are as desired and whether the overall scenery fits. The processing of the images is something I really enjoy. I can not wait to even see the result on the screen and am very pleased once it looks as I had imagined. Honestly, I am a bit of a perfectionist – and craft around until I really like it 100%. This can sometimes take days …

Next week you learn more about Henrik!

Cherry blossoms

The most beautiful cherry blossoms around the world!
Can you spot our lovely Bonn? :-)

http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/most-beautiful-cherry-blossoms-around-the-world/

You are my wild

14 photographers document how they see their kids by submitting one remarkable portrait each week. Good job!

http://youaremywild.wordpress.com/?utm_source=Photojojo+Newsletter&utm_campaign=161e5ff93a-Kid_Portrait_Blog4_25_2013&utm_medium=email

"Never had a project move so quickly. My clients were able to communicate easily and revise." - Jon Harris (Family Photographer) about Lumio.
What do you think about www.lum.io?

Lumio Video Tour - See all the wonderful Lumio features in one video!

Marking different stages of a Lumio project

To make it easier for you and your client, we created a status bar with five phases. First you work with in the preparation phase to upload, get an overview of your photos and delete those which aren’t supposed to be for the eyes of your client after all. The next step is proposal. It’s the hint for your client to give you feedback. After that your client can jump to the reviewed status. You can see the comments and likes and can switch between proposal and reviewed until your client marks it recieved and you can finish the project :)

(photos by: http://charlotteschrijver.com)