Meet Oliver Herbold
Who is Oliver?
Born and bred in Germany, I moved to England in 2010 and currently live in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, at the outskirts of the Forest of Dean. When I crossed the channel, all I brought with me was my car, two suitcases and a six month work contract. Well, I’m still here…
You may expect something like that I’m into photography since I got my first camera from my parents at the age of nine and got hooked from day one… Unfortunately that wouldn’t reflect reality. What I tell you instead is, that it took until 2013 when I got myself a little point and shoot camera. It had quickly been replaced with a Bridge Camera and in October the same year that one had to leave for my very first DSLR. My learning curve was quite steep and I’m looking forward to keep it this way for a very long time.
Since then photography is a very important counter part to my day time job as a software engineer. It is my perfect way to balance a life in the automation business, ruled by logic and algorithms, with creativity.
Landscape, nature and wildlife photography is what I mainly focus on but I find portrait and wedding photography equally enjoyable. It turned out from the beginning that I have developed a fondness for Long Exposures. Whenever I can, I try to make motion visible and present sceneries in a way the bare eye can’t see. Photo manipulations and the creation of Fine Art is no taboo for me – the final result is what matters and I don’t claim to show reality in my images, art is the key. Trying to keep my mind open to a wide range of field, keeps photography interesting, fascinating and exciting to me.
Workshops, 1-2-1 Tuitions and Photography Talks
When you’re as passionate about something as I am about photography, when the results become more appealing because you are honing your skills and you gain experience, then people begin to ask you for help, tips and tricks and demonstrations of your workflow.
A variety of workshops and 1-2-1 tuitions can be arranged for almost any level of experience. No matter if you are completely new to photography and want to get ‘out of Auto mode’ or if you want to improve your long exposures or your post production workflow. Check out the Workshop page or simply contact me with your request and we will find a solution.
In case you should be looking for a speaker at your photography club, I have talks prepared too.
Prints and licensing for digital use
No matter if you are looking for an eyecatcher on your living room wall or the right image to display your project, we offer a wide range of products, from fine art and canvas prints, via aluminium dibond to acrylic solutions. Maybe you are looking for images to include in your digital projects, don’t hesitate to contact us, our licensing system is based on fair pricing.
Every now and then I need to drag myself out of my comfort zone. As a photographer, I am very confident behind the camera but standing in front of it is something completely different. To change that, I decided to start my own Youtube channel early 2018. There I create vlogs about my travels as well as photography tutorials. The creation of these videos is more time consuming as I ever imagined but the results are very rewarding.
… for reading til the end. It shows that you were interested in my story. Should there be anything in particular you would like to find out about me and I haven’t mentioned it, don’t hesitate to contact me and ask your question. I will do my very best to help and assist.