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Monday, August 30, 2010

Food Photography

Hotel Restaurant Food Photography

Food photography is always a nice challenge, but also a culinary experience because you come together with great cooking artists.
A feast is introduced in connection with the culinary experience.

While there are many tricks with which food objects, food, can stylish up, so they look fresh and appetizing, but since we photograph mostly in Hotel kitchens and Restaurants locally menu consequences, and it goes very fast because the product is freshly prepared by the chef.

There's great food photographers who are known for its cookbooks, magazine articles, and do there work with great cost, styling their Food & co for the photo productions.

It is interesting to me to work with the different international cuisine, be it Spanish, Canarian cuisine in Tenerife, or in the Bavarian cuisine in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Bavaria.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Event Photography in Tenerife ....

Event Photography in Tenerife ....

The photography of events such as Theater,
Musical, Show, but also conferences, meetings, incentives
are among my photographic passions.

I am particularly delighted to photography under difficult lighting conditions as we find them in the Theater, Opera, Musical
or even in live shows and in nightclubs.

I photographed renowned world-famous artists and stars like Shakira, Juanes, Marc Anthony
and many more live on stage:
More pictures already in : live - concerts.

For a customer I photographed some large clubs, discos, especially the interior architecture, but also live - atmosphere.

More examples of my work on event photography please have a look on my web site.

Also on my "older homepage".

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hot day on the beach...

"Hot" topic today at the Photo Friday Blog

Warm days are on the sea in Tenerife due to the mild climate year-round "of course".
Not for nothing it is called "The Island of Eternal Spring", with mild spring temperatures over the year.
Ok, the Calima, warm, sometimes hot desert wind from the Sahara sometimes brings very high temperatures with it.
But thanks to its location in the Atlantic almost always a fresh breeze blowing from the sea.

And since the question is what one endures rather well:
A warm summer day at sea - or a cold rainy day somewhere else ......

As explained to me the question:
Why Tenerife .........?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Evening at sea

An evening at sea is always a fascinating experience.

I can not count how many beaches I have photographed worldwide at sunset.

With, without models, with South Sea beautys like in Hawaii or French Polynesia, Micronesia.
Bikini Beauties in the Caribbean or for years at the many beaches of Tenerife.

Certainly, the sunsets are on the Canary Islands one of the most beautiful vacation experiences, and every evening shoot by many tourists with there camera.

Yes, ocean sunsets never lose their charm, are always a fascinating experience unforgettable art of photography.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Manihi - South Pacific

Manihi - South Pacific
About Scype I saw that a colleague from Buenos Aires - with the sailors on the way - arrived in the Cook's Bay, Moorea and is there at anchor.

Memories of photo productions in the South Pacific are awakened, - memories of the long hours of fascinating lighting effects going on in the morning before the sun comes up.
Memories of the beautiful Polynesier, the palm trees lined beaches, crystal clear sea in the lagoons.
Beautyful sound names such as Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea.
Here is a photo of the coral atoll in the Tuamotus Manihi, French Polynesia to belong. Also known for its black pearls.

In this way to all the globetrotters, all circumnavigator i wish you a safe trip and always a good inch of water under the keel.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Street Photography Tenerife

Milla oro, the golden mile it is called, the Avenida de Las Américas

Yes, and it is also one of the "magnificent" shopping streets of Tenerife.
With its many exclusive shopping malls, photogenic plazas, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Many are ideal locations for film and photo production on Tenerife.
Not only for fashion, fashion catalogs, and international car manufacturers have already used the locations as backgrounds for their commercial advertising.
And so it often happens, the visitors are some motifs already familiar, from billboards or advertising in international magazines, journals.

Here we also find some of the most popular hotels in Tenerife, Villa Cortés, the Mare Nostrum resort with its world famous Carmen Mota shows, and popular Resorts of the Parque Santiago 3, 4 and 5

Some years ago, the famous journalist Peter Keller wrote a report about my work, which did not remain lost in importance:

Tenerife Magazine Issue 93 - March 2003

For Klaus Neuner can Tenerife to the "Hollywood of the fashion photography" rise

Tenerife -

Millions of photos he has shot. In almost every country in the world.

With Primitivkameras as the commonplace-Kodak box from the 50s, similar in medium format, digital with the latest technology and with the new "Ferrari" of professionals - the 10,000-euro EOS 1DS in with 11 megapixels of Canon, for being the best possible resolution Poster - and poster format.
Only one can render it for anything in the world - even when others take pictures.

