My name is Georg" laughing bear" Baumann, I was born 1961 in cologne/germany.
I am located on the NW Atlantic cost in Ireland. Originally I am edcuated in chemistry and classical music. I worked as a consultant in R&D as well as IT and retired from that line of business in 2001.
After I read Alain Briots book, Mastering Landscape Photography, (ISBN 1-933952-06-7) I chose to write an artist statement, work on portfolios and generate a business plan for the near future.
I currently have 26 books on photography and photoshop (I just counted them ), and there are 3 that stand out and are most influencing on me. In no particular order:
1. Alain Briot, Mastering Landscape Photography
2. Katrin Eismann, Masking and Compositing
3. Dan Margulis Photoshop LAB Color
I am in the position to work fulltime on photography. My goal is to become a better landscape photographer within the current limitations of my gear and knowledge, the latter I constantly try to improve.
I will post some of my work on an ongoing basis in this thread, and please do feel free to post your comments, they are much valued in deed!
Best whishes from County Donegal