Welcome to my website! - Gerd Rösser - Amateur Photography

Gerd Rösser

Welcome to my website!

Hi, I'm Gerd. I'm living in the center of Germany. I'm an amateur photographer, in its literal meaning of loving to photograph.

Like many other people I began taking pictures with a small pocket camera which my parents gave to me when I was a little boy. So took pictures of everything... Most of them were terrible but when time went by, my sense for composition got better. Unfortunately, I didn't learn much about technical aspects of photographing. Then, some years ago, just after I bought first DSLR, my neighbour Paavo Blåfield invited me for a photography workshop. This was the time when I rediscovered my love for photography and began to learn some basic lessons about aperture, shutter speed and exposure. I'm still a beginner, but I'm constantly improving...

The photo was taken by a very good friend on a vacation on Tenerife. My thanks go to Jens Haines for the photo and for being such a good friend!

I like taking photos of nature, landscapes and architecture. I love to make subjects look totally different than through the eyes. I like working with a shallow depth of field and night shots, as freehand with available light or on a tripod. Another thing I like are long exposure shots with blurred motion. I'm always eager to learn more about the wonderful craftsmanship of a photographer and in the near future I'll do some projects on short time exposures to freeze action. I'm a great fan of white angle glasses.

I use a Fuji X-Pro2, a X-Pro1 and a Coolpix A. Recently I bought a Rollei 35s and an Olympus XA, so I'll begin to shoot on b&w film again. And I'll develop it by myself using caffenol...

My photographs are shot in RAW and developed in Capture One Pro on a Mac. I use Affinity Photo and NIK Filters to work with the pictures. Sometimes, I create HDRs from exposure series. Recently, I began to develop a lot of my photos black and white.

...in the old times, people had albums to show their photographs on paper or they invited their friends to present slideshows... I created this small website to serve exactly this purpose because I think photos are made to be shown. I hope you enjoy them! Feel free to drop me a line, post a comment or share my website with friends.