Not even a handful of photos gives it by Klaus Neuner, the photographer.
Or rather, there was! For mid-March, we caught him fully - as he had at a photo session at the luxury hotel Villa Cortés in Playa de las Américas, only one eye for Canary Models.

In Tenerife, it has also been established. And looking models from two to 72 for fashion, and seniors for seniors issues.

On the Canary Island, he starts with an agency for models and fashion photography and catalog agency:

With Model-regionalize shots from the magazine and the Tenerife Canaria magazine once the front page of the 14-day radio and TV guide. Models and scenes of the front page so the reader can now meet in person.

For Neuner Tenerife can quickly become the "Hollywood of the Fashion Photography."

"Because it has the best light of the world, and the best contrast in the landscape world.
Bizarre volcanic crater with Fast-four-thousand-peak, both wild and romantic ravines, and the most fantastic sunsets on the beach, with the neighboring islands of La Gomera and La Palma in the afternoon light. "
In short all the stuff of which dreams of professional photographers and videographers are.

His agency appeals to mainly small and medium-sized shippers and suppliers of fashion and sportswear.
From the sunny image display to the complete catalog collection delivers all Neuner Photographs.

The Location Tenerife is for him and his modeling agency and therefore it ideal: his permanent or ad hoc teams are recruited from attuned employees as models, stylists, make-up artists and writers, so will work just as highly professional as cheap - an argument that in the Europe of the shrinking advertising pots is always catchy.

Klaus Neuner itself offers a belly full of photo-shop service:

Appearance and be photographed as a model at the most beautiful venues on the island.
Or photo en Casa, for example. Your own country house, the domestic pool will, for the photo studio for personal photos.
Or photo Hermitage. For those who have not even over a 250 years old romantic rural house.

Neuner photo library with hundreds of thousands of photos from the past decades and from all five continents were flooded recently uninsured in Garmisch ".
Actually, the upcoming 50-year-old would never again press the shutter button.

Sarah seduces Neuner .....

In Tenerife, it can be a Gestoria re-register the car. The staff member was called Sarah was pretty as a picture, and asked after his Neuner career. "Oh, tell me, could not they ...?" What Neuner chastity vow, as far as photography, cracked in no time with delicate hand was.

Who put him in mid-March at a photo shoot at the Hotel Europe Villa Cortes observed one afternoon, much longer than would have been the days of professional photographer by vocation, and probably can not live anyway abstinent.

Cristina is just 20, and next to Sarah (21), Gabriela (26) and Matthew (18) promising new develop coverage Neuner. Klaus Neuner is contrary to his custom into raptures over exuberant when he praises the models as they pose top, talk to the eyes and with her body.

Whoever thinks Neuner itself and alone would "lead director" to dictate positions and attitudes, which knows not yet the lively Roberta.
She calls herself a stylist. But director would be the more appropriate job description.
Whenever you want Neuner press the shutter button, Roberta fumbles again around the model, is there a small flower for the hair, tugs at Bikini, curve it to the left leg, a portion of the strand takes from his eyes.
would have at least half of the nine-photos actually be inadvertently to see Roberta. Neuner sometimes finds himself a fly in the soup.:
"The Yellow because on the red Pajero from Polynesia! Oh, sign the receipt from the cleaners!"

And erotic pictures?
If desired, the private intimate in its atmosphere, why not.
Otherwise, only stated wishes.
Klaus Neuner is neither foraging Sonnyboy shirts yet he belongs to that species creep under the photographer to specify the order in front of their lenses in each general's wife would unbutton her blouse.

About very decent and respectability would watch anyway Neuner also important assistant - his mother Mary.
Supposedly 82, is the highly viable old lady in every production there - as assistant, photo bags-wearer, coffee cooker, good atmosphere and for the heart.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Above the clouds....

Above the clouds -
probably has the freedom to be limitless - it is called in a hit .....

Down in the valley you can see clouds overcast the sky, everything seems to be gray, - on the mountains ....

And then tears after a short drive through fog, through clouds, it suddenly -
about us deep blue sky, bright sun and the view of the majestic Mount Teide and the Cañadas in Parque Nacional del Teide, Tenerife.

Below us the clouds, sea, mar de nubes - like foam on a full bathtub.
Always an experience - even if you are already countless times drove up to the National Park to photograph it fascinated again and again.

