I would like to devote my today’s post to remarkable personality of Jewish and Hungarian born photographer Eva Besnyö. She was born in the capital of Hungary in 1910 in the family of Jewish lawyer Bernat Besnyö who was tortured to death in 1944 in Auschwitz concentration camp during the World War II.
Despite her father’s willing Eva wanted to be a photographer after graduating from high school. When she was 18-years-old she started to attend Advertising and Architecture Studio in Budapest. Later in 1930 she decided to move to the European center of arts, avant-garde, liberalism and freedom that at the time was Berlin. Eva wanted to leave her home also because of Horthy regime. Eva Besnyö admitted her staying in Berlin as the most important period in all her life. It is not surprising at all. Berlin of the 1920s and early 1930s was really sophisticated and innovative center of arts and culture. Love, freedom, independence, lust and even lewdness were in the air. Simply try to remember and immerse yourself into the world of everlasting joy and melancholy brilliantly depicted by Bob Fosse in Cabaret (1972) musical film then you would understand what I’m talking about.
Landscape photography is a kind of art though it does not require the skill of recreating the world using the power of your imagination. However, another skill is needed – you should be able to capture the moment of the ultimate beauty of the nature. To become a good landscape photographer you should use several professional tips which will help you to make your best shot.
Use the weather for your purposes. Some beginners think that landscape which is lit by bright day light is a perfect image to capture. However, unstable weather conditions can provide you with more opportunities of taking a shot with real mood and emotional concept. Make mist, dark clouds and the sun beams shining through them, storms and rainbows, sunset and wind your allies in the process of creating a perfect image. Work with variations of natural events, as still weather bears no character of its own.