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Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Silent chatter by Peter Thoeny
Colonizing Mars by Peter Thoeny
Walking the Strip at night by Peter Thoeny
Going in circles by Peter Thoeny
High hopes by Peter Thoeny
If you're going to perform inception, you need imagination by Peter Thoeny
Stranded during the last storm by Peter Thoeny
Billion dollar view by Quality HDR Photography
Zurich - a trip down the memory lane by Peter Thoeny
Good morning starshine, the earth says hello by Quality HDR Photography
The great gig in the sky by Quality HDR Photography
Lonely tree at Crissy Field by Quality HDR Photography
Late afternoon stroll by Quality HDR Photography
After the apocalypse by Quality HDR Photography
We'll all be gone for the summer by Quality HDR Photography
Eternal battle of wind and water by Quality HDR Photography
Listen to the sound of waves and seagulls by Quality HDR Photography
Nature spectacle in Alviso by Quality HDR Photography
I'm flyin', I'm flyin' high like a bird by Quality HDR Photography
Deflector shield over Lick Observatory by Quality HDR Photography
Gold surrounded by deep blue by Quality HDR Photography
Good morning San Francisco by Quality HDR Photography
Bumper to bumper by Quality HDR Photography
Restless cattle at sunset by Quality HDR Photography
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About Peter Thoeny
Peter Thoeny loves to travel and is fascinated with photography since high school in Switzerland. He first used a simple camera on his trips abroad, then for many years shot manually with a Rollei 35. Film was expensive in those days, and when traveling on a shoestring he had to carefully use and compose the shots. He learned to compose images when he did charcoal drawings and paintings while visiting Italy and other places in Europe. Peter now lives in the Silicon Valley for 18 years, and is an instructor at the Digital Photo Academy teaching photography in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Peter loves to travel with a small camera bag. He mostly uses a Sony A7 II and a Sony A6000 mirror-less camera with a variety of prime lenses. He usually takes bracketed exposures and processes RAW images to get most out of a camera. Peter uses Photomatix Pro for HDR processing on a Macbook Pro. After that he mainly uses Pixelmator, and sometimes Photoshop for final touches.
"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution." ~ Ansel Adams
Inspired by this quote, Peter strives to compose photos that tell a story and evoke emotions. His motto is 20% gear, 40% composition, 40% post-processing. Peter specializes in quality HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, which is his passion for the last 3 years. He uses HDR processing mainly to work around the technical limitations of cameras by carefully post-processing images with the goal to reconstruct the feeling and the emotions he had while taking the exposures. His images don't have this typical "HDR look" - most of the time you can't even tell they are HDR processed. The main purpose of the processing is to be able to look at an image on screen or print, and see what the human eyes actually saw out in the field - the best cameras, screens and prints are still no match to the quality of human eyes.
Photos are released under a royalty-free or rights-managed license for commercial use, and the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license for non-commerical use. Note on copyright infringement for improper use of the artwork: Depending on infringement, settlements claims will be in the range of US$5,000 to $10,000, plus legal fees.
Many more HDR photos are listed at Peter's Flickr stream - contact Peter if you like to get a print of an image not listed here, or you like to get a license for commercial use.
Peter's other passion is to deploy collaborative technologies at the workplace, with the goal to make work more effective and transparent. He is the founder and CTO of TWiki.org, inventor of structured wikis, and co-author of the Wikis for Dummies book. Leading the open source TWiki project for many years, he learned to teach and learn in a collaborative way. He loves to teach photography in the same way.