Lake access

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography

“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of a place could be photographed.”
— Annie Leibovitz

“It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.”
— James Lalropui Keivom

Save time in an image…

If I could save time in a bottle… 10 seconds were enough to save this time in an image.
Already pretty cold in the morning. Fog is slowly creeping through the landscape. I guess autumn is coming. Hurra. The “green” time is over.
It is time to take the dust of my gear, get my rucksack and head out of the door. Catching time.

Happy days. Reinhold

Save the date!

Poster design… my way to combine photography, design elements, fonts and quotes. These posters can be used as home decoration, for events, important dates to remember and for marketing purposes.

In this case: Whale day, February 15, 2K20.  It has been observed the third Saturday in February since 1980. Get involved!

Nothing left to lose…

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Nothing to loose
Reflecting Light

If you got nothing in the foreground, nothing in the middle and just a horizon line in the background you have nothing left to lose… so I took an image of the wet sand reflecting the sunset. We are still having an endless period of bad weather, cold with lots of wind and rain and gray skies. Not ideal for landscape photography. Hopefully my design will brighten up your day and will create a smile on your face while you are listening to the music. Happy days. Reinhold



Reinhold Staden - Flat Design
Illustration – Reinhold Staden Photography

Timeless Galleries – my new online gallery

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Timeless Galleries - Ausstellung Herbstmoor
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Timeless Galleries

For the last weeks I worked primarily on my

Timeless Galleries is still a prototype I work on. The shop feature is not activated and the user interface and experience is not finalized yet. The page works on smart phones, tablets and desktops. In the final release I will offer “guest galleries” for interested photographers and artists.

Happy days. Reinhold

Tranquility and Silence

It is October. Nearly all tourists have left the coast line. The tide is coming and going. It is colder now, the wind is blowing from the North and nature is preparing for autumn and winter. Now I have this location of tranquility and silence nearly on my own. A creative and inspriring space for 6 months. The Nationalpark Wadden Sea.

I am thinking about a photography workshop during these months. Not me teaching photography but 4-5 photographers who like to exchange and share ideas and their way of photography with others. May be just enjoying the company of others who think and speak photography. 3 days in a location at our lake with tours to the lake, the moors and the National Park. Lots of photography. Good food and some drinks in the evening. I plan to hire a 9-seater van and would be the driver during these days. I know these places can be very challenging. Wind, rain, cold… but also blue skies and sunshine. Nearly unpredictable. But I would never run a workshop in the main season. Not sure if people would enjoy early starts, extreme conditions, long hikes and late evenings. That is why I always put this idea back into the “one of these days” folder.

This idea is in my “pipeline of things to do” for quiet a while. I should sit down, make a plan and come up with a concrete option. And get it out of this folder.

Happy days. Reinhold



RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Popsicle

Tomorrow it will melt like ice in the sunshine. But today the wind still creates some beautiful ice art at our lake. This easter wind will remain for another night. And tomorrow we will have sunshine and temperatures above the freezing point. Happy days. Reinhold

Baltic Sea

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Baltic Sea
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Baltic Sea

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Baltic Coast
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Baltic Coast

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Baltic Coast
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Baltic Coast

Second day of our trip to the Baltic Sea. East Germany. An island attached to the baltic sea coast line. Poel Island. We have no rocks in the National Park Wadden Sea / North Sea … at our local access points (at home). But they always create some foreground interest in a composition. It was a moment of silence, frozen silence. Happy days! Reinhold

More entries of silent moments: Silence

You are the rocks in floating water

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Rocks in floating water
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Rocks in floating water

A credit to my followers and to all people who comment and like my images. Thank you!

This is the second image of day 1. We had quiet heavy wind and waves. I decided to take a closer look at the rocks in the foreground of my first image. Actually… I always wanted to shoot an image like this. A simple and minimalistic composition with all the aspects of a long exposure image. 50mm, f5.6, 30 sec, ISO 200, 10 sec timer. Same camera, same lens. Same location. After that the light was gone. I did one other “test” shot. But I think of it more as an experiment than a planned composition. I add this one as well. Interested what you think about it! Happy days. Reinhold

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Baltic Pier
RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography – Baltic Pier

This is the pier of my first image. This time straight from the front. 80mm, f5.6, 30 sec, ISO 200, 10 sec timer. Same camera, same lens. Same location.