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Axel Hesslenberg

Free Member, Eastbourne

About me

After many in Corporate Finance, I have recently changed direction. I am now dedicating most of my time to photography and I am also exploring opportunities in the field of ceramic art. In the summer of 2006 we moved to beautiful Sussex. Why did I start taking pictures: because of what I see. I probably have some catching up to do on the technical side and will be looking into courses and into complementing my equipment.
My favourites themes: landscapes, gardens, colour, live Jazz, people and the small things that are often overlooked. For me, pictures are a way to communicate with people and entertain them: not with trivia, but with something that makes them look twice and triggers a thought, memory or emotion.
I have been an analogue Nikon man. In the future I will spend more time with digital equipment.

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  • Valfoto 02/28/2006 16:26

    Thanks for your comment

  • Sergio Pessolano 01/19/2006 13:54

    Hi Alex,
    DOF=Depth Of Field. It depends from the lens aperture and it is used to defocuse or not the BG.
    For example, at f2.8 less DOF, at f16 more DOF.
    For images like that of the tailor you have to use less DOF for defocusing the BG and improve the attention and the impact only on the subject.
    Best Regards.
  • Sergio Pessolano 01/14/2006 13:45

    Hi Axel,
    Thank you for taking time to comment my photo "The Red Umbrella". I really enjoy your comment.
  • Renate Remund 01/13/2006 20:28

    Hallo Axel,
    Willkommen in der Fc, auch in der deutschprachigen Region:-))))
    Riehen ist so nahe bei Basel, wir sehen Dich sicher am Stammtisch....
    Griessli, Renate
  • Dirk Hofmann 01/13/2006 16:50


    I also want to say "Welcome to!"

    This is a place to look at, think about and discuss photos and I'm quite sure that you'll find a bunch of nice people around here which share your hobby!

    If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me.

    Hope you'll have the fun I have since I became a member!


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