You can not describe it, you must do it by yourself .......

Monday, August 16, 2010

Stock Photography

Stock Photography -
Picture Agency a subject in itself, an area that has changed enormously. But what is not changing ...?

Royalty Free is the subject -
Today, there are photos at the cheap market even for 1.-- €, for layout design a low cost alternative.

Stock photos are neutral photos - photos which are found worldwide in many areas of use.
Photos which bring in retail to their producers often not very much, the crowd does it.
It may be the one photo is hundred or thousand times published.
And then the individual photo will appear on various websites, catalogs, small flyers or whatever ......

Stock photography often dominates its own visual language, a clear concise statement, design, composition.
Clear, neutral - versatile, to used very neutral worldwide.

It's fun to produce in this area, but I see my work, my photo production rather than to "holistic".
That means, I try for every new job our own way to find the personality,
something special - that was in or on this project or product apart from other, capture it and present it specially.
The unmistakable in the foreground, make it seem unique, and in high quality.

That is so special to each photo production - research what makes it unique, how, when and where is the best time to catch it and then add accordingly.

I often wonder why clients used ready photos - and not commissioned its own production to create something unique ...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Why Tenerife...

Why Tenerife .....
I am often asked by colleagues, acquaintances and globetrotters.
Why do you live after many world tours, many photo productions on every continent many years Tenerife?

Because - primarily Tenerife has the best climate in the world ....
Because Tenerife is a little world within itself, its own small continent with diverse vegetation.
Because I think in Tenerife different backgrounds for film - or photo production ions.
Because even after many years I always discover something new.
Because the island is so versatile. Always in motion, in change.

For many Photo - Film Production we need, "neutral" background to a global reference.
On the other hand, we need country-like backgrounds in Cuba, or the Scottish Highlands, or Mediterranean locations such as the Mediterranean.
Or landscapes, as in Australia or the USA.
Or rain forest, or coast or mountains as in Hawaii, or or or .....
It is interesting to discover always new, new nooks and crannies on the island which are changing in the seasons.

Add to this the weather resistance. Ok, the climate change we feel here too, but in all the years we have only ever had one failure because of rain.
The good thing is that we have a lot of luxury hotels with different architectures on which you can then produce indoor.

It is known that in high season from October to April there is one production after another, the handle in his hand.
Not only for commercial Fashion catalogs, Editorials at glossy Magazines, not only to new Cars, Product Promotion, Musician Videos, Tourism Advertising and much more ....

Each request is a new challenge for an old or new customers to discover something new.
New fresh venues in the promotion are not yet known.

Yes, and in these discoveries can be felt inside how much but now with this unique Continent is connected.

I do not know how many different Nationalities now live in Tenerife, with each new casting is astonished at what's new international faces. How international offer to New Faces, Fashion Models and Actors.

Then you can feel that feeling again, "a World in one Country - on an Island ".....

Why do I live in Tenerife - I do not think just because I feel at home here, I think also because I feel here the wide world around me to feel, to experience .....

Today's topic "Photoshop Skills" at Photo Friday Blog gave me the idea to post this photo in the consideration of the thoughts that came to me then actually like a love letter to a unique Island sound ....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Fashion & catalog - how it was before:

Fashion can describe it but everybody has to show it.
Imagine, a Fashion company, somewhere in Northern Europe has a new collection highlights, and would like to show it in a brochure. It comes to deciding whether in a studio or outdoor photos on location. The latter bought in a saturated market much better because they are closer in lifestyle.

The second Step is to hire a creative team on site, or at home. There, one decides for a photo trip in the sun ', as this is most suitable means for collection and safe weather.

But, that's the downside, the whole creative team must be flown abroad. What follows is a series of often difficult predictable costs such as airfare, accommodation, location scouting, pre production, post production, location fees, etc.

This is where Tenemodel:

Tenemodel will appeal to shippers and manufacturers of Fashion and Sportswear and produced by the sun motif display to complete the entire catalog collection photographs directly on the weatherproof Tenerife.

The photo-site Tenerife with its own modeling agency, knowledge of the best location on the Island, the whole logistics and an established team of local staff provides optimal conditions for professional and affordable photo productions.
In addition, North Europe is only a good four hours' flight, so that the customer wishes to accompany the production in person. Artwork and production are offered as additional modules.

