Articles by Henrik Stovring

Blue hour reflections and experiences

The blue hour occurs twice every day, just before sunrise and after sunset, but despite its regularity it provides almost magical opportunities for photography. Do you lack colors in your photos? Would you appreciate more mystical atmosphere in your frames? And would you treasure seeing your town from a unique perspective, which you would never have noticed at noon? Then the blue hour offers two unique, "once in a lifetime-like", chances every single day.This spring I have experimented with taking... continue reading

Aarhus - an "underrated" town?!

First the good news - for the first time I have three photos accepted into the same assignment contest. They are all from my home town, Aarhus, and I am really proud that Aarhus is represented in the contest. Two of the pictures are even from my daily work place, Aarhus University, which is a modernist landmark with some fame in architectural circles - I am sure you can tell why from the pictures. First one taken on a spring morning, where you can really see how well the park and the buildings blend... continue reading

Photo composition - the thoughts that went into taking a snapshot

What makes a photo intriguing and memorable? When you are starting out to create photos for sale, such as here on Dreamstime, it is tempting to think that the motive is all that matters: You think a city is worth travelling to and therefore you go and take pictures of the place in the city you like to look at the best. Or cars is what makes your photographer heartbeat just that little tick faster, and so you strive to find the ultimate and coolest car model for your next photo shoot.And in... continue reading

From my backyard - making use of your local surroundings

When you are into taking photos of places, buildings and nature as I am, then a trip to Florence, Italy, or Paris, France, provides perfect photo opportunities. It would seem that you are stumbling on perfect images with every step you take.        But then comes winter, travel funds are depleted and you are stuck in Jutland, the so-called dark part of Denmark - what to do? A couple of years ago I heard a photographer explain that to be a good photographer you should be able to... continue reading

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