Klaus Neuner was for many years traveling and producing worldwide, focusing Caribbean, California and Florida to "Photo Safari" and lived for many years because of the best light and healthiest climates in the world on the "independent continent" Tenerife.
He photographed with his experienced team with the latest digital technology from Canon.

Thanks to excellent contacts and cooperating with production companies for film, TV, we can nevertheless offer you our services for the area of film production

Upon request, printing and other services offered in Germany and Tenerife

Creative seeing the world through different eyes:

With the eyes of the customer....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dream location.....

Dream location.....
Sometimes we get so lucky that we get some time to find a particular location ....
But in most oft the photo - and film productions its made at the first contact, the question of a specific location.
Ultimately it is one of the most important in the total production.
So it is good that i can call as a location scout on a large database of interesting backgrounds for film - and photo productions.
Always on the lookout for interesting new venues for our own productions, or for international magazines, I think, therefore always new and unusual ....
I also take pictures of luxury properties, residences and villas, finished exposé for customers who like to make available objects, or want to sell.

I said many years ago, that Tenerife is its own little world, is its own small continent in itself.
Of different backgrounds, landscapes, buildings, hotels, residences, villas, with different vegetations
and finally with a unique climate.
Good, that there are many contacts with luxury residences, hotels, where we can produce and in which the entire team can also be accommodated.

Each new request is a new challenge to find for each customer - new and interesting venues ........

Tenerife - the DREAM LOCATION.....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Timeless Photography

Timeless Photography

There are photos, especially portraits, which are TIMELESS, which do not lose at all times expressed their testimony.

Not just pictures of documentary value, the moments of our photos, the time to reflect timeless.
Certainly belong to the travel photography, the typical portraits.
Just as the costumes of Bavaria or Tyrol, the equipment of the Indians in the U.S., or, as here, the beauty of the Polynesian
on the islands of Tahiti.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Best Friends.....

Best Friends -
Best Friends is the theme in today's Photo Friday Blog ...
What are good friends - two of them together always, two to go through thick and thin.
Two are together of the many things - the highs and lows overcome together.
Two on the way to getting older and older together, the two are always there for each other ....
How good if you have best friends ......

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

San Francisco - Bay Bridge

San Francisco - Bay Bridge

Travel - to learn to see with your eyes....
Thats was always my mind when i am was traveling on photo productions around the world.
Discover something new to do, with all senses.
And the good, beautyful thinks is grad so close in the small, hidden in the backgrounds around us...
Beauty is often in secret ...
Important is only to open the eyes to recognize it.
And then let others take part in it, - allow them to participate in the impressions, experiences, lessons learned.
How beautiful it is because the Internet where we can exchange our impressions with others around the world .....

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hotel photography for tour operator catalogs ....

Hotel photography for tour operator catalogs ....

is certainly a topic for themselves ...

I just got a new catalog for a tour-operator for Spain and the Canary Islands in the hands ...
At View from front to back, I noticed the photos they were interchangeable.

Some hotels lifted off, it was recognized professional hotel photos the hotel had provided.
I remembered a client for whom I photographed his hotels, and asked me a DVD with photos specifically provide for travel agencys and tour operators. -
He wanted to find away out of the same style, and his own photos in the catalog, with his own personality of the resort..

Hotel photography for catalogs - why it is so interchangeable, why only a couple on the balcony, on the bed, a vase of flowers, a basket of fruit .....?
On arrival the guest will be rare found fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine or what ever before.

Why travel catalogs are not filled with emotions?
Why not the personality of each individual house, hotel or resort is shown?
Why is photography in the travel brochures as interchangeable, uniform ....?

I explained to my clients in the first conversation I am trying "to shoot holistic" ...
I say, the personality of a house or an apartment of a hotel trying to capture and playback.
To this end, I look at the objects before to different times of day and then I create a storybook.
With the best of times - to capture the object in the best, most atmospheric light.
That is not to do in a short time - as it often is called to wait for the best light and go to different times of the day to the object.

Similarly, this includes the appropriate of photo models they act as guests, corresponding with the styling.
A simple 3 * hotel complex does have a different audience than a 5 star luxury hotel.
In addition the country in which the photos are presented - Northern or Southern Europe.
Say the target audience.

All this goes no where fast, easy way, a few snapshots and that's it ....
But that is often seen in travel brochures from ....
and I wonder - why .....